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  • Monday, July 13, 2015 - 5:50pm

    Appalachian State University’s renowned summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, brings The Beach Boys to the Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday, July 18, at 8 p.m.  This performance is a Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant, and made possible through the generosity of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.

    For over 50 years The Beach Boys’ music has shaped rock and pop culture around the world. After forming in 1951 as a 5-piece American rock band, the group rivaled the British Invasion with their unique vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting lifestyle on the California coast.  Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin” (1961), dozens of the band’s chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth:  “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

  • Monday, July 13, 2015 - 5:40pm

    An Appalachian Summer Festival will showcase an exciting lineup of the best in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film this July for its 31st season in the mountains of North Carolina.  This year’s Schaefer Popular Series is comprised of big-name musical talents, including David Grisman Sextet on July 17 at 8 p.m. This performance, as well as all Schaefer Popular Series events, is sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant, and made possible through the generosity of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.

    David Grisman is a long-time legend on the mandolin and a renowned innovator in acoustic musical composition. Dubbed “Dawg” by cherished friend Jerry Garcia, Grisman collaborated with the Grateful Dead on “American Beauty” and later formed Old & in the Way with Garcia. Grisman is known to combine jazz, folk, bluegrass and modern jazz-fusion to create what he calls “Dawg music.” The Bryan Sutton Band, led by sought after guitarist Bryan Sutton with David Grisman’s son, Sam Grisman, will open for David and his sextet.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:57pm

    Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, announces its 31st season, to take place June 27-July 31.  The 2015 schedule brings a diverse and unique mixture of music, dance, theatre, visuals arts and film to the High Country! The festival has been named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society for its commitment to showcasing a vast array of exceptional artistic talent and entertainment.

  • Friday, May 23, 2014 - 2:22pm

    The Rosen-Schaffel Endowment for Classical Music Programming reflects the Rosens’ lifelong passion for the fine arts, and their commitment to supporting arts programming in the communities where they lived and worked. They were instrumental in founding An Appalachian Summer Festival in the early 1980s.

  • Monday, May 19, 2014 - 2:53pm

    An Appalachian Summer Festival was featured as one of the "must-see" arts festivals for classical music in North Carolina! 

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 4:50pm

    BOONE, NC – A $1.2 million commitment honoring the legacy of Arnold and Muriel Rosen

    will provide important support for classical music programming at An Appalachian Summer Festival, the annual summer arts celebration presented by Appalachian State University.