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Yestival: YES with special guests Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Event Info
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Location: Holmes Convocation Center
Time: 7:00pm
$55 Adult, $40 Student/Child, $49.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off)

Pick 5 Discount
Purchase any 5 adult tickets and receive 10% off! Some restrictions apply. Discount only applied to purchases at the box office or by phone (800.841.ARTS).

Yestival will feature special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. Inducted into the Rock and 'Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, YES embarks on a national tour, treating fans to a set list of greatest hits from all of the band’s nine studio albums up to 1980, and showcasing the storied history of one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. Performing their classic hits, the audience can expect iconic favorites such as “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others.

Day of Show Information

  • Directions to the Holmes Center
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Parking
    • Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in all university parking lots. Maps and other resources can be found at maps.appstate.edu
    • An AppalCart Shuttle will run from Peacock Hall Parking Lot (located directly across the street from the Schaefer Center) to the Holmes Center and a shuttle from Hill Street Parking Lot to the Holmes Center starting at 5:15pm.
    • Other suggested parking lots include:
      • Stadium Parking Lot (located behind the Schaefer Center)
      • Rivers Street Parking Deck (located approximately ½ mile from the Holmes Center)
  • Concessions
    • Concession stands are located in sections 2, 10 and 13
    • The Holmes Center accepts Cash, Visa and MasterCard at all locations

About Yes

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award-winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.

Since its founding in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic favorites such as ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.

Following the recent passing of the band’s leader and cornerstone, bassist Chris Squire, YES plans to continue forward with its impressive legacy. Joining YES on bass is former YES member, Billy Sherwood. Extremely well-versed with YES music and the inner working of YES as a unit, Sherwood is a master bassist and vocalist-- the perfect addition to a line-up of fellow virtuosos.

Steve Howe (guitar)
Alan White (drums)
Geoff Downes (keyboard)
Jon Davison (vocals)
Billy Sherwood (the late Chris Squire’s chosen successor on bass)

About Todd Rundgren

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

About Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, and Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.


A Schaefer Popular Series Event

Series Sponsorship provided by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant, made possible through the generosity of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.

Performance Sponsorship provided by:

  • Westglow Resort & Spa
  • Mast General Store
  • Boone Area Visitors Bureau
  • Goodnight Brothers
  • SkyBest Communications, Inc.