Special offers

Film Pass

Purchase a ticket to each of the films featured by the festival and receive them at a discounted price! Discount only applied to purchases at the box office or by phone.

Individual performance tickets

Individual performance tickets for the 2015 An Appalachian Summer Festival are now on sale online and at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office.

How to buy tickets

Call (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046

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Buy tickets online

Tickets for An Appalachian Summer Festival may be purchased in one of the following ways:

  1. Order passes and individual performance tickets by telephone by calling toll-free (800) 841-2787.
  2. Order individual performance tickets online from the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Online Box Office. It's quick and easy, and you may have your tickets mailed to you or held at will-call at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office where they may be picked up before the show.

    Click the Tickets icon above to purchase tickets online.

    Note: Film Festival passes are not available for purchase online. Discount only applied to purchases at the box office or by phone.

    Note: Please note that the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Online Box Office is the only authorized method for online ticket purchases to An Appalachian Summer Festival events. The festival cannot be held responsible for ticket purchases made with unauthorized online vendors.

  3. Purchase passes and individual performance tickets in person at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office.

Schaefer Center seating chart

General information

Schaefer Center Box Office

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Box office hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET with special extended hours through the month of July.

Accessibility and Seating for Patrons with Disabilities

Seating for our patrons with disabilities is available on both levels of the Schaefer Center and in all other festival venues. The box office staff is pleased to assist you in making seating arrangements for you or someone in your party. The Schaefer Center is equipped with an infrared audio system for the hearing impaired. Headsets are available at the box office.


Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in all university parking lots. If attending a performance at the Schaefer Center, suggested parking lots include:

  • Raley Parking Lot - located directly across the street from the auditorium
  • Stadium Parking Lot - located behind the auditorium
  • Rivers Street Parking Deck - located approximately ½ mile from the auditorium
  • Bike lanes along Rivers Street

Refund and Exchange Policy

Tickets to Schaefer Center events, and to all events that are part of An Appalachian Summer Festival or the Performing Arts Series in any venue, are non-refundable. If a ticketed event is cancelled for inclement weather or for other reasons beyond the university’s control, the ticket stub for that event will become a valid “Rain Check,” to be used for either:

1) a re-scheduled performance, within the coming year, by the artist whose event was cancelled (if a rescheduled appearance can be arranged with the artist)

2) a performance of the patron’s choice, with an equal or lesser ticket value, during the year following the cancelled event. (Performance selections are subject to availability).

Tickets provided to patrons on a complimentary basis do not carry Rain Check privileges. For ticket-holders who are unable to travel to the performance venue due to road conditions or other factors, tickets may be exchanged for tickets (of equal or lesser value) to a future performance, subject to availability, by calling the Box Office prior to 5pm on the evening of the performance they are unable to attend.