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Darius Rucker

July 29, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Photo credit: Keith Griner

A Schaefer Popular Series Event

Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.
Performance Sponsorship provided by Explore Boone, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers,
SkyBest Communications, Inc., University Bookstore, and Appalachian Home Care LLC.



An Appalachian Summer Festival and App State Athletics


Grammy Award winner and Grand Ole Opry member Darius Rucker, live at Kidd Brewer Stadium, for one night only!

with opening act Lindsay Ell

LOCATION: Kidd Brewer Stadium, 270 Stadium Dr., Boone, NC 28608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu or call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

Schaefer Center Box Office:
Kidd Brewer Stadium Ticketing Window: Opens at 4PM



  • Kidd Brewer Stadium and this concert employ a Clear Bag Policy.
  • No outside food or drink is permitted into the stadium.
  • 5-10:30pm: FREE handicap-accessible shuttle service available to and from the stadium from the Hill Street lot.
  • Download your e-tickets before you arrive
  • Have your printed tickets ready to present at the gate
  • WARNING: Other sites may sell tickets to App Summer shows, but they are not authorized by us! These tickets are often sold for far more than face value, and may not even be legitimate. Individual scammers may also attempt to sell tickets that don’t exist. Do your research, and most importantly, only buy tickets at AppSummer.org, our official website! When in doubt, just reach out – our Box Office is always here to help.


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  • Text AppSummer to 67283
  • All registrations will expire on July 30



Club Seats: $100 (not available)
Floor (General Admission, standing room with limited seating): $95
Center Tier: $75
Middle Tier: $55
Outer Tier: $35

Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 7:30pm
Doors open at 6pm


Rucker first achieved multi-platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide including their double diamond-certified (21x platinum) debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his first country album in 2008, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard country chart, including RIAA platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus 10 No. 1 singles at country radio and 11 gold, platinum or multi-platinum certified hits. Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012 and in 2014 he won his third career Grammy Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his diamond-certified (11x Platinum) version of “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling country songs of all time. He co-hosted the 54th annual CMA Awards in 2020 and topped the charts at country radio once again with “Beers and Sunshine” in 2021. New songs “Same Beer Different Problem” and “Ol’ Church Hymn” (featuring Chapel Hart) are available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on his forthcoming album, Carolyn’s Boy.

As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker co-chaired the capital campaign that generated $150 million to help build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, SC, and has raised over $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament. In addition, Rucker has advocated for over 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and serves as a National Chair for the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn. Rucker is also an avid sports fan, with his NFL x Darius Rucker Collection by Fanatics apparel line available at NFLshop.com, and he is part of the Music City Baseball investment group working to bring an MLB team to Tennessee in addition to serving as a partner at the MGC Sports & Entertainment agency.  

For more information, visit www.dariusrucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.


Named “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and awe-inspiring songwriter. A 2023 Canadian Screen Award nominee (Best Host or Presenter, Factual or Reality/Competition), Ell is GOLD-certified with two #1 Canadian singles, a U.S. #1, and has shared the stage with Shania Twain, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban, among many others. About to head out on tour with Shania Twain (May/June 2023), the award-winning performer will spend 2023 travelling to the US, UK and Germany and touring across North America, all while releasing new music.

photo credit: Robby Klein

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.


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July 29, 2023
7:30 pm
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