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An Appalachian Summer Festival 2023 Brochure

An Appalachian Summer Festival 2019 Brochure

Press Releases and Media Coverage


An Appalachian Summer Festival Announces 2022 Season

An Appalachian Summer Festival Announces 2022 Season

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Renée Elise Goldsberry, esperanza spalding, Postmodern Jukebox, Boz Scaggs, and more!  BOONE, NC— Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts event, An Appalachian Summer Festival (AASF), proudly celebrates its 38th...

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An Appalachian Summer Festival Nears Endowment Goal

An Appalachian Summer Festival Nears Endowment Goal

Festival donor Christine Petti gives the endowment challenge effort a significant boost. BOONE, NC— As An Appalachian Summer Festival prepares to celebrate its 38th season July 1-30, the festival’s dream of building a $5 million endowment is closer to reality. In July...

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Press Quotes

“Appalachian State University’s ambitious An Appalachian Summer Festival brings to town a month-long whirlwind of top-notch classical, jazz and folk performers, plus ballet, dance, drama and visual arts. Call it high culture in the high country, and look for plenty of options to choose among…”

-Southern Living Magazine

“This annual arts festival features something for everyone with special programs focusing on family entertainment, the classics, and future stars.”

-US Airways Magazine

“The hills around Boone, North Carolina are enlivened during July with the sounds of An Appalachian Summer Festival.”

-Atlanta Journal Constitution

“In summer, the university’s annual Appalachian Summer Festival offers a month of dance and theatre, symphony and jazz concerts, workshops and art exhibits.”

-The New York Times

“The festival is Appalachian State University’s cultural commitment to bring top quality music, dance, theatre and visual arts to its corner of the world.”

-Blue Ridge Country Magazine

“An Appalachian Summer Festival is finally upon us, and with it comes the sounds, sights and fabulous spectacles that make the High Country such a perfect place to be during the summer.”

-The Mountain Times

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Advertising Opportunities

The festival brings close to 27,000 people each July who enjoy this multi-disciplinary arts festival. People from all over the southeast travel to the High Country to experience cool summer temperatures and see world-class entertainment. Your business has the opportunity to partner with the festival and reach an audience of local community members and visitors to the area by advertising in our playbill— a 100-page souvenir book distributed to festival audiences throughout the season that highlights each performance during the summer festival.

Click here to download ad contract.

Contracts can be emailed, faxed (828.262.2848) or mailed to ASU Box 32045, Boone, NC 28608.

For questions please contact Allison West, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, at or 828.262.6084, ext. 107.