schaefer center


Box Office Telephone: (828) 262-4046 or (800) 841-ARTS

Box Office Hours

733 Rivers St.  /  828-262-4046

May 13 – June 21
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm (ET)

June 24 – June 29
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm (ET)

July 2 – July 27
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm (ET)

July 29 – August 16

Payment Options

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Cash is accepted if you purchase tickets in person at the box office.




Four on-campus venues are home to An Appalachian Summer Festival performances. The off-campus State Farm Road Parking Lot (adjacent to the Boone Greenway) is also utilized for large outdoor concerts and events. Please call the box office for special seating requests.

Accessibility and seating for patrons with disabilities

Appalachian State University is committed to providing an inclusive experience, accessible learning environments and equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all of our patrons. All wheelchair-accessible spaces are large enough for motorized wheelchair. If you have questions or would like to receive additional information about accessibility at the Schaefer Center, please contact Maura McKenzie, Box Office Manager, at or 828-262-2248.

Patrons who have Mobility Disabilities
Seating for our patrons with mobility disabilities is available on both levels of the Schaefer Center. Maura McKenzie, Box Office Manager, is pleased to assist you in making seating arrangements for you or someone in your party. 828.262.2248 or

Patrons who have Hearing Loss
The Schaefer Center is equipped with an infrared audio system for the hearing impaired. Headsets are available at the box office.


Ticket Policy

By purchasing a ticket to an Appalachian Summer Festival event, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • To abide by all policies set forth by the respective venue(s) for the event(s). Failure to comply with these policies could result in denial of admission and/or loss of ticket privileges.
  • All ticket purchases are made in good faith, with no intention to re-sell tickets. The Box Office has the right to revoke the ticket and void the sale if they find that the ticket was re-sold in violation of this policy.
  • The production company may require patrons who arrive after a performance begins to wait in the lobby until a designated break in the performance. These patrons may be able to watch the performance via closed-circuit television in the lobby until access is granted.
  • The Box Office reserves the right to provide alternate seating to a performance if warranted by staging technical issues or if the seat’s safety has been compromised.
  • There is no compensation for a missed show. Tickets cannot be exchanged after the performance date and time printed on the ticket.
  • Complimentary tickets may not be exchanged.
  • The Box Office reserves the right to temporarily lock out or deactivate accounts suspected to be violating ticketing policies.
  • In some instances, promotional offers may cause an initially advertised price to be lower than current pricing. There are no refunds or reimbursements for these price variances.
  • and are the only official sources for tickets to An Appalachian Summer Festival.
    •, and are official sources for tickets to concerts in Kidd Brewer Stadium.
  • The Schaefer Center Box Office is not responsible for tickets purchased from third-party sellers. Tickets sold via unofficial sources may be invalid or not accepted at An Appalachian Summer Festival events.
  • Tickets to all events that are part of An Appalachian Summer Festival are non-refundable. If a ticketed event is canceled for inclement weather or for other reasons beyond the university’s control, you will be notified by the Box Office regarding refunds or exchange options for a rescheduled event.

General Policies

  • No cameras or recording devices.
  • All ages need a ticket.
  • Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager.
  • Though we are a seated venue, at certain performances concertgoers may choose to stand and dance at their seat.


Schaefer Center


  • Schaefer Center patrons may use any available parking lot on campus. Parking is free after 7pm on weekdays, and at all times on weekends.
    Suggested Parking
  •      Peacock Parking Lot (located directly across the street from the Schaefer Center)
  •      Blue Ridge Parking Deck (located behind the Schaefer Center, across from Stadium Drive)
  •      Covered parking at Rivers Street and College Street parking decks (located approximately½ mile from the Schaefer Center)


Bag Inspection

The Schaefer Center staff reserves the right to inspect bags, purses, backpacks and other items being carried into the venue by visitors and audience members. Patrons entering the venue with items prohibited by the facility (weapons of any kind, illegal drugs, or outside food/beverage items, including alcohol) will be asked to remove the prohibited item(s) and relocate it before gaining entry into the facility. If a patron chooses not to undergo a bag inspection, or to remove a prohibited item to another location, the patron will not be allowed access to the facility and a ticket exchange (for an event on another date) will be offered.


    Kidd Brewer Stadium


    • Parking is available in the Stadium Parking Deck, Peacock Parking Lot on Rivers Street, and lots near and adjacent to the stadium. Signage will be visible.
    • ADA parking is available near and adjacent to the stadium. Signage will be visible.


      Bag Inspection

    • Kidd Brewer Stadium employs a Clear Bag Policy.
    • No outside food or drink is permitted into the stadium.