Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,673-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Smith Gallery.

  • Aug
    30
    Thu, August 30, 2018
    8:00pm

    Presented by Appalachian Popular Programming Society. Adam Devine is one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Adam is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show, Workaholics for which he was named one of THR’s Top 50 Showrunners and one of Variety’s 2013 Ten Comics to Watch. In addition, he can be seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, which recently premiered its third season, as well as the recurring “manny” on the award-winning hit ABC series, Modern Family.

  • Sep
    17
    Mon, September 17, 2018
    7:00pm

    Moisés Kaufman is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. His play “The Laramie Project” is about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The murder, which was denounced as a hate crime, sparked a national debate.

  • Oct
    2
    Tue, October 2, 2018
    10:00am

    Join Jimmy and Pete on a new adventure of friendship and inspiration! Based on the best-selling Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean, this family-friendly musical by TheaterworksUSA takes audiences on a groovy feline journey that travels all the way to Paris and back in a yellow VW Bus.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Oct
    5
    Fri, October 5, 2018
    7:00pm

    Shovels & Rope are an American folk band from Charleston, South Carolina composed of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. This husband-and-wife duo blends folk, blues, rock and roll, gospel and country.

  • Oct
    17
    Wed, October 17, 2018
    10:00am

    The North Carolina Symphony leads the most extensive music education program of any symphony orchestra, serving more than 55,000 North Carolina students of all ages each year. Music education has been a pillar of the orchestra’s mission for more than seven decades, with the goal of building the next generation of musicians and music lovers.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Oct
    18
    Thu, October 18, 2018
    7:00pm

    The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice.

  • Oct
    19
    Fri, October 19, 2018
    7:00pm

    The North Carolina Symphony was founded in 1932 as America’s first statewide orchestra. Each year, the Symphony performs 175 concerts and events, traveling 18,500 miles throughout the state and engaging 250,000 people. The Symphony’s 66 full-time professional musicians perform under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn.

  • Nov
    1
    Thu, November 1, 2018
    10:00am

    This talented musical ensemble offers some of the most exciting Australia-themed shows, concerts and workshops in the U.S. Since 2004, the musicians have presented 6,000+ programs at schools and other venues nationwide. Its highly-acclaimed show is a unique fusion of music, culture, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying, environmentalism and audience participation.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Nov
    8
    Thu, November 8, 2018
    7:00pm

    Over 50 years ago, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins and their tumultuous love affair was immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. These music icons will pull from their rich catalogs and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the 1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build.

  • Nov
    14
    Wed, November 14, 2018
    10:00am

    This world-renowned, folkloric ballet ensemble from Mexico City is beloved for its artistry and ability to captivate audiences. For six decades, the company has presented dances reflecting the cultural traditions of Mexico, featuring authentic music and costumes, combined with inspired dancing that brings audiences to their feet.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Nov
    14
    Wed, November 14, 2018
    7:00pm

    This world-renowned, folkloric ballet ensemble from Mexico City is beloved for its artistry and ability to captivate audiences. For six decades, the company has presented dances reflecting the cultural traditions of Mexico, featuring authentic music and costumes, combined with inspired dancing that brings audiences to their feet.

  • Feb
    13
    Wed, February 13, 2019
    7:00pm

    Herbie Hancock has defied tradition over the years creating music that expands the possibilities of musical thought. Embracing elements of rock, soul, funk and electronica, Hancock is often described by many as a visionary, an architect in the post-bop sound. With a career spanning more than 50 years, his passion for innovation and creativity remains unparalleled.

APPlause! Series

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations and inspiring a love of learning through the arts! APPlause! offers a variety of performances at venues across the Appalachian State University campus that feature university-based artists as well as local, regional and world-renowned professional artists. These affordable performances offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students.

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  • Timothy Duffy has been photographing musicians in the South for thirty-five years and is the founder of the “Music Maker Relief Foundation” a nonprofit organization based in Hillsborough, NC that helps elderly musicians meet their basic needs so that they can share their music with the world. “Our Living Past” features portraits of these musicians and still lifes of Southern scenes in the form of twenty-five palladium prints created from Duffy’s wet plate photographs.

  • Sun, April 29, 2018

    Kristen Chenoweth, star of TV, Broadway and film, will be one of the headliners at this year’s An Appalachian Summer Festival in Boone. Other marquee acts will include Rhiannon Giddens and I’m With Her.

  • Thu, April 26, 2018

    Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs has come up with a summer festival lineup that is the strongest in years, following a schedule of music, theatre and film that will make Boone even more of a destination in the warmer months to come.

  • Fri, April 20, 2018

    Black Violin talk to with Kristen and Howie from the WASU Morning Show ahead of tonight’s performance at the Schaefer Center!

  • 800-841-2787

    Order tickets by telephone by calling toll-free 800-841-2787 or call locally 828-262-4046. Tickets ordered by telephone can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.

    Box office hours are...

    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

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    The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. (Location and directions)

    Box office hours are...

    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

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