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.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Mar
    24
    Fri, March 24, 2017
    7:30pm

    Sold Out

    Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 21st Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Mar
    25
    Sat, March 25, 2017
    7:30pm

    Sold Out

    Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 21st Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

  • Steely Pan Steel Band
    Mar
    26
    Sun, March 26, 2017
    3:00pm

    Free admission

    The Steely Pan Steel Band consists of 22 performers and 43 steel drums with Engine Room (drum kit, iron, congas). This ensemble performs a variety of music from traditional soca/calypsos, to classical, rock, and traditional Appalachian Mountain music.

  • Appalachian Research in Business Symposium keynote address
    Mar
    31
    Fri, March 31, 2017
    3:00pm

    Held in conjunction with the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium and a meeting of Appalachian's chapter of National Association of Business Economics, the 59th Boyles Distinguished Lecture will feature Mr. John Silvia, Chief Economist for Wells Fargo. The event is open to the public with no fee to attend.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr
    4
    Tue, April 4, 2017
    10:00am

    Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project is one of the tightest cross-cultural musical collaborations in history.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr
    4
    Tue, April 4, 2017
    7:00pm

    This unique collaboration brings together artists hailing from along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people, to make music reflecting cultural traditions of the oldest place on earth.

  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
    Apr
    26
    Wed, April 26, 2017
    10:00am

    Two-time Grammy Award-winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic and electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments.

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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  • Appalachian’s Smith Gallery presents ‘Art and Design Expo 2017’ through March 30
    Thu, March 16, 2017

    Art and Design Expo is an annual juried student exhibition and arts competition for Appalachian students. Awards for the exhibition’s best pieces will be announced during a March 29 reception, as will any pieces purchased by a committee for the Appalachian Permanent Collection in the Plemmons Student Union (PSU).

  • The Nile Project Residency at Appalachian State University
    Wed, March 15, 2017

    The Nile Project's April 4, 2017 performance at Appalachian State University inspires a slew of residency activities over a 3-day period, benefitting programs from sustainability to the arts.

  • The many facets of Lake Street Dive
    Tue, February 21, 2017

    Few bands are as hard to categorize genre-wise as the popular quartet Lake Street Dive. The band’s songs are fresh as this morning, but with a healthy dollop of nostalgia. There are traces of Motown mixed with some Beatle-esque hooks and harmonies. And there is a jazz sensibility that is impossible to ignore.

  • Lake Street Dive Live in NC
    Tue, February 21, 2017

    Hot on the heels of their third studio release, this group out of Boston has sold out every show so far during their current tour, which spans the United States. With their highly anticipated appearance at the Schaefer Center fast approaching, fans should expect this show to sell out as well.

  • 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).

  • BOX OFFICE

    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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    Tickets ordered online can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.