An Appalachian Summer Festival begins June 29th.

An Appalachian Summer Festival brings the best in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming to Boone, NC.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary season in 2019, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming.

The festival was recently named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society.

This year, the festival runs from June 29-August 3 with performances by:

Ben Folds with the Winston-Salem Symphony (June 29)
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble (June 30, July 2, 28 & 30)
Pilobolus (July 12)
Patti LaBelle (July 13)
Eastern Festival Orchestra with Awadagin Pratt (July 14)
Chris Botti (July 19)
Lily Tomlin (July 20)
Punch Brothers (August 1)
The Temptations (August 3)

There are many other events on the schedule.

Tickets are available by phone (800) 841-2787 or call locally (828) 262-4046, at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 733 Rivers Street, Boone, or online at