An Appalachian Summer Festival Package

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July 1 - August 4, 2018

For more than three decades, Appalachian State University's annual summer arts celebration has featured world-class performing and visual arts programming. The festival's 34th season presents the best in music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts. Chetola continues its partnership with the festival by offering our lodging guests special discounted tickets to select performances July 1-Aug. 4.

Package Inclusions:
Accommodations in Chetola Lodge, the Bob Timberlake Inn or Chetola Premier Condominiums
10% Discount on App Summer Festival Performances (adult tickets only)
Ticket prices includes tax

For information about other events featured at An Appalachian Summer Festival, please visit appsummer.org.

 

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Kool & the Gang

Saturday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Holmes Convocation Center
Adult: $49.50
Student/Child: $40

Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like "Celebration", "Cherish", "Jungle Boogie", "Summer Madness" and "Open Sesame", they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

With its bold vision, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is known as one of the country’s preeminent touring contemporary ballet companies. A European sensibility mixed with American athleticism forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre.  ASFB’s adventurous repertoire, ranging from accessible to sophisticated, resonates with energy and eclecticism. The performance includes Jiri Kylian’s Return to a Strange Land, a work set to four heart-rending pieces for solo piano written by composer Leos Janacek. Fernando Melo plays with perspective in his floor work Dream Play followed by Cayetano Soto’s funny and playful Huma Rojo, commissioned for the company’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein and special guest Storm Large

Saturday, July 14 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $36
Student/Child: $30

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein joins forces with vocalist Storm Large to present an unforgettable evening of music. Accompanied by a 5-piece band with music ranging from the Great American Songbook to the music of the James Bond and Mad Men era, Michael and Storm will delight you with their brilliant singing and amusing anecdotes.

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Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Misha Dichter

Sunday, July 15 at 3pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of symphonic music featuring pianist Misha Dichter and violinist Eva Wetzel. The program includes works by Bernstein, Griffes, Gershwin and Ravel.

The program includes:

Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein
The White Peacock - Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Piano Concerto in F - George Gershwin
Tzigane, rapsodie de concert - Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2 - Maurice Ravel

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The Hot Sardines

Saturday, July 21 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

“One of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes) makes its debut at Schaefer Center where they transport the audience to New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls. Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sound new again with their brassy arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and smoky vocals.

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Rhiannon Giddens

Thursday, July 26 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $36
Student/Child: $30

Co-founding member of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops and recipient of the 2017 MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant, Rhiannon Giddens masterfully blends gospel, jazz, blues, and country showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. Her solo album Freedom Highway is among NPR Music and Rolling Stone’s best albums of 2017.

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BODYTRAFFIC

Saturday, July 28 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. With their versatile repertoire, BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as bridging both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada among others.

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Live eTown Radio Show Taping with special guests Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange

Monday, July 30 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $31.50
Student/Child: $20

This special event co-hosted by Appalachian State University’s Energy Summit and An Appalachian Summer Festival showcases eTown, an exciting radio broadcast/podcast heard weekly across the country and worldwide, hosted by radio personalities Helen & Nick Forster (Nick is also known as founding member of the celebrated bluegrass band, Hot Rize). This special live radio show taping will feature a memorable evening of great music along with on-stage interviews with the artists and the presentation of the eChievement Award to an outstanding volunteer who’s made a real difference in their community and beyond. Special musical guests for this eTown live radio show are Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Saturday, August 4 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $55
Student/Child: $40

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage to perform an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway tunes, including music from WickedPromises Promises, and Glee.