An Appalachian Summer Festival Package

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July 2 - July 31, 2021

For more than three decades, Appalachian State University's annual summer arts celebration has featured world-class performing and visual arts programming. This season's line-up 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 from July 6-July 30, 2021.

Package Inclusions:
Accommodations in Chetola Lodge or the Bob Timberlake Inn
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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Appalachian Summer Festival Package Inquiry

    ben folds

    Ben Folds with the Winston-Salem Symphony

    Saturday, June 29 at 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Adult: $45
    Student/Child: $30

    Pianist, singer-songwriter and North Carolina native Ben Folds opens the 35th anniversary season of An Appalachian Summer Festival with an unforgettable evening of genre-bending music featuring the Winston-Salem Symphony. According to the Vibes Music Blog, “on stage, he is just a wonder to watch, as a pianist, as a lyricist, as a composer, a conductor and as a man.”

    midori violin orchestra

    Pilobolus

    Friday, July 12 at 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Adult: $30
    Student: $20
    Child: Free (17 and under) with purchase of Adult ticket

    Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, breaking down barriers between disciplines and challenging the way we think about dance. Pilobolus invites you to engage with childlike wonder at a performance that features classic and brand-new repertory – ranging from the silly to the surreal to the sublime.

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    Patti LaBelle

    Saturday, July 13 at 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Adult: $40.50
    Student/Child: $25

    Multi Grammy Award-winning superstar singer and actress Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul music. She has received acclaim for many of her songs, including Lady Marmalade, When You Talk About Love, New Attitude, and the number one duet with Michael McDonald, On My Own.

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    Eastern Festival Orchestra

    Sunday, July 14 at 7:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Adult: $22.50
    Student: $10
    Child: Free (17 and Under) with purchase of Adult ticket

    Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an evening of symphonic music featuring soloists Awadagin Pratt, piano and Morgan Short, harp. The program includes masterworks by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy.

    The program includes:

    Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43 - Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 5, Op.73 (Emperor) - Ludwig van Beethoven
    Suite from Ma mère L'Oye (Mother Goose) - Maurice Ravel
    Danse sacrée et danse profane - Claude Debussy
    La valse - Maurice Ravel

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    Chris Botti

    Friday, July 19 at 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Adult: $45
    Student/Child: $30

    Multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti returns to the festival for a dazzling evening of music, ranging from jazz to pop to rock. For over two decades, this brilliant bandleader and born showman has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist.

    Lily Tomlin

    Lily Tomlin

    Saturday, July 20 at 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Adult: $54
    Student/Child: $40

    Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, returns to the festival for an unforgettable night of smart humor and laughter. Bringing more than a dozen of her most memorable characters to the stage— from Frankie, of the Netflix’s hit show, to Ernestine and Edith Ann— the show will provide comical insights and witty observations about the human condition.

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    Punch Brothers

    Thursday, August 1 at 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Adult: $40.50
    Student/Child: $25

    Punch Brothers are the quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. The band has been acknowledged by the Washington Post of  “…taking bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.Punch Brothers’ latest album on Nonesuch Records, All Ashore, follows their critically acclaimed T Bone Burnett–produced 2015 release, The Phosphorescent Blues.

    The Temptations

    The Temptations

    Saturday, August 3 at 7:30pm
    Holmes Convocation Center
    Adult: $27
    Student: $10
    Child (17 and under): $5

    For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. The Temptations' forty-four Billboard Top 10 hits include My Girl, Ain’t Too Proud, Papa Was a Rolling Stone and I Can’t Get Next to You. The group includes original member Otis Williams, with singers Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr.