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An Appalachian Summer under way

Article Published: Jul. 5, 2012 | Modified: Jul. 24, 2012
An Appalachian Summer under way

The Doobie Brothers will perform with Chicago July 25 as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.

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Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, began June 30, with two sold-out shows. And it's only just beginning.

Check out the events below for more information and for a sneak peek at upcoming festival events throughout July.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: ‘A Schubertiade’
July 5, 8 p.m.
Rosen Concert Hall
The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble will gather together to trade instrumental versions of some of Franz Schubert’s most beloved music, culminating in the monumental string quintet. For more information on this performance and for a list of artists performing, visit

Turchin Center Summer Exhibition Celebration
July 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Free and open to the public

A part of downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl, the Turchin Center opens new exhibitions and celebrates current ones during the biggest summer art party in the High Country. Enjoy live music by The Lucky Strikes, a cash bar, appetizers and a chance to meet the artists. The center will be opening an international exhibition of Polish artwork, as well as a show by Catherine Altice. For more information, visit

Outdoor Fireworks Concert — Creedence Clearwater Revisited with Lee Brice
July 7, 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Kidd Brewer Stadium

The festival’s most anticipated event every year returns with classic rock legends Creedence Clearwater Revisited, with special guest, country star Lee Brice, for a night of great music and fireworks. Tailgating is permitted in designated parking lots and picnics in the stadium are encouraged. For videos and more information on the concert, visit

Workshops and Tours

The festival offers many visual arts workshops throughout the festival. Upcoming workshops include “Intersecting Experimental Watercolor with Paper Crafting and Figure Drawing.” For more information and a complete workshop schedule, visit

The Turchin Center also offers free guided tours throughout the festival every Saturday in July beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, July 7, the tour will be on the exhibition, “STUFF: Where does it come from and where does it go?” by Bryant Holsenbeck. For more information on the Inside Exhibitions tours, visit

Upcoming Events

Carolina Ballet — July 13
Solas — July 14
Eastern Festival Orchestra — July 15
‘Shipwrecked! An Entertainment’ by Donald Margulies — July 19
Linda Eder: Songbirds — July 20
The Travelin’ McCourys with Sierra Hull and Highway 111 — July 21
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers — July 25
26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk — July 28

For information on vacation packages, restaurant partners and additional festival information, visit

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