App Summer tickets now on sale
Appalachian State University's annual summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, announces the 27th season to take place July 1-30.
The 2011 schedule presents a diverse and unique mixture of music, dance, theater, visual arts and film events and attracts more than 26,000 visitors to the High Country each summer.
The 27th season of An Appalachian Summer Festival is jam-packed with events from all different art forms that are sure to fulfill every audience members' artistic cravings.
Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen will join together to take audiences on a journey through their iconic careers during the show, "Our Broadway," at Farthing Auditorium on July 8.
Grammy-winning singer k.d. lang will share the stage with her band, The Siss Boom Bang on July 15, while The Manhattan Transfer takes us down Route 66 with their performance on July 30.
The festival is pleased to announce the return of the Outdoor Fireworks Concert at Kidd Brewer Stadium with country star Dierks Bentley on July 23. A festival favorite, the Outdoor Fireworks Concert will be held at Kidd Brewer Stadium, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Tailgating and picnicking are encouraged. Discount tickets are available for Blue Ridge Electric Members.
Other festival events include The Turchin Center's Summer Exhibition Celebration (July 1); African Children's Choir (July 2); Eastern Festival Orchestra with Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano (July 3) and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (July 10); the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Reflection Series (July 6, 20 and 27); Triad Stage presents "The Sunset Limited"(July 9); Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (July 14); Halpert Biennial Juror Talk & Afternoon Tea Reception (July17); The 25th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk (July 23); Mountain Heart with Tony Rice (July 29); films, lectures, workshops and other special events, such as a Theatre Getaway Bus Trip to see Triad Stage's production of "Masquerade" (June 26), Family Day at the Turchin Center (July 16) and the inaugural Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition (July 24).
Tickets to An Appalachian Summer Festival performances range from $5 to $40. Most visual arts and educational events are free of charge. The festival's popular "Pick 5" pass discounts tickets purchased in multiples of five (some restrictions apply).
The festival Film Pass offers a 10-percent discount when tickets to all films are purchased.
For tickets and information, call (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit http://www.appsummer.org.