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Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film

An Appalachian Summer Festival 2020 Replaces Live Events with Online Programming. Read the full statement >

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Please visit our online box office. Tickets ordered online can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.

Buy Tickets


Order tickets by telephone by calling toll-free (800) 841-2787 or call locally (828) 262-4046. Tickets ordered by telephone can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.


The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is located at 733 Rivers Street on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Box office hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (EST) with special extended hours through the month of July.

Pick 5 Discount
Purchase any 5 adult tickets and receive 10% off! Some restrictions apply. Discount only applied to purchases at the box office or by phone. The discount cannot be applied to online orders, films or student/child tickets.

Note: Please note that the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts online box office is the only authorized method for online ticket purchases to An Appalachian Summer Festival events. The festival cannot be held responsible for ticket purchases made with unauthorized online vendors.

Box Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (EST)

Special extended hours through the month of July Tickets can be purchased through our online box office at anytime.


Accessibility and seating for patrons with disabilities

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all of our patrons. If you have questions or would like to receive additional information about accessibility at the Schaefer Center, please contact Sarah Heustess, Director of Sales & Patron Relations at or 828-262-2248.

Patrons who have Mobility Disabilities
Seating for our patrons with mobility disabilities is available on both levels of the Schaefer Center. Sarah Heustess, Director of Sales and Patron Relations, is pleased to assist you in making seating arrangements for you or someone in your party. 828.262.2248 or

Patrons who have Hearing Loss
The Schaefer Center is equipped with an infrared audio system for the hearing impaired. Headsets are available at the box office.

Payment Options

We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Cash is accepted if you purchase tickets in person at the box office.

We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Cash and Check is accepted if you purchase tickets in person at the box office.


  • No cameras, recording devices or cellular phones.
  • No refunds. Exchanges only. Call the box office for more information.
  • All ages need a ticket.
  • Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager.

Refund and Exchange Policy

Tickets to Schaefer Center events, and to all events that are part of An Appalachian Summer Festival in any venue, are non-refundable. If a ticketed event is cancelled for inclement weather or for other reasons beyond the university’s control, the ticket stub for that event will become a valid “Rain Check,” to be used for either:

  • A re-scheduled performance, within the coming year, by the artist whose event was cancelled (if a rescheduled appearance can be arranged with the artist)
  • A performance of the patron’s choice, with an equal or lesser ticket value, during the year following the cancelled event. (Performance selections are subject to availability).

Tickets provided to patrons on a complimentary basis do not carry Rain Check privileges. For ticket-holders who are unable to travel to the performance venue due to road conditions or other factors, tickets may be exchanged for tickets (of equal or lesser value) to a future performance, subject to availability, by calling the Box Office prior to 5pm on the evening of the performance they are unable to attend.

Bag Inspection Policy

For the safety and security of its patrons, the Schaefer Center staff reserve the right to inspect bags, purses, backpacks and other items being carried into the venue by visitors and audience members during major events. Patrons entering the venue with items prohibited by the facility (weapons of any kind, illegal drugs, or outside food/beverage items, including alcohol) will be asked to remove the prohibited item(s) to their car, or to another location, before gaining entry into the facility. The Schaefer Center does not provide an area to check purses, backpacks, or other personal belongings. If a patron chooses not to undergo a bag inspection, or to remove a prohibited item to another location, a ticket exchange (for an event on another date) will be offered.