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SummerArts: MultiArts Festivals

Appalachian Summer Festival (Boone, NC)

Farthing Auditorium, 733 Rivers Street

(May 27 – July 30, 2012) Begun in 1984 as a chamber music festival, the Appalachian Summer Festival has expanded over the years into one of the country’s largest regional multi-arts festivals. One of those festivals from slightly off the beaten path that seems to offer something for everyone, the ASF presents chamber music (naturally), a film series, lectures on art and folklore, ballet, pop vocalists, regular bus trips to Greensboro’s Triad Stage, and all manner of hands-on arts workshops, as well as an annual Independence Day fireworks concert and dinner.

Appalachian Summer Festival Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible from AppalCart Blue and Gold buses at the Asu Walker Hall Shelter and from the Green bus at West King Street/North Depot Street)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: More than 45 events including: music, dance, theater, film, and visual arts. Performance schedules vary
  • Ticket Prices: Adults $15–$22; Students $11; Children (under 6) $5.