Theater and Music

Cultural opportunities abound in the High Country! Whether your tastes are for outdoor dramas, ballet, music recitals, or speaker forums…you’ll find it close by. Free summer concerts on Beech Mountain every Sunday night and free summer concerts in Banner Elk every Thursday night.

Concert at Freds Gazebo

An Appalachian Summer Festival
A month long, annual multi-arts festival at Appalachian State University in Boone. There’s theatre, dance, outdoor sculpture exhibits, and music performances.
Phone: (800) 841-ARTS


Appalachian State University
Department of Theatre and Dance Major productions, children’s theatre, one-act plays and Dinner Theatre in Boone.
Phone: (828) 262-3028


Appalachian State University
School of Music Recitals and concerts at the Broyhill Music Center in Boone.
Phone: (828) 262-3020


Appalachian State University
Artist and Lecture Series May through August. Boone.
Phone: (828) 262-4046


Blowing Rock Stage Company
A professional summer theatre featuring comedies and musicals. Mid July through early August. Blowing rock.
Phone: (828) 295-9627


Horn in the West
An exciting outdoor family entertainment at Daniel Boone Amphitheater in Boone. The drama tells the story of the struggles of the rugged mountain settlers of the late 18th century and their role in winning of the country from the British oppression. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary in 2001.
Phone: (828) 264-2120


Lees McRae College Summer Theatre
A variety of musical and comedic productions. From late June through early September. The FORUM subscription series features a variety of speakers and musical entertainment.
Phone: (828) 898-8709