Opening of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts included in 29th annual Appalachian Summer Festival

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, formerly Farthing Auditorium, was opened to the public on July 18 after six months of renovations. The building renovations addressed several acoustic and accessibility issues intended to improve the performance experience. Photo by Justin Perry | The Appalachian
Appalachian State University hosted the 29th annual Appalachian Summer Festival this July, which featured a variety of music, dance, visual art and film.

This year’s festival also included the grand opening of the new Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, housed in what used to be Farthing Auditorium.

Four of the festival’s shows were presented at the Schaefer Center, including the venue’s debut performance: Broadway star Idina Menzel, accompanied by the Eastern Festival Orchestra.

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