Tickets for 'An Evening with Sarah Jones' and Yonder Mountain String Band/Del McCoury Band On Sale Now for the Schaefer Center Presents Series

Tickets On Sale Now for ‘An Evening with Sarah Jones’ and
Yonder Mountain String Band and the Del McCoury Band.

**Student, Faculty and Staff Discounts Available for Both Shows!**

Fall looks bright for The Schaefer Center Presents performing arts series. Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, the academic year series offers students, faculty, staff and the community a diverse array of music, theatre and dance designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the campus and surrounding area. Taking the stage at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts are a Tony-winning actor-activist-comedian in a multi-character one-woman show and a double-bill of two of bluegrass music’s best: one band known for the boundaries it continues to push and the other that is quite literally the genre’s living link. An Evening with Sarah Jones is presented on Thursday, Oct. 7, followed by Yonder Mountain String Band and the Del McCoury Band on Sunday, Nov. 14. Both events also offer livestream viewing options, as well as student, faculty and staff discountsAn Evening with Sarah Jones is FREE for all App State students (details below).

Tickets for the fall shows are on sale now. The on-sale date for spring events (featuring Nobuntu, BalletX: The Little Prince, and Rosanne Cash) will be announced later this year.

*Seating for fall events at is capped at 800.
*Tickets are general admission.
*Per university operations, face coverings are required indoors at all times for students, faculty, staff and patrons, regardless of vaccination status.

An Evening with Sarah Jones
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at 7pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts -- plus livestream


Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony Award-winning performer, writer, comedian and activist known for her multi-character, one-person shows, including Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Meryl Streep, and the critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date. Jones recently launched Foment Productions, a social justice-focused entertainment company aligned with her progressive, intersectional activism. A documentary inspired by Sell/Buy/Date will be its first production. Helmed by Jones in her directorial debut, Sell/Buy/Date explores one of the most critical issues at the intersection of race, feminism, power and economics in our current cultural climate: the sex industry. The doc, executive produced by Rashida Jones and Meryl Streep, is a candid, witty and political yet personal take on the topic, particularly in our new pandemic reality.

Tickets: $25 Adult, $20 Faculty/Staff, $5 Students
FREE for all App State students (ticket is required and issued in-person with proof of student I.D.)
Livestream: $15/household

Yonder Mountain String Band and the Del McCoury Band
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 at 7pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts -- plus livestream

Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. The Del McCoury Band, fronted by the legendary McCoury, is the most awarded band in bluegrass history. The bands take the stage together for a one-night-only concert at the Schaefer Center.

Yonder Mountain String Band… With their instrumental prowess and adventurous musical spirit, Yonder Mountain String Band were — and still are — a pioneering group in the emerging progressive bluegrass scene that now includes marquee acts like Billy Strings, Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass and the Infamous Stringdusters. Rolling Stone Magazine

The Del McCoury Band… Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry, to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link. … No surprise that contemporary, bluegrass-bred stars sang his praises; marquee names like Vince Gill and Alison Krauss (who first met Del at a bluegrass festival when she subbed for his missing fiddler). Yet, here too was rocker [Steve] Earle recording and touring with the group. Here was Phish jamming onstage with the boys. Here was the band on TV, or headlining rock clubs and college campuses; the can’t-miss appearances at country and jazz festivals. There was Del.

Tickets: $45 Adult, $40 Faculty/Staff, $25 Student

Tickets are on sale now in person, via phone or online. A student discount is available for all shows when tickets are purchased at the box office (complimentary tickets for An Evening with Sarah Jones must be redeemed at the box office with proof of student ID). A faculty/staff discount is available when tickets are purchased over the phone or at the box office. To purchase tickets, stop by the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, or visit


Tickets On-Sale Date TBA

BalletX: The Little Prince
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7pm
Tickets: $25 Adult, $20 Faculty/Staff, $10 Student
This presentation is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs at Appalachian State University.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7pm
Tickets: $25 Adult, $20 Local Resident Discount (with proof of residence in Watauga, Ashe or Avery County), $10 Student

Rosanne Cash
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7pm
Tickets: $40 Adult, $35 Faculty/Staff, $25 Student


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