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The Band Perry, fearturing siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, will perform Saturday for An Appalachian Summer Festival.Photo by David McClister



Originally published: 2013-07-05 08:41:42
Last modified: 2013-07-09 10:30:57

App Summer kicks off with Band Perry

An Appalachian Summer Festival will kick off its 29th season with an Outdoor Fireworks Concert featuring The Band Perry at 7:30  p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at Appalachian State University's Kidd Brewer Stadium.

The superstar sibling trio has taken its career to new heights since releasing its self-titled debut album in 2010. They have acquired a string of hit singles, including the quadruple-platinum "If I Die Young" (which climbed to No. 1 on Billboard's Country and AC charts), the platinum "You Lie" and the country No. 1 "All Your Life."

As the Perrys take off running with their second album, "Pioneer," which has already earned a No. 1 with the lead-off single "Better Dig Two," they put a spin on their traditional side.

The songs on the new album are made specifically for arena shows.

"Playing the new songs has given our live show a new burst of energy and the crowd feels it, too," said band member Neil Perry.

For more information on the show, visit  appsummer.org/schedule/id/the-band-perry.

For more information on The Band Perry, visit http://www.thebandperry.com.

Tickets

Tickets for the event are $37 for adults and $5 for children 6 and younger. Blue Ridge Electric members receive tickets at a discounted price of $32.
 
To purchase tickets, call or visit the Valborg Theatre box office at (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046. Tickets can also be purchased online at appsummer.org/tickets.

 
Show details

The gates of Kidd Brewer Stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and picnics are permitted into the stadium. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Tailgating in the following parking lots is permitted starting at 4 p.m.: Raley, Edwin Duncan, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Rosen Concert Hall and stadium.

Parking in the stadium lot is by festival parking permit only.

Opening for the The Band Perry will be The Chris Lane Band, and fireworks will follow at the end of the concert.

 
Additional Festival Events

July 5: TCVA Summer Exhibition Celebration - Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 6: Outdoor Fireworks Concert: The Band Perry - Kidd Brewer Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
July 7: Independent Films from Around the World: "The Other Son" - Valborg Theatre, 8 p.m.
July 8: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble - Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 10: Lunch & Learn - Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, noon
July 10: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble - Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 11: Belk Distinguished Lecture: Joseph Bathanti - Belk Library, Room 114, 3:30 p.m.
July 12: Triad Stage - "Tennessee Playboy" - Valborg Theatre, 8 p.m.
July 13: TCVA Family Day - Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 11 a.m.
July 13: Triad Stage - "Tennessee Playboy" - Valborg Theatre, 8 p.m.
July 14: EMF Young Artist Orchestra: "Peter and the Wolf" - Rosen Concert Hall, 4 p.m.
July 15: Independent Films from Around the World: "No" - Valborg Theatre, 8 p.m.
July 17: Lunch & Learn - Turhcin Center for the Visual Arts, noon
July 18: Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.
July 19: Eric Carle: Lecture - Reich College of Education, 4 p.m.
July 19: Family Film Night - Schaefer Center, 7 p.m.
July 20: Boz Scaggs - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.
July 21: Eastern Festival Orchestra: Andre Watts and Julian Schwartz - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.
July 22: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 24: Lunch & Learn - Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, noon
July 24: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble - Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 25: Carolina Ballet: "A Balanchine Celebration, featuring Rubies" - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.
July 26: Independent Films from Around the World: "11 Flowers" - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.
July 27: 27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk - Schaefer Center, 10 a.m.
July 27: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.
July 28: Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists - Rosen Concert Hall, 1 p.m.
July 29: Independent Films from Around the World: "La Rafle" - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.
July 31: Lunch & Learn - Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, noon
Aug. 1: An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin with special guest Suzanne Vega - Schaefer Center, 8 p.m.

 
An Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival is presented annually in July by the university's Office of Arts and Cultural Programs. Beginning as a small chamber music series founded by festival patrons Arnold and Muriel Rosen, the festival is now one of the nation's most highly regarded, multi-disciplinary art festivals.

The festival has been named on of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society. True to a university-based arts festival, educational opportunities, including lectures and chances to meet artists, artistic directors, competition jurors and other experts, have always been an important component of festival programming.

Festival corporate sponsors include Westglow Resort and Spa, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, Scholars Bookshop at the University Bookstore, Goodnight Brothers, McDonald's of Boone, Northern Trust, Mast General Store, Sky Best, Appalachian Hospitality Management, Storie Street Grille, Boone Area Visitor's Bureau, Footsloggers, Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants, Chetola Resort, Nationwide -- Charles Eyler Agency, Boone Ford-Lincoln, Mountain Lumber and Carroll Leather Inc.