BOONE – The Appalachian Theater of the High Country has announced that it will reopen to the general public on September 3 for the first time since March 2020.
This concludes a long period of time in which the ATHC produced 15 online broadcasts of seven films and eight stage shows and private events “Live from the Appalachian Theater”. These events reached a virtual audience of thousands of dedicated supporters who supported the venerable King Street monument in downtown Boone during the global pandemic.
The fall season of ACTH presented events includes five musical and comedic concerts by artists Roger McGuinn, Damn Tall Buildings, John McEuen and the String Wizards in a “Grand Opening 2.0” encore performance, Henry Cho and the Malpass Brothers . Tickets for these events will go on sale to ACTH members at 10 a.m. on Friday August 6 and to the general public the following week at 10 a.m. on Thursday August 12. For more information on each artist and ticketing policies, visit the theater website at www.apptheatre.org.
App Theater Executive Director Laura Kratt expressed her gratitude to the sponsors, donors, patrons, administrators and other volunteers whose unwavering support over the past 16 months has allowed ATHC to continue to be a viable asset. for the High Country region.
“We were only open for a short time – less than five months – before closing for three times as long. We have been planning our ‘Grand Opening 2.0’ for some time and are delighted to announce these details to an audience keen to experience the performing arts live, ”said Kratt.
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, Roger McGuinn will take the stage at ACTH. As the founder of The Byrds, McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Roger McGuinn hasn’t just made music, he’s made history. Rolling Stone magazine said, “Music would be a very different place without Roger McGuinn.” Tickets cost $ 35 per person.
Damn Tall Buildings will debut at the Appalachian Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 1. Now, whether they share lead vocals and instrumental solos or blend their vocals in a loose and joyful harmony, the four members of Damn Tall Buildings blend elements of bluegrass, blues, roots-rock and swing. vintage to create a captivating and energetic sound. The Boston Globe called them “The Carter Family for the Millennial Generation”. Tickets cost $ 25.
The first performers to take to the ACTH stage in October 2019 were John McEuen and the String Wizards in a standing ovation. Two years later, they make a triumphant return for our special “Grand Opening 2.0” concert at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 14th. McEuen – a founding member of the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the American Banjo Museum Hall of Famer – brings his banjo, guitar, violin and mandolin to share music and memories of his 55 years of living in the music with its unique cast of “string wizards” Americana, including Lea Thompson, John Cable (both also former members of the NGDB) and Matt Cartsonis. Tickets cost $ 35 per person.
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, American stand-up comedian Henry Cho will entertain members of the ATAC audience with his special humor. His work can be heard nationwide several times a week on XM Radio’s 151, Laugh USA, Sirius Radio’s Blue Collar Radio 103, and Pandora Radio’s PG Comedy Radio. Cho is known to be one of the only Asian artists to appear regularly at the Grand Ole Opry. Some of Henry’s movie credits include Universal’s “McHale’s Navy”, “Say It Isn’t So” and “Material Girls” starring Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston. Tickets cost $ 28.
The popular and highly anticipated Malpass Brothers concert has been rescheduled from their original 2020 dates to a 7 p.m. shutter on Saturday, November 11. With a sincerity and ease on stage that belies their years, brothers Christopher and Taylor Malpass layer their sweet voices, blend and musical talent with the deep respect they give to the country music legends who led the way. Both gifted musicians and songwriters, they have shared the billing with artists such as Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. Tickets cost $ 25.
Kratt noted that in addition to these performances, ATHC will soon be announcing its highly anticipated BOONE DOCS documentary film screening series as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, as well as a new App Theater Cinema Classics series of very appreciated, family films. She also said that many ATAC user groups will be unveiling their fall productions at the theater soon and that a lineup of holiday events should be ready to be announced by October.
“This is a great opportunity to become a member and get your first chance to win great seats for this fall’s shows,” said Kratt. Membership levels start at the $ 100 level.
The Théâtre des Appalaches is committed to protecting the health and safety of the community and will continue to follow the advice of health officials and government in the development and implementation of policies related to COVID-19.
Tickets and memberships are available on the theater website at www.apptheatre.org.
About the Théâtre des Appalaches
The mission of the Appalachian Theater of the High Country is to revitalize and maintain this historic touchstone of the community as a quality home for diverse artists and audiences with particular emphasis on programs that celebrate the distinctive heritage of the Appalachians and improve the ability to act as an economic catalyst for Boone and the High Country.
Formerly a magnificent 999-seat Art Deco movie theater, the building closed in 2007 and sat empty and gutted for years. On October 14, 2019, the Appalachian Theater reopened after a $ 10 million renovation that brought the distinctive Art Deco details back to this historic theater and created a new, state-of-the-art 629-seat acoustically fabulous venue for concerts, films, plays and dance performances. The historic Appalachian Theater has been entertaining regional audiences in the heart of downtown Boone since 1938.