Thank you for staying connected to the arts! We are excited to bring you this online series featuring an assortment of original and curated content you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. We miss seeing you, and are eager to enjoy live music, dance, film, theatre, and the visual arts together again soon. Until then, however, programming will look a little different, but it’s brought to you with the same curatorial care, pursuit of excellence, and passion that both our staff and our patrons have come to expect.

Live events will fill our campus again, but we do need your support in the meantime. By contributing what you can, you are sustaining An Appalachian Summer Festival during this challenging time and keeping alive the values embodied by the festival: artistic excellence, access to the arts for all, audience engagement, and community building through the arts. We know this is a time of great hardship for so many, and we are grateful for whatever you might be able to do to help us.

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current festival sponsors and donors


Westglow Resort and Spa
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Wells Fargo Logo
mast general store
goodnight brothers logo
skybest communications logo
Boone, NC logo
creekside electronics logo
Peak Group Logo
University Bookstore logo
Courtyard by Marriott
Appalachian Home Care Logo
Peabody's Wine and Beer Logo
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
PNC Bank logo
Holiday Inn Express Boone


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UNC TV logo
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greensboro news and record logo
Creative Loafing
winston-salem journal
spectrum news logo
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yes weekly
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Thank you to our generous 2020 donors:

Connie Adams
Appalachian Home Care/Ellen Harrell
Appalachian State University Bookstore
Ellis & Barbara Aycock
Dr. Charlie & Ann Baker
Francine Barr (in memory of Patricia Weberman)
Joan & Albert Benbasat (in memory of Esta Perlow)
Carol Blumberg
John & Bettie Bond
Wayne & Teri Bonomo
Hanes and Linda Boren

Frank & Kay Borkowski
George & Margaret Brackett
Kathryne & Howard Brafman
Wendy & Mike Brenner
Craig & Rose Bridgeman
Steven & Elaine Brooks
Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc.
Natalie & Penn Broyhill
Elizabeth Buchanan
Melanie Carnes
Carolina Mountain Life
Paul & Susan Caudill
Cynthia Dillon & Marc Chabot
Sue & Steve Chase
Jeannine Collins
Faye & John Cooper
Courtyard Marriott
George & Dyan Cutter
Duane & Ruth Daggett
Anthony S. di Santi & Deborah W. di Santi
Sarah Ditmore
Jennifer Dotson
Susan & Harvey Durham (in honor of Sarah Heustess)
Don & Lisa Eddington
Diane & Ed Eisenberg
Lynn & Barry Eisenberg
Merle & Louis Feinberg
Janet P. Pepin & Francesca K. Field
Tracey & Paul Ford
Hank Foreman & John Baynor
Georgia Freeman & Sandra Turner
Larry & Barbara Freiman
Sherry Conrad Frye
Melinda Fudge
Marie Furches

Anna Gaugert
Suzanne Lasky Gerard and Bill Liebman (in honor of Nanci Tolbert Nance)
Mary Glenn
Dr. Ashley Goodman
Molle Grad (in memory of Ed Grad)
Susan Graham (in memory of Dot Barber)
Marilyn & Don Green
Susie Greene
Cecilia Hamilton
Megan Hayes & Michael Kitchell (in honor of Karen & Lowell Hayes, and the matriarchs of App Summer)
Scott & Kathleen Haynes
Bruce J. Heim Foundation
Sarah & Troy Heustess
Jerry & Rebecca Hutchins
Kevin Jamison
Dwight & Kathryn Jundt
Marc & Sandy Kadyk
Laura & Kenny Kaufman
Linda & Ed Kelly
Susan Kesterson
Jeanette Kimmel
Russell & Ann Kirsch
Mark & Ann Leibowitz
Venda & Ralph Lerch
Joseph & Michelle Liberatore
Renée & David Lieberman
Morris & Katia Lioz
Myron B. & Anne C. Liptzin
Steve & Beth Loflin
Joseph P. Logan (in Honor of Lynn & Barry Eisenberg)
Dr. Berge & Meliné Markarian
Gregg & Bonnie Marland
Joseph Matthews
The Budd and Nanette Mayer Family Foundation, Inc.
Margaret McCoy (in memory of Helen Weissberg)
Monica McDaniel
David & Tracey McInnis
Conor McKenzie
Roger & Helen Michelson
Howard Miller & Nancy Clark
Jenny & Wayne Miller
Lindsay Miller
Susan B. Morgan (in honor of Sarah Alice Heustess)
Doug & Susan Morton
William & Linde Mullis
Larry & Nanci Tolbert Nance

Bill Pelto & Linda Larson
Bonnie and Bruce Pendergast
Peter & Joni Petschauer (in memory of Mark Tafeen)
Susan & Bruce Pettyjohn (in Honor of Sarah Heustess’ Retirement)
Miriam Pittman
Janice & Banister Pope
Carol Quintero
Denise & William Ringler (in memory of Mark Tafeen)
John Rogers
Sally & Russell Robinson
Kitty Rominger
Martin & Doris Rosen Giving Fund / Debbie Rosen Davidson & David Rosen / Charles & Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation
Mike & Christina Rosenthal
Traci Royster (in honor of Sarah Heustess)
Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer/Westglow Resort and Spa
Neil & Nancy Schaffel
Dan Gaugert & Terry Harper (in honor of Anna Gaugert)
Dr. Morris & Margery Segall
Drs. Bernard & Michaela Segall
Patrick K. Setzer
Marilyn Seward
Jim & Sandy Sheatsley
Laurel Sherburne
Cary Shookoff
Tina & Gary Silverstein
Alex Sink
Bernice Snow
Circle S Foundation/Keith & Letty Stoneman
Nancy Tafeen (in memory of Mark Tafeen)
Sam Tallman & Mike Zuravel
Jan & Tony Todd
Karen Trefz
Julie & Tom Trueman
Ben Henderson & Mary Underwood
Daisy Goodnight Waldrep
Ina Warren (in Honor of Rebecca K. Murray)
Bill & Judy Watson
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Kenneth Wilcox
Tonya Shook Wilder
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams
Barbara E. Windisch
Todd Wright
Dr. and Mrs. Charles O. Yost, III
Jim Zellner