Appalachian Theatre Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with Night of Jazz Event
BOONE, NC – April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Appalachian Theatre of the High
Country is celebrating with its inaugural Night of Jazz concert slated for Friday, April 28 at
7:30 p.m. The collaborative concert event will feature jazz musicians from noteworthy local
jazz groups: the Watauga High School Jazz Band, Watauga Community Bands Swing Set
Jazz and Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensembles I and II.
Jazz Appreciation Month, fondly known as JAM, was created by the National Museum of
American History in Washington D.C. to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage
and history of jazz for the entire month of April. Intended to stimulate and encourage people of
all ages to participate in jazz, the Appalachian Theatre’s Night of Jazz event provides an
opportunity for both artists and audiences of all ages to experience and enjoy an evening of
The event is supported by a Grassroots Arts Grant made possible by the Watauga Arts
Council and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and
Cultural Resources. Reserved tickets are $10 and available online at apptheatre.org, by calling
828.865.3000 or in person by visiting the lobby box office. Ticket proceeds support Watauga
High School Jazz Band and Watauga Community Bands.
While the App Theatre’s online ticketing system is accessible 24/7, customers can avoid online
convenience fees by visiting the lobby box office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday
through Friday, or two hours prior to showtime. For a complete performance schedule of all
upcoming events, or to sign up for the theatre’s e-blast distribution list, visit the organization’s
reimagined website at www.apptheatre.org.
Events, days, dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change without notice.
About the Appalachian Theatre
The mission of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is to revitalize and sustain this historic community
touchstone as a quality home for diverse artists and audiences with a special focus on programs that celebrate our
distinctive Appalachian heritage and enhance our capacity to serve as an economic catalyst for Boone and the High
Country. Once a gorgeous 999-seat Art Deco movie house, the building closed in 2007 and sat empty and gutted
for years. On October 14, 2019, the Appalachian Theatre reopened its doors after a $10 million renovation that
brought the distinctive Art Deco details back to this historic theatre and created a new 629-seat, state-of-the-art,
acoustically pristine venue for live concerts, films, plays, and dance performances. The historic Appalachian Theatre
has entertained regional audiences in the heart of downtown Boone, NC since 1938. www.apptheatre.org