Final Local Night @AppTheatre Concert Features The King Bees with Boone J.A.M. March 23rd

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Final Local Night @AppTheatre Concert Features The King Bees with Boone J.A.M. March 23rd

Final Local Night @AppTheatre Concert Features The King Bees with Boone J.A.M. March 23rd

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BOONE, NC – As the final installment in this season’s pilot Local Night @AppTheatre series,
co-presented with Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music, The King Bees will bring their blues
and roots music to the Doc Watson Stage for Americana Music on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00
p.m. at the historic Appalachian Theatre located on King Street in Boone, NC. They’ll be
introduced by a set performed by student musicians from Boone J.A.M. Reserved tickets for
this concert are $10 for adults and $7 for students.

Though The King Bees, Rob “Hound Dog” Baskerville and Penny “Queen Bee” Zamagni, call
the mountains of North Carolina home, they’ve travelled the world from Mississippi juke joints
to Lincoln Center sharing their love of American Roots music. Having performed on festival
stages throughout Europe in cities such as Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, and London, this year
marks the 35th anniversary of the band and the 20th year of New River Blues Festival, a
festival they created and continue to produce in Ashe County, NC.

In the mid-1980s, Baskerville and Zamagni began traveling the Deep South searching for and
mentoring under significant blues artists. With Baskerville featured on guitar and keys and
Zamagni on vocals, bass and as songsmith, they’ve worked with many blues greats, who
nurtured and guided them to develop their signature authentic sound. By 1990, they signed
with a European label, began touring internationally, and recording with some of the most
culturally relevant blues artists including Carey Bell, Jerry McCain, Nappy Brown, and Bo

The King Bees are known for their professionalism and exuberant, soulful performances and
look forward to taking the stage of the Doc Watson Stage for Americana Music with the goal of
touching hearts and moving spirits.

The Boone Junior Appalachian Musicians, the night’s opening act, will perform a set of
pieces they’ve collaborated on within their JAM class. Boone J.A.M. is a group music lesson
program that offers affordable traditional Appalachian music instruction to youth in Watauga
County. It started in 2006 and has provided music education to hundreds of students. The
program’s “Band Class” is led by instructor Ella Hennessee and features some of the
program’s most advanced student musicians. As an affiliate of the Junior Appalachian
Musicians organization, Boone J.A.M. receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council
and the National Endowment for the Arts.

While the App Theatre’s online ticketing system is accessible 24/7, customers can avoid the
online service fees by visiting the lobby box office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday
through Friday, or one hour prior to showtime. For a complete performance schedule of all
upcoming events, or to sign up for their e-blast distribution list, visit the theatre’s reimagined
website at
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.