NC Governor Roy Cooper To Deliver Economic Development Message At Appalachian Theatre Friday

Submitted by Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Inc.

BOONE, NC — The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Inc. announced today that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will visit Boone on Friday, August 4th to tour the historic Appalachian Theatre, located on King Street in downtown Boone.

John Cooper, chair of the theatre’s board of trustees, will lead the tour along with officers of the Appalachian Theatre. The non-profit organization recently completed the first phase of its renovation, which included refurbishing the historic façade and installing an exact replica of the original marquee, both of which have been restored to their 1938 glory. 

At approximately 4:30 pm the Governor will appear under the venerable marquee to make remarks about the importance of vibrant downtowns and their importance to the state’s economy.  He will explain why innovative public-private partnerships such as the Appalachian Theatre enhance communities, build local businesses, and create dynamic tourism destinations.

The Appalachian’s board of trustees cordially invites theatre stakeholders, arts supporters, and the general public to join in welcoming Governor Cooper to Boone during his first visit to the High Country since his election. 

This theatre event is purposefully timed to coincide with the First Friday Arts Crawl sponsored by the Downtown Boone Development Association, and the Concert on the Jones House Lawn begins at 5 p.m. and will feature the Aaron Burdett Band and The Lazybirds.  All activities are free of charge with details available at

Additional information about the Appalachian Theatre and their capital campaign may be found on the theatre’s website,

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