Billy Jonas Comes to Farthing Auditorium October 19th: Limited Space, Reservations required

The Watauga Arts in Education Partnership, consisting of Watauga County Schools, ASU’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, and the Watauga County Arts Council has offered a regular performing arts series to Watauga County students for the last seventeen years.

Billy Jonas at Farthing Auditorium Boone, NCThis year, as a part of that series, we are bringing back the energetic and well-loved children’s musician, Billy Jonas, to perform for K-2 students at Farthing Auditorium on Tuesday, October 19th at 9:30 am.   AND, because Billy Jonas is so beloved by younger children, we are opening up this performance to parents and their preschool children age 3 and up.

Normally the policies of our Touring Arts Program specify that only children who are ages 5 and up may attend our performances. This policy has been in place for a number of years and with very good reason. We are not changing that policy…but we’re making an exception to it for this ONE time.

Because seating at these performances is very carefully counted and choreographed, parents of preschoolers who have older children attending the performance are asked to sit in the separate designated guest sections of the auditorium to which they are assigned (and not with their school aged child). Children who are not attending with their school must, regardless of age, be accompanied by their parent and seated on their own (not trying to ride or sit with school age siblings). Please understand that this is a ONE-time exception and that seating is quite limited. Therefore, we’ll accept your pre-paid reservations as long as we have the available seating. We will not be able to admit anyone who does not have an advance, paid reservation. All audience members must be seated by 9:15 am.

To reserve your seats, call the Watauga County Arts Council at 264-1789 BEFORE Monday, October 18, at 5:00 pm or come by our offices during regular gallery hours of 12:00-5:00 on Tuesdays-Fridays. No reservations will be accepted past that point. We can accept cash, checks, or Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. All seats (regardless of age) are $5.00.

Our gratitude to Holiday Inn Express of Boone, who is sponsoring this year’s Touring Arts Program by providing lodging for our performers..


  1. Well, that policy kinda spoils it for my two who are old enough. The two year and two month old can’t go. And of course, I can’t sit with both a 6 year old and a 3 year old at the same time. Have fun, luckier people than I!