Event Schedule

Bringing Your Dog?

Please leave your dog in the Canine Corral on the Henderson Lawn on College Ave. Service provided by New River Varmints,

The Corral will be open 10am- 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

Three stages of live performance, make Steppin' Out one of this region's premiere arts events. Remember, Steppin' Out happens "Rain or Shine"!

The Main Stage provides continuous live music on College Avenue, both Friday and Saturday. The Acoustic Stage brings folk, contemporary, and utterly unique sounds to the festival area of Main and Lee Streets. The Community Stage showcases local and regional performers from cloggers to belly dancers. This is also where children's activities are centered. The Community Stage is located in Roanoke Street.

See the Performers page for details on the musicians and other groups.


In addition to the wide variety of scheduled events, there are all-day activities planned for Friday and Saturday.

Park your Art - Parking Meter Auction

Park your Art Parking Meter Auction, to benefit the Alexander Black House, will be held Saturday August 3 at 11:10am and 12:30pm at the Main Stage. Auctioneer: Wayne Garst.

Decorated meters will be on display in Blacksburg starting July 17 at the following locations:

Events Schedule

Main Stage - Friday August 2

2:10 PM   The Acoustic Kind
3:30   Junk DNA
4:50   Jayna Brown Band
6:10   Goodnight Texas
7:30   Jamie McLean Band
9:00   Cajun Dance Party with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Acoustic Stage - Friday August 2

12:00 PM   Two Old Geezers
1:20   American Roots
2:40   Scott Perry
4:00   El Capitan
5:20   Highlands Jazz Quintet
6:40   Another Roadside Attraction

Community Stage - Friday August 2

4:00 PM   Scott Perry Student Ensembles
5:00   Youth Science Team
5:45   Mainstream Music Student Performances

Main Stage - Saturday August 3

11:30 AM   Blacksburg Community Band
12:50 PM   PanJammers
2:10   Cyrus Pace Band
3:30   Bukuru Celestin
4:50   Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
6:10   Woody Pines
7:30   The Floorboards
8:50   Laura Reed

Acoustic Stage - Saturday August 3

12:00 PM   Gravel Road
1:20   Kat Mills
2:40   David Simpkins
4:00   Windfall
5:20   Crossties
6:40   Crooked Road Presents: Music of the Carter Family and the Appalachian String Band tradition

Community Stage - Saturday August 3

10:00 AM   Tonete's Taekwondo
11:00   Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
12:00 PM   Dance Tech Performing Arts
1:00   Blacksburg Swing Dance
2:00   New River Tang Soo Do
3:00   Back Porch Studio Cloggers
4:00   Blacksburg Center for Martial Arts
5:00   VA Techniques


Laureen Blakemore

Tel: 540-951-0454