Festival Hours

Friday August 1: 10am-11pm Community Connections closes at 8pm and other vendors close at 10pm. The Main Stage continues until 11pm.
Saturday August 2: 10am-10pm Community Connections closes at 8pm; all else at 10pm.

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.

Events Schedule

Main Stage - Friday August 1

3:30 PM Annabelle's Curse
4:50 The Get Right Band
6:10 Meagan Jean & The KFB
7:30 The Empty Pockets
8:50 JP Harris & The Tough Choices - Honky Tonk Dance Party!

Acoustic Stage - Friday August 1

12:00 PM Erika Joy Rising
1:20 American Roots
2:40 Chalybeate
4:00 Spencer Branch
5:20 Swing Fest
6:40 The Acoustic Kind

Community Stage - Friday August 1

4:30 PM The MII - Youth Experiencing Science Program
5:00 Mainstream Music Student Performances
6:00 The Dixie Dream Dancers

Main Stage - Saturday August 2

11:30 AM The Blacksburg Community Band
12:50 PM PanJammers
2:10 The Secret of Chalk
3:30 Awesomesauce
4:50 Gabe Morales Trio
6:10 Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
7:30 The Color J
8:50 No BS Brass Band

Acoustic Stage - Saturday August 2

12:00 PM Kat Mills
1:20 Star City Revival
2:40 David Simpkins, Kathy Acosta & Britt Mistele
4:00 Three Shades of Blue
5:20 Grandpa's Cough Medicine
6:40 Crossties

Community Stage - Saturday August 2

11:30 AM Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
12:00 PM Blacksburg Swing Dance
1:00 Dance.Tech Performing Arts Studio
2:00 Scott Perry Music Students Performance
3:00 Back Porch Studios
4:00 Blacksburg Center for Martial Arts
4:30 New River Tang Soo Do
5:00 Virginia Techniques


Laureen Blakemore

Tel: 540-951-0454