2016 Festival Hours

Friday August 5: 10am-11pm Community Connections closes at 8pm and other vendors close at 10pm. The Main Stage continues until 11pm.
Saturday August 6: 10am-10pm Community Connections closes at 8pm; all else at 10pm.

Event Schedule

Three stages of live performance, made 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. The Community Stage is located in Roanoke Street.

The children's activities are centered at the corner of Lee Street and Draper Rd and offer bounce houses, story times and crafts from the Blacksburg Junior Women's Club and a whole host of fun and educational activities provided by the Blacksburg Children's Museum. Children's Area sponsored by the Virginia College Savings Plan.


Main Stage

3:30-4:30 PM

Timewave Zero

4:50-5:50 PM

Mateo Monk

6:10-7:10 PM

Sol Roots

7:30-8:30 PM

The Color J

9:00-11:00 PM

Black Masala

Acoustic Stage

12:00-1:00 PM

Shannon Hunter

1:20-2:20 PM


2:40-3:40 PM

Seph Custer

4:00-5:00 PM

American Roots

5:20-6:20 PM

David Simpkins

6:40-7:40 PM

Fritz Schindler

Community Stage

2-2:45 PM

Appalachian Hoedowners

3:00-4:00 PM

Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia

4:20-4:45 PM

Southwest Virginia Ballet

5:00-6:30 PM

Mainstream Music Student Performances

Market Square Park

7:30-9:30 PM

Drum Circle


Main Stage

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

The Blacksburg Community Band

12:50-1:50 PM


2:10-3:10 PM

Shiloh Hill

3:30-4:30 PM

Stacked Like Pancakes

4:50-5:50 PM

The Golden Guns

6:10-7:10 PM

The Seismix

7:30-8:30 PM

Erin & The Wildfire

8:50-9:50 PM

The Broadcast

Acoustic Stage

12:00-1:00 PM

Maya Renfro

1:20-2:20 PM

Kat Mills

2:40-3:40 PM

Sharayah Spears

4:00-5:00 PM

Troy & Paula Haag

5:20-6:20 PM

Java Brothers Bluegrass

6:40-7:40 PM


Community Stage

11:30-12:30 PM

Little Leapers

12:45-1:45 PM

Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers & Back Porch Studio Cloggers

2:00-2:30 PM

Beasley Martial Arts

2:45-3:15 PM

New River Tang Soo Do

3:30-4 PM

Hill & Veil

4:15-4:45 PM

New River Irish Dance at Holli's Academy of Dance

5:00-6:00 PM

Blacksburg Square Dance Feat. Indian Run Stringband & Old Man Kelly

Laureen Blakemore

Tel: 540-951-0454