2018 Steppin' Out ®
Venue: Downtown Blacksburg, Blacksburg
Organizations: American Roots, Downtown Blacksburg Inc., Groova Scape, Highland Jazz, Indian Run Stringband, Seph Custer, Sol Roots, String Theory, The Jared Stout Band, The Java Brothers, Virginia Hollow
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Drink Specials, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre
Cost: Free
The 38th Annual Steppin' Out® festival will be held in downtown Blacksburg on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm and Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Steppin' Out is Southwest Virginia's premier street celebration! Steppin' Out® features over 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items: jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal work, basketry, stained & fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods and so much more!

Downtown Blacksburg merchants also hold their much-awaited final clearance sidewalk sales during Steppin' Out. And those festival foods you love are provided by downtown restaurants.

Three stages of live performances make Steppin' Out one of this region's premiere arts and music events featuring over 25 acts. The Main Stage provides continuous live music on College Avenue and Main Street. 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 the National Bank of Blacksburg Parking lot on Roanoke Street.

Friday Entertainment Schedule:

Main Stage:
• 2:45-3:30 pm: Beyond the Current
• 3:55-4:45 pm: Groova Scape
• 5:15-6:15 pm: Seph Custer
• 6:45-7:45 pm: The Jared Stout Band
• 8:15-9:15 pm: Milo in the Doldrums
• 9:45-11:00 pm: Sol Roots

Acoustic Stage:
• 12:15-1:10 pm: String Theory
• 1:30-2:30 pm: Highland Jazz
• 2:50-3:50 pm: American Roots
• 4:10-5:10 pm: Virginia Hollow
• 5:30-6:30 pm: Indian Run Stringband
• 7:00-8:00 pm: Java Brothers

Community Stage:
• 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Say YES to Science
• 12:30-1:30 pm: Blacksburg Pilates and Fitness Studio
• 2:00-3:00 pm: In Balance Yoga
• 4:00-6:00 pm: Mainstream Music Student Performances

Admission is free! Town of Blacksburg metered parking is all free and Blacksburg Transit provides free shuttles to get you there without the hassles.

Bring your friends! Bring your family! But, please don't bring your pets. Steppin' Out gets crowded so leave your dog in the Canine Corral on the Henderson Lawn on College Avenue.

Town of Blacksburg metered parking is all free for the two days of the festival and Blacksburg Transit will provide free shuttles to get you there without the hassles.

Steppin' Out is a rain or shine event.

Volunteers are also needed to assist with the event. If you're interested, visit: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2287384/false#/invitation.

For more information, visit: http://www.blacksburgsteppinout.com or https://www.facebook.com/pg/DowntownBlacksburg or call 540-951-0454 or email events@downtownblacksburg.com.
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