2021 Steppin' Out ®:

Date: August 07, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Venue: Downtown Blacksburg
Organizations: Annie Stokes, Cocobolo, Crossties, Downtown Blacksburg Inc., Johanna Vaughan, Jstop Latin Soul, Kat Mills, Kendall Street Company, PanJammers, Root Down, Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Band, The Jared Stout Band, Virginia Hollow
Description: The 40th Annual Steppin' Out® festival will be held in downtown Blacksburg on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm and Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Saturday Schedule:

Main Stage:
• 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Panjammers
• 1:45-2:45 PM: Root Down
• 3:15-4:15 PM: Jstop Latin Soul
• 5:15-6:15 PM: Smokestack Lightnin’ Blues Band
• 7:00-8:00 PM: Jared Stout Band
• 8:45-9:45 PM: Kendall Street Company

Acoustic Stage:
• 10:45-11:45 AM: Johanna Vaughan
• 12:00-1:00 PM: Cocobolo
• 1:30-2:30 PM: Virginia Hollow
• 2:50-3:50 PM: Kat Mills
• 4:15-5:15 PM: Crossties
• 5:45-6:45 PM: Annie Stokes

Community Stage:
• 10:30-11:30 AM: Little Leapers
• 12:00-12:45 PM: Dance.tech
• 1:15-2:00 PM: Raq Roanoke Bellydance
• 2:30-3:30 PM: Blue Ridge Dance
• 4:00-5:00 PM: Westover Ballet
• 5:30-6:30 PM: VA Techniques

Steppin' Out is Southwest Virginia's premier street celebration and is back after a year off due to COVID! The 40th Steppin' Out® festival features artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items including 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. 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. The Community Stage is located in the National Bank of Blacksburg Parking lot on Roanoke Street.

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.

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/1343046380101/false#/invitation.

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