Friday Night Outdoor Concerts (2019)
Henderson Lawn Stage, Virginia Tech Campus
(Rainsite: Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center)
6 pm - 7:30 pm
June 7 - Orquesta Tropikiimba (Afro-Cuban Salsa)***
(Rainsite, if necessary, for Orquesta Tropikiimba (ONLY) will be Squires Studio Theatre. The remainder of the concerts will use the Squires Old Dominion Ballroom as the backup rainsite.)
June 14 - Domino Band (R&B)
June 21 - Gerry Timlin (Irish Folk)
June 28 - Half Throttle (Contemporary Rock & Country)
July 12 - Java Brothers (Country & Bluegrass)
July 19 - Surrender Dorothy (Classic Rock & Rockabilly)
July 26 - Rick Strickland Band (Beach & Shag)
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and families for a warm summer evening of music on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, Virginia!
(Henderson Lawn is located at the corner of Main St. and College Ave.)
***Partial support for Orquesta Tropikiimba provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
Live Theatre Event
Based on the book by: Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall
Music & Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe
Performed by the Roanoke Children's Theatre
The popular Saturday morning cartoon that taught kids history, grammar, math and more will take the stage this summer for the first theatre event of the 2019 Virginia Tech/Town of Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! takes you on a journey with Tom, a brand new teacher, who is a bit nervous about starting his first day. While watching TV to relax, characters emerge to show him how to win his students over through song and quite a bit of imagination.
Dates of Event: June 15, 16, 17, 2019 @ 2 pm and 4 pm
Location: Squires Studio Theatre, Virginia Tech Campus
Admission to all events is free, however, we do request that you reserve your free seating for this event. Reserve your FREE ticket here for SchoolHouse Rock Live! beginning June 1, 2019.
Presented by the Downtown Merchants
Summer Solstice Fest - June 15, 2019 - 1-11 p.m
Art at the Market - July 20, 2019- 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Steppin' Out Street Festival - August 2 & 3, 2019
Presented by the Town of Blacksburg
Independence Day Celebration - Thursday, July 4, 2019
2-3 p.m.: Parade in downtown Blacksburg, followed by a free movie at The Lyric Theatre (sponsored by Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club)
9:30 p.m.: Fireworks
For more information - Town of Blacksburg Parks & Recreation @ 540-961-1135.
Blacksburg's Market Square Jam - Every Wednesday beginning June, 2019 and each successive Wednesday through September, 2019- 8 pm - 10:00 pm
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment on Wednesday evenings, June through September. The Jam takes place at Market Square Park from 8-10 p.m. Catering to traditional old time music, the Market Square Jam brings regional musicians together to pick a tune, enjoy fun times with their friends and family, and take in all that downtown Blacksburg has to offer. For more information about the jam or to inquire about being a host band contact the Town of Blacksburg Community Relations Office at 540-961-1199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lyric Theatre
135 College Ave.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Free Classic Movies at the Historic Lyric Theatre all begin at 3 pm for each date shown below:
Harold and Maude Saturday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 12
Night at the Opera Saturday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 10
Guys & Dolls Saturday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 14
Virginia Tech Perspective Gallery
Squires Student Center
Virginia Tech Campus
Bottom Up, Top Down: Stained Glass Sculptures by Nikki Pynn
Nikki Pynn is a New River Valley based artist, who has been working to transform the traditional art form of stained glass into sculpture. She frequently integrates stained glass with found metal objects. Putting glass in the structures to create sculpture repositions traditional stained glass from the window to the middle of the room. Nikki draws on folk art for the stands, which hold glass constructions, marrying two distinctly different genres of art. Influenced by artists and farmers who solve problems and create with what is at hand, Nikki has pulled from scrap piles at bike shops and dump areas, and has dug up pieces from abandoned farms to build the sculpture stands. Bikes are built to move. Using discarded bike wheels, Nikki invites viewers to touch and move the art, thwarting usual gallery rules.
Nikki discovered stained glass while working towards her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. She constructed stained glass panels by traditional methods from graduation in 1980 until 2012. From then, she has experimented with the fragility within the stability of sculptures.
Opening reception Friday June 7, 5 – 7 p.m.
Music by Kat Mills
Free and open to all
Dates of Exhibit: June 7-August 9, 2019
(Find the summer hours on the Perspective Gallery website)