The 19th annual Summer Arts Festival, a joint effort by the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts and Cinema and the Town of Blacksburg, announces its lineup of concerts, movies, theatre, festivals, and art exhibits.
The festival’s events, beginning June 11 and ending late August, are all free.
The popular “Friday Night Out” concert series kicks off the festival on June 11 with Gerry Timlin and a return to the Henderson Lawn location. A great favorite in the United States and Canada, Timlin has been delighting audiences with his traditional Irish folk music, smooth baritone voice and humor world wide. Henderson lawn is located on the corner of Main Street and College Avenue, on the campus of Virginia Tech. The rain site will be the Old Dominion Ballroom in the Squires Student Center, located next to Henderson Hall. There will be eight Friday night concerts; all begin at 6 p.m.
The Virginia Tech Department of Theatre and Cinema will present two theatre productions. The popular musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be performed June 22-27 and June 29-July 2 in the Squires Studio Theatre. Edward Albee’s classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” will be performed June 23-27 and June 29-July 3 in Theatre 101. (Note: This production contains adult language and content.)
Three classic movies will be offered at the Lyric Theatre “The Sound of Music” June 26 and 30; “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” July 17 and 21; and “Rear Window” on Aug. 14 and 18.
Other events include Summer Solstice Fest June 19; Art at the Market July 17; Blacksburg’s annual Independence Day Celebration on July 4; and Steppin’ Out Street Festival Aug. 6-7; and exhibits at the Armory Art Gallery.
For additional information, visit the School of Performing Arts and Cinema website.
Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street, or the Shultz Hall Lot, located off Alumni Drive near the North Main Street campus entrance. Find more parking information online or call (540) 231-3200.