SummerStage @ The Blackburn
Summer – the way it was meant to be.
Music. Food. Friends. All under the canopy of the Shenandoah Valley stars.
Friday nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day come enjoy an outdoor concert series on the grounds of the Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, just steps from downtown Staunton’s celebrated main street.
Reserve a pod, bring a blanket or camp chair, order a picnic box, grab a local brew or glass of wine, and settle in under the stars for the best of contemporary Roots/Americana/Folk/Bluegrass/Country music performed in an intimate 250 person setting observing all socially distanced safety protocols.
Join us for a great new Staunton tradition.
- Grounds, and bar, open at 6 pm
- Music begins at 7 pm
- Main Event at 8 pm
- Bar closes at 10:30
The artist schedule can be views at our EventBrite page here. All music acts are subject to change, current bookings listed.
Tickets: $25-$35 in advance or $40 on the door
Tickets go on sale on Monday, April 19th, at 11 am
Bar & Grill
For your convenience pre-order your exciting Blackburn Inn Picnic Box for 2 including a southern style chicken wrap, chips, pasta salad, lemonade, and a cookie (subject to change)
(Sorry but no outside food or beverages can be allowed)
The 2nd Draft Bistro will offer a bar with a great selection of local beer, wine, and cider, along with a fresh menu off the grill.
The Bistro will also feature our “1828 Bread Pudding”; considered a classic American dish. Born from the thriftiness of the English settlers who transformed leftovers into comforting custardy goodness. We use a traditional recipe for bread pudding, that Virginians typically ate in the early 1800s, served with our one-of-a-kind rum sauce.
The Blackburn Inn is committed to sourcing local and proud to work side by side with other small businesses in and around Staunton.
Can I bring my own food or drinks? Unfortunately, no. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The Blackburn will have a full bar and grill on the lawn to get you your favorite draft or a burger and fries.
Are tickets available at the door? Advance reservations are suggested. If tickets are available, they will be sold for $40 at the door.
I have a party of five, what do I do? The pod system is designed for adequate social distancing, if your party is more than four, you should purchase two blanket pods.
What is the weather policy? In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors to the Blackburn Inn and Conference Center’s Great Hall. This decision will be made day of by 5 pm.