Summer – the way it was meant to be.

Music. Food. Friends. All under the canopy of the Shenandoah Valley stars.

SummerStage at the Blackburn Inn

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.


See the Concert Schedule

Show Schedule

  • Grounds, and bar, open at 6 pm
  • Opening Act at 7 pm
  • Main Event at 8 pm
  • Bar closes at 10:30

The artist schedule can be viewed on our EventBrite page here. All music acts are subject to change, current bookings listed.

Tickets: $15-$35

Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 2. 

Bar & Grill

The Second Draft Bistro will offer a bar with a great selection of local craft beer, wine, and cider, along with a fresh menu off the grill.

The Blackburn is excited to be partnering with the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail and Barren Ridge Vineyards this season.

*Please note outside food or beverages is not allowed.


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.

Are tickets available at the door? Advance reservations are suggested. If tickets are available, they will be sold for at the door.

I have a larger party, what do I do? We suggest your group purchase tickets in the Yellow Blanket pod section. Bring your own blanket or beach chair and find your spot in the yellow section. This section is perfect for families and anyone looking to kick off their shoes and dance.

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.

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