Star City Arts Festival is an exciting new event to provide Roanoke with an Arts Extravaganza and promote the Arts in our area. This collaboration of the Arts and Culture community, presented in a one-day festival, has the opportunity and goal of becoming a new tradition that can multiply the awareness and participation in our organizations. Star City Arts Festival is the first of its kind in Roanoke, providing the community the opportunity to participate and share the performing, visual, culinary, literary and cultural arts together.
Starting in the afternoon of August 24th, look for the ArtVenture tent hosted by the Taubman Museum of Art; the Roanoke Public Libraries book giveaway; performances by the Southwest Virginia Ballet and Roanoke Ballet Theatre, along with Mill Mountain Theatre Conservatory, Roanoke Children's Theatre, The Grandin Theatre, the Jefferson Center Music Lab, along with musical performances featuring an ecclectic array of artists from Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Latin and more, in addition to the city's top food trucks.
The event pinnacle is the much-anticipated "Symphony Under the Stars" concert by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at Elmwood Park Amphitheatre beginning at 7pm. The Star City Arts Festival is designed to be a celebration of the community, FOR the community and is a free, public event.