Coming to the Shenandoah Valley:

A New Venue for the Performing Arts


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SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

STAUNTON, VA—FEBRUARY 1, 2015:  Back by popular demand, after a second successful, if slightly damp second year, the Staunton Performing Arts Center’s nostalgic, family-friendly street fair, PAC ‘n the Streets, will return to downtown Staunton in 2015.

“Yes, it rained, but we made our own sunshine,” said Anne Armentrout, chair of the festival committee, who noted that more than 1,500 people attended the 2014 festival even though the day began with inclement weather.

“Next year, even more sunshine,” declares Armentrout, adding the PAC ’n the Streets 2015 will build on the good things from the past two years and add more fun and entertainment activities to the event.

PAC ‘n the Streets will once again cover two blocks of East Beverley Street, providing plenty of seating in front of the two-level Main Stage at Beverley and Market, which in 2015 will feature an all-ages open mike/jam session after the conclusion of the formal entertainment line-up.  At the Beverley and Augusta end of the festival, adjacent to the activities area hosted by Staunton Parks and Recreation, will the Young-At-Heart Stage, featuring music and story-telling for children of all ages.

There will also be more food vendors, with an emphasis on ethnic and local cuisine; more art and artisan booths, with each being a unique offering; more strolling street performers; more prizes in the Everyone’s-A-Winner Drawing.  

Returning, too, and with more vendors, will be the Tasting Garden, located in the Hardy Parking Lot (East Beverley and Market), where fair-goers can sample some of the region’s most distinctive wines, craft beers, and ciders.

PAC ‘n the Streets 2015 will add two hours to its schedule, running from ten in the morning until seven in the evening. “We expect a great day of entertainment and excitement, laughter and smiles,” notes event coordinator Karen Romig. “Many events promise fun for the whole family,but PAC ‘n the Streets absolutely delivers it!”


The Staunton Performing Arts Center will be housed in a historically significant theater. This performing arts venue will enrich the lives of people and contribute to the economic development of the Queen City of Staunton.

    • To Establish a theatre district where a variety of performances is offered on any given day or evening.
    • To revive the historic Dixie Theatre to its 1936 Art Moderne architectural style as envisioned by its architect, John Eberson.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Staunton Performing Arts Center is to create a performing arts venue where performances and educational events are available and accessible to all interested persons, both adult and youth, by restoring and renovating the historic Dixie Theatre and the adjacent Arcadia Building.


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 PAC 'n the Streets - 2015

September 12th, 10am-7pm

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   Staunton, VA 24401

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