Free Admission for Active Military & Their Families
$10 Ticket Includes Music, Lawn Games, and Admission to MSV Gardens & Galleries
Winchester, VA 7/10/17…A diverse mix of music made famous by artists ranging from Louis Armstrong to Bruno Mars, free family lawn games, and admission to acres of gardens and exhibition galleries will highlight Gardens at Night at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Friday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, those attending will be able to purchase food, beer, and wine.
This Friday’s Gardens at Night event will feature Another Level, a six-piece band from Richmond, Virginia, that is known for its wide-ranging repertoire of music that includes Motown, R&B, classic rock, and contemporary hits. Founded by Kevin Pryor, a second-generation drummer with more than 25 years of experience, Another Level is comprised of musicians who have toured with music greats, including Prince, Patti LaBelle, James Brown, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Along with Pryor, the band includes vocalist Shane Fountain, bassist and vocalist EJ Shaw, saxophonist Dale Rogers, and guitarists Chris Beasley and Art Stevenson.
According to MSV Community Programs Manager Autumn Gray—thanks to the sponsorship of Navy Federal Credit Union—admission to Gardens at Night is free to all active military personnel and their families. Gardens at Night admission is also free to MSV Members and ages 12 and under. The ticket price for all others, which includes gardens and gallery admission, is $10. The summer concert series is also sponsored by Shenandoah Country Q102.
Along with live music, Gardens at Night features free family activities. Youngsters will be able to explore the gardens with a seek-and-find game, Can You Find This? In addition, from 6 to 8 p.m. families may play a variety of lawn games, including Frisbee, hula hoops, and cornhole.
Throughout the evening attendees may experience the seven-acre Glen Burnie Gardens illuminated by nighttime lighting and explore the MSV galleries. Recently opened and on view in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Art and the Animal features some of the world’s best contemporary animal art produced by members of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists. A traveling exhibition featuring more than 60 paintings, drawings, and sculpture of wild and domestic animals, the tour of Art and the Animal is directed by noted wildlife art scholar and author David J. Wagner, PhD, and the exhibition’s display at the MSV is sponsored by 92.5 WINC FM.
Those attending Gardens at Night at the MSV also may purchase food and drinks at the event. Sodexo catering will serve a buffet dinner for $12 per plate that will include herb-roasted chicken, corn dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, green bean salad, watermelon, and cookies. Cheese, cracker, and grape trays will be available for $5. Drinks available for purchase include bottled water and soda ($2), domestic ($7) and craft beer ($8), and wine by the 10-ounce glass ($8) or bottle ($25). Cash sales are preferred. No outside food or drinks will be permitted in the concert area.
The gates will open for seating at 5:30 p.m. and the gardens, galleries, and food/drink stations will open at 6 p.m. The music will begin at 7 p.m. The concert will take place on the lawn by the MSV. All those who plan to listen to the musical performance should bring their own chairs. The concert will take place outdoors rain/shine and attendees should dress for the weather.
Following July’s concert, Gardens at Night will take place on August 11 and September 8. In August, The Real Geniuses will celebrate the music of the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s. September’s concert will feature the Eagles tribute band Alter Eagles.
The MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes galleries and exhibitions, the Glen Burnie House (not open during Gardens at Night), and the gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday. Additional information is available by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or referring to www.theMSV.org. – END –
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