Eagles Tribute Band Returns to the MSV for Gardens at Night on September 13
$10 Ticket Includes Concert and Admission to MSV Exhibitions

Winchester, VA 9/09/19…The Eagles greatest hits, free family lawn games, and admission to acres of gardens and exhibition galleries will highlight the summer’s final Gardens at Night event at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Friday, September 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, those attending will be able to purchase food, beer, hard cider, and wine.

Returning to the MSV by popular demand, the Alter Eagles—a nationally touring Eagles tribute band—will perform classic favorites from the Eagles, including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Tequila Sunrise,” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”  Comprised of professional musicians and known for its accurate recreation of Eagles music, the Alter Eagles has performed at festivals and events throughout the United States and abroad.

According to MSV Community Programs Manager Autumn Gray, thanks to the sponsorship of Navy Federal Credit Union, admission is free to all active military personnel and their families and individual retired veterans (military id required). Admission to Gardens at Night is free to MSV Members and ages 12 and under. The ticket price for all others, which includes the concert and admission to the MSV’s seven-acre gardens and exhibitions, is $10. The summer concert series is also sponsored by Shenandoah Country Q102.

Along with live music, Gardens at Night features free family activities. From 6 to 8 p.m. children may play a variety of lawn games, including hula hoops, cornhole, and a giant Jenga set.

Throughout the evening, attendees may experience the Museum’s seven-acre gardens and explore the MSV galleries. In addition to permanent gallery displays that tell the Valley’s story, three rotating exhibitions present contemporary art. The Museum’s growing collection of contemporary art is on view in Vital Force, and the Valley’s landscape takes center stage in the exhibition Ghosts of a Forgotten Landscape: Paintings by Sally Veach. The current Art in the Halls exhibition, Circles and Serpents, features steel and wooden sculptures of reptiles and amphibians created by regional artists Dan Houston, Glenn Horr, Jim Koening, and Sally Myers.

Those attending Gardens at Night at the MSV also may purchase food and drinks at the event. The Skrimp Shack, Crash Test Yummies, J & M Concession, Roaming Bistro, and Shaffer’s BBQ (see menu) food trucks will be at Gardens at Night. Talk of the Mountain Seafood, Chick-fil-A, Stir Krazy Kettle Korn, My Buddy’s Nuts, and Red Fox Creamery will also be at the event selling meals, gourmet nuts, kettle corn, and ice cream. Adult beverages available for purchase include wine from Winchester’s James Charles Winery & Vineyard (whites and reds; available by the bottle/glass), beer from Winchester Brew Works (#LoveIsLove Grapefruit Shandy and Canoe Love Cream Ale, 12 oz. pour; $7), and hard cider from Winchester Cider Works (Malice, 522, and Va-Ginga). Water will also be available for purchase ($1). 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 trucks/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.

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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