Gardens at Night: Adrian Duke Project

Kick off the summer with a high-energy mix of Motown, soul, and rock 'n roll!

Kick off the summer with a high-energy mix of Motown, soul, and rock and roll from The Adrian Duke Project. Enjoy family lawn games from 6 to 8 p.m. and dance under the stars to live music. Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase. Bring your own chair. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Galleries, gardens, and food/drink stations open at 6 p.m.; the music begins at 7 p.m. Save on summer fun! Join the MSV and see Gardens at Night for FREE! It’s easy, join on today. Get the menu and more details HERE.

* FEE: Free to MSV Members, ages 12 & under, and active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families (military ID required); all others: $10 (includes concert, galleries, and gardens). No outside food/drink. Rain/shine. Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102. Rain/shine. Please dress approprately for the weather.

Menu $12 per plate served buffet style:
Pork BBQ w/ Kaiser Rolls
Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs/Buns
Potato Salad
Homemade Coleslaw
Packaged Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ice Cream Novelties
Veggie burgers available upon request
Cheese/Cracker/Grape Tray $5
Red and White Wine $8 per cup
Red and White Wine Bottle $25
Imported and Craft Beer $8
Domestic Beer $7
Assorted Canned Soft Drinks/Bottled Water $2
Bottled Tea and Gatorade $3
*Drinks are not included with dinner.

Family Activities: 6-8 p.m.
Family yard games like pitch-n-toss & hula-hoops
Children must be accompanied by an adult/ Please no outside toys


About the Band:

Adrian Duke (vocals, piano, organ). Adrian Duke grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and now calls Charlottesville, Virginia, home. He grew up as a multi-instrumentalist, but soon after studying jazz piano at VCU in Richmond, discovered the New Orleans musical tradition of Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John, that would make the foundation of his sound as a piano player. And once you add to that a voice that is infused with a startling imprint of the early Atlantic sides of Ray Charles, what you get just begins to describe what’s in Duke’s bag as a performer and composer. He spends a good part of his time on the road performing in a variety of musical settings and genres, always unavoidably with a strong New Orleans flavor. Best know for his performance for Queen Elizabeth on her most recent visit to Virginia, Duke has found time to produce and record six of his own albums in the past 15 years. 

Theresa Richmond (vocals). With a lifelong virtuosity in gospel music, Richmond began touring the globe in the '80s with the Angelic Gospel Singers, an all-female musical group led by the late gospel icon Margaret Wells Allison. Renowned for their old-time Southern style of church music, gospel, and hymns in which elements of spiritual music were quite prominent, the Angelic Gospel Singers were described as "the longest consistently selling female gospel group in African American history" by the Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music.

Damon Brown (bass). A talented bassist and composer, Damon currently heads the bass program at NC Central University

Derek Crowder (guitar). Hailing form Lynchburg Virginia, Crowder is best known for his contributions to the1970s Parisian jazz scene, as well as his collaborative work with '90s pop star Jewel.

Marcus Parker (drums). Unbelievably gifted son of Melvin Parker (who played on all the early James Brown hits).

Fri, Jun 09 • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MSV Members: Free

All Others: See FEE*