James Taylor Tribute Band Plays Gardens at Night on September 10

James Taylor Tribute Band Plays Gardens at Night on September 10 
Concert Tickets are Pre-Sale Only; Admission includes Music, Galleries & Gardens

Winchester, VA 8/23/21…Music from Fire & Rain—The James Taylor Experience will highlight this summer’s final Gardens at Night at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Friday, September 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening includes an outdoor concert and a nighttime opportunity to explore the Museum’s gardens and galleries. Those attending will also be able to purchase food, ice cream, beer, hard cider, and wine.

Tickets to Gardens at Night are pre-sale only and may be purchased at www.theMSV.org, at the Guest Services Desk in the MSV galleries building, or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Ticket sales for MSV members begin August 27; all others may purchase tickets beginning September 3. 

Gardens at Night tickets are $5 for MSV members, active military personnel and their families, and individual retired veterans. Tickets for ages 12 & under are $1. The ticket price for all others—which includes the concert and admission to the MSV’s seven-acre gardens and galleries building—is $15. Gardens at Night is generously sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102. 

A nationally touring tribute band, The James Taylor Experience featuring the Fire & Rain Band recreates the intimate energy of a live James Taylor Concert from the singer-songwriter-guitarist’s heyday in the late '70s and early '80s. From 7 to 9 p.m. at Gardens at Night, the band will play James Taylor’s greatest hits, including “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Fire & Rain,”  “Mexico,” “How Sweet it Is (to be Loved by You),” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” 

Through intermission, attendees may experience the Museum’s seven-acre gardens and explore the MSV galleries. In the formal gardens, hundreds of rose bushes are blooming, an outdoor sculpture show is on view, and an enchanting bamboo grove provides a great photo opportunity. Changing displays on view in the galleries building include the fiber art exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissors and New Frontiers, an Art in the Halls presentation.

Those attending Gardens at Night at the MSV also may purchase food and drinks at the event. Shaffer’s BBQ, Two Smooth Dudes, Vittles, Red Fox Creamery, Roaming Bistro, and the Little Bamboo food trucks will be at Gardens at Night. Talk of the Mountain Seafood will also be at the event selling meals. Adult beverages available for purchase include wine (whites and reds; available by the bottle/glass), beer from Winchester Brew Works, and hard cider from Winchester Ciderworks. 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 5:30 p.m. The music will begin at 7 p.m. The concert will take place on the event lawn in front of the galleries building. All those who plan to listen to the music should bring their own chairs. The concert will take place outdoors rain/shine and attendees should dress for the weather. All visitors are encouraged to wear masks inside the galleries building; unvaccinated attendees are required to wear a mask/face covering inside the galleries building.

Gardens at Night attendees will want to note that on concert days, the entire MSV site and parking lots will be closed from 4 to 5:30 p.m. before the gates open for the concert. The main entrance gate (closest to James Wood Middle School) will be the only entrance open to vehicles during Gardens at Night.

The MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. Additional information is available by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or referring to www.theMSV.org/GAN21. – END –

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Contact Info: 
Julie Armel: 540-662-1473, ext 225, or [email protected]
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