Free Admission for Active Military & Their Families
$10 Ticket Includes Music and Admission to Museum Galleries
Winchester, VA 8/07/16…Music from ’80s tribute band The Reflex, and admission to the gardens and galleries will highlight Gardens at Night at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Friday, August 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, those attending will be able to purchase food, beer, and wine.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Navy Federal Credit Union, admission to the Gardens at Night is free to all active military personnel and their families. Event admission is also free to ages 12 and under and MSV Members. The ticket price for all others, which includes the concert and admission to the gardens and exhibitions, is $10.
Making their second Gardens at Night appearance and based in Fairfax, Virginia, The Reflex bills itself as “the ultimate ’80s tribute band.” The five-member band includes bass player Darron Morfino, drummer Marc Taylor, guitarist Bill Ruddy, and vocalists Martha Krabill and J.R. Russell. A popular band that has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, The Reflex regularly headlines large outdoor festivals and has shared the stage with well-known bands including Naked Eyes, Survivor, Uncle Kracker, and other ’80s icons. For its MSV performance The Reflex will recreate the sound and look of the 1980s and play songs made famous by Bryan Adams, Blondie, Duran Duran, Prince, the Go-Go’s, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, and others.
Along with live music, Gardens at Night includes free children’s 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. kids may play a variety of lawn games, including Frisbee, hula hoops, and bean bag toss.
Throughout the evening the MSV’s seven-acre gardens and its galleries will be open. Along with colorful seasonal blooms, the gardens include statues and fountains. Exhibitions in the galleries include Painting the Valley: Works by Andrei Kushnir, which presents more than 70 plein-air paintings of Shenandoah Valley landscapes and communities, and Collect, Preserve, Interpret which exhibits some of the most important objects in the MSV Shenandoah Valley Collection.
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 $10 per plate that will include chicken barbecue, vegetarian barbecue, corn dogs, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, a green bean and tomato salad, watermelon, cookies, and ice cream novelties.
Cheese and grape trays will be available for $5. Drinks available for purchase include bottled water and soda ($2), domestic and craft beer ($5), and wine by the 12-ounce glass ($8) or bottle ($25). Cash sales are preferred. No outside food or drinks will be permitted in the concert area.
The gates, gardens, and galleries 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. Concert-goers should bring their own chairs. Gardens at Night is a rain or shine event; attendees should dress for the weather. In the event of rain, the stage will be covered by a tent and children’s activities will move inside to the Museum’s BB&T Learning Center.
The Gardens at Night concert series is sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102. Following Friday’s concert, the 2016 concert series will conclude on September 9 with ’70s favorites from The Robbie Limon Band.
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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