Free Admission for Active Military & Their Families
$10 Ticket Includes Live Music, Children’s Activities, and Admission to Museum Galleries
Winchester, VA 8/07/15…Music from the 1970s by the Robbie Limon Band, free activities for children, and admission to the gardens and galleries will highlight Gardens at Night at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Friday, August 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, those attending will be able to purchase food, beer, and wine.
According to MSV Executive Director Dana Hand Evans, Gardens at Night is among the Museum’s most popular community programs. Evans notes that the event is a fun and affordable evening for families. Admission to Gardens at Night is free to ages 12 and under and—thanks to the sponsorship of Navy Federal Credit Union—admission to the concerts is also free to all active military personnel and their families. Admission to Gardens at Night remains free to MSV Members. The ticket price for all others, which includes the concert and admission to the MSV six-acre Glen Burnie Gardens and galleries, is $10.
A popular Shenandoah Valley musician and award-winning entertainer who mixes solo and band appearances with acting and singing roles at professional theaters, Robbie Limon has been part of the Valley’s music scene for more than a decade. He has recorded six CDs and portrayed, to great acclaim, both Hank Williams Sr. and Buddy Holly in professional theatres across the United States. A musician who brings his love of 1970s-era songwriters to each performance, Limon and his band will play an eclectic mix of music by the Eagles, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doobie Brothers, and more during his MSV concert.
Along with live music, Gardens at Night features free children’s activities. From 6 to 8 p.m. children may play a variety of lawn games, including Frisbee, hula hoops, and cornhole.
Those attending Gardens at Night at the MSV may also purchase food and drinks at the event. Sodexo catering will serve a buffet dinner for $10 per plate which will include barbecue chicken, corn dogs, pasta salad, local whole peaches, and cookies. Cheese, cracker, 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 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, 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. All those who plan to listen to the musical performance should bring their own chairs. In the event of rain, the musical performance will take place in a tent and children’s activities will move inside to the Museum’s BB&T Learning Center.
The 2015 Gardens at Night series is sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102. Following the August concert, the summer’s final Gardens at Night on September 11 will feature 1980s favorites from The Reflex.
The MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes the Museum, 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 –
About Navy Federal:
Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with over $64 billion in assets, more than 5 million members, 265 branches, and a workforce of over 12,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense and Coast Guard active duty, civilian, and contractor personnel and their families. For additional information about Navy Federal, visit www.navyfederal.org.
Special thanks to Gardens at Night sponsors: