Free Admission for Active Military & Their Families
$10 Ticket Includes Music, Lawn Games, and Admission to MSV Gardens & Galleries 

Winchester, VA 6/04/18…Music from the 1970s by the Robbie Limon Band, free family lawn games, and admission to the gardens and galleries will highlight Gardens at Night at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Friday, June 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, those attending will be able to purchase food, beer, and wine.

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 (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.


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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 its MSV concert.

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 seven-acre Glen Burnie Gardens and explore the MSV galleries and exhibitions. The award-winning traveling exhibition Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks is on view in the MSV gardens and Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present, an exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) that explores Native American artists and their art, is on view in the MSV Changing Exhibitions Gallery. The statewide tour of Hear My Voice is generously sponsored by The Schiller Family, and its MSV display is made possible, in part, by the support of the MSV Compass Society.


Those attending Gardens at Night at the MSV also may purchase food and drinks at the event. The Roaming Bistro (see menu), Crash Test Yummies (see menu), and Shaffer’s BBQ (see menu) food trucks will be at Gardens at Night, and Stir Krazy Kettle Korn will be selling freshly made kettle corn at the event. Wine from Loudoun County’s Bogati Winery will be available for purchase by the bottle and glass (whites: NV Tango Blue and Seyval Blanc; reds: Malbec and NV Fat Ass Red) and beer from Winchester Brew Works will be available for purchase by the 12 oz. cup (Canoe Love Cream Ale and Belgian Orange Ale). Water and soda will also be available for purchase. 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. Note: due to recent heavy rains and standing water, field parking at the MSV is limited. Additional parking is available at Calvary Baptist Church, James Wood Middle School, and the Wellspring parking lot (passenger drop off at the MSV will be available).

Following June’s concert, Gardens at Night will take place on July 13, August 10, and September 14. In July, the Robert Eric Band will play a tribute to Billy Joel. Soul Expressions will perform Motown, funk, and today’s hits during the August event, and September’s concert will feature the Eagles tribute band Alter Eagles.

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 – END –

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