Oktoberfest

The 7th annual Oktoberfest will bring German music, dancing, and much more to Old Town Winchester! The festival will stretch most of the Loudoun Street Mall including The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum lawn and the Taylor Pavilion.

Inside the festival will be German-inspired food, beers, and global wine while also experiencing different parts of German culture. On Friday and Saturday, there will be a Best Dressed Lederhosen and Dirndl contest with the top prize being an overnight stay for two at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, WV. For live music, Lola the Organ Grinder will be playing German tunes all along the walking mall with her hand-crafted crank organ. The veteran high energy band “The Continentals” will be showcasing a wide repertoire of different ethnic styles of polka and waltz. On Saturday, The Original Bavarian Dance Club of Washington D.C., “Altwashingtonia Schuplattler Verein”, will be performing with over 30 costumed professional Bavarian dancers.

Other activities included in the festival are free caricature paintings, a free photo booth, and street performers.

Advanced online tasting package is $20, which includes six tastings and a 12oz glass beer stein. Tasting packages the day of the event are $25, which include the six tastings and 12 oz beer stein as well. General admission is free.

 

Taste of Winchester Food and Drink Festival

Come explore the unique restaurants and breweries that dot the Winchester and Frederick County landscape! Our restaurant partners are preparing fantastic tasting samples for you to try throughout the entire city. Pick and choose at your leisure. This is a great chance to try new places and explore cuisines! We are blessed to have such a wide array of International food options from Thai to Indian, German, Italian, Japanese, pizza, food trucks and more!

Join us for the best food and drinks around! Featuring over 25 restaurants, breweries and food trucks!

The festival will be hosted all over the city and county so you can explore and find new restaurants and breweries while experiencing their unique atmosphere. Your schedule, your selections, your custom tastes!

Some locations will be featuring live music throughout the event!

TICKET PACKAGES
Nibbler, 5 Tastings: $30.00 ($35.00 day of event)
Foodie, 10 Tastings: $45.00 ($50.00 day of event)
Voracious Locavore, 15 Tastings: $60.00 ($65.00 day of event)

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Winchester at 275

Shenandoah Conservatory’s vocal and choral ensembles, under the direction of Matt Oltman, Karen Keating and Jeff Marlatt, join the Wind Ensemble to celebrate Winchester’s 275th birthday. The concert features music from the northern Shenandoah Valley, as well as music written and performed around the world at the time of Winchester’s founding. Highlights include popular works written and recorded in Winchester; Variations on America by Charles Ives; Southern Harmony, a shape note-inspired work for wind ensemble by Donald Grantham; Bach’s intimate and tender fifth motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm (BWV 229), choral masterpieces from the Mexican Baroque; music by Shenandoah University Professor Emeritus, William Averitt; and a culminating beloved work for combined choirs and band.

ACCESSIBILITY
Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.

Gardens at Night: Alter Eagles

Take it to the limit with tribute band Alter Eagles. Listen to Eagles classics from Their Greatest Hits album like Take It Easy, Desperado, and One of these Nights, as well as songs from the newer albums and solo careers such as Heartache Tonight and Hotel California.

Enjoy family lawn games from 6–8 p.m. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Bring a chair. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Gardens, galleries, and food/drink stations open at 6 p.m. The music goes from 7 to 9 p.m. No outside food/drink. Rain/shine.

Free to MSV Members, ages 12 & under, and—thanks to sponsor Navy Federal Credit Union—it’s free to all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families (id required); all others: $10. Additional costs apply for food, beer, and wine purchases; no outside food/drink, please. Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102

Friday Fish Fry Celebration

The Fish Crew is proud and eager to bring the now World Famous Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry to your plate! Fresh Hand Battered Fried Fish, Red Beans and Rice w/ Andouille, Creamy Cole Slaw, Cornbread, Fresh Baked Cookie, Sodas, and Water!

Pizza is available for you land lubbers.

Adult beverages will be offered for purchase.

Come for the Fish! the Fun! The Friendship! And the great entertainment! Most importantly, come help Concern Hotline celebrate 50 years of service to the Northern Shenandoah Valley as YOUR Community Compassionate Listening and Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Wanna come to the Party before the Fry? Call the Concern Office and find out how you can be a part of this great event.

Admission: $20, children under 10 are FREE.

Tickets available at:
Lykens Chiropractic, Inc.
Total Image & Workingman’s Store
Concern Hotline Business Office
John B. Hayes Tobacconist
Grove’s Harley Davidson
Harvest Moon
2 Fat Butchers

Blanc on Blanc: An Evening at the Louvre

This year our theme is “an evening at the Louvre”. Bring your significant other for this elegant dinner party: our fourth annual Blanc on Blanc! Your ticket includes an elegant catered dinner, live music from the Indigo Experience Band, and a glass of wine, along with a cash bar to follow.

There’s only one rule: wear all white! Get creative and dig out those fancy white suits, blazers, and dresses from the closet to put together a fabulous outfit.

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Friday Night Live

Unwind and enjoy all that Old Town Winchester has to offer at Friday Night Live (FNL). Friday Night Live is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine and enjoy great live music, street performers and artisans. The Taylor Pavilion will be the main venue for performances every third Friday in June, July and August, however, the Loudoun Street Mall will be filled with music and activities for all to enjoy.

August’s FNL event will welcome back a Winchester favorite, the Robbie Limon Band, who will perform hits from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Limon performs all over region and packs the Taylor Pavilion every time he performs. His mix of cover songs will be sure to have you on your feet dancing and enjoying your night in Old Town Winchester.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate.

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Gardens at Night: The Return

Twist and shout with Beatles tribute band The Return, with tight harmonies, flawless renditions of hits from the ’60s, and the magic and charm of the legendary Fab Four. The Return will take you back in time delivering a performance that is the next best thing to the Beatles! Dance under the stars, play family lawn games (6–8 p.m.), and explore the gardens and galleries. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., food/drink stations and galleries & gardens open at 6 p.m., and the music goes from 7–9 p.m. Bring a chair! No outside food/drink permitted. Cash sales preferred. Rain/shine (dress for the weather).

Free to MSV Members, ages 12 & under, and—thanks to sponsor Navy Federal Credit Union—it’s free to all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families (id required); all others: $10. Additional costs apply for food, beer, and wine purchases; no outside food/drink, please. Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102.

Friday Night Live

Unwind and enjoy all that Old Town Winchester has to offer at Friday Night Live (FNL). Friday Night Live is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine and enjoy great live music, street performers and artisans. The Taylor Pavilion will be the main venue for performances every third Friday in June, July and August, however, the Loudoun Street Mall will be filled with music and activities for all to enjoy.

July’s lineup will feature the award-winning Mid-Atlantic regional band, The WORX. The WORX plays everything from Journey to Flo Rida during their show. They are a real crowd pleaser and regional favorite! The WORX will bring all demographics to their shows due to their wide variety of tunes.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate.

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Gardens at Night: Soul Expressions

From Richmond, Virginia, the Soul Expressions Band will be back at the MSV to play a high-energy mix of funk, rock, Motown, and today’s hits, including songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, UB40, Bruno Mars, Van Morrison, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many other music greats. Dance under the stars, play family lawn games (6–8 p.m.), and explore the gardens and galleries.

Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., food/drink stations and galleries & gardens open at 6 p.m., and the music goes from 7–9 p.m. Bring a chair! No outside food/drink permitted. Cash sales preferred. Rain/shine (dress for the weather).

Free to MSV Members, ages 12 & under, and—thanks to sponsor Navy Federal Credit Union—it’s free to all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families (id required); all others: $10. Additional costs apply for food, beer, and wine purchases; no outside food/drink, please. Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102.