Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:

Woodstock ROCS

The Travelin’ Hillbillies will perform at 6 p.m. today at the Woodstock ROCS program at W.O. Riley Park.


Schultz Theatre

The Schultz Theatre in New Market will present “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and again Sept. 18-20 and 25-27.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Information, tickets: 740-9119.


Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s Gardens at Night summer concert series will feature The Reflex performing music from the 80s from 6 to 9 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

The evening includes free activities for kids from 6 to 7 p.m. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Admission is free to museum members, active military and their families and children 12 and younger or $10 for all others.

Information: 540-662-1473 or themsv.org.


Downtown Tailgate

The Jim Stutzman Chevrolet Downtown Tailgate event will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. today and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Winchester.

Featured will be beer and wine tastings, food and football on outdoor TV screens on the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum lawn and Shenandoah University Feltner parking lot.

Live music on Friday at the Feltner parking lot will feature Cross Winds performing from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and Souled Out from 7:15 to 10:30 p.m. Performing on Saturday will be Cabin Creek, Mojo, Mothership and the Rustshakers Band.

Alpha Kappa Psi will host a cornhole tournament at 6:30 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Teams are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded.

On Saturday, the Splash Pad parking lot will be used to create a kids sports zone that includes inflatables and a number of sports challenges. There will also be face painting, a magician, roaming stilt walker, photo booth and caricaturist both days.

The head coach of the Shenandoah University Hornets football team and player captains will be introduced today. There will also be an appearance by SU’s pep band, The Buzzin’ Dozen.

General admission tickets are $5 and a special advance tasting package is available for $10. Tickets can be purchased at Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac Co., Jordan Springs Market BBQ, Espresso Bar & Café, Old Town General Store and Total Image and Workingman’s Store.

Beverage sale proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia.

There are four parking garages available to park in Old Town Winchester: Braddock Autopark’s (North Braddock Street at Amherst Street), Loudoun Autopark (Fairfax Lane between North Loudoun and North Cameron streets), George Washington Autopark (North Cameron Street behind George Washington Hotel) or Court Square (corner of South Cameron and Boscawen streets).

Information: 540-535-3660 or www.oldtownwinchesterva.com.


New Dance Festival

Eisenhower Dance, Detroit’s premier contemporary dance company, returns to perform a collection of repertory by nationally-known guest choreographers at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at James Madison University’s Mainstage Theatre.

This year’s New Dance Festival will also feature JMU’s dance faculty members Ryan Corriston, Suzanne Miller-Corso, Shane O’Hara and Kate Trammell.

Tickets range from $16 to $18. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or order online at jmuforbescenter.com.


Bright Box Theater

Bright Box Theater will have two concerts and a film festival today and Saturday at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

  • Today: 8 p.m., the Royal Southern Brotherhood, a Southern rock, blues, R&B and soul group will perform. The group’s main singer is Cyril Neville of the Meters and the Neville Brothers fame and other members have been part of acts such as the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks Band and Zydefunk. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
  • Saturday: Skyline Indie Fest. Short films will be shown in blocks at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. A filmmakers panel and Q&A will be held at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per block.
  • Saturday: 8 p.m., Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen will perform new acoustic Americana roots music focusing on bluegrass and acoustic country. Special guest will be Bud’s Collective, award-winning pickers from the hills of West Virginia. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.


Windrow memorial

The dedication of a memorial to Front Royal artist Patricia Windrow will be held 11 a.m. Saturday on the Village Commons. Several shops will exhibit some of her paintings.


Virginia Air Show

The Front Royal-Warren County Airport will host the Virginia Air Show from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at 229 Stokes Airport Road, Front Royal.

This year’s air show features the Flying Circus, military aircraft, hot air balloons, a gyro copter, a glider, para-sail, helicopter, barn storming, wing walker, and biplane demonstrations, acrobatics and flights. There will also be a 40s-style USO show and dance plus antique auto and aircraft displays and food.

Admission is free. Information: 540-635-3570 or www.virginiaairshow.com.



The Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum will host a GermanFest celebrating the German history of the Shenandoah Valley from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook.

Activities include both historical and contemporary education events and observations, a beer and wine garden, German and American food, live music including a German band, children’s activities and more.

Admission is $5 per person or free for children under 12. Information: 866-936-9956 or www.GermanFEstVA.org.


Fish for B.A.S.S.

Sky Meadows State Park will join the Stonewall Jackson Chapter 9 of Disabled Veterans for a Fish for B.A.S.S. (Brave American Servicemen and Service Women) event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the park in Delaplane.

There will be an opening ceremony and moment of silence at 10 a.m. followed by a day of fishing in the Park’s Turner Pond. Donations based on the number of inches of fish caught will be given to the DAV.

There will also be a food drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park’s Contact Station. The $5 parking fee will be waived with the donation of non-perishable food items to be given to a local food bank. Information: 54-592-3556 or skymeadows@dcr.virginia.gov.


Rubber duck race

The Warren County Youth Cheerleading Association will hold its annual rubber duck race from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Gertrude Miller Park on Eighth Street and Stadium Drive in Front Royal.

There will be face painting, drinks and baked goods for sale.

Ducks are available for ‘adoption’ for $5 per duck or $20 for a quack pack of five. Duck forms are available at All-Star Check Cashing in Royal Plaza Shopping Center and Dr. Craig Zunka’s office on Fourth Street. Prizes will be awarded.

Information: LeAnn at 540-974-6484.


Wine festival

Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will host a wine festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday featuring tastings from regional vineyards.

There will also be chef demonstrations highlighting local foods, vendors and live music by Billy Caldwell and The Duskwhale Band.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Tickets for designated drivers are $10. Information, tickets: www.bellegrove.org.


Barns of Rose Hill

The 9 Comedy Series, a one-of-a-kind comedy experience featuring nine talented comedians from the region, is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Featured comedians are Andrew Bucket, Brandon Fisher, Wes Martens, Chelsea Shorte and Haywood Turnipseed Jr.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.


Samuels Library

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will celebrate its Upchurch Children’s garden from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be magician Kevin Owens at 11 a.m., an ice cream social at 1 p.m. and face painting in the garden from 2 to 5 p.m.

Information: 540-635-3153.


Berryville yard sale

Berryville Main Street will host a town yard sale with over 125 vendors from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 540-955-4001 or www.berryvillemainstreet.org.