May 31, 2023

This Weekend: June 8

The following events are planned this weekend:

Front Porch Fridays

Chris Bone will perform at the Front Porch Fridays concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Strasburg Square. In case of rain, visit

Library amphitheater

The Bluegrass Posse will perform at the Sunset Series of concerts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Bowman Library Amphitheater in Stephens City.

Woodstock ROCS

The Unsuitables will perform rock ‘n roll with a twist of funk music from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Woodstock Riley Outdoor Concert Series.

Food sold starting at 6 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair/blanket.


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host the following activities this weekend at 901 Amherst St., Winchester:

• Gardens at Night featuring the Robbie Limon Band performing from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are presale only and will not be sold at the gate. Tickets are $15, $5 for MSV members and military and $1 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets:

• Shenandoah Valley Potters show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Special pottery demonstrations will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m. on both days.

• Sean Kenney's Nature Connects made with LEGO Bricks exhibit is on display through Sept. 4. It features 13 displays from a mother polar bear to a coral reef. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 13-18 and seniors 60 and older, and $4 ages 5-12, and free for MSV members and ages 4 and younger.

Information: 540-662-1473 or

Breaking the Chains ride

Spirit Word Riders will sponsor a Breaking the Chains Ride for Saving Sparrows, a local anti-human trafficking nonprofit, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Skyline Harley Davidson at 140 Independence Drive, Winchester, and ending at Spirit and Word Fellowship, 1275 Tasker Road, Stephens City.

Registration is $20 per motorcycle. Lunch will be provided for a donation that includes pulled pork, beans, coleslaw, and mac and cheese. There will be a live band, 50/50 raffle, raffles, door prizes, and silent auction.

Craft beer festival

The Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Winchester featuring 40-plus breweries, vendors and more.

Tickets, which are $30, can be purchased at Additional tasting tickets are three for $5. Tastings require valid identification.

Gospel Fest

The annual Habitat for Humanity Gospel Music Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in downtown Front Royal.

There will be a variety of gospel genres from contemporary to country along with vendors selling food and crafts. Performing will be Voicers of Zion, Dr. Diane Newman and Edified, Servant's Heart and Hand/Life Point Outreach Team, Donnie Carter, Meade Skelton, A Heart of Worship Dance Ministry, Unity Choir, the Rev. Gerald Patterson and The Voices of Triumph, Mini Voices of Grace and DJ 3N1 Gospel Sound.

Southern Rock Woodstock

Southern Rock Woodstock will be held from 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock.

Proceeds benefit Homeless Warriors Charity. Gates open at 11 a.m. Tickets range from $10 to $65. Information:

Kernstown Battlefield

The Kernstown Battlefield Association will remember the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Second Winchester with a docent-led walking and driving tour of both the main campus property and the newly opened Sandy Ridge property led by KBA docents Mike Cannane, Chuck Maurer, and Larry Turner from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.

Those attending are encouraged to bring water bottles and wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Golf cart rides will be available for those with mobility issues. Admission is free although donations will be accepted. Registration is required at

Summer Concert Series

The band Souled Out will play from 4-7 p.m. Sunday in Rose Hill Park in Winchester as part of the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department Summer Concert Series. Free admission.

Seven Bends State Park

Seven Bends State Park will host a kayaking tour of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday starting at the Lupton access canoe launch, 1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock.

There will be solo and tandem kayaks available. Those wanting a tandem kayak are asked to email [email protected]. Registration:

Long Branch

The Galleries at Long Branch in Boyce will host a summer art show, "The Long Branch You’ve Never Seen," a photographic exhibit by Bernie Lewis, through Aug. 27.

The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends. Admission is free.

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