Drone photo courtesy of NSLM 

The National Sporting Library and Museum saw wonderful weather and record attendance on July 26 at the third concert in this year’s Open Late Concert Series. The crowd sampled concessions by Blackwater Beef, Powers Farm & Brewery, Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, and Moo Thru Ice Cream, while enjoying the music of the Silver Tones Swing Band. This is the fifth year of the NSLM’s Open Late Concert Series and it continues to gain in popularity each year.

In conjunction with the July Open Late, many of Middleburg’s shopkeepers and restaurant owners stayed open late to welcome the crowd of concert goers.  Visitors were able to make an evening of it, exploring the town, listening to the music, eating great food, visiting the Museum, and relaxing with friends.

NSLM hopes to continue this trend with the upcoming concert on Aug. 30, where the Shenandoah Conservatory will perform a Broadway hits medley and also feature a saxophone quartet. Pirate Rooster Pizza will be back for concessions, as well as, Powers Farm & Brewery, and Greenhill Winery & Vineyards. Partners for this concert are: A Place to Be, Shenandoah University Alumni Association, and Sky Meadow State Park. As always the concert includes free parking. Picnics are welcome, there is no rain date, and pets must be leashed. No glass containers and no outside alcohol is permitted. For more information please visit: www.NationalSporting.org. ML

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Middleburg Life.