Night In Old Fredericksburg marks 50 years this weekend
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Night In Old Fredericksburg will be held Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Marktplatz.
Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, NIOF began in 1963 as a one-time fundraiser produced by the chamber to generate funds to send the local high school marching band to an out-of-state competition.
Gates will open Friday, July 19, at 6 p.m., with music from The Walburg Boys. At 9 p.m., The Wagon Aces will take the stage.
The festival will reopen at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 20, with the TubaMeisters and The Polkamatics providing a blend of German polkas, waltzes and ballets.
From 8:30-10 p.m., singer/songwriter Thomas Michael Riley will take the stage. Headliner Max Stalling will perform from 10:15 p.m. to midnight.
To celebrate the festival’s special anniversary, the chamber has produced a limited edition commemorative pin. The pin will be available as part of a CLUB 50 membership at a cost of $50.
CLUB 50 membership includes the commemorative pin, a two-day festival wristband, a Night In Old Fredericksburg souvenir item, special designated seating with air coolers and a reception during the festival hours.
CLUB 50 memberships are available at 997-6523 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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