Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, the 50th anniversary of Night In Old Fredericksburg will be held Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Marktplatz.
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.