Gallatin Canyon
Gallatin Canyon
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Gallatin Canyon
Gallatin Canyon
Gallatin Canyon
Gallatin Canyon

Night at the Museum with Gallatin Canyon

$5 non-members, FREE for museum members

Join us for Night at the Museum, your opportunity to explore our exhibitions after hours and enjoy the best food, libations and music in Charlottesville! In June we’re featuring the Charlottesville-based bluegrass band, Gallatin Canyon, beer from Champion Brewing, wine from Ankida Ridge Vineyard in Amherst, and a few of Charlottesville’s best food trucks. The event also has a Kids Zone with Australian-themed children’s activities and a Flat Chat Tour, a ten-minute discussion about an artwork on view. And all of it happens outside at our beautiful location on Pantops, one of the best hidden spots to watch the sunset in Charlottesville. Seating is very limited so we encourage you to bring your own blanket or chairs for comfort!

Not a member? Now is your chance to become one! A special membership offer of $25 per household will be available at the door. In addition to free admission to Night at the Museum all summer long, you’ll receive other great benefits of membership: a 20% discount in our gift shop, invitations to special events and receptions with artists, and advanced notice of upcoming programs.


True to its Virginia Roots, the band specializes in traditional bluegrass music with a refreshing, modern sensibility. Nodding to the bluegrass past with a traditional sin, the band is also known for rebooting many favorites from the country and classic rock genres. So if traditional bluegrass isn’t your cup of bourbon, don’t worry – you’re likely to hear a few familiar, creatively-arranged classic rock and country covers too. From Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs to the Beatles and the Avett Brothers, you’ll hear an eclectic mix crossing multiple genres.


Champion is Virginia’s most progressive brewery, producing a wide variety of ales in four locations: their downtown Charlottesville tap room, their Belmont production facility, the restaurant Brasserie Saison, and their Richmond tap room. Champion’s participation in Night at the Museum at Kluge-Ruhe this summer will feature constantly rotating taps and one-off beers.


Ankida began as a small family business and remains so today. Their site in Amherst is unique to Virginia viticulture, given their high elevation and extremely rocky soils, creating fruit of very high quality. Focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they use a sustainable and restrained approach with little intervention, aging mostly in new and neutral French oak barrels, allowing the expression of the site to come forward in their wine.


The Pie Guy, Firefly On the Fly, Got Dumplings


Many thanks to our sponsors: Champion Brewing and WTJU.