School is back in session, so it’s time to get out this weekend and explore all that Downtown Frederick has to offer. Teachers can forget about grading papers and celebrate happy hour on Friday evening. You can enjoy a special theater tour (for free!), jam at a concert under the stars featuring three bands, including a local Frederick favorite, experience the joy of not one but two Drag brunches, and take in a patriotic concert with the United States Army Field Band (also free, but tickets are required). We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend!
Teacher’s Night Out @ Rockwell Brewery
Friday, August 19, 5pm-7pm
880 N East St
This Friday is a Teachers’ Happy Hour to celebrate back to school!! $5 pints for all teachers (must show teacher ID to beertenders). We will have Traditional Authentic Mexican as our food truck from 4-7 and John Cook playing tunes in the taproom from 6-9! Celebrate back to school with $5 pints for the teachers!
Sunniva, with daMOOD and Brecreation @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Friday, August 19, 7pm-10pm, $5
59 S Carroll St
Join us for another evening of live original tunes under the stars with popular genre-bending jam band Sunniva!
Sunniva makes indie-alternative-world music-psychedelic-progressive-rock. What the what? Just come to Sky Stage and hear for yourself! Sunniva is comprised of songwriter Danniel B. Knight on vocals and guitar and his brother Conner Knight on bass, Patrick Harman on drums, and Colin Shultzaberger on keys.
Frederick based daMOOD is a talented group of musicians with backgrounds in hip-hop, electronic, rock & bluegrass. They formed as a backup band for Maryland rapper Retro/Ricole and created a unique style of music. After only three months of rehearsals the group broke barriers by becoming one of the first hip hop bands to perform at Frederick’s premier venue The Weinberg Center. Since then; they have played in Shepherdstown, WV, Baltimore, MD and even opened for hip hop legends The Pharcyde.
Brecreation (pronounced brec-reation) is a rap artist and DJ from the DMV who will perform some works from his latest album Dark but Vibrant.
All-ages, $5 (under 12 free), tickets at the gate, cash or cards. Beer/wine available for purchase for 21+ w/ID. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Free Tour @ The Weinberg Center
Saturday, August 20, 12pm, Free
20 W Patrick St
Experience the backstage magic for yourself! Built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, our landmark theater reflects the evolution of both the film industry and Frederick County. Led by an experienced tour guide, you’ll discover Art Deco architectural details, immerse yourself in local theatrical lore, and access backstage areas normally off-limits to the public. We hope to see you there!
Drag Brunches @ Cellar Door and Truth & Beauty
Sunday, August 21
Cellar Door @ 11am, 5 E Church St
Truth & Beauty @ 12pm, 50 Carroll Creek Way, Suite 110
That’s right! You’ve got two terrific opportunities to have some fun and slay Queen! Downtown Frederick has two phenomenally fun Drag Brunches happening this weekend, at Cellar Door and Truth & Beauty! Click on the links for more information and to purchase your tickets.
Let Freedom Sing @ Weinberg Center for the Arts
Sunday, August 21, 3-4:30pm, Free; Tickets Required
20 W Patrick St
THIS IS A FREE EVENT. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED
Founded in 1957, the Soldiers’ Chorus is the vocal component of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC. This 29-member mixed chorus travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing both independently and jointly with the Army Field Band’s Concert Band. The Soldiers’ Chorus has performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, India, and throughout Europe.
The musical backgrounds of the Soldiers’ Chorus personnel range from opera, musical theater, gospel, and rock music to music education and vocal coaching, providing the ensemble with unique programming flexibility. In addition to choral repertoire, Soldiers’ Chorus performances often include Broadway, opera, popular music, jazz, Americana, and more. This versatility contributes to the Soldiers’ Chorus nationwide reputation for musical excellence and inspiring patriotism.
The Soldiers’ Chorus has collaborated with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, and National symphony orchestras. The ensemble is a mainstay of PBS’s annual National Memorial Day Concert and has performed for the state funerals of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. Find tickets here.