post-title Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, February 17-19

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, February 17-19

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, February 17-19

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5, February 17-19

Whether romance is still on your mind or you’ve got more of a “Down with Love” vibe, there are plenty of events happening downtown this weekend for your heart and your groove.

The Frederick Wedding show is back, featuring 50+ vendors at four separate venues downtown, with a free shuttle running between the locations. You can also take in live music Friday or Saturday nights, in a range of styles, then even attend an Anti-Valentine’s Party. You can experience the full range of emotions in Downtown Frederick this weekend!

The Frederick Wedding Show

Sunday, February 19, 12pm-4pm

Attaboy Barrel House, McClintock Distilling, Tenth Ward Distilling Co. & Union Mills Public House

Join us for THE FREDERICK WEDDING SHOW! We’ll be setting up along with 50+ local vendors showing off our wedding offerings, advice, & inspiration at four locations in Downtown Frederick with a free shuttle in between. SUNDAY • FEBRUARY 19 • 12-4PM Four venues: Attaboy Barrel House, McClintock Distilling, Tenth Ward Distilling Co. and Union Mills Public House, with free shuttle between locations sponsored by On the Town Limos. FREE TO ALL!

LIVE Music with The Nite Runners @ Agave 137

Friday, February 17, 9:30pm-12:30am

137 N Market St

LIVE Music with The Nite Runners! Rock and Roll with us on Friday, February 17, 2023 in Frederick, MD! Enjoy Flight Night with 25% off all Tequila & Mezcal Flights.

The “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” Show @ New Spires Stages

Saturday, February 18, 7:30pm-9pm, $25

15 W Patrick St

Enjoy the songs you want to hear when the whistle blows at 5:00 PM. Featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles, Kenny Chesney, Doobie Brothers and many more. This show was a near sell out when last performed at the Key West Theater in downtown Key West, Florida.

Lafayette Gilchrist @ Weinberg Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 18, 8pm-10pm, $25

20 W Patrick St

Internationally known for his music heard on the iconic television series, The Wire, pianist-composer Lafayette Gilchrist draws on the span of jazz history, as well as funk and go-go.

With Lafayette Gilchrist Plays Herbie Nichols and Lafayette Gilchrist, Gilchrist makes inter-generational connections in the evolution of jazz. In the first half of the program, Gilchrist interprets the music of Herbie Nichols, a pianist-composer largely overlooked in his too-brief lifetime – he died in 1963 at 44 from cancer – but whose work is now compared to that of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Leading his new sextet with tenor saxophonist Brian Settles, trombonist Christian Hizon, bassist Herman Burney, drummer Eric Kennedy, and percussion Kevin Pinder, Gilchrist will perform music Nichols recorded with only bass and drums, as well as compositions Nichols did not live to record.

The other half of the program will feature Gilchrist’s original compositions. His work thrives on making surprising mashes of styles and influences. The New York Times cited that “New Orleans barrelhouse piano, the Impressionism of Ravel and Duke Ellington’s jaggy solo-piano sound form the bedrock of Lafayette Gilchrist’s style at the keyboard. But if there’s one big influence on the way he thinks about rhythm, it’s the deeply swinging ‘pocket’ of a classic go-go beat.” “Lafayette Gilchrist has dug deep into history,” praised NPR, “he’s tapping into jazz’s spiritual, historical and cultural roots. He’s an old soul at ease in the modern world.”

“Eat Your Heart Out”: Anti-Valentine’s Day Party @ Idiom Brewing Co.

Sunday, February 19, 2pm-5pm

340 E Patrick St

Tired of Cupid and his stupid arrows? Ready to be out of the “Romance Month”? (gross) Totally over having to avoid the person’s Valentine who you will forever friendzone?! Us too, so let’s drink about it! Come hang with us at our Anti-Valentine’s Day party!

Free event with no need for a reservation, just come on in whenever you want! We will have music from Starlight Anthem from 2p-5p. Traditional Authentic Mexican Food Truck will be serving up deliciousness from 12p-8p. And remember: “Roses are red. Violets are blue. Beer is cheaper than dinner for two.”