post-title Downtown Frederick’s Top 5: June 23-25

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5: June 23-25

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5: June 23-25

Downtown Frederick’s Top 5: June 23-25

It’s going to be a fabulous, fantastic weekend in Downtown Frederick, because it’s time for FREDERICK PRIDE! But more than just Pride, this weekend is about great music too, with brilliant musicians, including those participating in the Frederick Jazz Festival, jamming all through downtown, both indoors and out. And don’t forget about Drag Bingo! You just know that’s gonna be a blast.

So grab your sunscreen and prepare to have loads of fun downtown this weekend. Our merchants and restaurants are ready to show you their stuff and keep you well fed and hydrated as you explore all that Downtown Frederick has to offer. We can’t wait to see you downtown!

Frederick Pride

Saturday, June 24, 11am-6pm

Carroll Creek Park

Celebrate Frederick Pride this June with the LGBTQ+ community of Frederick and its allies.

Enjoy hundreds of local businesses and nonprofit vendors, delicious food and drinks, drag entertainment, local musical guests, a youth pride area with activities and more at this year’s Frederick Pride Festival!

John Pizzarelli Trio “Stage and Screen” @ The Weinberg Center

Friday, June 23, 8pm

20 W Patrick St

Grammy winning guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli brings his new album and tour, Stage & Screen, along with his remarkable new trio, bassist Mike Karn and pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, to explore other sources for the most immortal songs of the past century: the Broadway stage and the silver screen.

The evening will feature fresh versions of great standards such as Where or When, Just in Time, and As Time Goes By, paired with some newer Broadway songs that include I Love Betsy from Honeymoon in Vegas by Jason Robert Brown and Coffee in a Cardboard Cup by Kander and Ebb. Additionally, the event will feature a selection of more recent movie songs like With a Wink and a Smile from Sleepless in SeattleWhen Somebody Loved Me from Toy Story 2 and a rousing suite of songs from Rogers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma.  This program fully encompasses almost every decade from the 20’s to today, providing a musical discovery for audience members, all performed by an impeccable trio that has thrilled the world over with their singular brand of swinging jazz!

Frederick Jazz Festival

Saturday, June 24, 1pm-8:30pm

Various locations downtown

Drummer and Author Wes Watkins has carved his place in the musical landscape of the Washington, D.C. area by playing for R&B, Gospel, Rock, Jazz, Neo Soul, Hip- Hop, Blues and legendary Go-Go bands. Born in Baltimore and raised in Severn Md. Watkins, Former Drummer and Musical Director for Grammy Nominated artist Carolyn Malachi, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Walker Redds Project, and his band Got My Own Sound, was inspired by watching and imitating the awe inspiring dexterity of his father’s drum style.
Performance 6:30pm

Festival headliner and renowned jazz keyboardist/pianist Marcus Johnson has released more than fifteen Billboard charted CDs, and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology, which consisted of three distinct CDs — FLO Chill, FLO Romance and FLO Standards – all chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously.
Performance 7:45pm

Main Stage MC Jeff Antoniuk served as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University, as a Master Teaching Artist at Washington Performing Arts for 20 years, and as the Artistic Director of inDepth Jazz Clinics, Jazz Band Masterclass, and the Maryland Summer Jazz adult jazz camp. He has published in numerous magazines and with Alfred Publishing, and is an Eastman Saxophones Artist.

Saturday Lineup:

Dominique Bianco – SKY STAGE 1:00pm
Graham Breedlove Group – SKY STAGE 2:00pm
Shawn Dennison Trio – 10TH WARD DISTILLING CO. 4:00pm
Wes Watkins Got My Own Sound – NEW SPIRE STAGES 6:30pm
Headliner: Marcus Johnson – NEW SPIRE STAGES 7:45pm

Sunday Lineup:

US Navy Commodores – BAKER PARK BANDSHELL 7:00pm

Fabulous 80’s Drag Bingo @ Idiom Brewing Co.

Sunday, June 25, 11am-3:30pm

340 E Patrick St

Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience with bingo featuring amazing prizes, drag performances, music from DJ Capital Chase, and an afternoon you won’t want to miss!

Featuring: Chasity Vain, Maranda Rights, Ivanna Rights

Food Truck: Rad Pies (pizza)

LIVE Music with Acute Triangle at Agave 137

Sunday, June 25, 4pm-7pm

137 N Market St

Enjoy Live Music with Acute Triangle on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 4:00PM-7:00PM…Enjoy some delicious Food and Margaritas in the Heart of Downtown Frederick.

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