It’s shaping up to be a rainy weekend, but that doesn’t matter when you’re visiting us downtown! There are shows and celebrations galore, so grab an umbrella and your rainboots and make the trek to have some fun, do some shopping and get your groove on, whether it’s funky swing, the sounds of ABBA or even Oktoberfest music. We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend!
Lafayette Gilchrist @ New Spires Stages
Friday, September 22, 8pm-10pm
15 W Patrick St
Internationally known for his music heard on the iconic television series, The Wire, pianist-composer Lafayette Gilchrist returns to Frederick. He will perform a solo piano program that distills a century of African American music through his unique 21st Century sensibility. Gilchrist creates an exhilarating, kaleidoscopic soundscape with original compositions that draw on Jelly Roll Morton’s Latin tinge, Fats Waller’s stride, Duke Ellington’s elegance, and Thelonious Monk’s quirky swing, as well as funk and go-go rhythms. Lafayette Gilchrist’s solo concerts are an affirmation of soul, swing, and grooves, essentials of American music.
23rd Birthday Bash @ Dancing Bear Toys & Games!
Saturday, September 23, 12pm-4pm
15 E Patrick St
OMG, Dancing Bear Toys and Games will be turning 23! Celebrate 23 years of unplugged play at the Bear! Join them for their birthday party on Saturday, September 23 from 12 pm-4 pm. Play with giant toys and games throughout the store, enjoy birthday snacks, free face painting, win prizes (including a gigantic toy), and more! The birthday bash will start off with storytime at noon featuring a gigantic book! This event is free and open to all ages.
Oktober Fest @ Olde Mother Brewery
Saturday, September 23, 5:30pm-8:30PM
526 N Market St
Make sure to stop out this Saturday from 5:30-8:30 for live music from The Edelweiss Band! We have our ceramic steins, Festbier, and another German beer tapping in that day.
Direct From Sweden: The Music of ABBA @ The Weinberg Center
Saturday, September 22, 8pm-10pm
20 W Patrick St
“The music of ABBA” needs no introduction, as they have perfected the unmatched sound and iconic style of Sweden’s greatest music export. With meticulous attention to detail in costumes, make-up, musical arrangements, and movements, coupled with their exceptional vocal abilities, ABBA leaves nothing to chance. Elevating the experience further, their live performances showcase outstanding solos, captivating musical numbers, and a complete live band accompanied by talented backup singers. This infusion of energy and talent creates an unparalleled dimension rarely seen in similar productions.
Prepare to dance, sing along, and revel in the timeless hits that have defined ABBA’s legacy. From the infectious rhythms of “Dancing Queen” and “Chiquitita” to the triumphant notes of “Waterloo” and “Mamma Mia,” as well as the emotional depth of “The Winner Takes it All” and “Fernando,” the repertoire spans a range of unforgettable melodies. The lineup also includes beloved classics such as “SOS,” “Take a Chance,” “Money Money Money,” “Knowing Me Knowing You,” “Super Trouper,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme,” “Voulez-Vous,” and many more.
Snack & Shop and Book Swap @ Frederick MADE
Sunday, September 24, 11am-3pm
31 W Patrick St
Join Frederick MADE for fall treats and a book swap event!