Info of the Week
Music: Hard Swimmin’ Fish
Food: Taco Daddy
Beer: Brewer’s Alley
Wine: The Tasting Room
5-8PM every Thursday
Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, cold beer, wine and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, July 1 through September 30.
Admission is $5 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. Drink tokens are $5 each for beer and wine, and food is available for purchase on site.
Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick and WLR Automotive Group.
About Alive @ Five
Alive @ Five is a summer-long fundraiser for the Partnership that supports our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors and volunteers, and all proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the Downtown Frederick community. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive.Go to Alive @ Five Website
Do I need a mask?
If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines in Frederick County at health.frederickcountymd.gov/coronavirus.
If you’re fully vaccinated, no mask is needed in order to enter the event. However, if you plan to explore Downtown Frederick before or after Alive @ Five, remember to bring a mask with you. Businesses and other workplaces are free to set their own policies with respect to masking. Our businesses thank you for keeping our community safe and helping to keep their doors open!
Alive @ Five is held in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater, which is located in Carroll Creek Park between Market & Carroll Streets — across the creek from the C Burr Artz Public Library. The closest parking options are the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St) or the E All Saints Street Public Parking Garage (125 E All Saints St). Find more parking info at parkfrederick.org.
About the Band
Hard Swimmin’ Fish is an ensemble deeply rooted in the traditions of American music. Their down home roots sound pilfers from the best that early American music has to offer including blues, jazz, funk and swing, and churn it all up into a spicy brew that is familiar yet uniquely their own. Hard Swimmin’ Fish shows are an infectious, danceable, roots music throwdown. Grab your dancing shoes and a partner. We’ll see you on the dance floor!
Demian Lewis (guitar/vocals) and Waverly Milor (harmonica/vocals) are steeped in blues traditions of the American south. Conjuring the wails of Howlin’ Wolf, RL Burnside and Bukka White, they pen original compositions that harken to an old time blues show. Rooting the ensemble on upright and electric bass is Randy Ball whose unyielding pursuance of the groove has led him to study with luminaries Chuck Rainey and Victor Wooten. The rhythmic engine of the band is Jason Walker. His knowledge of musical traditions from Africa, its extension into the Caribbean, and their culmination in New Orleans in the American drum set, rumbles, growls and speaks in tongues through his cajon (box drum) based contraption set.
Before the Show
Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free Yoga on the Creek led by Sol Yoga. 7-8AM every Thursday morning in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater.