The Players Band at Alive @ Five

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Music: The Players Band (Jamaican Ska & Reggae)

Food: Sabor De Cuba and Cookin’ With Greece

Beer: Brewer’s Alley

Tap Takeover: Idiom Brewing Co.

Wine: Atomic 97 Beer & Wine

Cocktails + Mocktails: McClintock Distillery Co. and Tenth Ward Distilling Co.

Sponsor Takeover: WLR Automotive Group

Special Events: Hollywood Casinos


5-8PM every Thursday

Alive @ Five is the outdoor happy hour that you don’t want to miss, featuring great live music, craft beverages and local food! Join us in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday evening from 5-8PM, May 9 through October 3 (no event July 4).

Admission is $6 (cash or credit / paid at the gate) and all events are 21+ only. ID required. Drink tokens are $6 each for beer, wine, cocktails and mocktails, and food is available for purchase on site. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event.


Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick.


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

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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


About the Band

The Players Band (TPB) was founded in 1999, drawn in by the infectious rhythms and horn-heavy ska sounds originating in Jamaica in the late 1950s. Almost 25 years and 500+ shows later, Baltimore’s ska ambassadors continue blending the best of Jamaican ska and reggae with American rock and roll. TPB is an amalgam of accomplished musicians, including current members of DC Ska legends The Pietasters, Baltimore’s Jah Works, Bumpin Uglies, Unity Reggae, Scotch Bonnets, and Left Alone. TPB has opened for true legends; from the originators of ska-Grammy Winning Toots & the Maytals and The Skatalites to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Joe Strummer, to the B-52s, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, English Beat, Fishbone, to the Isley Brothers. TPB was featured at the 2021 Supernova International Ska Festival and has headlined Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular, First Night Annapolis, and the Michael Phelps Olympic Tribute Celebration at Fort McHenry. Venues played include 9:30 Club, The Fillmore, Capital One Arena, Pier 6, Knitting Factory, Trocadero Theatre, Chance Theater, Seacrets, Bottle & Cork, Rams Head Live, 8×10, Ottobar, and many others. Meet the band here.

Before the Show

Each morning before Alive @ Five, start your day with free fitness and wellness classes at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Classes begin at 7am with all skill levels welcome. Visit for a list of individual events.


May 30, 2024 5:00 PM


May 30, 2024 8:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


Event Venue


Carroll Creek Amphitheater