Historic District Guides
Thank you for calling Downtown Frederick home! By choosing to live here, you are a key part of keeping our city’s historic buildings great.
Whether you’re a home owner, renter, business owner or simply someone who loves Downtown Frederick, you understand that this city’s wealth of historic buildings is what sets our community apart. To help answer some of the most common questions about the historic district, the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission and Downtown Frederick Partnership have created a series of general guides for residents, merchants and contractors who live and work here.
While these guides tackle many of the basics, we know that each project is unique. If you ever have questions, the City of Frederick Planning staff is always happy to help! The City strives to safeguard its historical and cultural heritage through the preservation of historic sites, structures and districts. We are thankful for the participation of the community in helping us preserve and protect our historic city.
Before starting your next project, take a few minutes to review the Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines. Visit bit.ly/freddesign for the complete guidelines, or contact us for more information.
PHONE: 301.600.1499 EMAIL: email@example.com
- Download Downtown Frederick Residents Historic District Guide
- Download Downtown Frederick Contractors Historic District Guide
- Download Downtown Frederick Merchants Historic District Guide
Neighborhood Advisory Council
The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending positive changes to improve their neighborhoods by enhancing communications with elected officials. It is the goal of the elected officials to work with residents to understand and address the issues that impact the quality of life in neighborhoods.
- Downtown Frederick residents are represented by NAC 11
- NAC 11 meets the third Tuesday of each month
- For more info contact Gayon Sampson at 301.600.2513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frederick Tree Guide
Looking to plant a tree in Downtown Frederick? The City of Frederick has created a Tree Guide to help you choose your trees, walk you through the planting process and give you tips on how to care for your trees. If you have any further questions, please email them to email@example.com.
Downtown Resident Parking
With a valid residential permit you can park along your street, any day of the week, without further charge for up to 48 hours. However, you must still adhere to the restrictions for sweeping and trash pickup night, as posted for each street. There are two types of Residential Parking Permits: Metered and Non-Metered.
Residential Metered Parking Permits allow you to park along eligible streets (listed on parkfrederick.org). Non-Metered permits allow you to park along only those streets that are not controlled by parking meters. If there are meters on your block, you may apply for either type of permit. Learn more about parking in Downtown Frederick at parkfrederick.org.
Residential Trash Pick-up
All residential trash throughout the City of Frederick is collected through either automated (mechanical arm) or rear load (manual) trash collection.
- If your area is serviced by Rear Load Trash Collection, no special arrangements are necessary. Simply set your trash out to be collected once per week. Trash should be set out after 5pm and before 12 midnight on the evening preceding your collection day. To determine your collection day click here.
- For Automated Trash Collection, City issued trash carts only are accepted. Place carts as close as possible to the public street with metal bar facing toward the street so that the lid opens toward the street. Place no closer than three feet from any obstruction.
Collections are suspended on all holidays the City observes. If your collection day coincides with one of these holidays please put your trash out for collection on the next business day. Each residence may set out up to 180 gallons of refuse per collection, both trash cans and trash bags may be used. For more information about residential trash pick-up, contact the City Sanitation Department at 301.600.1377.
The Federated Charities Corporation of Frederick was established in 1911 to help support a growing number of charitable organizations who were providing services in Frederick County. More than 100 years later, our nonprofit center is a capacity builder for local nonprofits where we offer bricks and mortar commercial space, 1:1 and small group coaching, a learning lab for professional development of staff, board members and volunteers as well as advocacy work on behalf of the nonprofit sector. Our fully renovated building consists of two connected 19th century structures and houses as many as 15 charitable organizations at any given time. Our tenant-partners provide a diversity of support to our community in the fields of mental health care, legal assistance, and workforce development services in addition to sharing a love of Frederick’s historic downtown. By offering below-market rents, our nonprofit tenants are able to better leverage their own financial resources, grow, and frequently move on to a larger, dedicated location of their own. Our building is not rented exclusively to nonprofits and is also a perfect opportunity for traditional businesses to make their mark in the heart of downtown Frederick. Our meeting and conference spaces are open to the public by reservation and our green space is […]
22 S Market St
Cowork Frederick is a collaborative working environment for independents, freelancers, entrepreneurs, telecommuters and others interested in the synergy that comes from working with other talented people in the same space. It’s a place you can go to escape the isolation of working at home, to get away from distractions at the office, where you can work all day without glares from cafe patrons looking for a place to sit.
122 E Patrick St
Celebrate Frederick is a private, non-profit corporation working in partnership with the City of Frederick. Its mission: “to plan and implement special events and activities to offer the community a shared cultural experience.” Eleven events are conducted each year over 29 individual dates by well over 400 volunteers who serve on event planning committees or assist the day of the events. The organization is supported by the City of Frederick Office of Special Events’ staff. The events serve to enhance the quality of life experienced in the City of Frederick and have become an integral part of the community. Most of the events conducted by Celebrate Frederick are free to the public. Those that charge admission, like the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour and Candlelight House Tour, donate funds to a beautification project in the City of Frederick. Annual events include: Garden Tour Summer Concert Series Summerfest Family Theatre Frederick’s 4th Frederick Wine Festival In the Street The Holidays
121 N Bentz St
The Bernard W. Brown Community Center was built as part of the Hope VI project in 2007. The Community center offers event and conference spaces for rent and is home to the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Development Office, United Way of Frederick County and YMCA Head Start.
629 N Market St
Bernard W. Brown Community Center
We advance and invest in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County and for our visitors. The Frederick Arts Council manages a contemporary art gallery at 5 E 2nd St alongside its offices at 11 West Patrick Street. The Arts are vital to the quality of life that all of us enjoy in Frederick County. Whether you’re engaged in the arts as an audience member, patron, educator, or artist, the Frederick Arts Council (FAC) is your arts ally. Our purpose is to foster an environment where the arts may flourish in our community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. The Frederick Arts Council serves as the umbrella arts organization for Frederick County, Maryland. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds a better community through arts programs, services, activities, and events. The Frederick Arts Council does not discriminate against any person on the basis of any characteristic described in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act or on the basis of political opinion or affiliation in any of its policies, procedures or practices and prides itself on maintaining a facility that is accessible to all. From time to time, FAC may host […]
5 E 2nd St
Frederick Arts Council
We’re here to help the Frederick County community learn and grow. Check out our free events, discussions, research tools, books, movies and more. Services available at this location: Booksale Business Resource Center Dragon Bags Fax Services Farm City: Crossroads of Knowledge and Discovery Grantseeker’s Resource Center Maryland Room Meeting Rooms Passport Services STEM Lab Study Rooms Wireless Internet Wireless Printing
110 E Patrick St
C. Burr Artz Public Library
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Juneteenth in Downtown Frederick
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating June 19, 1865, when those enslaved in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Join the Juneteenth celebrations throughout Downtown Frederick to remember the resilience of these ancestors who fought for freedom, and fellowship with those who continue the fight. Juneteenth Freedomfest 12-7:30 PM – Saturday, June 19 Mullinix Park (16 S Bentz St) Join us for a day of celebration and remembrance of the resilience of our ancestors as the fight continues for our liberation and freedom. Live Music, Speakers, Vendors, Food Trucks, Children Activities & African American History Tours. More Info Juneteenth Walking Tour 2-4 PM – Saturday, June 19 Heritage Frederick (24 E Church St) Join us as we highlight the achievements of African Americans throughout Frederick’s history. Additionally, we will be open for anyone to tell their stories to our curator to be recorded. More Info Juneteenth Freedom Day 7-9 PM – Saturday, June 19 Sky Stage (59 S Carroll St) A Freedom Day celebration featuring black artists with music by J-Fuze, Stitch Early & ATK, plus cultural dance, local poets & film! More Info
Alive @ Five is Back!
Alive @ Five is back!! Starting July 1 through September 30, find us at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater every Thursday from 5-8pm. We’ll have 14 weeks of live music, cold beer, good food, great wine and sunshine. $5 Cover // 21+ Only // Beer & Wine // Local FoodJULY 1 — SEPTEMBER 30 Visit Alive @ Five Website See the Lineup Alive @ Five features a different band every week! Check out this year’s lineup at downtownfrederick.org/aliveatfive. Volunteer The Partnership relies on 45 volunteers a week to make Alive @ Five happen. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and be part of the community… plus, you get free admission! Sign up at bity.ly/aliveatfivevolunteer2021. Join the Party Alive @ Five is the Partnership’s largest fundraiser, supporting our work in the Downtown Frederick community all year long. Interested in sponsoring the event or becoming a food / beverage vendor? Email us for more information.
Feel Good Fridays
Celebrating self-care and wellness. Feel Good Fridays is a new health and wellness initiative offering free or low-cost outdoor exercise classes to the Downtown Frederick community. We’ve partnered with local fitness, health and wellness organizations to bring you a variety of classes every Friday this month — all you have to do is show up! All classes take place at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater (across the creek from the C. Burr Artz Public Library, between Carroll Street and Market Street). Masks are required and each class is capped at 40 participants. See the Schedule Downtown Frederick Walking Loops Can’t make it to one of our Feel Good Friday classes? No problem! We’ve mapped out four walking loops through Downtown Frederick so you can get out and exercise at your own pace. See the loops at downtownfrederick.org/feelgoodfridays
The Holidays in Downtown Frederick
Winter is one of the most magical times to visit Downtown Frederick, MD. Our walkable, historic downtown offers more than 200 independently-owned businesses to knock out that holiday shopping list, parking is FREE every weekend from Thanksgiving through News Years, and public health measures are in place to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/holidays. Learn more about the Holidays in Downtown Frederick! Find unbeatable shopping in Downtown Frederick, with many shops open 7 Days a Week through Christmas. Take advantage of the abundance of heated outdoor dining options for a quick bite at one of Downtown Frederick’s 50+ restaurants or 9 independent craft breweries and distilleries. Enjoy ambient music wafting through the air most weekends, and — of course — SHOP LOCAL this holiday season! Lights, events & a million more reasons to visit Downtown Frederick this winter. Downtown Frederick is decked out from top to bottom this holiday season! Find Sailing Through the Winter Solstice in Carroll Creek Park through February, enjoy the millions of Holiday Lights twinkling in the trees overhead as you stroll the streets of downtown, and do something the whole family will love with our Operation Sparkle holiday lights scavenger hunt. Don’t […]
Date Night in Downtown Frederick
There is just something about this beautiful, crisp, fall weather that makes us want to embrace the love in the air. Whether you’ve been ringing in fall for numerous seasons with the same person or you’re looking for some new arm candy as we head into this holiday season, Downtown Frederick just so happens to be the perfect place to create a spark AND keep it going. If you spent lockdown wishing for a sweetie to share it with, we have some great ideas for first dates that will break the in-person ice. Since you’ve been getting to know each other via FaceTIme, put your phone down and pick your mask up to head downtown for some safe in-person quality time. We’ve done the hard part for you and planned out everything from an early morning meet up to a night together on the town. All that’s left for you to do is explore our picturesque downtown AND the possibility of bringing your quarantine cutie home for the holidays! We’re rooting for you! On the other end of Cupid’s arrow, maybe you spent lockdown cozied-up to your longtime #1. After over six months under the same roof together, it’s possible […]
A Guide To Your Family Day in Downtown Frederick!
Your Family Itinerary Time spent with family is time well spent! From our residents to our businesses and visitors, Downtown Frederick is a destination for all kinds of families and we couldn’t be more proud. This guide provides a full list of ways to explore and enjoy Downtown Frederick as a family. As you venture downtown, please be sure to wear your mask and stay at least six feet away from those not in your direct household. For families with younger kids: Take a walk down Carroll Creek Fish, and flowers, and water, oh my! Take a relaxing walk down this beautiful and functional creek to observe the different animals and flowers that call it home. Depending on the time of year you are exploring, you will also be able to admire incredible sculptures or illuminated boats to make this mile and a half long stretch that much more magical. Grab a scoop (or two!) of ice cream Who screams for ice cream? We certainly do! As you’re exploring downtown, it’s always a good idea to drop in somewhere for a frozen treat. We’ve had our ice cream taste testers working hard to inform you on the happenin’ places to […]
About the Artists – Downtown Gallery Tour
We have spent the last couple of weeks exploring the galleries downtown and the unmatched art displayed on their walls. We hope you’ve enjoyed the expressive art on the walls of Downtown Frederick as much as we have. We’re excited to take you even further into the lives of the artists that generously share their talent with our community. This week, we are introducing the artists that dedicate their lives to creating a world for people like me and you to escape to. Each day, we will highlight artists from a different gallery on the tour so check in daily to discover the artists found on our Downtown Gallery Tour. Eastside Artists’ Gallery 313 E Patrick St To highlight the artists that can be found on this tour, we have started at Eastside Artists’ Gallery. This gallery is a co-op of local artists to Frederick. The artists here come from all different artistry backgrounds that join together for a beautiful display of talent and passion for their work. Mary Paul Barnaby Mary Paul Barnaby is a photographer and a painter. Retiring from the Air Force, she finally settled down in Frederick, Maryland after a lifetime of travel and adventure. She […]
Living in Downtown Frederick
The friendly faces, lively spaces and sense of community in Downtown Frederick make it much more than a destination – it’s our home. We’re fortunate to live in a community full of great people, focused on making each day better than the last. Downtown Frederick Partnership is focused on improving quality of life downtown. Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to make living downtown easier and better. By choosing to live here, our residents are a key part of keeping our city’s historic buildings great. Whether you’re a home owner, renter, business owner or simply someone who loves Downtown Frederick, you understand that this city’s wealth of historic buildings is what sets our community apart. To help answer some of the most common questions about making building changes in the historic district, the City of Frederick Historic Preservation staff planners and Downtown Frederick Partnership created a series of general guides for residents, merchants and contractors who live and work here to help guide these groups through the process of improving our historic buildings. The Partnership is committed to reimagining and advancing our community to welcome more residents to our downtown. Over the course of the last 30 years, the […]
Cultivating Community in Downtown Frederick
The Partnership cultivates community – through events, experiences, and the work we do each day, to bring an opportunity for all to connect, engage, make memories and celebrate what makes us each unique. Community engagement and the momentum generated by placemaking is essential in generating longer-term positive economic outcomes and the Partnership is committed to making Downtown Frederick a continually successful place. Downtown Frederick Partnership’s Alive @ Five event is not only our organization’s largest fundraising event, it also provides an opportunity for our business and resident communities to intermingle, while listening to bands they may have never heard before. Music brings the community together and, with 21 events each year, the Partnership is able to offer a variety of bands from different genres and backgrounds. Bands are selected by an Alive @ Five selection committee, representing a wide variety of backgrounds and people who all love music. Continuing to activate the creek, Movie Night on Carroll Creek is a free, family-friendly event the Partnership launched in 2014. Keeping this event free and open to the public was a priority of the organization, and each year the event has been supported by great community partners who believe in offering programming […]
Have you heard of the term “third place?” For most, a third place is the place between home (first) and work (second). In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement and establishing feelings of a sense of place. According to Project for Public Spaces, there will never be a time when the work of establishing a third place is done. “Real-world communities are incredibly dynamic, ever-changing things. A public space cannot be finished any more than the city in which it resides can be. At their best, public spaces are the most tangible reflections of cities and neighborhoods and the people who make them special. They are stages for public life, and should reflect the people who live, work, and play nearby.” The Partnership recognizes that Downtown Frederick is a third place for many. For some, it’s our first, second and third places and we strive each day to make Downtown Frederick a destination and home for all in our community. Over the last 30 years, the Partnership has been continually striving to make Downtown Frederick not only a third place but your favorite third place. […]
Art on Main: Virtual Tile Project
Art on Main We have a virtual art project for our community… all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate! Download your flower template from downtownfrederick.org/artonmain and get creative. More about the Art on Main project: This fall, the five Main Street communities of Frederick County — Brunswick Main Street, Main Street Thurmont, Middletown Main Street, Town of New Market and Downtown Frederick Partnership — will be installing temporary public art sculptures in each of our downtowns. The sculptures will be composed of brightly glazed mosaic tile designs and will be in place for one year. To help decorate our sculpture, we’re looking for 60 community members to draw their own unique flower designs between now and June 27. Sculpture artist Parran Collery will then translate these designs into tiles and incorporate them in the final piece. Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/artonmain
Unprecedented Times Mean You Have an Opportunity for Impact
Unprecedented Times Mean You Have an Opportunity for Impact Unprecedented times call on each and every one of us to support our local community. By following social distancing guidance, we can each do our part in flattening the curve, keeping others safe and preventing our critical healthcare facilities from being overwhelmed. While we’re all in this together, at times of crisis, those things we hold dear are always first in our thoughts. Friends and family. Places we love. I have had the good fortune to work for Downtown Frederick Partnership for more than 15 years. For those less familiar with the organization, the Partnership works year-round to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick. I am personally and professionally vested in this community. When I think about what I hold dear, Downtown Frederick is at the top of my list. I value Downtown Frederick as the place I go to mark life’s milestones, the place where the downtown businesses are made up of not only people I work with but also my friends, the place where I can find things that exist nowhere else in this world and the place where I feel at home. This past […]
Spring Event Changes in Downtown Frederick
With Governor Hogan’s executive order prohibiting gatherings of 50+ people (changed to 10+ people on March 19) and the recent announcement from CDC recommending the cancellation of these events over the next 8 weeks, Downtown Frederick Partnership has made the following changes to our upcoming spring events. These decisions are not taken lightly as we understand the impact on our downtown community.The safety of Downtown Frederick’s residents, workers and visitors is of the utmost importance to Downtown Frederick Partnership. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.As an organization that is grounded in a love for our local community, we encourage you all to look for ways where you can help to safely support each other in these troubling times. Photo used in this post taken by Bill Adkins. April First Saturday & May First Saturday (Mayfest)EVENTS CANCELLED — originally scheduled for April 4 & May 2. Currently, many Downtown Frederick businesses remain open daily, and are taking extra steps to ensure their spaces are clean and safe for customers. Support small businesses remotely, even if you cannot visit them physically. Visit downtownfrederick.org/covid-19 to learn how.Bring a Broom SaturdayEVENT CANCELLED — originally scheduled for April 25. The Partnership […]
Redevelopment of Historic Whitehill’s Row in Downtown Frederick
What appears to be an inconspicuous row of three-story homes nestled along B&O Ave, is actually an exciting redevelopment project for the southeast corner of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Originally built by Frederick businessman James Whitehill in 1858, the block of homes sit adjacent to the MARC train Brunswick Line, which offers weekday commuter service between Frederick and Washington D.C. For many years, the buildings were left largely unmodernized and, most recently, served as residentail rental units. However, in 2018, Frederick County natives Michael Gordon and David Bauer purchased the properties and have been busy rehabilitating the units into modernized four-bedroom, three-bathroom homes. After more than a year of painstaking renovations, the rewards of Bauer and Gordon’s investment are obvious. Each home features four levels of living space – from a fully renovated walkout basement level all the way to the third floor bedrooms – they left no detail unfinished. During a property tour with Bauer, he pointed out the many historic features they were careful to retain in the finished design, including the 34 windows across the front façade, which are all original to the building. The Partnership is featuring this project as an example of the exciting redevelopment projects […]
Historic Charm and Modern Convenience in Downtown Frederick
In August 2017, a fire tore through the seven apartment units that occupied 126 S Market St, leaving the building uninhabitable and with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. After a painstaking rehabilitation by new owners Ingrid Smith and Gerardo Lapetina, the building is set to welcome new occupants as early as January 1, 2020. Now home to five completely new, luxury 1-bedroom apartments in the heart of Downtown Frederick, 126 S Market St is full of historic charm and character blended with modern convenience and aesthetics. The apartments have been thoughtfully designed, featuring beautiful custom kitchens with European appliances and granite countertops, sleek and spacious bathrooms with rainfall showers, new hardwood floors throughout, in-unit washer and dryers, digital thermostats and new HVAC, tank-less water heaters, keyless entry and ample storage. Each unit has its own unique layout and highlights many of the building’s original architectural features. The builders were careful to reuse elements from the the fire-ravaged building whenever possible — such as the reclaimed wood that makes up banisters, countertops and shelving throughout each unit. All five units are available for rent beginning January 1 or earlier, with rates from $1500-$2000 per month. Pets are negotiable […]
Resources for Individuals in Need or Experiencing Homelessness
Find a free meal, a warm bed and additional help when it’s most needed. Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Frederick Police Department have partnered to create an easy to use pamphlet that provides information on services in Frederick for those in need or experiencing homelessness. The pamphlet includes information on where to find food, shelter, showers, restrooms, health and mental health, employment and legal, and other general outreach services. Pick up a copy at any downtown business, the Partnership office, the Frederick Police Department, or download a copy online at downtownfrederick.org/resources-in-frederick. In the event of a severe or life threatening emergency, call 911. For a non life threatening situation, call the Frederick Police Department at 301.600.2102 If you see a person experiencing a crisis, please call: 211 Maryland– 211 Maryland Crisis Hotline – 1.800.422.0009 National Suicide Hotline– 1.800.273.8255 National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1.800.799.7233
Weeknight Events for Downtown Frederick Locals
It’s no secret that — between all of our special events, incredible shopping and dining, and more craft beverage offerings than anywhere in a 40 mile radius — Downtown Frederick is always busy on the weekends. But what’s going on in the middle of the week? Here’s a little roundup of some post-work fun you can find Monday through Thursday (plus a bonus Friday event) in Downtown Frederick! MONDAYS Cookbook Club (First Monday of each month) from 6-8pm at Relish Décor (38 E Patrick St) Baking Book Club (Third Monday of each month) from 6-8pm at Relish Décor (38 E Patrick St) Monday Brunch and all-day Happy Hour at White Rabbit Gastropub (18 Market Space) Trivia Night starting at 7pm at Bushwaller’s (209 N Market St) Trivia Night starting at 6:30pm at Rockwell Brewery (880 N East St) Kids Build Your Own Pizza night from 4-9pm at Pretzel & Pizza Creations (210 N Market St) Open Mic Night starting at 9pm at Cafe Nola (4 E Patrick St) TUESDAYS Live music from 7-9pm at Olde Mother Brewing (526 N Market St) Curious Iguana’s About Town book club meets monthly on Tuesdays at 7pm, locations vary Open Mic Night at Rockwell […]
Five Hashtags You Should Be Following in #DowntownFrederick
1. #getitdowntown Businesses and restaurants all over Downtown Frederick want YOU to come and #getitdowntown. This hashtag is overflowing with the most amazing photos of buildings, food, and specialties at almost anywhere you can think of. That’s why we love this hashtag for when we’re looking for something to do, buy, or eat. One photo we enjoy is this cheery display located inside of The Muse. 2. #frederickfoodie Hungry in Frederick? You won’t be after checking out the hashtag #frederickfoodie. Instagram food bloggers have taken over this hashtag with photos of everything to fancy cocktails to juicy steaks and everything in between. And the best part? You can find all these foods in Downtown Frederick. Some of our favorites include this avocado toast from White Rabbit Gastro Pub. 3. #fredlandia Portlandia, starring SNL’s Fred Armison, is a witty comedy that takes viewers through the streets of one of the most hipster cities in America: Portland, Oregon. However, Instagram user @fredlandia_1 transformed our own Downtown Frederick into what she likes to call “Fredlandia.” On this hashtag, you can find some of the most intimate, yet routine views of Downtown Frederick that many of us take for granted. We particularly love this […]
Loft Style Living in Downtown Frederick
Ever wanted to live in the heart of Downtown Frederick? You could grab a cup of coffee at Beans and Bagels before heading to work. Enjoy happy hour at the Tasting Room after a long day at the office. Walk your dog along Carroll Creek anytime you wanted. Ahhh… now that’s livin’. For anyone who has been longing for that downtown lifestyle, construction on the Kemp Hall Lofts & Studios is rounding the finish line at the intersection of Church & Market Streets. We were recently given a chance to poke around these amazing rentals and all we can say is, “Wow!” Whether you’re looking for a small studio, a loft, or even something with a private balcony for those amazing sunsets overlooking the place we like to call home. Does the history of Frederick also interest you? By living in these new apartments, you’ll get to be a part of history yourself. Kemp Hall was a key site during the Civil War, where Maryland legislators met on an April morning to decide whether or not secession from the Union would be necessary. In Kemp Hall, the City of Frederick was also named the capital of the Maryland for one […]
Downtown Frederick Businesses Helping Those Affected by the Government Shutdown
With the federal government being shut down for over a month now, small businesses around Downtown Frederick are offering certain promotions to those government workers who have been affected. See the list of offerings by businesses below! Community Produce Market The community produce market supported by Hungry Harvest is available all year long (not just during the shutdown) but we wanted to make sure to include it here since it’s such a great deal! Produce in a SNAP offers $7 bags of produce from 3-6PM every Wednesday at the Y Teaching Kitchen (629 N Market St). No special ID required. Just show up and claim your bag. Frederick Coin Exchange Beginning on January 16, The Frederick Coin Exchange is offering to buy your old, broken or unwanted gold jewelry at special dealer rates! Just show your government ID before the furlough ends to secure your rate. The Temple The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is offering special deals on hair care and cuts until January 26th. All federal government employees with a valid I.D. can receive a $5 blow-dry or haircut, 25% off all take-home products, and 50% off color and highlighting services. McClintock Distilling […]
Addressing Fire Risks in Downtown Frederick
In January 2019, Downtown Frederick Partnership announced two new grant programs to address the risk of fire in historic buildings – the Downtown Frederick Fire Suppression Incentive Program and the Attic Fire Separation Program. As an outgrowth of the Partnership’s 2020 Strategic Plan and the Live Downtown Frederick goal of welcoming 335 new residents to Downtown Frederick by 2020, these programs are some of the first of their kind to address the known risk of fire damage in historic downtown environments. * 2020 Update: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, untapped funds from the Attic Fire Separation Program were transitioned to support increased demand for the Partnership’s Mission: Interior grant program, funding interior building improvements for downtown businesses. Learn more about the 2020 Mission: Interior awards here. The Downtown Frederick Fire Suppression Incentive Program addresses the high costs of installing sprinklers in smaller commercial/multi-family/mixed use buildings. These smaller buildings are disproportionately impacted by the cost of sprinkler installation, which may make it financially infeasible. Since properly sprinklered buildings increase personal safety and protect our historic and cultural heritage, the Partnership seeks to lessen this financial burden and increase the number of fire-protected buildings in Downtown Frederick. • This grant program is for […]
Historic District Guides
Thank you for calling Downtown Frederick home! By choosing to live here, you are a key part of keeping our city’s historic buildings great. Whether you’re a home owner, renter, business owner or simply someone who loves Downtown Frederick, you understand that this city’s wealth of historic buildings is what sets our community apart. To help answer some of the most common questions about the historic district, the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission and Downtown Frederick Partnership have created a series of general guides for residents, merchants and contractors who live and work here. While these guides tackle many of the basics, we know that each project is unique. If you ever have questions, the City of Frederick Planning staff is always happy to help! The City strives to safeguard its historical and cultural heritage through the preservation of historic sites, structures and districts. We are thankful for the participation of the community in helping us preserve and protect our historic city. Before starting your next project, take a few minutes to review the Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines. Visit bit.ly/freddesign for the complete guidelines, or contact us for more information. DOWNTOWNFREDERICK.ORG/LIVE PHONE: 301.600.1499 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Download Downtown Frederick Residents Historic District Guide Download Downtown […]
Kids in the City: Susan and Jeremy Kelley
Like a lot of new parents, the birth of their first child meant it was time for Susan and Jeremy Kelley to trade their small starter home in on a bigger house. But the couple, who’d spent the past decade living in a turn of the century row house across Patrick Street from the fairgrounds and a few doors down from the house Patsy Cline once called home, didn’t head to the suburbs. Instead, they bought a three-story detached townhouse on E. Second Street. “We’d always wanted to be closer into downtown,” says Susan. And the fact that they had a toddler didn’t discourage them. “So many people feel like they need to disengage when they have kids and I felt like we need to engage more,” says Jeremy. Once a boarding house, the home is currently divided into three units. The largest apartment, which meanders over all three levels, is home to the couple and their two children – Jack and his little sister Jane, who was born after the move. “What I like about this house is that it’s a house we can grow into,” says Jeremy. But in the meantime, the home’s other two units house rental tenants and provide a welcome income […]
Downtown’s Millennial Migration: Erik Moore
After attending college in Pittsburg and working in financial services there, Frederick native Erik Moore didn’t immediately leap at the chance to return home and join the family business. “Pittsburg’s just bigger, so there was a little hesitation,” says Erik, the Financial Planning Services & Analysis Manager with Moore Wealth, Inc., a concierge wealth management firm with offices in Downtown Frederick. But Erik, who grew up in Spring Ridge, didn’t immediately rule out a homecoming, either. “I’ve never lived in Frederick as an adult and so there was a lot I hadn’t experienced before,” he says. A lot of those experiences are brand new, too. Frederick – especially downtown – isn’t quite the same place he knew as a teen. “There’s a lot of stuff coming to Frederick that’s appealing to people my age,” says Erik, “the new rooftop bar at Brewer’s Alley has been a real hit.” So, after a few trips home to sample the scene, Erik and his fiancé made the move from Pittsburgh to Frederick in November of 2016. And while he grew up in the suburbs, they decided to make downtown their new home. “The office is here, so that made it easy. Plus, for someone my age, the other areas aren’t as […]
This Weekend in Downtown | First Saturday
It’s the first of August and that means Downtown Frederick is awake and ready for a fabulous First Saturday. While we’re sure your summer has been filled with explorations and vacations, take a breath from all the travel and unwind with a day trip through downtown. There is no better place to be than within the heart of downtown shopping local, eating fresh, and exploring on foot or on the free trolley. August First Saturday is made possible by The Daley. August is all about ART in Downtown Frederick! Visit our many galleries and entertainment venues and find art-themed events in businesses throughout downtown. NOMA Gallery on behalf of Downtown Frederick Partnership is unveiling “A Year of First Saturdays – Plein Air in Downtown Frederick,” a showcase of the Plein Air art created during each First Saturday from June 2016 to July 2017. These art pieces are beautiful representations of the vibrancy downtown holds, so start your evening off at the NOMA gallery, and purchase art that will go directly into the artists hands and our glorious downtown. Inspired to create your own art after seeing what artists have created with downtown as their canvas? Allow your creativity to soar and look out […]
Upcoming Downtown Events
BLOOM the next art exhibition at Gallery 115 at The Y Arts Center in Downtown Frederick, will run from Friday, June 18 through Sunday, September 5, 2021, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 10, 7 pm to 9 pm. There will also be a Virtual Artist Zoom Talk on Sunday, August 8 from 1-2 pm The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Bloom in the verb form as to produce or yield flowers; to support abundant plant life, to mature into the achievement of one’s potential, to flourish in beauty, freshness, or excellence; to shine out; to become more apparent or fully expressed, to appear or occur unexpectedly in remarkable quantity or degree, to become densely populated with microorganisms; etc. Artists were encouraged to submit works for consideration that respond, relate or interpret the word Bloom within the critical contemporary context of our world today. The exhibition has drawn 17 artists from New York City to the suburbs of Washington DC.” “The artists in this exhibition have a kinship to nature and express it through a variety of ways. They recreate it through direct observation or memory, utilize it as a metaphor for narratives of the present and past, declare their […]
BLOOM art exhibition
Although there are still uncertainties related to in person learning, we are currently planning to be back in our space and offering our wildly popular summer theatre camp: FUNCamp 2021. The safety of our campers, staff and artists is of the utmost importance to us and we are putting procedures in place to assure that your young performers will be in good hands at MET. In preparation for a safe in person summer theatre experience we will be following up to date state and local guidelines regarding Covid-19. We are also carefully preparing our space and curriculum, taking into consideration adjustments that may be needed to assure the health and safety of our campers and staff. Due to number limitations and to ensure safety our registrations this summer will be limited to 18 participants per session. Once registration is open you are encouraged to do so early to secure your spot! Session IA: June 21-June 25 The Greatest Showman (Ages 10-15) Session I: June 28-July 2 Creating Theatre (Ages 7-11) Session II: July 5-9 Musical Theatre (Ages 12-16) Session III: July 12-16 Musical Theatre (Ages 7-11) Session IV: July 19-23 Improv/Comedy Jam (Ages 12-16) […]
From May 7 to August 28, the Frederick Arts Council is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of Frederick artist Lisa Dillin on view at the 5 E. 2nd Street Art Center. The exhibition ‘Sorry we missed you’ features nine sculptures and a sound piece which focus on the complicated aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020 the physical and emotional space between each of us has widened like a deep chasm along an active fault line. Once buzzing city centers – many of which were already underutilized and in decline – have gone silent. City buildings and suburban retail centers that had long ago fallen into disrepair eerily await our return. As we travel to our old familiar places we find that vestiges of what was abound. We have left traces of ourselves in every nook and cranny of our towns and cities. These human remnants are not dissimilar to messages in a bottle: they are clues to what came before, a voice waiting to be discovered. Sorry we missed you is an attempt to make tangible the emotional quality of the sustained isolation and economic decline that characterizes this time. Sorry we missed you extends an […]
“Sorry we missed you” exhibition at Frederick Arts Council
TAG/The Artists Gallery is pleased to announce the featured artists for July: Cathy Wilkin and Jan McIntyre-Creager They have been exploring different subjects, media, and styles with exciting results! Cathy Wilkin switched directions for her intriguing new exhibit, “Hindsight 2020.” She traded her intricate collages for acrylic paintings. At first glance, the interiors in her new work appear calm, but unsettling elements quickly reveal themselves. Wilkin calls the eight works in this series her “COVID paintings” and says they reflect her disconnect in 2020. McIntyre-Creager’s show, “Circle in a Square,” pulls away from the imagery she’s relied on for the last three years—still lifes, buildings, and other structures—in favor of a new self-imposed assignment. “I wanted to go basic,” she says. Merlin’s Beard Band will perform during the July 3 opening reception from 5 to 8pm. Visit the website to see more.
“Hindsight 2020” and “Circle in a Square” open @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
We’re wrapping up our 5-Year Anniversary month with Tiki Week! Wednesday through Sunday slide on in, grab a seat anytime during regular hours and try something from this one-time-only tiki-inspired menu; like the Mai Tai Sunrise, Fairyduster Painkiller and Flaming Zombie, with an unconventional twist, of course. And on Friday, Banana Hammer will be bringing the funky island vibes with Reggae-Rock covers of Bob Marley and the like from 8-10 p.m. Swing on in, we’re already ready to pour you a drink! More info in the Facebook event here.
Tenth Ward’s Tiki Week
Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! This tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A 90-minute foray into the archives of the dead in “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Reservations Recommended. Tours available select weekends April—November. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” dates year-round. Each purchased ticket includes a 10% off coupon for Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery. Frederick’s Original Brew Pub! Learn more at marylandghosttours.com.
Historic District Ghost Tour
Located at 331 N Market St. A weekly outdoor bazaar featuring a variety of vendors and products, every Saturday throughout the year. More information: instagram.com/downtownsaturdaybazaar
Downtown Saturday Bazaar
“Black and White in Color” July’s show is with Mary Paul Barnaby and Steve Dill (Monocacy Forge) collaborating to produce a perfect synergy between photography and forged steel. Showing weekends during the month of July. Opening July 3rd, 1-7pm. Regular gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm. View the Eastside Artists’ Gallery website for more information.
“Black and White in Color” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery
Walk in the footsteps of doctors, nurses, soldiers and civilians who cared for 8,000 wounded soldiers in Downtown Frederick Every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM from April until October, docents from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will explain how Frederick became “One Vast Hospital.” Arguably the most trying moment in city’s history came after the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862. The town’s population doubled when 8,000 wounded soldiers were delivered by ambulance to make-shift hospitals throughout Frederick. Initially the walking tours will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required throughout the tour and we request that you practice strict social distancing. Tickets are $15 and include admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in addition to the walking tour. Tickets are free for Museum members, but you must still reserve your spot. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. With accounts taken from the diaries and letters of the surgeons, soldiers, and civilians who were there, this guided walking tour will explore the locations of the city’s Civil War hospitals in churches, schools, and public buildings. This program is an excellent way to take in downtown Frederick as many […]
Walking Tours with National Museum of Civil War Medicine
In honor of Harry Potter’s Birthday, we are talking about the monsters and myths of Frederick Hogwarts is coming to Frederick! In honor of the birthday of the Boy Who Lived, listen to the tales of the monsters and myths of Frederick, presented by local cryptologist Sarah Cooper (The American Snallygaster Museum and Manic Pixie Dream Ghouls Podcast)
Myths, Magic, and Monsters
Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win Song of the Year Awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and Academy of Country Music (ACM) in the same year. In 2012, the Alabama native released his fifth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.
Jamey Johnson LIVE
Sundays 9:00AM-1:00PM May 9 – November 21, 2021 The Frederick City Market is a local food and artisan market located in the historic district of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Join us at 331 N Market St every Sunday from May through November. Here at The Frederick City Market it is our pleasure to serve the community with some of the freshest produce, foods, and most unique artisan products and services around. Everything is either farm grown, or handmade locally by our wonderful vendors. We are located on Market Street in downtown Frederick between 3rd & 4th Street each Sunday from May through November. More info at frederickcitymarket.com
Frederick City Market
International World Friendship Day by UNESCO BMW Club Celebrating our humanity with dialogue, music and song August 1 @ noon EST (NY) – 9:00 am PT Agenda: – Interviews – What does Friendship Mean To You? – OneTree Musical Group – Oud Performance – Meditation – Eco-Friendly Farming & Artistic expression of Women in carrier Register @ UNESCOBMW.org
International World Friendship Day
Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick and the surrounding area. From August 2-8, participating restaurants throughout the county will be serving up unique multi-course meals at appetizing prices. Restaurants will offer a variety of menus for indoor, outdoor and to-go dining. Visit an old favorite or try something new… Frederick County is full of delicious dining options! All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity. Reservations strongly recommended. For more information, visit www.frederickrestaurantweek.com. Restaurant Week pricing key (menus coming soon…) $: $15 – $19 $$: $20 – $29 $$$: $30 – $39 $$$$: $40+ Participating Restaurants: Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St) / reservations: call (301) 631-0089 / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Bushwaller’s (209 N Market St) / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Cafe 611 (611 N Market St) / offering: to-go | indoor Chaps Pit Beef (4969 Westview Dr, Suite E) / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Firestone’s Culinary Tavern (105 N Market St) / reservations: online / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Hippy Chick Hummus (237 N Market St) / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Irie Eats (300 E 2nd St) / offering: […]
Frederick Restaurant Week
The Yogamour mission is to bring the therapeutic aspects of yoga and mindfulness to survivors of trauma, marginalized communities and “in-need” populations as an adjunct therapy towards healing and self-regulation. When attending a Yogamour POP-UP class at Sky Stage, your $10 donation goes to support local non-profits including Heartly House. Space is limited, please pre-register at https://yogamour.org/classes-and-prices-live-and-online (Click the link and scroll to ‘SKY STAGE Yoga for ALL Levels’ then click ‘Sign Up’).
All-levels Yoga with Yogamour at Sky Stage
DISTRICT Arts presents “Chasing Rainbows” New and recent paintings by Chito Padilla Padilla started painting one year into retirement at age 59. A Washington, DC resident for over thirty years, he is now a permanent resident of Marshall, VA. Chito says, “My style is influenced by the abstract expressionist movement which denotes the non-representational use of paint as a means of personal expression.”
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Chasing Rainbows”
Aleventures is returning for a third time to Rockwell Brewery, and this time we are bringing a fresh card-game based theme! Join us as the aleventures continue in traditional fashion – bring a friend and we’ll take care of the rest! If you like any of the games, we will have additional copies and merch for sale as well!
FREE 2 PLAY GAME NIGHT
Please join us on Wednesday, August 4 at Smoketown Brewery for a young professionals networking mixer! All professionals & backgrounds are welcome. Please bring business cards & information you would like to share. Any questions, please contact email@example.com
Free outdoor yoga is led by Sol Yoga 7-8am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five. Just bring your mat, all skill levels are welcome. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged. Every Thursday morning, July 1 through September 30.
Yoga on the Creek
Thursdays from 3-6pm (June 3 through September 30) at 113 N East St in Downtown Frederick. Follow them on Facebook or visit their website for a list of vendors. The Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market is operated by Frederick Farmers Market, providing the community of Frederick, Maryland with LOCAL products at traditional cooperative farmers’ markets. Find more info at frederickfarmersmarket.com.
Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market
Info of the Week Music: Stitch Early and The Populatn Food: Irie Eats 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about […]
Stitch Early and The Populatn at Alive @ Five
Enjoy an evening of Swing Dancing under the stars at the Sky Stage in downtown Frederick! Join us on 1st Thursdays from June-October for some swing dancing under the stars. Revolution Modern Dance hosts the evening beginning with a lesson, followed by dancing to lindy hop and blues tunes! Space limited, for more info and to reserve your spot please register here. Water, soft-drinks and small packaged snacks available for purchase, everything only $1, benefits Sky Stage/Frederick Arts Council. *** Suggested $5-10 donation at the door. Donations are used to pay instructors and DJs with the remainder passed directly to the Sky Stage to support other arts and music programming. Please bring a face mask, just in case!
Sky Stage Swing Dance
Join us as we celebrate the paperback release of True Story by Kate Reed Petty! Kate will be in conversation with R. Eric Thomas, author of Here For It, on Thursday, August 5 at 7 pm on Crowdcast. This event is free but registration is required. About True Story: An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, True Story is part psychological thriller, part fever dream, and part timely comment on sexual assault, power, and the very nature of truth. Ingeniously constructed and full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the final pages, it marks the debut of a singular and daring new voice in fiction. About Kate Reed Petty: Kate Reed Petty has been recognized with a Narrative magazine 30 Below Award, as well as grants and scholarships from the Robert Deutsch Foundation, The Mount, Bloedel Reserve, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Her short fiction has been published in Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, Blackbird, Ambit, Nat. Brut, and Los Angeles Review of Books, and she has a master of letters from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She lives in Baltimore. About R. Eric Thomas: R. Eric Thomas is a bestselling author, playwright, and […]
Kate Reed Petty in conversation with R. Eric Thomas
First Fridays $50 Massage Promo Enjoy a 60-minute Victor Novell Signature Massage the First Friday of each month, between the hours of 9AM-12PM by appointment only. Must mention promo: FIRSTSATURDAY 263 W Patrick St across from Sol Yoga www.victornovell.com / 301.388.5237
First Fridays Massage Promo
“Meet the Artist” August First Saturday, 8/7, from 5-8pm – James Germaux will be at the gallery as he kicks off his newest work experimenting with tools and materials such as palette knives, spray paint, markers, etc. in his solo show “Shape & Structure.” His work will be on view August 6-29. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 12-4pm. Visit NOMA Gallery’s website here.
Meet the artist of “Shape & Structure” @ NOMA Gallery
Join Frederick Arts Council for a virtual conversation with Baltimore-based artist Lisa Dillin and Danielle O’Steen, Curator at The Kreeger Museum in Washington D.C., on Friday August 6th at 5 pm. Dillin currently has a new show, entitled “Sorry We Missed You,” on view at Frederick Arts Council’s 5 E. 2nd Street Art Center. “Sorry We Missed You” makes tangible the emotional quality of the sustained isolation that characterizes this time. Lisa Dillin is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist. Learn more about Dillin at https://www.lisadillin.com/
Virtual Artist Talk
A free, interactive drum circle/music/movement experience hosted by Noteable Progressions Music Therapy Services every 1st Friday. Bring an instrument or pick one up* from the selections offered. All ages and abilities welcome! Suggested Donation $5 www.noteableprogressions.com *Noteable Progressions will follow all safety protocols for cleaning/disinfecting instruments. The Frederick Arts Council’s policy is masks for ages 5+ if unvaccinated or when unable to distance (or when eating/drinking) as a courtesy to our more vulnerable or unvaccinated visitors, staff or volunteers.
Drum Circle with Noteable Progressions
What’s up Frederick presents, Triple Lindy Band as part of our concerts on the creek series About this event Gates open at 6, Concert starts at 7 21 and up No pets No outside door or beverage Triple Lindy is a funky little Frederick based cover band. Their slogan is “Frederick MD’s premier dance cover band, playing ’70s, ’80s, ’90’s, Y2K through Today, Dive in!” This accurately represents the music they play, a mix of what is best from these decades, favoring the Rock, Pop, and Dance, thus allowing for a variety of music to entertain a diverse audience. Their second slogan is “to have fun!” That pertains to the members of the band and the audience. They strive to energize the audience and feed from the audience’s energy creating a dynamic balance that is sure to have people up dancing, smiling, singing, and having FUN! They have been playing together for more than 12 years and are all friends off the stage, which lends itself into a great group dynamic that brings their passion for music in each performance, large or small. Ronald Layman President , The Layman Organization, LLC (301-668-5110
Triple Lindy Band
Hippy Chick Hummus is partnering with Pleasant Hill Produce to bring fresh veggies to the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County on First Saturday, August 7th! We will have a grab-bag table of produce for $10 and $20. You can purchase a bag for yourself and a bag for a child or family of the BGC Frederick. Plus, we will be serving a delicious vegan brunch while doing it 😉 Come out and support your local communities by showering them with the freshest veggies around. If you can’t attend I will also have an option for you to make a vegetable donation online. 100% of proceeds go to Pleasant Hill Produce and the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Boys & Girls Club Brunch + Buy Local! @ Hippy Chick Hummus
Fiber Crafts Hands On Series Heritage Frederick wants to introduce our new program series about wool and cotton. Our Fiber Crafts Hands-on Series is a four session series starting with raw cotton/wool and ending with a loom woven/knitted/crocheted object that you’ve had a hand in from start to finish. Session 1: July 10: What is yarn/thread? Session 2: July 24: How is yarn/thread made? Session 3: August 7: How do you dye yarn? Session 4: August 21: What can you make with yarn?
Need a new summer scent? Come in and customize your own unique scent combination for salt scrubs, body butter, lotion, body spray, shower gel, or massage oil. All of our products make great additions to your self-care ritual or fun, thoughtful gifts for anyone on your list! We’ll mix it for you on the spot. Buy 1 Salt Scrub Get 1 Free
Customize your summer scent @ Savage Soaps
Sky Pop! Artist Market is a gathering of local artists & makers – offering you a creative showcase for browsing and buying.* Each event in the series features vendors displaying & selling art, jewelry, flowers, home decor, baked goods and more. Follow PopUp Frederick on Facebook for information about vendors for each month. If you, or someone you know would like to show & sell their art or perform at this or a future Sky Pop or Pop Up Market at a different location, please complete this application: form.jotform.com/210297484112149 Questions? Contact PopUp Frederick on Facebook or email PopUpFrederick@comcast.net
Sky Pop! Artist Market
Playing with Fire Firing pottery in a wood fired kiln results in unusual, distinctive and sometimes spectacular pots. Come learn about wood fired pottery and see what we mean by “Playing with fire.” Members will be displaying and selling our best pieces from this year’s wood firing! Check the website for the most up-to-date hours.
Playing with Fire @ Potters’ Guild of Frederick
Perfect Cool Treats @ Perfect Truffle We have the perfect treats to cool you off on this hot summer day! Our take on the traditional snowcone and frozen mousse candy bars will help you get through the day. All frozen treats will be on special for August First Saturday only! Click here to see the mouthwatering flavor options.
Frozen Treat Festival @ Perfect Truffle
COAST presents Jamie Turner’s photography Personal photographs by local artist, Jamie Turner, available to the public for the first time! All subject matter is from the Frederick area – breathtakingly captured and professionally matted and framed to further enhance the beauty of the piece.
The Turner Photography Exhibit @ COAST Designs
TAG/The Artists Gallery offers its walls to the public with their August show, “Le Salon” The popular unjuried exhibit was cancelled last year due to COVID 19. TAG’s new space makes it almost worth the wait! An eclectic variety of artists are showing their original work at this fun, month-long event. Mark your calendars: –First Saturday Reception on Saturday, August 7 from 5-8pm –Panel Discussion with TAG artists Sarah Higgins, Chris Madden, and Marie Riccio on Sunday, August 22 at 11am –Closing Reception on Sunday, August 29 from 1-4pm Check the website theartistsgalleryfrederick.com for sneak peeks and hours! Painting: “After the Rain, Brunswick” by Nathaniel Williams
“Le Salon” @ TAG
Summer Show This is a special summer as things get back to “normal!” We look forward to welcoming all our friends back to Gallery 322. We’re open August First Saturday from 12-8pm. Visit Gallery 322’s website here. Hours are Fridays 4-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm, and by appointment. Painting: “Assateague Salt Marsh 6” by Tom Ritchie
Summer Show @ Gallery 322
The Umbrella Project Donate your gently used backpacking and camping equipment to the Umbrella Project. We are looking for backpacks (not book bags), hiking poles, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, one or two person tents, rain gear and other camping gear. People who donate will receive 10% off their Same Day purchase at The Trail House. There will also be a raffle for a custom crafted hiking stick from Bean Poles! Find out more about The Umbrella Project at umbrellaprojecthike.org
Unload your backpack @ The Trail House
Macramé in Action! Frederick’s own Knotty Girl, Paula, will be here demo-ing her macramé skills. Her fantastic plant hangers will be available along with matching pots and, of course, all the plants! Find the Facebook event here.
Macramé Demo by Knotty Broad @ Vintage MC
Awenasa Entertainment Presents “What The Punk?” A Punk rock festival featuring an array of amazing Punk acts: Offensive (The Misfits Chapter) The Stinkoidz, Random Ties, I defeat I, Aurin, Cosmic Halitosis, Solid Smack, Red Bullett, The Unsubs, and Go On Red This event is all ages.
What The Punk? Festival
First Saturday Night Market Presented by the Asian American Center of Frederick and Sumittra Experience Frederick’s version of a Thai Night Market on August and September First Saturdays. Check out the local vendors and their handicrafts! There will also be Thai food and drinks for purchase along with a beer garden. The Night Market is free to attend. Check out their Facebook page for updates closer to the event date.
The Night Market on First Saturday
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, (That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Ribbon Of Darkness, Beautiful, Song For A Winter’s Night and Rainy Day People to name a few. Lightfoot is heading across the country this fall to celebrate two huge releases: his first full-length album in 14 years and the nation-wide release of the documentary film Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind. The concert tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musical career.
Latshaw Productions presents GORDON LIGHTFOOT: The Legend in Concert
Curious Iguana and the Frederick Book Arts Center (FBAC) are teaming up for this very special summer series. Tweens ages 9-12 are invited to participate with a parent or other adult to discuss three fantastic fiction titles. Registration required. Meeting dates and featured titles: Wednesday, June 30: One Thing You’d Save by Linda Sue Park Wednesday, July 21: The Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden Wednesday, August 11: Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
Summer Book Chat for Parents + Tweens
Sky Stage’s Literature Series kicks off in May 2021 meeting on 2nd Wednesdays with varied host groups (listed below), through October. Join us for prose and poetry readings by regional writers under the stars, followed* by open mic readings. Sky Stage is a welcoming and friendly environment for literary artists of all skill levels. Test out your latest writing efforts with a supportive audience. *The Frederick Arts Council’s policy is masks for ages 5+ if unvaccinated (except when eating/drinking) or when unable to distance as a courtesy to our more vulnerable or unvaccinated visitors, staff or volunteers. HOSTS: May–Wysteria student-run (Hood College) literary magazine June–Frederick Writer’s Salon July–Slant Light Poets Aug–TBA/rain date Sept–Maryland Writers Association Oct–Rod Deacey & the DC Beats Note: Sky Stage is an all-ages, open-air venue. Some material may be PG-13. Beer/wine available for purchase to those over 21 with valid ID.
Lit Night: Literature, Poetry, Open Mic
Info of the Week Music: Inside Out Band Food: Irie Eats 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines in […]
Inside Out Band at Alive @ Five
Help plan for the creation and promotion of an arts and creative district along Carroll Street – the Carroll Street Creative District. This event is open to everyone! For more information contact Alan Feinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 606-6717. The Frederick Book Arts Center will be moving to their new building on Carroll and South Streets to join the stalwarts who have been preserving our industrial buildings. The Book Arts Center can be an anchor for what can become an amazing creative district with spaces that are affordable and offer great foot traffic. Spaces for artists, artisans, makers, vendors, and all kinds of entrepreneurs at downtown’s main entrance could thrive and enhance all of Frederick as a regional and national draw for imagination and originality.
The Launch of the Carroll Street Creative District
Looking for a place to stretch your wings and share your musical talent, or enjoy some live acoustic music in a laid-back atmosphere? Come to Sky Stage for Open Mic* Night hosted by FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise). Meets 2nd Fridays May through October. Whether you are a pro or a novice, this is a welcoming environment for you to collaborate, build your skills, and get to know other local artists. *To participate: due to pandemic capacity limits, please sign up in advance for an open mic slot by contacting FAME at: https://www.frederickacoustic.org/ or on FAME’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FrederickAcousticFAME/ Masks required by the Health Department, even for singers, until further notice. Bring your own microphone if you have one. Sky Stage and FAME will follow safety protocols for shared microphone use. All-ages, beer/wine may available for purchase with valid government-issued I.D., cash/cards accepted.
Open Mic with Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise
It’s Back to School Time! Learn about some of the oldest schools in Frederick County It’s back to school time! Come to the museum to learn about the oldest schools in Frederick County, and make some back school survival kits for both parents and students. Maybe you’re going to one of the oldest schools? Or one of the newest?
National Back to School Prep Day
ATTENTION: Capacity may be limited and masks required for ages 5+ per city/county regulations until further notice. Please register with Frederick Salsa. ______________________________ Dance to Latin beats at this popular monthly event! Starts with an approximately 30-minute salsa lesson at 7pm by Silvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa. 3rd Wednesdays. $5 suggested cash donation to Frederick Salsa; all-ages, beer/wine available with cash/cards for over 21s with valid ID.
Salsa Under the Stars at Sky Stage
Info of the Week Music: Midnite Run 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines in Frederick […]
Midnite Run at Alive @ Five
What’s up Frederick presents, Guys in Thin Ties as part of our concerts on the creek series. About this event Gates open at 6, Concert starts at 7 21 and up No pets No outside door or beverage These are your Guys In Thin Ties Bill Blythe – Bass, Vocals • Jim Ford – Keys, Guitars, Vocals • John Coghill – Vocals, Toys • Ron Cruz – Guitars, Ray Gun • Dave Kramer – Drums, FX Coming to you from Frederick MD, Guys In Thin Ties plays your favorite hard drivin’ tunes from the era of MTV and its completely rad music videos. So, let’s hit the dance floor, ‘cuz these guys are turning back the clock to a most excellent time that’ll bring back lots of like, totally choice memories. Now, party hardy and GITT your ’80s on! Organized by Ronald Layman President , The Layman Organization, LLC (301-668-5110
Guys In Thin Ties
Info of the Week Music: Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night Food: Pop Up Poutine Beer: Brewer’s Alley & Olde Mother Brewing 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, […]
Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night at Alive @ Five
Learn about Women’s Suffrage in Frederick What do you know about Women’s rights in Maryland? How about the 19th amendment? Let’s talk about it. Come to Heritage Frederick and learn about some of the brave women who fought for voting rights here in Maryland, including Frederick’s own Trail sisters.
Women’s Suffrage Day
Our comedy series is back where it belongs, under the stars!* Live at Sky Stage, join us 4th Fridays in May, July, August and September for stand-up comedy! Capacity will be limited to allow for social distancing, so grab your tickets now! A limited number of seats may be available at the door for $10. May show features Stacey Axler, Sandy Bernstein, Gina Brown, John Cromartie, Walter Gottlieb, Marcus Lustig, Hedi Sandberg, & Lauren Smith! Check back for details/lineups on future events. Sky Stage is an all-ages venue, but parents/guardians please consider PG-13 content. Beer/wine available for purchase for 21+ with valid government-issued ID. Soft drinks, water, and small packaged snacks also available. Carry-in food OK too. *We will operate at slightly under capacity to allow for some distancing for those who need it. The Frederick Arts Council’s policy is masks for ages 5+ if unvaccinated or when unable to distance (or when eating/drinking) as a courtesy to our more vulnerable or unvaccinated visitors, staff or volunteers.
Comedy Under the Stars
Market Street closed to vehicular traffic between Patrick & 3rd Streets on June 26, July 24 and August 28 (11AM-11PM). As The City of Frederick and its businesses continue to safely reopen with fewer restrictions, the City is excited to announce the return of Pop-Up Dining along Market Street on select summer Saturdays. On June 26, July 24 and August 28 (fourth Saturdays), Market Street will be closed to vehicles from 11AM to 11PM to allow in-the-street dining between Patrick Street and 3rd Street. Participating restaurants will place tables in the roadway to expand outdoor dining opportunities, much like the effort put in place last summer during restricted dining orders. Since last summer, additional parklets have been placed along Market Street to offer restaurants expanded outdoor dining capacity seven days a week. The parklets will remain in place to continue that opportunity. In addition to pop-up dining, many events are returning to the community this summer. To stay up to date with pop-up dining and other events, opt in to receive text message alerts by texting 2021EVENTS to 888777.
Pop-Up Dining on Market Street
Experience Summer Nights with the Frederick Jazz Festival Ready to go? We’ve partnered with our friends at the Frederick Arts Council to produce a 3-night music series with you.in.mind. Featuring professional artists from Frederick, Baltimore, and DC, the Summer Nights Series is Frederick’s premier, live jazz event of the summer. Let’s go! www.frederickjazzfest.com 6/26: Jeff Cosgrove Trio w/ special guests and Alex Parchment Quintet 7/24: Peravon, Allison Balanc, and Eric Byrd Trio 8/28: Mike Kamuf Little Big Band and Elijah Easton Made possible by the generous support of Music & Arts: providing friendly service for everything musical in your life, including instruments, lessons, rentals, and repairs. Visit MusicArts.com for more information.
Frederick Jazz Festival Summer Nights Series
2nd Thai New Year Water Festival Come to Carroll Creek for the second Thai New Year Water Festival any time from 11am-8pm. Even though the festival did not take place in 2020, we now hope to make this an annual tradition moving forward! Join us for traditional Thai food and drinks, boxing, dancing, music, fashion, and of course water. The event is free to attend, but be ready to have some water thrown at you! See you there! Click on the button below to go to the Facebook page for updated information closer to the event date.
Thai New Year Water Festival
Info of the Week Music: Sons of Pirates Food: Pop Up Poutine 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines […]
Sons of Pirates at Alive @ Five
What’s up Frederick presents, Dueling Pianos End of Summer Bash. About this event Gates open at 6:00pm / Show starts at 7:00pm No outside food or beverage Join us for the first time outdoors under the stars as we transform the Carroll Creek amphitheater into a unique outdoor lounge. Two baby grand pianos on one stage! Dueling piano show is extremely interactive and entertaining. The audience is thoroughly involved and participates throughout the entire event. The crowd is sure to be laughing, clapping, singing, dancing, and loving every minute the performers are on stage. You will hear the music you like since it’s totally request-driven, so everyone winds up happy. Three nonstop hours will have you singing, laughing, and dancing. General admission guest can sit on the tiered areas, bring a blanket or lawn own chair. Gates open at 6:00pm Cash bar, beer, wine, sangria, spiked seltzers Water and soda as well, no outside beverages permitted. This is an outdoor event, unless you purchased a table, you need to bring your own chairs or a blanket. We will not provide seating for this event For general admission guest. 21 and older with valid photo id All sales are final, […]
Dueling Pianos Night Two – End of Summer Bash
Info of the Week Music: Elikeh Food: Taco Daddy Beer: Brewer’s Alley & Smoketown Brewing 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines […]
Elikeh at Alive @ Five
Students of the Let There Be Rock School of Frederick songwriting and acoustic programs showcase their talents! $5 at the door*, $15 families, doors 20 minutes before start time. *The Frederick Arts Council’s policy is masks for ages 5+ when unable to distance (or when eating/drinking) as a courtesy to our more vulnerable or unvaccinated visitors, staff or volunteers. Concessions available for purchase to benefit Sky Stage. Carry-in food OK.
Acoustic Showcase by Let There Be Rock School of Frederick
Info of the Week Music: Dan McGuire Group Food: In10se BBQ 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines in […]
Dan McGuire Group at Alive @ Five
Info of the Week Music: Pebble to Pearl Food: Boxcar Burgers 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines in […]
Pebble to Pearl at Alive @ Five
New Spire Arts presents its 2021-2022 Concert Series featuring 5 superb artists encompassing a range of genres. New Spire Arts celebrates its inaugural season of the performing arts with an exceptional line-up of live music and musicians you are likely to see on any of the world’s finest stages. We bring the best from the around the globe to our corner of Frederick. Great Reasons to Subscribe Buy and Save : Subscription tickets are discounted more than 25% over single tickets. Best Seats in the House : The best seats in the Ausherman Theatre are reserved for you, a season subscriber. Move to the Front of the Line : With your tickets already in hand, you are the first to choose among our subscriber-only section. The Concert Series includes the following fantastic artists B.J. Thomas (September 24, 2021): B.J. Thomas has one of the most distinctive voices in American pop music — a reassuringly masculine timbre conveyed with a smattering of unique embellishments that represent a distillation of the most influential genres in pop culture. April Verch Band (Oct. 8, 2021): For over two decades the fiddler, singer-songwriter and step dancer April Verch has been recording and captivating […]
New Spire Arts Concert Series
Info of the Week Music: Triple Lindy 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. No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Free water is available inside the event. 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. Do I need a mask? If you have not yet received your vaccination, masks are required. Find information about vaccines in Frederick […]
Triple Lindy at Alive @ Five
Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world. A GRAMMY Award-winning stand-up, Lewis Black performs his critically acclaimed shows more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Since 2014 Lewis Black has done over 400 live streaming shows, called THE RANT IS DUE, at the end of each of his standup performances. Adding his own unique style, Lewis delivers audience-written Rants which have been submitted from the fans at his show and throughout the world. These rants are now available on Lewis Black’s podcast, Rant Cast. Explicit Language Warning – This show contains language that may be offensive to some people and is recommended for adults only.
Lewis Black: It Gets Better Every Day
Award winning humorist, best-selling author and Grammy nominee David Sedaris is a master of satire who delights audiences with personal essays and short stories. With over 16 million copies of his books in print, Sedaris is one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, which is especially apparent in his recently released collection, “The Best of Me.” The author will read from new and unpublished work and then take questions directly from the audience. A variety of his books will be available for sale at the event from Downtown Frederick book store Curious Iguana. Sedaris will sign books both pre-show and post-show. Image Credit: Jenny Lewis
An Evening with DAVID SEDARIS
frederickpride.org Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month (October) and National Coming Out Day (October 11), the Frederick Center is celebrating Frederick Pride on Sunday, October 3, 2021… and we are BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE! Well, technically, we are BRINGING DOWN THE CREEK! This year, we will be going all out to put together the craziest, wildest, and safest party to ever come to downtown Frederick. Are you ready for a party ten years in the making? There are going to be so many things coming out of Frederick Pride this year! We cannot wait to share some of the big news, but for now – Save The Date – Tell A Friend – Tell Ten More Friends – We will celebrate and in all our fabulous glory that is the LGBTQ+ community. We cannot wait and hope you cannot wait either. More details are coming. Check back to frederickpride.org for information, forms and schedules. Do you want to join the Pride Planning Committee? Please email email@example.com. VENDORS AND MUSICIANS If you have been a previous Pride vendor, you should expect to hear from us over the next few weeks with forms to fill out if you want to be involved in Pride […]
Bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan has spent 30 years writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the environment. He’s been a New York Times bestselling author and a contributing writer to many publications. Chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010), Pollan is also a professor and lectures widely on food, agriculture, and health. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. For an additional $75 you can meet the speaker for a photo opportunity, a signing opportunity (whenever possible), and light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.
Frederick Speaker Series presents Michael Pollan
When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. This show is a great recipe for a date night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. Sexy and fast paced, it covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. While definitely for adults, this show will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!
Men Are From Mars—Women Are From Venus LIVE!
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, up until MTV in the early ’80s, Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!
Neil Berg’s 50 YEARS OF ROCK N’ ROLL 2
Combining the skill and discipline of an investigative reporter with a comedian’s sense of the absurd and the stupid, political humorist P.J. O’Rourke covers current events like no other. Known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative, he in fact bashes all political persuasions. O’Rourke proves himself a savvy guide to national and global affairs. His razor sharp insights never fail to inform and entertain audiences. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. For an additional $75 you can meet the speaker for a photo opportunity, a signing opportunity (whenever possible), and light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries. Tickets can be purchased by members starting August 8th and by the general public August 15th.
Frederick Speaker Series presents PJ O’Rourke
Multi-Grammy award winning blues rocker John Hiatt (“Have a Little Faith in Me,” “Slow Turning”) and acclaimed bluegrass singer-songwriter Jerry Douglas (“Gone to Fortingall”) join forces to perform the greatest hits from their distinguished careers and music from their upcoming release Leftover Feelings. “All the Lilacs in Ohio” is the first video released from John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band’s forthcoming album, Leftover Feelings, available May 21, 2021. This project and video were recorded in Historic RCA Studio B, continuing the studio’s legacy as a “temple of sound,” and creating documentary resources for use by the nonprofit Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. These educational materials showcase recording methods reminiscent of those practiced in the 1950s and 60s, with Hiatt, Douglas and band members making and recording music in real time by listening to each other and emotionally reacting through their spontaneous performances. (Photographer: David McClister)
John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band
Symphonic music returns to the Weinberg Center when the acclaimed Frederick Symphony Orchestra performs a magical evening of “Strings and Things” Be mesmerized by the music of Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Bizet. Peabody trained Maestro Glenn Quader will conduct the FSO in their long awaited return to the Weinberg.