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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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Happy Stripe in Downtown Frederick
Over the past year, a bright red structure has snaked its way down the alleyway between JoJo’s and Vintage MC. Happy Stripe – with its curving lines, soaring heights and vivid color palette, has certainly made a statement on Patrick Street – bringing the alleyway to life and piquing the curiosity of those who wander by. Designed by artist Kiki Goti of SomePeople studio, Happy Stripe is a playful linear structure that aims to intrigue pedestrians and encourage them to pass through it. In addition to its strong visual presence, it also offers people the chance to interact with the structure through an augmented reality app that lets viewers challenge one another from their phones, tossing virtual balls into the nylon ropes that hang from the top of Happy Stripe’s steel frame. Happy Stripe is one of two projects installed through the Partnership’s unchARTed initiative – a project that increases connectivity between some of Downtown Frederick’s forgotten “between” spaces by activating alleyways with temporary public art installations. Happy Stripe was installed in November 2020 and will be removed in mid-November 2021. More about unchARTed
Maxwell Ave Fence in Downtown Frederick
Maxwell Ave is a highly-trafficked alleyway in the heart of Downtown Frederick. Providing a connection between the Carroll Creek Parking Garage, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Carroll Creek and Patrick Street – there are easily hundreds of people a day who traverse through this small piece of the city. To help brighten things up a bit, the Partnership and Hood College partnered together to repaint a fence… adding a bit of cheer along the way! Thank you to everyone involved! Especially to Dream House for helping us pick the color palette, The City of Frederick and National Museum of Civil War Medicine for letting us try something new with their fence, and to Hood College and members of our board for volunteering their time and labor! Step 1: Prep + Prime Before the new colorful motif could go into place, we first had to prep our canvas. This meant pulling weeds, sweeping around the base of the fence, scraping off old paint and adding a fresh coat of primer. Thank you to our hardworking board members for volunteering an evening to help get everything prepped and ready! Step 2: Bring on the Colors A group of about 15 Hood College […]
Hood Student Discount Program
As Hood students make their return to campus, Downtown Frederick businesses are ready to welcome them back with open arms and 10% off! Look for the blue and white window decals to find more than 50 downtown businesses who proudly offer a 10% discount to Hood students. Just show your valid Student ID at the time of purchase and be sure to ask the business about any restrictions that may apply. Participating businesses are listed at downtownfrederick.org/student. Restrictions may apply, and businesses reserve the right to opt out of the program at any time. See a List of Participating Businesses
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Outreach Summary
In 2020, the Partnership began a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion outreach effort guided by Dr. Denise Rollins with The Whole Heart Center. This effort started with 9 focus groups and included a community survey conducted in July 2021, which received 295 responses. As the Partnership works to make Downtown Frederick a welcoming place for everyone, we are very encouraged by the number of people who participated in the focus groups and survey, offering honest feedback about their experiences in Downtown Frederick. The input received to date provides a road map for the Partnership, both as we take on new projects and as we continue to learn more. The results of this initial outreach effort are summarized in the document linked here. Moving forward, we look forward to hearing from and partnering with community members – both new and old to the organization. If you are interested in getting involved in these efforts, please reach out to the Partnership at email@example.com or call the office at 301.698.8118. Download 2021 DEI Community Outreach Summary
Downtown Living: Historic Charm + Modern Amenities
Tucked just off the hustle and bustle of Market Street, you’ll find this gorgeous, newly-renovated apartment building sitting in Market Space – one of the many hidden gems in Downtown Frederick. Owners Ingrid Smith and Gerardo Lapetina bought the building earlier this year and have been busy renovating and restoring what is actually one of the oldest buildings in Downtown Frederick. Now home to two completely new, luxury 1-bedroom apartments in the heart of Downtown Frederick, 20 Market Space is full of historic charm and character blended with modern convenience and aesthetics. These apartments epitomize the appeal of Downtown Frederick living – just walk out your front door and into your new neighbor, White Rabbit Gastropub, which is one of Frederick’s most popular restaurants and bars – or continue around the corner and you’re right in the middle of Market Street, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and craft beverage purveyors right in your front yard. The first-floor unit includes exclusive access to the private courtyard garden, with stunning views of the Evangelical Lutheran Church spires soaring overhead. It also includes a finished basement space with storage and a full laundry. The second-floor unit boasts vaulted ceilings with a […]
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
WHIMSY, an installation art exhibition at Gallery 115 at The Y Arts Center in Downtown, Frederick will run Sunday, September 26th through Sunday, January 9th, 2022. Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6th, 7pm-9pm – the first open studios and micro gallery will also be open on First Saturday, and our artist-in-residence program officially launches on October 1st with two artists, Karin Birch and Lisa Sheirer. Whimsy presents the whimsical yet poignant works of Heather Harvey and Shana Kohnstamm, two Maryland based artists. Each artist created a semi-immersive installation in the gallery. Additionally, Harvey will be showing a collection of new paintings in the Foyer Gallery. Harvey utilizes an eclectic range of litter she finds on her walks and transforms it into an intriguing, surprising cascading chandelier of objects. Her work transforms the discarded into treasure while evoking the specter of stranger’s pasts. Kohnstamm’s work utilizes the ancient medium of hand dyed wool, an ecologically sustainable choice to create a variety of colorful biomorphic forms, at once playful, comedic and eerie. Sculptures are placed on unevenly placed platforms protruding from the wall or suspended from the ceiling evoking a theatrical and other-worldly communion. Harvey’s collection of new paintings in the Foyer […]
WHIMSY at Gallery 115
The Delaplaine Arts Center welcomes Toronto based artist, Amanda McCavour, for a stunning new exhibition, “Embroidered Spaces,” opening on Saturday, September 2. McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations. Through an exploration of line and its 2–D and 3–D implications, stitch is used to explore various concepts such as connections to home and the fibers of the body. McCavour is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when sewn together. She shows her works, which are created on-site, in galleries throughout her native Canada and internationally. “Embroidered Spaces” opens to the public Saturday, September 2 and will be on view through October 31. Admission to the Delaplaine’s galleries is free. Delaplaine Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM Sunday, 11AM-5PM McCavour will give a free online artist’s talk on Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss her process and the ideas behind “Embroidered Spaces.” The artist will travel from Canada to Frederick in order to teach her unique embroidery technique in a special workshop at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Embroidered Botany: Hand Stitching and Water-Soluble Stabilizer will take place October 30 & 31 and is open to anyone 15 and older. Workshop capacity […]
“Embroidered Spaces” exhibition at the Delaplaine
Join us at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater for outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! Geared toward ages 0-5, but all are welcome. For potential weather cancellations please check back here or call your local library. Ages 0-5 Presented in coordination with Downtown Frederick Partnership.
Family Storytime on the Creek
Wind interpreted by 29 artists This exhibition features works of 29 artists that incorporate their interpretations of wind in our lives, in history, in mythology, or in a multitude of other ways. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, digital, mixed media, glass and ceramic. Best in Show ($500) and an Award of Merit ($250) were announced at 6:00pm on Saturday, October 16 on Facebook and Instagram. This exhibition is on view from October 13 through November 14. Find Gallery hours on their event page. Painting: “Sail III” by Phillip Grove
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Wind”, a juried themed exhibition
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
Hailing from Annapolis/Baltimore Pressing Strings keeps it real, toeing the line between hometown darlings and rising stars, these boys-next-door combine robust rhythms and bluesy songwriting that’s folksy and heartfelt yet funky and feel-good. Sharing the bill is Frederick favorite, Silent Old Mtns. A band for 10 years running and best friends for twice as long, Silent Old Mtns. has warmed the hearts of many with the approachable sincerity of their energetic live shows and their policy of treating fans as family.
Pressing Strings with Silent Old Mtns.
Farm-to-Table Art As the rhythm of the season begins to change, we look forward to the rewards of our labor, harvesting the bounty of our farms and garden plots. This moveable feast for our eyes is evident is the fresh produce filling the farmer’s markets, our tables and larders. Gallery 322 is celebrating the abundance of this season with an all-gallery exhibit showcasing the paintings, sculptures and assemblages of the versatile gallery artists and highlighting that farm to table experience through their art. Visit Gallery 322’s website for more information.
HARVEST —a movable feast @ Gallery 322
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
Ever see a car dressed up for Halloween?! Stop by Everedy Square & Shab Row during Downtown Frederick’s Halloween celebration to check out all the Vintage VWs. Some will be dressed for the occasion, others will be showcasing their natural beauty! There will also be a few treats to gather if you’re in the business of trick-or-treating. The Mid-Maryland Vintage VW Club was founded in 2019 by vintage VW enthusiasts Jonathan Fitz-Enz, Tony Morone, and Gidget Gill. With over 25 members and growing, the MMVVW Club includes Beetles, Buggies, Vans, Dokas, Convertibles and Campers. Anyone in the mid-Maryland area with a vintage VW is welcome to join as the Club looks forward to continued growth. The Club’s FB Events page posts weekly car shows for all club members to attend. Join our group through Facebook or contact us via email: email@example.com
Vintage VW Halloween Car Show & Trunk-or-Treat
Halloween in Downtown Frederick 2021 Great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes highly encouraged! Saturday, October 30th Sponsored by Frederick County Public Libraries & The C. Burr Artz Trust. There are plenty of things to fill your day with! Make your perfect schedule below: Halloween in Downtown Frederick 10am-12pm Trick-or-Treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (while supplies last) and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities – decorate a mini pumpkin or make a noodle monster and snap some adorable pictures at the balloon photo booth @ 33 E Patrick St and dance to some music while you play a few games @ 30 N Market St! A map of participating businesses can be found below. Organized by Downtown Frederick Partnership Additional Halloween Events 9am-1pm Check out the Vintage VW Car Show in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Some of the cars will be dressed up in their favorite costumes for their version of Trunk-or-Treat! Go to the event listing here for more information. Organized by Mid-Maryland Vintage VW Club 6pm-9pm Join us for Halloween Movie Night on the Creek to watch Hocus Pocus! Bring a blanket or chairs to watch it on the inflatable screen […]
Halloween in Downtown Frederick
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
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
Start Halloween weekend off right with the Weinberg’s Silent Film Series and the classic, The Phantom of the Opera. A 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. The film was released on November 15, 1925. Accompanied by the Weinberg’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ! Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required to attend an event at the Weinberg Center and masks must be worn when inside the venue.
The Phantom of the Opera
Hocus Pocus on the big screen! Come to the Carroll Creek Amphitheater around dusk to snag a spot on the grassy tiers and watch Hocus Pocus. Bring a blanket or chairs and some snacks* for a family-friendly outing. We have lots of great restaurants close by that offer carry-out options! Starting at 6:00pm, WFRE Radio Station will be providing some tunes and games while we wait for it to get dark enough to see the screen clearly! The movie will start around 7:00pm & Closed Captioning will be provided. *Reminder, alcohol is not allowed in City parks without a permit. Brought to you by Frederick County Public Libraries & The C. Burr Artz Trust
Halloween Movie Night presented by Frederick County Public Libraries
The Civil War brought up a lot of tension in the town. Unresolved anger, sadness, and even stupidity (Much stupidity). We’ve collected some of our favorite stories of the mayhem and the murder that happened in Frederick during the Civil War. We have a walking tour to prove it. Rain or Shine No Walk ins
Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour
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 April Verch Band (Oct. 8, 2021): For over two decades the fiddler, singer-songwriter and step dancer April Verch has been recording and captivating listeners worldwide. Verch’s signature sound blends together regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana, resulting in a well-rounded tour-de-force of traditional sounds. An Evening with Dennis Quaid (Oct. 30, 2021): Best known as an actor, Dennis Quaid is also a passionate […]
New Spire Arts Concert Series
The second Silent Film at the Weinberg Center on this date, this 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film stars Max Schreck as Count Orlok, a vampire is interested in both a new residence and the wife (Greta Schröder) of his estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim). Accompanied by the Weinberg’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ! Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required to attend an event at the Weinberg Center and masks must be worn when inside the venue.
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
Vendors, Music, Fun & Candy Sunday, October 31st from 1:30-6:00PM in the parking lot on S East Street, between Commerce & E All Saints. Find out what’s happening in the newly established Carroll Street Creative District. Join us for family fun and a unique block party experience on Carroll Street in historic, Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Find more information at carrollstreetcreativedistrict.com
Halloween in the Creative District
Celebrate Halloween with this 1992 Francis Ford Coppola critically acclaimed adaptation of Bram Stoker’s horror classic on the big screen! This film is part of the Cinema Club Film series sponsored by Wonder Book. Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required at this time to attend an event at the theater and masks must be worn when inside the venue.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
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 TAG’s newest artists! TAG/The Artists Gallery are honoring their most recent members through the month of November. Their exhibit in the front gallery, New TAG Artists, opens on November 5 with a reception on November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The featured artists work in a wide variety of media and styles. Lusmerlin, Christopher Madden, Patricia Stockman, and S. Manya Stoueman-Tolino represent the gallery’s full members. Associate members, Tom Dorsz and Tina Miller, complete the show. Gallery II will feature the other TAG artists this month: Colleen Clapp, Gillian Collins, Luc Fiedler, Sandra Fritter, Sarah Higgins, Tina Lund, Julie Maynard, Jan McIntyre-Creager, Karen Peacock, Marie Riccio, Tom Semmes, Rhonda Smith, Christine Stovall, Marc Weinberg, Cathy Wilkin, and Karen Winston-Levin. To the left: “Overcast” by Sarah Higgins Below: “A Walk in the Snow” by Tom Dorsz
New TAG Artists @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
All the NOMA artists at in one place at one time! All 24 of NOMA Gallery’s artists will be exhibiting for the month of November. Expect to see a wide range of mediums and styles by this group of very accomplished regional artists! Join us for our Artists’ Talk on Thursday, November 18th @ 7pm. Take a sneak peek at upcoming exhibitions on NOMA Gallery’s website.
24 Artists Group Show @ NOMA
Join Gallery 322, for the opening of their new show, Deck the Walls. Any time of the year is a great time for new art, but especially this time of year when you want your home to look its best with holidays and company just around the corner! Gallery 322 artists, Michael Douglas Jones, Anne Gibson Snyder, Jan Kaufman, Russell Schofield, Linda Kirvan, Tom Ritchie, Ann Schaefer, and Homer Yost invite you to visit the gallery to see a festive display of new work. Including both large and small artworks to select from, Deck the Walls, will include paintings, assemblages, and sculptures to enhance your home and surroundings. Gallery 322 has been a destination for collectors, enthusiasts, and art lovers in the heART of Frederick’s historic district for 12 years.
Deck the Walls @ Gallery 322
Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling (banjo), guitarist Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore (bass) can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years of national and international touring. What started as a side project for the seasoned players soon moved to the front and center and they began to record and release albums in earnest. In 2019, Sideline won the IBMA Song Of The Year Award for their hit single, “Thunder Dan.” To listen to Sideline reminds the fan of why so many people fall in love with Bluegrass in the first place; pulse-pounding drive, songs sung from the heart, perfected timing and dynamics as well as a visceral emotion in the rendering. Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance. Hogslop has shared stages with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Lukas Nelson, Del McCoury, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dom Flemons, and many […]
Sideline and Hogslop String Band
Performing for over 28 years, The Comedy Pigs are the region’s longest-running improv troupe, and they’re ready for another great season. Join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month for hilarious shows filled with a series of fun short-form improv games. No two shows are ever the same, so be sure to join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month at MET Comedy Night! Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
The Comedy Pigs – MET Comedy Night
So much to see and do at the art center! 1pm-3pm: Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids Kids can register for the Explorations in Printmaking (ages 6–8) or Artist Trading Cards (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. Free 2pm: Art Matters Artist Talk Exhibiting artist Carol Williams discusses her work during the Delaplaine’s month-long focus on artists who are also U.S. veterans. Free 3pm-5pm: Creative Outlet Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity as well as open studio activities. In this session, enjoy creating nature prints inspired by woodcut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Be mindful of social distancing, and masks are required. $2 per artist Plus 4 new art exhibitions in a variety of media: Veterans Show; John Godinet – Acrylic paintings; Carol Williams – Quilted wall hangings; Kimo Williams – Photography Check delaplaine.org for more information & hours.
4 New Exhibitions, Kids’ Workshops & an Artist Talk @ The Delaplaine
Come grab a DIY take home kit for a modern wreath! You will be able to select your preferred dried blooms to take home and style. Your kit will include instructions. Tag us on social (Facebook or Instagram) when you complete your wreath. We cannot wait to see what you create for your home!
DIY modern wreath kit @ Peace
The Trail House is celebrating 37 years in business this year! Celebrate with us on Saturday, November 6th for our anniversary sale! Take 20% off everything in the store for this one day only event. We will be open from 10am- 9pm. Check out our Facebook page to see more products!
37th Anniversary Celebration! @ The Trail House
Make a holiday keepsake Paint pottery in our fun, friendly, and relaxing studio! Lots of selections to choose from, including seasonal pottery like holiday ornaments. No reservations needed. Food & drinks welcome.
Paint a holiday ornament @ I made this! Pottery Studio
With grateful and creative hearts, we share our latest treasures. Our members have used their talents to create baking dishes, casseroles, and other pottery to help you showcase your Thanksgiving Family Feast. Many members have included a recipe of their favorite holiday treat! Visit the website for new holiday hours!
Pottery for a Thanksgiving Family Feast @ Potters’ Guild
Where do all the plants go to become delicious meals? . . . Hippy Chick Hummus of course! ~ mashed potato quesadillas on special all weekend long! ~ kale & cranberry salad ~ pumpkin chili ~ pumpkin pie cheesecake ~ seasonal kombucha on tap all 100% vegan! Check out the menu here.
Plant-Based Thanksgiving Specials @ Hippy Chick Hummus
Yay! It’s finally back – just in time for Fall!! This crisp, sweet and tart balsamic vinegar is fantastic this time of year! Incredible when combined with our Lemon Olive Oil and drizzled on salad. Only here for a very limited time – get some before it’s gone! Find recipe ideas here.
Fusti Tap: Crisp Apple White Balsamic @ L.O.V.E.
Get a sneak peek at Frederick’s newest special event venue, Citizens Ballroom! Located in the historic PNC/Citizens National Bank building at Square Corner, the Ballroom will host private special events like weddings, celebrations, corporate events, and photoshoots. The former bank is being lovingly renovated to its original glory and updated for its new life as a celebration space right in the heart of town! The Ballroom will be holding Open Houses for the public from 1-4pm on First Saturdays starting in September for those who are curious to see the renovations of one of Frederick’s landmark buildings.
Citizens Ballroom Open House
In its 4th year, the Frederick Jazz Festival is the premier, live jazz event in Frederick, MD featuring professional and Grammy-winning artists from the DMV. In addition to Terence Blanchard, the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet, this year’s lineup includes internationally recognized female vocalist Tracy Hamlin, contemporary pianist, composer, and producer Anthony Walker & Friends, featured soloist and drummer (ret.) with the U.S. Army Blues Big Band and recording artist Steve Fidyk Philly Fliers, and, on trumpet, award winning arranger and music educator Mike Kamuf Little Big Band.
Frederick Jazz Festival
Come one, come all! Join us to meet our teachers, partners and renters that offer art and wellness classes and unique products. We will have local vendors, class demos, gift card giveaways, tours and a special Give Thanks craft for all ages.
Studio Open House @ Give Rise Studio
“Dreams During the Long Peace” Gaslight Gallery opens its doors for their Grand Opening with “Dreams During the Long Peace” – a show featuring artworks by Leigh Cortex and a spoken word performance by R. Cortez. Image is Leigh’s installation piece, “Til The Death” Leigh Cortez is both an Army veteran and spouse of an active-duty combat soldier. The experiences of military life and tattooing in military towns influenced the medium and message of her painted works. Cortez’s work has recently been featured at Dulles International Airport and at the Military Women’s Memorial, formal entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. R. Cortez is a Chief Warrant Officer 3 serving on active duty in the US Army. His writing has been featured in Riverblood Magazine and exhibited in Dulles International Airport and at the Military Women’s Memorial, formal entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. His spoken word performances include the Summer with the Arts Exhibition at the Military Women’s Memorial.
Art Gallery Grand Opening ft. Leigh Cortez @ Gaslight Gallery
Fun Faces Drinking Glasses Stop by Artifacts Glass Gallery Saturday, November 6th from 1-7pm to meet local glass blower Kyle Troop (Glassfloart on Instagram & Facebook). He will be showing off his newest set of fun face drinking glasses and answering any questions about getting involved with glass blowing.
Meet & Greet: Local Glass Blower Kyle Troop @ Artifacts Glass Gallery
Come join the Party! Evangelical Lutheran Church is holding a Block Party to celebrate the restoration work on their façade and iconic twin towers. Stop by the church campus between 3 and 6 pm on First Saturday – November 6th, to see and hear about the restoration work involved with this historic building and enjoy free food and refreshments while there. Everyone is welcome to see, learn and enjoy!
Block Party at Evangelical Lutheran Church
We are pleased to present “Let the Horses Run” by Michael Haskins, Jr. “Let the Horses Run” is a companion exhibition to Currency Studio’s “TRE-STALLION 20-21” collection. The presentation through design, art and collectible wearables communicates Haskins Jr.’s fascination with luxury and its lifestyle implications. See more of his collection on Instagram @currencystudio & @currencymichaels Also follow @shungugallery or visit Shungu Gallery’s website to stay current on their upcoming exhibitions.
Exhibition Opening @ Shungu Gallery
The buildings in downtown Frederick cover centuries of architecture history. From the Greek Classical Style Winchester Hall to the French Beaux Arts Square corners, there is much more about the town than people know to look for. Join us and learn. Rain or Shine. No Walk ins
Art and Architecture Walking Tour
The United States Air Force Concert Band is the official symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it features 53 active duty Airmen musicians. The Concert Band performs across the United States via biannual tours, engages the local community in our nation’s capital through numerous concert series, and reaches millions globally through live radio, television and internet broadcasts. This is a free ticketed event. Tickets required.
U.S. Air Force Concert Band
A truly original voice, Jerrod Niemann has been that guy—a little edgier, a little cooler, maybe just a bit off-center in the best possible way. Always willing to stretch country’s modern and elastic boundaries, he hit the ground running as an artist with a sound that stood out and a compelling visual presence. Ten years in, he is making some of the most compelling music of his career with his newest release “Lost and Found.”
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
Roll for initiative! Improv comedy fused with Dungeons & Dragons! Join us as we embark on an adventure of twists and turns, bizarre characters, and occasional epic failure… All with the help from YOU and the whim of an unforgiving 20-sided die! Join their quest on the third Friday of every month. Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
Oh Crit! – MET Comedy Night
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice by Color on the Creek Annually, Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins in November, when a number of boats, transformed through the creative minds of many Frederick friends, set sail on the Creek. The fleet has grown from one boat the first year to about 25 boats in 2020. Learn more at coloronthecreek.com. The fleet includes gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk till dawn. If you can’t imagine it make sure to come by and take a look at the amazing flotilla! It’s not just fun. Vote for your favorites at just $1 per vote. All proceeds raised will flow to Color On The Creek and other participating Frederick County based charities. The event runs from launch week in November through the first weekend in February, when Downtown Frederick celebrates February First Saturday: Fire in Ice.
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice Launch Day
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.
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents “Strings and Things”
Man the Cannons! We’re taking you back through time to when the roads were dirt and soldiers marched through the streets of Frederick. The Civil War was tough on the nation. But most people don’t think Frederick could have been the center of it all. But, for a while, it was. Rain or Shine. No Walk ins
Civil War History Walking Tour
Irreverent black comedy following the exploits of a host of offbeat characters at a medical unit during the Korean war, including surgeons Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre who create havoc with their martini parties and practical jokes while the war rages around them. The film spawned a successful television series and won an Oscar for best screenplay. It stars Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, and Elliott Gould, with Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, René Auberjonois, Gary Burghoff, Roger Bowen, Michael Murphy, and in his film debut, professional football player Fred Williamson. Although the Korean War is the film’s storyline setting, the subtext is the Vietnam War – a current event at the time the film was made.
Home for the Holidays is a 1995 American family comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster. The film follows Claudia Larson, a young woman who, after losing her job, kissing her ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter has plans of her own for the holiday, departs Chicago to spend her Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional family. The film features an ensemble cast, including: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire Danes, Austin Pendleton, and David Strathairn.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking is FREE, shops open early and stay open late. A special thanks to our 2021 Frosty Friday sponsor MAIN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Check back soon as we continue to build our day of Frosty Friday fun!
Follow the story of a young bird named Max, and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope, set to timeless holiday hits. Lightwire Theater has been internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling, done in complete darkness. Make sure to catch our second performance at 5:00 pm
Lightwire Theater – A Very Electric Christmas
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Downtown Frederick, MD offers more than 200 locally owned and operated businesses, making it the perfect destination for your holiday shopping. Shop Small the whole weekend! The Friday before Small Business Saturday is Frosty Friday in Downtown Frederick — featuring all-day shopping, free parking, live music and gifts from the Snowflake Tree – just for shopping local! Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/frostyfriday TRAVEL INFO FOR DOWNTOWN FREDERICK Free Parking: Downtown Frederick offers free parking every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Years Day. Free parking is available in all public parking garages and on-street meters beginning Saturdays at 8AM through 6AM Monday. Public Restrooms: Find public restrooms in the Church Street Parking Garage (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St). Public restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick. Additional restrooms are available in the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St) and the C. Burr Artz Public Library (110 E Patrick St). Hotels: Planning to stay a whole weekend? Find information about local lodging at visitfrederick.org.
Small Business Saturday
George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. Showtimes are 3:00pm and 7:00pm. This is a free ticketed event (limit of 4). Tickets required.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Celebrate the joy, magic and memories of Christmas with A John Denver Christmas! Award-winning international artists Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will treat audiences to classic John Denver songs such as Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Country Roads, Sunshine, and many more along with holiday favorites. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have been delighting audiences in an acclaimed holiday show that is on everyone’s Christmas list!
A John Denver Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon
Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. With A Chanticleer Christmas they offer joy and transcendence through beautifully sung music of all centuries from classical to carols.
A Chanticleer Christmas
Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences that tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into grownup reality. This event is part of our discovery series, where you can pay $10 in advance or pay what you want at the door.
What has become an annual tradition in the DMV returns to the Weinberg Center again this holiday season. For years now, Washington-native Eric Byrd has been performing the iconic soundtrack from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with his trio at venues across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The show begins with a screening of the Peanuts holiday classic followed by a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi masterpiece score, complete with choral accompaniment during “Christmastime is Here”.
Eric Byrd Trio Performs A Charlie Brown Christmas Live!
Acton Children’s Business Fair Kids (ages 6-17) develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. Come check out what these young entrepreneurs have to offer! We will host 20 businesses at the 1st annual event in Downtown Frederick on First Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12-3pm along Carroll Creek, outside the C. Burr Artz Library. Open to the public and free of charge. Read more about the event here: Children’s Business Fair: The largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America (childrensbusinessfair.org)
Acton Children’s Business Fair
Grammy Award winners Judy Collins and Tom Paxton have been friends for nearly 60 years, but rarely had the chance to perform together until now. With hits like “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides Now” “Amazing Grace” and “Send In The Clowns,” Judy Collins has a voice that still lights up the room. Performing with Grammy winners “The Don Juans,” Tom Paxton will cover classics like, “Who’s Garden Was This,” “The Marvelous Toy” and “The Last Thing On My Mind.”
An Evening with Judy Collins, Tom Paxton and the Don Juans
The stunning artistry of Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest. Shows of The Nutcracker run from Fri December 10, 2021 | 8:00 PM — Sun December 12, 2021 | 2:00 PM 12/10 @ 8:00 PM 12/11 @ 2:00 PM 12/11 @ 7:00 PM 12/12 @ 2:00 PM Check out our website to see complete details.
Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old. We have multiple showings running from FRI DECEMBER 17, 2021 — SUN DECEMBER 19, 2021 December 17th @ 7:30 PM December 18th @ 2:00 PM December 18th @ 7:30 PM December 19th @ 2:00 PM Check out our website for complete details. No VOUCHERS are available for this Event.
A Christmas Carol
A Frederick community holiday tradition since 1994, director Judith DuBose will conduct a forty voice chorus, twenty-piece orchestra, and four soloists through select choruses and arias of “Messiah” by G. F. Handel. The audience is invited to join the chorus for select numbers such as the “Hallelujah Chorus” and “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” Copies of the full vocal score will be for sale in the lobby.
Messiah Sing Along
Flying Dog Film Series presents Best in Show (2000) Cult Classics & Craft Beer. Happy Hour begins at 6:30 PM! Best in Show is a 2000 American mockumentary comedy film, a spoof on American dog shows, co-written by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy and directed by Guest. The film follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show, and focuses on the slightly surreal interactions among the various owners and handlers, as they travel to, and then compete, at the show.
Best in Show (2000)
“1964” focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960’s, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE. Who actually felt the “mania” that brought them to world acclaim. Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video. “1964” meticulously re-creates the “MAGIC” of those LIVE Beatles’ performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy. For those that never saw The Beatles LIVE and always wanted to know what it must have been like…this is as close as anyone could possibly get to…FEELING the MAGIC! For over 30 years, “1964” has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. This has been accomplished by a steady and consistent cast of talented professional musicians, who painstakingly recreate the look, feel and note for note sound of an actual LIVE Beatles performance.
1964 The Tribute
The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet––comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley––continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an unwavering devotion to the essential audience experience. WB3 seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with popsensible songcraft to create a truly unique and gratifying signature sound. Brilliantly commanded instruments––banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion––effortlessly elevate lead singer David Howley’s propulsive voice. Live on stage, their songs carry the listener along until, at the perfect moment, the band crescendos into catchy choruses with pitch perfect harmonies. We Banjo 3 deliver their music with such palpable rapport, stunning precision, and infectious energy, it’s impossible to pigeonhole what kind of listener might suddenly consider themselves a WB3 fan.
We Banjo 3 – DOWNSTAIRS
Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have carved a unique place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theater, and rich original compositions. Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar are known for their opulent harmonies and beautiful blends. Always providing a fresh perspective, the group’s sound is truly authentic.
Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing about his North Florida roots with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, at other times a blend of blues rock, soul music and southern rock.
JJ Grey and Mofro
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
We’ll be back! The 2022 Alive @ Five season kicks off May 12 with live music, beer and wine on the creek every Thursday through September 29, 2022. Alive @ Five is an outdoor happy hour every Thursday from 5-8pm in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater / 21+ only / $5 entry + $5 drinks / food available for purchase on site / different band every week… lineup coming soon! Alive @ Five is Downtown Frederick Partnership’s largest fundraiser of the year. Every gate fee you pay and drink token you buy helps to support our work in the downtown community. Interested in supporting the event? Sponsorships are available and selling now. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Alive @ Five 2022 Season Kick-off
frederickpride.org The Frederick Center is postponing its Frederick Pride 2021 celebration, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2021, to Saturday, June 25, 2022. In consultation with the Frederick County Health Department, The Frederick Center has assessed that the risk to public health is too high to risk holding a large-scale event during a resurgence of the COVID pandemic and, specifically, the more transmissible deadly delta-variant. The Frederick Center will continue operating its peer support programs, including Youth Group Jr., Youth Group, Young Adult Group, Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Group, TransFamilies, TransTeens, TransPartners, Healing Pride, and LGBTQ+ Recovery. Additionally, The Frederick Center is developing some smaller-scale events over the next few months, both outdoors and indoors, allowing folx to gather in a safe environment. The Frederick Center’s Mission: The Frederick Center exists to support and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families so we thrive, accepted and affirmed, in the broader Frederick community. More details are coming. Check back to frederickpride.org for more information.