The Partnership’s biggest fundraiser, Alive @ Five, is an outdoor happy hour every Thursday from 5-8pm at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. The 2024 season starts on Thursday, May 9, and runs through October 3.

21 bands

$6 entry

21+ only

$6 craft bevs

Local Food

Best way to meet new people in Frederick? Join our volunteer squad at Alive @ Five. Each week, the Partnership relies on 50+ volunteers to make it happen. Plus, volunteers get in free!

Pre-order your 2024 Alive @ Five T-Shirt and pickup at a future event. Please know the name (First and Last) used to purchase the t-shirt, as well as your Square Order Number to verify the order.

Join us as we take you on an exclusive journey behind the scenes of the electrifying bands playing this year. Discover the fascinating stories of the talented musicians who make the event come alive with their music. So, if you’re ready to get the inside scoop on the people behind the music, be sure to tune in to Backstage Pass to Alive @ Five.

Enjoy live music at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Each season’s lineup features new and returning bands of all musical genres each week.

Ah! Sip on an ice-cold beer or your favorite wine and cocktails available for purchase from one of the many local breweries, distilleries and wineries.

Get your foodie on with offerings from Brewer’s Alley and rotating local food trucks available for purchase throughout the season.

No experience required! You’ll always see someone dancing on the Carroll Creek outdoor dance floor, especially on Salsa night!

Who doesn’t love a friendly game of corn hole, Jenga and other fun outdoor games?

Yes, your dogs are welcome! We love to see your furry friends enjoying the outdoors too.

Want to perform in the 2025 Alive @ Five band lineup? Applications are open now through January 31, 2025 at midnight. The 2025 season will kickoff on May 8th and runs through September 25th. ALL band members and event attendees must be 21+.

Are you a food vendor interested in participating in the 2025 Alive @ Five season? Please fill out the form. Filling out this form is not a guarantee of selection. We have a limited number of events, and you will be contacted if a spot becomes available for you.

While there are no size restrictions, all bags are subject to a search by security prior to entering the event and can be denied for any reason. Alive @ Five is a private event gathering that requires a ticket upon entry. Attendees have the right to refuse a bag search, and staff has a right to refuse entry for any reason.

Prohibited items include:
Water bottles and containers of any kind
Firearms and weapons of any kind
Laser pointers
Outside food
Drones or other flying apparatus

Security and management reserves the right to deny entry to any individual not in compliance.