Mission: Interior Grant
Through its Mission: Interior program, the Partnership offers up to $5,000 in matching grants to improve the interior of your retail business. The 2022 grant cycle has a total of $20,000 in grant funding available. Applications close at 12PM (noon) on Monday, April 18.
Applicants are encouraged to type their answers directly into the PDF application. Contact email@example.com if you have issues with the digital form.
Who can apply for funding?
Mission: Interior is focused on improving retail spaces. Locations that house either retail shops or restaurants are eligible for funding. Either building owners or store owners with authorization from the property owner can apply for funding. See the application for complete details.
What types of improvements are eligible for funding?
Funds can support interior capital improvements including (but not limited to) flooring, dry wall/plaster, barrier-free access enhancements and more. See the application for complete details.
- 2022 Mission: Interior grant applications are due by 12PM (noon) on Monday, April 18
- Applicants are encouraged to fill out the PDF application directly (download here), contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have issues with the digital form
- The Partnership’s Business Development Committee reviews all completed applications received by the deadline and ranks them by criteria listed in the application
- The Partnership then notifies applicants of the Business Development Committee’s decisions
- The Partnership will forward the applications selected for funding to the Maryland Historic Trust (MHT) as required by the State of Maryland. MHT has 30 days to review the project
- The Partnership will issue a letter of commitment when MHT approval is granted
Contact the Partnership at 301.698.8118 with any questions.
Facade Improvement Grant
The Partnership can offer you up to $10,000 to upgrade your Downtown Frederick building facade. Interested?
The process is easy! Fill out the one page application and you are on your way to a matching grant for your facade improvement. The Partnership will provide 50 percent of the facade improvement costs up to a maximum grant amount of $10,000. Grants can be provided to either the property owner or the tenant/business owner.
The project must be approved prior to beginning work. Painting, awnings, lighting, signage and other projects are eligible for funding.The grants are available to commercial building facades in Downtown Frederick: including, but not limited to, Market Street between South and Seventh Streets, Patrick Street between Bentz and Wisner Streets and in Everedy Square/Shab Row. See application for project details or call the Partnership office at 301.698.8118 for more information.
Small Business Marketing Grant
Applications for this program are now closed.
The Small Business Marketing Grant Program provides funds to Downtown Frederick’s retail businesses to increase the diversity, equity, inclusion, representation and accessibility of their marketing efforts. Eligible applicants can apply for matching grant funds to help pay for media development, marketing or advertising expenses for their small business.Download Grant Details
- All applicants are required to either attend, or watch the recording of the Partnership’s February 15 Competitive Edge session – What Message Are You Sending? Inclusive Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business. If you were unable to attend the workshop in-person, watch the recording here.
- Business owners can apply for $250 – $750 in grant funds
- Applicants must provide a cash match equal to at least 25% of the requested grant amount
- Expenses incurred prior to a grant award are not eligible for funding
- All projects must further the Partnership’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (view policy statement here)
- Eligible projects will create new or updated marketing materials that are representative of a diverse audience, and help make our community a more inclusive and welcoming place – a complete list of Eligible Uses is available here
- Applications closed at 12PM (noon) EST on Wednesday, February 23, 2022
- This program is available to Retail, Restaurant/Craft Beverage, Entertainment and Customer-Oriented Personal Service businesses located within Downtown Frederick
- Download complete details about this grant program here
This grant program is funded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Truist, PNC Bank, Frederick County’s Office of Economic Development and the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development.
Offered by the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development, the Grow Small Business Assistance Fund supports businesses moving to or expanding within the City by providing micro grants.
Main Street Small Business Relief Grant
Opened in the Spring of 2021, Downtown Frederick Partnership’s Main Street Small Business Relief Grant Program provided working capital and COVID-19 adaptation support grants to Downtown Frederick retail, restaurant, craft beverage and personal service businesses. The program was created with funding provided by the State of Maryland under Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative.
The application period has closed and all grant awards have been made. All grant dollars received by eligible businesses must be spent by June 30, 2021. For more information about this program, visit downtownfrederick.org/mainstreetgrant.
Fire Suppression Incentive Program
Fire safety is of particular concern in the Frederick Town Historic District given the construction methods, materials and density found downtown. The high costs of installing sprinklers are a deterrent to improving personal safety and protecting the historic buildings in Downtown Frederick.
Costs impact smaller commercial/multi-family/mixed use buildings disproportionally and may make sprinklers not financially feasible. Building owners are incentivized under this program to install sprinklers in order to improve personal safety while helping to preserve the historic fabric of Downtown Frederick. The program also will have an economic benefit by increasing utilization of buildings as well as stabilizing or improving property values.
The parameters of the Partnership’s Fire Suppression Incentive Program are described below. Please call the Partnership at 301.698.8118 or email mainstreet@downtownfrederick.
- Existing commercial, multi-family residential or mixed use building located in the Frederick Town Historic District that is > 50 years old
- Seeking a new sprinkler system
- Building is to be sprinklered in accordance with City requirements and the appropriate NFPA sprinkler standard
- Provides a grant of up to $25,000 for a new sprinkler system
- Requires 50/50 grant match by the owner
Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit (City)
Property owners can apply for a property tax credit for 25 percent of the cost, up to a maximum of $7,500, to rehabilitate the exterior of a building located within the historic district overlay. More info.
Small Business Tax Credit (County)
Businesses who obtain at least 2,500 square feet of new or expanded premises and employ at least five people in full-time jobs during a 24-month period in the same time period, may be eligible for a Small Business Tax Credit. More info.
Competitive Commercial Tax Credit (State)
The Maryland Historical Trust offers a small commercial tax credit for rehabilitation projects under $500,000. Eligible projects may earn a state income tax credit equal to 20 percent of qualified rehabilitation expenditures. More info.
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits (Federal)
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. A 20 percent tax credit is available for historic, income producing buildings and a ten percent tax credit is available for non-historic buildings placed in use before 1936. More info.
Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District Tax Credit (City & County)
In 2003, Downtown Frederick became a state designated Arts & Entertainment District, a program administered by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and overseen by the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. The designation provides a great opportunity to highlight the many attractions that make Downtown Frederick an arts destination. In addition to the marketing benefits, the designation also offers a tax deduction for eligible artists, an exemption from state admission, an amusement tax for certified arts activities and a property tax credit for buildings renovated or constructed for an arts related use.
Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment Districts provide a structure for creative placemaking, helping to develop and promote community involvement, tourism and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations and other creative enterprises to towns and cities across the state of Maryland. Find more information about the statewide program through the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Downtown Frederick A&E District is co-managed by Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Frederick Arts Council. Both organizations are involved in marketing the district and publicizing the available tax credits. However, neither organization plays a formal role in reviewing or administering the tax credits that are a part of this program. Both organizations want to ensure that as many businesses as possible benefit from the Downtown Frederick A&E District. If you need additional information, please contact either organization as listed below.
Kara Norman, Downtown Frederick Partnership | 301.698.8118 | email@example.com
Louise Kennelly, Frederick Arts Council | 301.662.4190 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tax Deduction: The tax deduction – or income tax subtraction modification – is not a tax credit. Instead, artists who create and sell work within the district are not taxed on the income derived from art and art enterprises. This tax benefit only applies at the state level. Artists continue to pay the full amount of federal income tax. Artists who would like to take advantage of the program must submit Maryland State Tax Form 502AE when you file your state income tax returns. The instructions for this form include the state’s definition of art-derived income. Questions regarding how the artist income tax benefit works should be addressed to the Comptroller of Maryland at email@example.com.
- Admission & Amusement Tax Exemption: The City of Frederick has adopted a ten-year exemption from the Admissions and Amusement Tax for those certified arts and entertainment activities occurring within the Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District boundaries.
- Property Tax Credits: Both the City of Frederick and Frederick County have enacted property tax credits for the renovation or construction of arts related spaces with the Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District boundaries. Only the increase in assessed valuation of the portion of the property renovated or constructed for a certified arts use is eligible for the property tax credit. The property tax credit is available for seven years and follows a schedule of YEARS 1-4: 100% Exempt, YEAR 5: 75% Exempt, YEAR 6: 50% Exempt, YEAR 7: 25% Exempt, YEAR 8+: 0% Exempt.
- Artist Income Tax Benefit: To qualify for the artist income tax benefit, you must at least meet three minimum criteria. (1) Own or rent residential property within Maryland. (2) Create artistic work in any A&E District. (3) Have generated income from the sale or performance of art within any A&E District. If you can meet all three of the above criteria, then you may be eligible for a tax deduction on your state income tax.
Finance & Incentive Programs
Small Business Loan Guarantee (County)
The program provides a loan guarantee for up to 80% with a maximum of $50,000 for growth-related expansion projects to existing businesses and provides funds for the purchase of real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory, working capital and renovation of real estate for start-up businesses (or those in business for less than two years). More info.
Neighborhood Business Works (DHCD)
Small businesses and startups in Maryland can get help to grow through a range of financing programs available from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. These programs are designed to support lending and financing through traditional lenders, and can make the difference between a project launching or not. More info.
State of Maryland Finance Programs (Commerce)
The Maryland Department of Commerce offers numerous finance programs and tax credits for businesses. For specific questions, contact Tamar Osterman, Senior Business Development Representative, at 443.902.4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Downtown Events
The Yogamour mission is to bring the therapeutic aspects of yoga and mindfulness to survivors of trauma, marginalized communities and “in-need” populations as an adjunct therapy towards healing and self-regulation. When attending a Yogamour POP-UP class at Sky Stage, your $15 donation goes to support local non-profits including Heartly House. Space is limited, please pre-register at yogamour.org/classes-and-prices-live-and-online (Click the link and scroll to ‘SKY STAGE Yoga for ALL Levels’ then click ‘Sign Up’).
All Levels Yoga with Yogamour @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Do you want to enjoy local farm fresh food raised with sustainable practices? Through Frederick Fresh Online (FFO), you can play a significant role in supporting local farmers and building a resilient food system! Order what you want for the week at frederickfreshonline.luluslocalfood.com. The ordering window is open from Thursday mornings at 8AM through Sundays at 8PM. Then, pick up your order through one of FFO’s four drive-through locations each Wednesday between 5:30-6:30PM. The Downtown Frederick pickup center is Frederick Friends Meeting, 723 N Market St. Available Products Include: Seasonal Vegetables Seasonal Fruits Cheese Eggs Beef, Pork, Lamb & Chicken Products Artisan Chocolates Herbs Bakes Goods Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, Shrubs, Trees Fresh Flower Bouquets Natural Skin Care Products Dog Treats
Frederick Fresh Online Farmers Market Pickup
NEW LOCATION! Visit the Downtown Thursday Farmers Market at 331 N Market St. Every Thursday from 3:30-6:30pm, June 2 – September 29. Follow on Instagram and Facebook for more information. @downtownthursdaymarket Contact: email@example.com
Downtown Thursday Farmers Market
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
A Community Interactive Art Exhibition The newest art exhibition coming to Gallery 115 at the Y Arts Center in Downtown Frederick will run from May 14 through August 15, 2022. The exhibition concept comes from Frederick-based artist, curator, and writer Rula Jones. Graffiti derives from the Italian word graffiato which means “scratched”. The term “graffiti” is used in art history for works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface and would later evolve to refer to the art genre that means writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. “I am so pleased to host this exhibition in our gallery over the summer as it is a uniquely immersive experience that is fundamentally inclusive of all ages and artistic skill levels,” says Anthony Brock, Director of Arts and Humanities. GRAFFIATO invites the Frederick, Maryland community to use chalk to express themselves through text and drawings within an interior gallery space that has been transformed with black chalk paper. Local artists have also been invited to contribute. “I am excited to participate in Graffito at Gallery 115 because, for me, it’s so immediate and spontaneous, yet evolves over time. I am accustomed to work that […]
Graffiato Art Exhibition at The Y Arts Center
Come shop my closet! I will be selling my very gently used and brand new clothes, shoes + accessories. Bring a friend & shop till ya drop! Ashley, owner of Flower Bakery Co. will have super cute + delicious cookies for sale! Plus, the bar will be open, #SipAndShop *Accepting: Venmo, PayPal, Credit Cards + Cash
Styled by Whit Pop-Up Shop @ Cafe 611
Make a Pair of Sterling Silver and Amethyst Drop Earrings! Learn to make your very own sterling silver earrings with Maxi Cifarelli of Maxi Cif Designs. During this 90-minute class you will learn how to shape and hammer-texture sterling wire, wrap your Amethyst briolettes, and assemble your own earrings. Each participant will receive all materials and will be provided with the appropriate tools to make one pair of earrings. You will be able to select the amethyst pair of your choice from a selection of various sizes. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Amethyst Earrings Craft Party @ The Muse
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET)’s FUN Company raises the curtain on local youth in Peter Pan, Jr. for the family. Peter Pan, Jr. features a robust cast of beloved ensemble characters; Pirates, Lost Boys, and Brave Girls are the mainstay of this timeless production. Peter Pan, Jr. is adapted for the youth stage and provides a unique experience for each performer to explore and create memorable characters in an ensemble, developing invaluable skills to grow as an actor. The show is adapted from the 1954 Broadway production (not the Disney version), based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and features a memorable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs (“I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” […]
Peter Pan Jr. @ Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s FUN Company
Downtown Frederick’s newest outdoor happy hour on the front lawn of City Hall! Featuring craft beverages, family-friendly fun, music by the Dapper DJs and an exclusive inside-the-track experience during the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race.
Lawn Party at the High Wheel
Powerful and stunning vocals, Jill Fulton is a sweet and sassy songwriter. Jill pens tunes that entertain with power and poignancy. She’ll add “Fuel to the Fire” and offer a “Warm Summer Breeze” in this free concert.
Jill Fulton @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater
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. (Pre-registration may be required depending on COVID regulations at the time.) $5 suggested cash donation at the door; all-ages, beer/wine available with cash/cards for over 21s with valid ID. Venue is open-air, so dress comfortably. Check for updates on Frederick Arts Council website in case of rain.
Salsa Under the Stars @ FAC’s Sky Stage
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. The opener for this concert is Heather Aubrey Lloyd known for her folky finger-picked guitar, lyrical rhythms influenced by Baltimore’s slam poetry scene, and a “Janis meets Joni” voice is as full and passionate as it is vulnerable. Best known as the co-front […]
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: The Legend in Concert
Explore the History of the Southern Section of Frederick City From the African-American Perspective! Join us for our 60-90 minute unique walking tour as AARCH tour guides take you on an informative exploration of local history on All Saints Street and the surrounding area. Learn about the cultural and historical importance of the neighborhood that was the center of the African American community up until the early 1960s. Tours start at the AARCH Heritage Center, 125 East All Saints St, beginning at 11 AM. Tours run from 60 to 90 minutes.
AARCH Society African American History Walking Tours
Local maker Lori Cullen of Twindles Candle Co. will be leading this beginners’ candle-making class! We’ll walk through melting and pouring the wax, adding fragrance, the wax hardening process, and even label creation. At the end of the class, you’ll walk away with your own trio of 2 oz. handmade candles! Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Intro to Candle-Making Craft Party @ The Muse
Rockwell Brewery is hosting its first annual Rockwell Summer Brew Bash at Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheater on July 30th from 12-7 PM! It’ll be slam packed with fun summer vibes from the brews to the music to the food! Wear your favorite summer outfit or flashiest Hawaiian shirt with pride! Bring your lawn chairs, get a cold beer, and enjoy the music all day long! Rockwell will be pouring ice cold beers on tap to keep you cool, refreshed, and movin’ and groovin’ to the music! Stroker’s BBQ, Jerk N Jive Caribbean Kitchen, and Mayta’s Peruvian Kitchen will be serving up the best food and keepin’ your bellies happy! Our main music acts are the East 3rd Band, DJ Genius, and Mark and Da Shark (a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band!). You can expect fun, summery hits that’ll get your toes tappin’ and your hips shakin’! We will have a selection of local vendors for you to get your shop on! $5 pre-sale starts NOW until July 29th. You can buy tickets at the event venue for $10. It’s gonna be a ROCKin’ good time at the Rockwell Summer Brew Bash! Kids are welcome. Be sure to bring your own […]
Rockwell Brewery Summer Brew Bash @ Carroll Creek Amphitheater
Dale and the Zdubs high-energy live shows feature multi-part vocal harmonies, along with thick guitar driven melodies featuring a distinct reggae influence intertwined with a hard hitting rock style.
Dale and the ZDubs at Alive @ Five
We are excited to share what we have in store for 2022! Join us on First Saturday for this year’s SOUL Street Pop-Up markets, supporting Black owned businesses. Thank you to everyone who has supported our mission so that we can continue to move forward. We are grateful for all of the new and continued partnerships and to bring you another season of great markets along with our new special events!
SOUL Street’s Black Owned Farmer’s Market @ Mountain City Elks Lodge
The power to demand how the world must change, form, improve, and grow in order to create a better existence is central to the artwork on view in Infinite Growth at FAC Art Center. In this exhibition featuring LGBTQ+ artists from Frederick and the mid-Atlantic region, artists respond to the idea of limitless change – understanding and embracing the emerging fluidity and perpetual transformation of the human experience. Curated by Jillian Abir MacMaster, the exhibition features the work of Asher Burrows, Mentwab Easwaran, Jamie Gerhold, Ashley Hoffman, Marz Jackson, Molly Marie Nuzzo, Brooklyn Rando, Charlotte Richardson-Deppe, and Becca Schwartz to consider how growth is cultivated, nurtured, and experienced. Exhibit runs May 4 through September 23. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday: 10am-5pm Friday: 11am-4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm
Infinite Growth: An Exhibition of LGBTQ+ Artists @ Frederick Arts Council
The Frederick Arts Council announces a new exhibition featuring the work of DC artist Alyssa Imes on view at FAC’s Art Center at 5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701. The art installation, “Unstructured Rise,” features a variety of materials including textiles and cast iron that highlight Alyssa’s approach to creating a multi-media experience for her viewers. Imes’ work is about personal connections and social interactions that open new doors and which create a network of emotional relationships. Imes’ focus is to spread awareness of growth after trauma. “Unstructured Rise” serves as a retrospective of Imes’ work as an artist. “Alyssa’s work is both challenging and beautiful and gives a unique expression to a universal process of healing,” said Louise Kennelly, executive director Alyssa Imes grew up in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from Shepherd University in 2018. She uses mediums of knitted fibers and communal cast iron. She graduated with her MFA from University of Maryland in May 2022. She has a small cast iron furnace. Currently her work has transitioned from heavy iron work to light fiber works. Through the years of her art practice she is always inspired by connections she makes with people. “I […]
“Unstructured Rise” by Artist Alyssa Imes @ FAC (Frederick Arts Council)
Asian American Center of Frederick is hosting the “Around The World Tour” event on Saturday July 2nd between 1pm to 7pm. Come dressed in your heritage outfit to represent your culture and get your names written in different languages. Join us for a lovely day filled with culture and entertainment by the creek in Downtown Frederick! Celebrate the best of Frederick’s Diversity and then some! There will be live performances, music, dance, arts and crafts, retail, food, interactive activities, and more! The event is free, but RSVP here for reminders and updates! If you would like to participate or volunteer, please contact us right away at firstname.lastname@example.org This event is part of AACF’s new program – “Carroll Creek Culture Series” which is launched in conjunction with the Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturdays’ celebrations. The culture series will present 5 thematic events from May to September. It will be held at Carroll Creek Park in Downtown City of Frederick. Asian American Center of Frederick has a new location! You can find the new office at 45 E All Saints St. Visit during one of the cultural events this summer.
Carroll Creek Cultural Series presented by AACF
An Improvised Comedy Show Shaped by your Suggestions. ESPtheatre regular Michael Harris & friends have performed in comedy and improv festivals across the country and are now bringing a monthly “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style show to First Saturdays! Characters, Scenes, and Foolishness invented on the spot, inspired by audience suggestions. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes awkward, always fun!
First Saturday Funnies
The music of Sean K. Preston draws heavily on the influences of the classic sounds of Country & Western, the honesty of the Blues, the bombast of 50’s Rock’n’Roll, the lyrical sophistication of musical poets, the raw energy of Punk, and the spirituality of Mountain Gospel.
Sean K. Preston at Alive @ Five
Impassioned, soulful singer and songwriter Jenny Langer is all-commanding in her on-stage deliveries and becomes pure sorceress spellbinding audiences with her searing hot vocals.
Jenny Langer and Moonshine Society at Alive @ Five
A night of stand-up and/or improv comedy under the stars featuring Dee Ahmed, Stacey Axler, Sandy Bernstein, Andy Basto, Joey Coon, Davine Ker, Erin Patrick and Lauren Smith. Plus Key City Improv and Headliner Rahmein Mostafavi. All-ages welcome*, beer/wine w/ID, other concessions available for purchase to benefit Sky Stage/FAC. Tickets through Eventbrite with some tickets available at the door, cash or cards accepted. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. *Parents please note there maybe PG-13 + content.
Comedy Night @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Live jazz on 4th Fridays June, July & August! Brought to you in partnership with the great folks at Frederick Jazz Festival. August features US Jazz Ambassadors featured saxophone soloist, band arranger, and award-winning composer Darryl Brenzel and Billboard topping trumpeter, Alex Parchment. Rain location at 5 E. 2nd St. in downtown Frederick. *Doors approximately half-hour before start time. Please double-check this entry with Facebook events pages for possible rain updates. All-ages venue, $20 per show or $45 for all three jazz nights. Beer/wine may be available for 21+ with I.D.
Frederick Jazz Festival Presents Summer Nights Series @ FAC’s Sky Stage
The Knight Brothers consist of four brothers from Maryland raised on their uncles farm in Frederick County. They bring their voices together to harmonize to their original music like only family can.
The Knight Brothers at Alive @ Five
Local painter Courtney Prahl leads this introductory collage class! We’ll create a visually textured abstract landscape using a variety of materials. Learn the basics of collage and apply skills to create a unique piece of art! Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Torn Paper Landscape Collage Craft Party @ The Muse
Local maker Michele Duke of MiLou Designs will be leading this beginner’s stitching class. Whether you’ve been interested in learning about embroidery, or are just curious about creating with thread, let us help you dip your toes into the world of stitching! Find out what all the fun is about- join us for a craft class and rediscover your creativity! Classes are 2 hours long and are make & take; you’ll leave the class with a finished project! All classes are held at The Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center located at 5 E. 2nd St in Frederick. To register for class, you may do so in person at The Muse, online, or by calling 301-663-3632.
Doodling with Thread Craft Party @ The Muse
Halloween in Downtown Frederick Trick-or-Treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (10am-12pm, while supplies last) and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities hosted by Downtown Frederick Partnership and Potomac Pest & Termite Control. A map of participating trick-or-treat locations will be added closer to the event. Great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes highly encouraged. Presented by Potomac Pest & Termite Control