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Baker Park Bandshell

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21 N. Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701 United States

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June 2015
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Summer Concert Series – Red Molly

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live…

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Summer Concert Series – Bad Influence Blues Band featuring Mary Shaver

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bad Influence, the premier Washington, DC band, has been playing their style of blues-infused, high energy music since 1988. Ever-growing crowds turn out for the band’s scorching hot and sinfully addicting shows, which are charged with a masterful blend of sensuously rough edges wrapped in soulful smoothness, riveting rock currents and potent shots of swing and American roots music. All this is signed, sealed and delivered in a suggestive, in-your-face style guaranteed to captivate even the most stoic of mind,…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer, Vanessa Trien, has become a rock star among the young and young at heart. The “Nessa Groupies” sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, flock to her infant and toddler music education classes. As a complement to her career as a professional musician, Vanessa Trien has made a point of sharing her love of music through teaching and performing for primary and elementary school-aged children.…

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Summer Concert Series – Donnie Wood & The Front Porch Boys

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From a farm in Ijamsville to recording studios in Nashville, Donnie Wood has placed his talents in many professions spanning from professional baseball to drag racer.  However his heart always led him back to his music.  After connecting with Paul and Tre’ Corley of Oak Tree Productions, Wood released “Livin’ My Dream” in March 2010 and has been living his musical dream since. Donnie is joined fellow Tri-State musicians Greg Johnson (pedal steel), Jay Wells (bass guitar), Bob Basford (lead…

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July 2015

Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A 30 year tradition in Frederick –  Frederick’s 4th features regional and national entertainment beginning at noon on 2 stages of entertainment. Families from the surrounding region enjoy a day packed with amusements, activities and entertainment. Dunk a Frederick celebrity or race a bath tub down Culler Lake – there is a little something for everyone. Pick a seat early, because the park fills up quickly for Frederick’s one and only fireworks show at dusk.  Great seats can be found surrounding…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Here Comes Trouble!

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Here Comes Trouble is all about being silly, having fun, and finding the adventure in everything.  Conservatory trained duo, and husband/wife team, Jon Babu and Kelly Donohue have collaborated with their wacky band of friends to create irresistibly catchy lyrics and toe-tapping, genre-bending tunes that will keep you smiling all day long! PERFORMANCE SPONSOR  

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Summer Concert Series – The Get Right Band

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, THE GET RIGHT BAND is “hip-shaking, earth quaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). Combining catchy, clever songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation, the live show promises to make you shake everything you’ve got. From funk to rock n’ roll to reggae, this is a dance party. The Get Right Band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Mr. Jon & Friends

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Folk-rock married duo Jon & Carrie had a decade of playing shows, recording CD’s, and having cool artsy opportunities like being on a T.V. show, being finalists in a national song writing competition, and having international radio play from Belize to Ireland. Jon and Carrie became parents and in turn began songwriting for kids, children’s birthday party shows, playing kids festivals, and recording their 1st CD for kids and their families called Mr Jon & Friends. Their CD quickly became…

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Summer Concert Series – The Apple Core Band

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Formed during the Summer of 2009, The Apple Core Band came together with a focus on recreating the music of The Beatles. You’ll find no costumes, wigs or other theatrics; it’s the music that matters. Using period correct instruments – such as a Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass, a Gretsch “Country Gentleman”, a rosewood Telecaster, Rickenbacker 6 and 12 string guitars, an Epiphone Casino, a Gibson J-160E and Vox guitar amplifiers – the band covers material from the early days of…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Alphabet Rockers

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Bay Area-based family hip-hop group Alphabet Rockers match nostalgic beats with kid-friendly, educational lyrics – a combination that has garnered two Parents’ Choice Awards, 4-stars from Common Sense Media, presentation slots at kindergarten conferences, and Red Tricycle’s Best Kids Artist award. Since 2007, the Alphabet Rockers (Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd, and Stefanie Liang) have mixed hip hop, beatboxing, soul music, imagination and dance for an interactive and fun dance party with a sound and personality that draws in families and kids of all backgrounds. PERFORMANCE…

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Summer Concert Series – Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gary Brown, lyricist, composer, guitar player, and vocalist for Bushmaster, is in an energetic, enthusiastic, and natural performer.  Born in Washington, DC, and growing up in the DC suburbs of Palmer Park, MD, along with the record collections of his parents, Brown was surrounded by the sounds of such local artists as Chuck Brown, Bobby Parker, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, Link Wray, and others too numerous to mention. As a teen Brown learned guitar by jamming with other local talent…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Mr. Gabe and the Circle Time All-Stars

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mr. Gabe once joked that his mission was to “set the kids up for a nice long nap.” But there may be a little more to this performer’s enterprise than that. “Some children’s performers emphasize life lessons; others introduce kids to a variety of instruments and musical styles. For Mr. Gabe it’s all about the songs and singing. He thinks it’s important that everyone grows up with a repertoire of songs that they can sing and share with future generations.”…

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August 2015
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Summer Concert Series – Robert Eric’s Tribute to The Piano Man

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Robert Eric began his Piano Man tribute with the group “Big Shot”, in 2003 playing in the Long Island Area. Robert Eric has also toured “Rocksplosion” from 2004-2005, as Billy Joel, playing throughout the New York/Metropolitan Area. Known as “Philly’s Piano Man”, Robert Eric performs regularly at Caesars, Harrahs, Trump Marina, Hilton, and the entire Jersey Coast.  The band has opened for Dennis DeYoung and twice at the Wachovia Center for Billy Joel, with Billy asking for and receiving a…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Josh & The Jamtones

August 6 @ 10:00 am - August 16 @ 11:00 am

Josh & the Jamtones are not pushing an agenda of indoor voices, brushing your teeth or getting to bed on time. The Boston-based outfit is an interactive/ultra-powered live band musical explosion guaranteed to get crowds of any age moving their bodies and singing along. Josh–backed by drummer/producer Pat Hanlin and their home-grown record label Jamhouse Records–manages to seamlessly blend roots/reggae/ska stylings, feel-good pop, folk punk, country ballads, New Orleans-style street music & family-friendly improv comedy all into a frenetic ball…

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Summerfest Family Social

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Following the final performance of the summer on August 6th the Summerfest Family Theatre will be hosting a special summer social. This event will include fun games, activities and giveaways, and will take place at the Carillon area of Baker Park from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

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Summer Concert Series – Dublin 5

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dublin 5 has taken the Celtic music scene by storm thanks to an eclectic mix of traditional roots and blazing instrumentals with an amped up rock twist. Their musicianship and show is nothing short of high octane. The band has performed at The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Syracuse Irish Festival, The Oshkosh Irish Festival, The Maryland Irish Festival, The Celtic Classic, The Celtic Fling, The Dayton Ohio Irish Festival, The Annapolis Irish Festival, The Maryland Renaissance Festival, FEDEX Field, Southern Maryland…

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Summer Concert Series – The Tom Cunningham Orchestra

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

C’mon, all you hep cats! Come see for yourself why everyone calls the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band Around!” The Tom Cunningham Orchestra plays the best Basie since Basie, the best Goodman since Goodman, the best Ellington since Ellington, the best Miller since Miller. . . the best swing music since the swing era. Adding to the Orchestra’s luster are their renowned singers. Robin (Mrs. Tom) Cunningham shares her husband’s passion for the Swing Era, and her love for…

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Summer Concert Series – The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Virginia native, Mary Ann Redmond has a voice that is both staggering and memorable.  So much so, that a critic from Washington City Paper wrote, “If Aretha is the Queen of Soul, Redmond must be considered an official Lady in Waiting.” Redmond is a truly remarkable musician, having won fourteen Washington Area Music Awards.  She also boasts an impressive musical resume, including being the first and only backup signer for Mary Chapin Carpenter, and opening for music icons like The…

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Summer Concert Series – Legacy IV

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Legacy IV will close out the concert season with classics from the 50’s, 70’s and beyond. You may know Gabby, Troy and Al as former members of the popular area band, The Shades. James Brown, Chuck Berry, Chicago, and the Doobie Brothers are just some of the classic music you will hear fill Baker Park. Legacy IV promises to provide an evening for all to remember and enjoy. PERFORMANCE SPONSORS    

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