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Baker Park Bandshell

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121 N. Bentz Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States

Upcoming Events

June 2016

Summerfest Family Theatre – Rolie Polie Guacamole

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

Rolie Polie Guacamole aims to be one of the most energetic bands in kids’ music. They have released four albums, played over 1,500 shows nationwide, and received top picks from Boston.com, Time Out NY Kids, and Time Out Chicago. Rolie Polie Guacamole has won the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards with their smart, parent-friendly musical style. The band integrates original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and clever instrumental layers. The sizzling electric current of rhythm created by…

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July 2016

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 – Jungle Gym Jam & Friends

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Founded in early 2013, the Jungle Gym Jam seeks to create an emotional connection with their audience while occasionally slipping in educational or key messages about the golden rules of life. “Jersey Jason” and “Awesome Amy,” founders of the group, incorporate songs written about their own special family memories with lyrics universally relatable to all families. The group blends custom-made puppets, witty sketches and interactive dialogue in with the set list of songs, such as “Five Sea Lions,” “Mimi the…

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Summer Concert Series – Scott Paddock

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With a fresh new perspective on contemporary jazz, Scott Paddock has redefined the sound of the modern saxophonist. Paddock soulfully combines jazz and funk together to create an explosion of high energy grooves that will make any audience fall in love with the saxophone all over again. Paddock’s resume covers the musical gamut of performance, recording, and education. He has released two contemporary jazz CDs, which have both received national airplay and positive reviews in publications such as “Jazz Times.” His albums…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Alex & the Kaleidoscope

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Alex Mitnick is the primary host and adventure leader of Alex & the Kaleidoscope. He serves as a trusted friend and guide encouraging and inspiring children ages four to eight years old to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world. His music enables kids to use their imagination as they embark on an exciting journey to find the treasures of the world with Alex & the Kaleidoscope. Don't forget…

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Summer Concert Series – The Dustbowl Revival

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice Beach, CA-based American roots orchestra with eight full-time members, who mash the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. The Dustbowl Revival is not a throwback band. During their performances, the band aims to engage the crowd in a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Mr. Jon & Friends

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Folk-rock married duo Jon & Carrie experienced a decade of playing shows, recording CDs, and having artsy opportunities, such as being on a television show, becoming finalists in a national songwriting competition, and having international radio play from Belize to Ireland. When Jon and Carrie became parents, they began writing songs for children, performing at children’s birthday parties and kids’ festivals, and recording their first CD targeted toward children entitled Mr. Jon & Friends. Their CD quickly became a top…

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Summer Concert Series – Incendio

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Formed by Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre Durand and Liza Carbé in the summer of 1999, Incendio (which means “fire” in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) became a vehicle for the influences and compositional talents of the three musicians. Echoes of music ranging from classical, to jazz, to rock, to flamenco, to Celtic, to even bluegrass can be heard in Incendio’s music. It is no surprise that this eclectic blend of influences has led to a sound that is a truly unique one.…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Marsha & the Positrons

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Singer-songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood, former scientist and current mom of three, leads Marsha & the Positrons, which features professional bassist Wardell Howell and uber-talented Baltimore beatboxer Max Bent. Marsha & the Positrons create a fun, playful, educational and entertaining experience for children and adults. Don't forget to pick up a FREE All Natural Ices sample as part of the Rita's All Natural Ices Giveaway! Follow the link to learn more.

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Summer Concert Series – Brickyard Road

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brickyard Road is a talented group of musicians, centered near the Mason-Dixon Line, which aims to hit a home run every time they come together for yet another recreation of the 1970’s Lynyrd Skynyrd experience. They always give their performances nothing short of 100 percent. Every song, every note, is faithfully recreated with their authentic, concert style approach to the original band. The band members of Brickyard Road live and love the music; they have been listening to and playing…

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August 2016

Summerfest Family Theatre – Tony M

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Elementary school teacher by day and musician by night, Tony M. is transforming the way families listen to children’s music. Tony M.’s songs speak to children of all ages with lyrics that are fun, entertaining, and teach valuable life lessons. Tony M. has produced three albums and brings his songs to life through his live performances. Compared to the likes of Jack Johnson, James Taylor, and Ben Harper, Tony has an amazing energy and happy, feel good vibe. Celebrate Frederick…

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Summer Concert Series – The Players Band

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

Approaching their 500th show since their founding in 1999, The Players Band continues to deliver sweet Jamaican ska, rock, and reggae sounds to festival and club crowds across the Mid-Atlantic region. The band has opened for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s The Isley Brothers and Joe Strummer; Grammy award winners Toots & the Maytals and Rebirth Brass Band; The B-52s; The Mighty Mighty Bosstones; The English Beat; Matisyahu; Citizen Cope; Fishbone; The Skatalites and many others. Be sure to…

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Summerfest Family Theatre – Gizmo Guys

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

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world with their comedy juggling act. The Gizmo Guys’ rapid-fire act for audience members of all ages includes original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee and world class juggling skills. They create laughter in a variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions, and cruise ships, etc. The Gizmo Guys have made television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught juggling at the renowned French and…

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Summerfest Family Social

August 11 @ 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 – 99.9 WFRE Free Country Showcase

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

Celebrate Frederick is excited to welcome back the 99.9 WFRE Free Country Showcase to the Baker Park Bandshell this August.  Join us for an evening filled with great music and activities from Frederick’s favorite country music station.

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Summer Concert Series – Unity Reggae Band

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

Since its creation in 1990, the Baltimore-based Unity has been pleasing listeners with its unique, roots-based reggae music. Now an accomplished musical unit, Unity prides itself on its versatility. From the very beginning, the band originally known as Natty Skank has been a melting pot of various musical influences. Each member brings their own unique musical perspective which, when brought together under the umbrella of Reggae, creates a musical style that is unique yet true to the roots-reggae style of…

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Summer Concert Series – On the Bus

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

An informal basement jam session turned into a glorious vehicle carrying the music of the Grateful Dead.  Founded in 2002, On the Bus is the premier Grateful Dead tribute band in the Washington, D.C. area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe and experience of a Dead show. On The Bus is not just a tribute to the Dead, but to the entire community that spawned a multi-generational genre that artfully blends the essential elements of rock, blues,…

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