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Posted on: August 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 33rd Annual In The Street Festival Hits Downtown Frederick on Saturday, September 12

Come out and enjoy Frederick’s 33rd Annual In the Street Festival on Saturday, September 12. This beloved celebration shows off all that Frederick has to offer, including art, food, entertainment, and fun for all ages.

FROM: Keri Amorosi, Executive Director, 301-600-2841

DATE: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

RE: 2015 In the Street Festival Hits Downtown Frederick on Saturday, September 12


Come out and enjoy Frederick’s 33rd Annual In the Street Festival on Saturday, September 12. This beloved celebration shows off all that Frederick has to offer, including art, food, entertainment, and fun for all ages. The festivities begin with the Market Street Mile at 8:45 am, then lead directly into the In the Street Festival from 11 am to 5 pm and end with the official after festival party Up the Creek at 5:00 pm in the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre.


Kick off In the Street with this one-mile run down Market Street. Designed for beginners and experts alike, the run features various heats including Women’s Mile, Men’s Mile, Family Mile, and more! Pre-registration is recommended, by mail or online at Day-of registration begins at 7:30 am at the Frederick YMCA.
Proceeds benefit the Panther’s Running Club at Lincoln Elementary School, supported by

the Frederick Steeplechaser Running Club and the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek.


The day’s activities are set to begin at 11 am on Saturday morning. Get ready for a day filled with your favorite local shops and vendors throughout downtown Frederick, and be prepared to discover some new favorites too. The food, entertainment and vendors will be located on Market Street beginning at South Market Street and Carroll

Creek and continuing up to North Market Street and 7th Street. For the full lists of vendors in each block visit


North Side of Carroll Creek Linear Park

See a variety of art, jewelry and crafts from the local artisan community of Frederick. Browse these handcrafted selections located along Carroll Creek and treat yourself to a few new purchases.


Enjoy the various skills of Frederick’s most athletic groups. Learn about Yoga and Pilates, gymnastics, health and wellness, and so much more. Watch live demonstrations and participate in activities provided by these groups devoted to leading healthy lifestyles through athletics. Block coordinated in partnership with Frederick Keys.

MARYLAND SUNROOMS ART BLOCK, Located between Patrick Street and Church Street

Get ready to be amazed by the outstanding talents of Frederick’s finest creative and performing artists. Allow these talented performers to inspire your creative side by participating in belly dancing lessons, making crafts, playing games and, of course, taking in the ongoing performances by the various theatre and dance companies of Frederick at the Art Block Dance Floor.

GEICO HISTORY BLOCK, Located between Church Street and Second Street

Learn about the rich history of our city and all the hidden historical treasures being preserved. Come participate in trivia and get information about how to join in volunteering with the groups that work hard to celebrate Frederick’s past and carry it into the future.



Join the groups in Frederick devoted to leading healthy and fit lives. Get information about bike groups, fitness activities, healthy eating and overall wellness. Check out the information available and learn how to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

ALAZZO MED SPA WEDDING & EVENTS BLOCK, Located between Third and Fourth

Meet with the area’s best wedding & event planning professionals in this block that highlights caterers, florists, apparel companies and venue managers dedicated to making any bride’s big day memorable!



Go Green and promote a healthier social, environmental, and economical lifestyle! Play games, get information and learn from the groups in Frederick that support sustainability. Take a sustainability quiz and learn how to do your part to help keep the environment healthy and clean.



Come out and meet the local heroes that keep our community safe. Get information about the services available in case of an emergency and show your support for those keeping you and your loved ones safe. Don’t miss the annual Open House hosted by Junior Fire Company No.2, located at 535 North Market Street.

PIVOT PHYSICAL THERAPY KIDS BLOCK, Located between Sixth and Seventh Street

Balloon art, carnival games, prizes and more. This portion of the event is sure to keep

youngsters entertained. Don’t miss out on the craft projects and temporary tattoos too!


Entertainment kicks off at 11 am and continues through the evening with the KEY103 Up the Creek Party from 5 to 9 PM. With more than 15 bands spanning Carroll Creek to 7th Street you are sure to find music for all tastes.

CARROLL CREEK AMPHITHEATRE, Admission for 21 years of age or older ONLY with valid

I.D., $5 Cover

Dapp, Noon – 1 pm

Dapp is an incredibly complex multicellular organism made up of really tiny particles. As

the singer, songwriter, bassist and front man for his four piece "frunk" band, Dapp has built a reputation for the spontaneous and improvisational style of his songs and
performances. Pocket grooves mixed with freestyle jam sessions are brought together by tight arrangements making Dapp a crowd favorite wherever he goes.

Broken Rocker, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Broken Rocker is the quintessential "party band!” Led by energetic and regional singer/guitarist Shawn Johnson, Broken Rocker performs each song with an honesty and flair unmatched in the area. With an organic sound smacking of vintage guitar tones and a rhythm section with clean resonation, the band is a sonic dream, reminding those in attendance of bands of yesteryear and today.

Fuzzy Match, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

This eclectic mix of musicians creates musical chemistry clearly displaying a passion for the music they play. Fuzzy Match has been rocking around the Frederick Maryland area since 2012. This 6-member band concentrates its sounds on Funk, Soul, and Motown, including legendary covers, and an ever increasing number of incredible original songs.

KEY 103 UP THE CREEK PARTY, Carroll Creek Amphitheatre

Drunk Naked Pirates, 5 – 6:15 pm

Based out of the Washington DC Tri-State area, DNP is an energetic rock band that offers a fresh live performance experience by professional musicians that raise the
expectations in today's entertainment industry. DNP offers a great entertaining show, performing music that ranges from the 60's to the most current of songs.

The Reflex, 7 - 9 pm

Step inside the DeLorean and get ready to go back in time…The Reflex delivers the ultimate musical tribute to the 80’s. The band’s goal is to recreate—some might even say mirror—the sound, vibe, and look of those 80’s mega-bands and one-hit wonders you love.


Brian Collins, Noon

Take a cross between Eli Young Band, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian Collins in every sense of the word. His honest lyrics capture the

heart of every listener while the soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines between Country and soul.

John King, 1:30 pm

In a musical landscape filled with overnight YouTube sensations and people being famous, for being famous, there is something very refreshing and trustworthy about an artist who counts by the number of miles on his tires, rather than the number of “likes” to keep him in the game. Raw talent and business savvy, have brought John King out of a little mountain town in Georgia’s Habersham County and into the spotlight opening for award-winning artists and playing over 150 dates per year.

Striking Matches – 3 pm

Guitar-wielding duo Striking Matches creates an unexpected and unique sound that defies easy categorization. The music of Striking Matches—Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis–occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues, where all
of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless and international appeal.


Smoke n’ Mangos, 11 am – Noon

Smoke n' Mangos was formed in the small town of Poolesville, Maryland, with the least serious of intentions: to get first place at their high school talent show. They got third. Though they enjoyed playing, they did not think anything else was to come of the band. In the three years since that night, Smoke n' Mangos has opened for GRAMMY nominated and nationally touring artists, played the Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion, recorded three albums, received radio play up and down the East Coast all while becoming great friends in the process.

The Market Street Big Band, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Comprising some of the Baltimore/Washington DC area’s top musicians, The Market Street Big Band can enhance any occasion with music reminiscent of the traditional sound of the famous Big Band era featuring jazz, swing and Latin tunes.

Dixie Power Trio, 2 – 3 pm

The Dixie Power Trio is a four-piece group dedicated to the music and sounds of Louisiana. Formed in 1992, the band led by tubist Andy Kochenour and cornet/accordionist Zack Smith has spent the last decade performing for audiences in

clubs, concerts, and schools. In a typical set the DPT will play a gumbo of different styles including zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans jazz, funk, street parade, and rock. The songs are a mix of Louisiana-flavored originals and covers—all with a unique, happy-go-lucky attitude.

Joint Chiefs, 3:30 – 5 pm

The five members of this Classic Rock powerhouse have been entertaining audiences in the DC and Baltimore area for decades. With prior membership in bands performing everything from Motown and jazz to Top 40 and R&B, the Joint Chiefs have the chops to consistently bring rock’s most classic anthems to life for audiences again and again. Expect an eclectic mix of favorites when Joint Chiefs take the stage, including hits from Steely Dan, The Beatles, Little Feat, The Band, The Doobie Brothers and more.


Wine and House, 11 am – Noon

What other acoustic group does Amy Winehouse, Jimmy Hendrix and Michael Jackson in

the same set? A duo performing covers from diverse musical genres’ and doing them in a creative way is the signature of Wine & House. Folk, blues, country, pop… whatever.

Saskia and the Truly Unruly Band, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

What began as a project between friends with a common interest in the blues evolved into what is now the Unruly Blues Band. With each of the band members hailing from other bands, their combined musical interests and styles create a unique fusion of rock, blues, funk and jazz.

Triple Lindy, 2 – 3 pm

With a slogan of "Frederick MD's premier dance cover band, playing '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s,

'90's and Y2K to today. Dive in!" Triple Lindy brings a mix of what is best from these decades. Favoring disco, pop and dance, they strive to energize the audience and create a dynamic balance that is sure to have people up dancing, smiling, singing, and having FUN!

Quiet Fire Soul Show, 3:30 to 5 pm

Quiet Fire Soul Show has been on fire for over 15 years, and each of its members has been blazing in the entertainment industry for over twenty. One of the best high energy bands in the Mid-Atlantic region, Quiet Fire Soul Show is guaranteed to get you up and dancing to an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, soul, and R&B favorites.

WEDDING & EVENTS BLOCK FAMILY FRIENDLY BEER AND WINE GARDEN, Carmack Jay Parking Lot, Admission for 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. , under 21 admitted with parent or guardian, $5 Cover 21 and over

Four on the Floor, Noon – 1:10 pm

It has been said that our lives are chronicled by the music of the times. Four on the Floor plays the classic songs from the baby boom generation; from the soulful sounds of the
50's and 60's to the pop, disco and dance tunes of the 70's and 80's.

Secondhand Ramblers, 1:40 – 3 pm

The Ramblers got their start in 2008 when Scott and JB met while working in a Mt. Airy restaurant. The guys got their start performing at open mics, and eventually moved up to the bar circuit, playing original tunes (they like to call ‘em Americana with a groove) as well as covers ranging from 60’s and 70’s rock, to soul and funk, to 80’s and 90’s pop/rock, all the way to hits of today.

Freddie Long Trio, 3:30 – 5 pm

Over the past decade Freddie Long, whose music has been described as a "t-shirt and jeans blend of pop, rock, soul, and honesty," has come a long way, cultivating local roots into an act recognized throughout the eastern US and beyond.

FOOD, 11 am to 5 pm

The day’s celebration would not be complete without the extensive offerings of Frederick’s most prized restaurants and food vendors. The wide array of foods provided this year is sure to satisfy every craving. The hardest choice will be deciding what treats to try first. For a full listing of food vendors, visit


Wedding & Events Block Family Friendly Garden, Carmack Jay Parking Lot, Noon – 5 pm

Come one, come all – guests of any age are welcome in this Family Friendly Beer & Wine Garden. Along with great music sample local brews from Barley & Hops, Brewer's Alley, Flying Dog Brewery, Freys Brewing Company, Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm, Mad

Science Brewery, Monocacy Brewing and Red Sherman Farm Brewery. The garden will also features wines from Codornin Winery, Detour Vineyard and Winery, Elk Run Vineyard and Winery & Knob Hall Winery.

Carroll Creek Garden, Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Noon to 5 pm

Your one stop shop for beer, wine and great entertainment all day long in the Carroll Creek Garden. The fun continues after 5:00 pm with the KEY 103 Up the Creek Party presented by Flying Dog. Admission for 21 years of age or older ONLY with valid I.D. $5

KEY 103 UP THE CREEK PARTY, Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, 5 – 9 pm

Can’t get enough of In the Street? Continue the festivities at the KEY 103 Up the Creek Party presented by Flying Dog. Everyone’s favorite after-party will be held at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre immediately after In the Street from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

Enjoy music and adult beverages, including beer from Frederick’s own Flying Dog

Brewery. All garden guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to enter. $5



Parking Recommendations

The City of Frederick has five convenient parking decks downtown. The Carroll Creek, Court Street, W. Patrick Street, E. All Saints Street and Church Street parking decks all offer parking in close proximity to the event. Cost is $6 to park all day on Saturdays. To access the Church Street parking deck, take East Street to East Second Street. There will be a
sign for the entrance to the parking deck on the left hand side of the street. Patrick Street provides access to the Carroll Creek and W. Patrick Street parking decks. The Court
Street parking deck can be accessed by taking Bentz Street to Church Street, and then turning right onto Court Street. The parking deck is located on the left hand side. Handicapped parking is available in all four parking decks.

Street Closings

Most of the roads surrounding the event remain open. South Street on the south end and Seventh Street on the north end of town remain open. Patrick Street is also open throughout the day.


Several areas are conveniently located throughout the event for those wishing to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Alcohol is not permitted at In the Street except when consumed in a pub or restaurant or in one of the following areas:

Wedding & Events Block Family Friendly Garden next to Olde Town Tavern - Admission for

21 years of age or older with valid I.D., under 21 admitted with parent or guardian

Carroll Creek Amphitheatre Garden - Admission for 21 years of age or older ONLY with valid I.D.

All guests 21 & over will be charged a $5.00 cover at all Beer & Wine Gardens & the Up the Creek Party.


A CITY ORDINANCE PROHIBITS PETS AT IN THE STREET, WHICH INCLUDES REPTILES. Large crowds and loud noises are not healthy for pets, so please leave them at home. Code Enforcement will be on hand to enforce this ordinance.


All participants must be approved by the In the Street Committee and receive a license from The City of Frederick Office of Special Events. If you are interested in being involved, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events to be placed on the invitation list for next year. Code Enforcement representatives will be on-site to verify that all participants display the licenses distributed by the Office of Special Events.

Lost and Found

Event Information Booths serve as lost and found collection sites. Found items not claimed will be taken to The City of Frederick Office of Special Events, William Talley Recreation Center, 121 North Bentz St, 301-600-2844. All items will be kept for thirty days.

Lost Children

If your child is lost, please report immediately to one of the Event Information Booths. Committee members and volunteers will have access to emergency personnel throughout the event.


A city ordinance (Section 10-2 City Code) finds the throwing cigarette butts on the ground as a Municipal Infraction. Violators will face a fine of $50 and possibly be charged with the cost of clean-up.

Safety Concerns

Please report any suspicious or inappropriate activity to one of the information booths or any event day volunteer. All will have access to promptly contact law enforcement and emergency personnel throughout the park. If you experience a life- threatening emergency, please dial 911.

Rain Policy

The activities and entertainment will stop during the storm, but are scheduled to resume once the storm passes. Please use common sense when seeking shelter from the
storm: don't stand under trees.

The following Corporate Sponsors make Celebrate Frederick events possible by their generous financial contributions. Our 2015 sponsors are: Spires Level Sponsors – Bechtel and Nymeo; Carillon Level Sponsors – Sandy Spring Bank and Weis Markets. Bandshell Level Sponsors –The Frederick News Post, Frederick Magazine, Offit Kurman, The Plamondon Companies, Roy Rogers and WHAG. Event Sponsors – The City of Frederick, Alazzo Med Spa, Amica Insurance, Flying Dog, KEY103, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GEICO, Maryland Lottery, Maryland Sunrooms, Mid- Maryland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Music & Arts, Pella Windows, Pivot Physical Therapy, S.S. Vape, 106.9 The Eagle, 99.9 WFRE & 930 WFMD

For more information, please contact Celebrate Frederick at 301-600-CITY (2489)

or visit


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