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Frederick offers several record stores and outdoor concert venues for all music enthusiasts. 

With three record stores and a number of concerts, Frederick offers plenty of fun opportunities for music-goers.

Record stores

The Record Exchange, at 151 N. Market St., offers a wide array of records, CDs and cassette tapes, along with a variety of music apparel, along with T-Shirts and alt-music magazines.

Vinyl Acres, at 25 E. Patrick St., which saw significant damage during the flooding last May, offers a variety of classic rock records, and organizes local concerts.

A short stroll from there, Rock and Roll Graveyard at 115 E. Patrick St. offers much of the same vinyl. Both have been staples in the downtown Frederick community for multiple years.

Outdoor concert venues

Also a staple in downtown Frederick, the Baker Park bandshell at 121 N. Bentz St. is scheduled to host several outdoor concerts on various dates in the summer. The Summer Concert Series begins in June and runs through Aug. 25.

The Carroll Creek Amphitheater will also be hosting events throughout the summer, including the Third Annual Jazz Festival on June 29.

Head over to visitfrederick.org for a full schedule of the summer concert series.

Downtown bars

Various bars downtown also host in-house concerts on at least a weekly basis. Those include, but are not limited to: Olde Towne Tavern, Bushwaller's, Cafe Nola and the Cellar Door.

With three record stores and a number of concerts, Frederick offers plenty of fun opportunities for music-goers.

The Record Exchange, located at 151 N. Market St., is one of those record stores. It offers a wide array of records, CDs and cassette tapes, along with a variety of music apparel, along with T-Shirts and alt-music magazines. 

Two records stores a short walk away offer more of a homely vibe. Vinyl Acres at 25 E. Patrick St.—which saw significant damage during the flooding last May—offers a variety of classic rock records, and organizes local concerts. 

A short stroll from there, Rock and Roll Graveyard at 115 E. Patrick St. offers much of the same vinyl. Both have been staples in the downtown Frederick community for multiple years.

Also a staple in downtown Frederick, the Baker Park bandshell at 121 N. Bentz St. is scheduled to host several outdoor concerts on various dates in the summer. The Summer Concert Series begins June and runs through Aug. 25.

Various bars downtown also host in-house concerts on at least a weekly basis. Those include, but are not limited to: Olde Towne Tavern, Bushwaller's, Cafe Nola and the Cellar Door.

There are also concerts at the Winberg Center for the Arts. Eddie Money and John Waite are preforming at the Weinberg on June 13 and there will be a Neil Berg Rock 'N' Roll tribute show on June 22.

The Carroll Creek Amphitheater will also be hosting events throughout the summer, including the Third Annual Jazz Festival on June 29.

The creek will also feature an Alive at Five series, which runs every Thursday From May 9 to Oct. 3. Admission is $5 and all events are ages 21 and up, and occur from 5-8 p.m.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at sbohnel@newspost.com. He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

(1) comment

ccmullinix

It's bad form that the reporter didn't take the time to mention one unique thing about Rock and Roll Graveyard. There are plenty of unique things that the store offers and that would be obvious if you take the time to stop in and look around. For instance, the store often has a selection of vintage stereo equipment (not just turntables) including items like walkman for tapes. The store also has a great selection of diverse media types 8tracks, tape, cd, and vinyl. Customers also appreciate the less gimmicky merchandise that is offered and the focus on rare or lesser know gems and cult classics for vinyl collectors.

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