Alive at Five

Locally produced beers and wines are on sale at the Alive @ Five concerts.

Running from May 9 to Oct. 3, Alive @ Five is the premiere live concert series in Frederick. While it showcases all walks of local music, it also serves as a summertime gathering spot for those hoping to catch up around town each Thursday evening. And with the backdrop of Carroll Creek painting the scenery, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more communal environment to enjoy the summer weather.

Highlights for the 2019 slate include Stitch Early and The Populatn, who promise to bring some hip-hop flair the event on Aug. 15. You’ll also want to mark your calendar for Sept. 26, which serves as not only the penultimate installment of the 2019 schedule, but will also feature one of the best voices in all of Frederick as Luna and the Starless Few are set to perform.

All proceeds from the series go to the Downtown Frederick Partnership, which in turn are reinvested into the downtown Frederick community. Admission for each concert is $5 and you must be at least 21 years old to get through the gate. Kicking off at 5 p.m. and winding down at 8 p.m., it’s arguably the best three-hour block of entertainment the Key City consistently offers each summer … that is, except for July Fourth this year, which happens to fall on a Thursday. But that’s no bother: Frederick’s Fourth of July celebration at Baker Park will have no problem holding the Alive @ Five diehards over for at least one week.

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I swear church spires and public drunkenness are Frederick's 2 most well known calling cards!

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