Friday, January 30, 2009




For those who will miss this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, you will have a second chance to hear Springsteen’s timeless hits. Bruce in the USA, an acclaimed tribute band, will headline the 2009 Main Stage at Frederick’s Fourth – An Independence Day Celebration in Baker Park, downtown Frederick, Maryland. Hosted by Celebrate Frederick, Inc., Bruce in the USA hopes to draw in Springsteen fanatics and music lovers alike.

With a striking resemblance to Bruce Springsteen himself, it is no wonder that Matt Ryan, lead guitar and vocalist, electrifies audiences all over the United States in the groups near perfect renditions of the rock stars chart topping songs. Originally started on the Las Vegas strip as part of the “Legends in Concert” series, the band has been shocking crowds since 2004. The band members come from varying musical backgrounds and play all different genres of music. They are able to maintain the same diversity of musical influences that brought Springsteen to hero status. The talented group incorporates the harmonica, drums, piano, strings, percussion and saxophone into their arrangements of the classic masterpieces. No other tribute band has been able to recreate the intensity of the original bands talent. Bruce in the USA has the inherent ability to impersonate the rich and brilliant tunes of Bruce himself while simultaneously leaving a lasting impression for even the most diehard and dubious fan. The band has recently decided to expand their audiences and bring their performances to different locations. Bruce in the USA will be performing in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts (to name a few) before making their way to Frederick on the Fourth of July.

Super Bowl XLIII will be much more than a game this year. With the Boss himself performing for the half time show, it will be difficult for America to be patient through the football game itself as fans brace themselves for Bruce and the E. Street Bands anticipated show. The performance will serve as a jumpstart to Springsteen’s 2009 world tour, which is scheduled to begin on April 1 in San Jose, Calif. Additionally, it will promote his 15th studio album, “Working on a Dream.”

It is without a doubt that Bruce in the USA will be the perfect headliner to this year’s memorable Fourth of July celebration. The band’s fascinating and brilliant presentation will boast remarkable talent while sending Frederick’s notoriously interactive crowds into a Bruce Springsteen frenzy!

In keeping with Frederick’s typical hot, humid, and steamy Fourth of July, mark your calendars in advance to cool off with Bruce in the USA’s rendition of “10th Avenue Freeze Out.”

For more information on Bruce in the USA, feel free to visit the bands website at

Show times and main stage opening act to be announced at a later date.

This year’s 4th of July event would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors of Celebrate Frederick –AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, Weis Markets, Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, The Frederick News-Post, Roy Rogers – A Plamondon Company, BB&T and Wantz Distributors.

For more information Fredericks Fourth – An Independence Day Celebration, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit


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