Wednesday, September 16, 2009



September 15, 2009 Frederick, MD - The In the Street festival, now in its 27th year, offers residents and visitors a snapshot of what Frederick is all about. Celebrating the historic district and all that Frederick has to offer, the festival is jam packed with entertainment, artistry, educational information, delectable foods and of course, tons of fun! This year’s In The Street festival is set to kick off on Friday, October 2nd with Light the Creek, an event to help raise money for Frederick’s altruistic non-profit organizations. The fun continues on Saturday, October 3rd beginning at 9:30am with the Market Street Mile. At 11am, In the Street officially begins and continues all day until 5pm. The party continues On the Deck with food, libations and a live performance beginning at 5:30pm. Following is the information you need to know about this year’s event!

Light The Creek, Friday, October 2, 6-9pm

Start the party early by coming out to Light the Creek in the Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheatre. Join us for an evening of live music by the Ted Garber Band, wine and beer sponsored by Bud Light, and an opportunity to help out your favorite Frederick-based charitable organization. Don’t forget your wallets at home because our local non-profits need your support! Purchase a token for $5 and place it in your favorite charities jar, the charity with the most tokens at the end of the night will walk away with more than half of the donations collected from the event! So come out and support the organizations that do so much for our community.

Market Street Mile, Saturday, October 3, 9:30am

Join in this annual foot race along Market Street designed for novices and experts alike. Pre-registration recommended. Race begins at the YMCA on 1000 North Market Street and concludes at South Market Street & Carroll Creek. For registration information, contact Race Director Paul Spurrier at 240-409-6913 or

In The Street Festival, Saturday, October 3, 11am – 5pm

The In The Street festivities are set to begin at 11 am on Saturday, October 3rd. Be prepared for a day filled with fun, free entertainment and food from Frederick’s most noted local restaurants. See some of your favorite local organizations and discover a few new as you stroll up Market Street beginning at the South Market and Carroll Creek and ending at North Market and 7th Street.

CREEKSIDE MARKET – Carroll Creek Linear Park

Browse our market exhibiting arts and crafts and make a purchase to support our local artisan community. Located on Carroll Creek, the Creekside Market will offer numerous local vendors selling jewelry, sculptures and paintings, among many other carefully crafted items. For a complete list of artists, please visit our website at

SPORTS BLOCK – Located between All Saints Street and Patrick Street

“Are you ready for some ACTION?” This block has it all: football, baseball, karate, skating, cheerleading, gymnastics and more! Marvel at the stunts and routines performed by the MD Elite Allstars, hit a home run with the Frederick Keys’ Speed Pitch or scale a rock climbing wall. Top it off with paddle boat and kayak rides on Carroll Creek!

ART BLOCK – Located between Patrick and Church Street

Experience the exceptional talents of the performing and creative arts communities that thrive in Frederick County. Decorate a visor, make a theater mask or create your own marquee – listing yourself as the star of the next Weinberg Center production! Enjoy live performances throughout the day in the Cultural Arts Center Gallery at 15 N. Market Street. For a complete schedule of performances, visit

HISTORY BLOCK – Located between Church and Second Streets

Delve in to the rich historical heritage of Frederick County. Learn about local historic sites, and the efforts being made to preserve them. Plus, register to vote, and meet the dedicated citizens interested in serving you in public office!

HEALTH AND FITNESS BLOCK –Located between Second and Third Streets

Want to get in shape? Let this block inspire you! Learn a kickboxing routine, get a chiropractic evaluation or join a walking club. Plus, take advantage of the valuable information provided to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

GOING GREEN BLOCK – Located between Third and Fourth Streets

Learn how you can help support a sustainable community in this block! Meet adoptable pets, courtesy of the Frederick County Animal Control Division, learn about waste reduction and discover the many uses of corn! Do your part to keep the planet healthy by dropping your recyclables in marked bins along Market Street, a project of the Service Learning Advisory Board.

Be sure to stop by the DARCARS Toyota of Frederick booth and meet former NFL Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann from Noon until 2 PM. Also, enter to win four tickets to the Redskins/Giants game in December!

KIDS BLOCK - Located between Fourth and Fifth Streets

This block is filled with balloons, temporary tattoos, sidewalk chalk drawings, face painting and more, all especially for your little ones. Compete in fun games, participate in the KidzArt Mural and make crafts to take home a treasure. Don’t miss the petting zoo, or the chance to pick a free book, complements of the Frederick County Reading Council.

PUBLIC SAFETY BLOCK – Located between Fifth and Sixth Streets

Pay tribute to our local heroes who put their lives on the line daily for our public safety. Explore rescue vehicles, and see if you have what it takes for the U.S. Marine Corps chin up challenge! Don’t miss the October Open House hosted by the Junior Fire Company, located at 535 N. Market Street!

GAMING BLOCK – Located between Sixth and Seventh Streets

Guitar Hero, laser guns, Xbox 360 and more will fill this block with interactive fun and games! Coordinated in partnership with Café 611.


In The Street offers four stages of live entertainment throughout the day! Listed below are locations and performers for this year’s festival.


Sons of Pirates - 11:30-12:45

It’s like seeing Jimmy Buffett in concert except without all the crowds and crazy ticket prices! Sons of Pirates are a Jimmy Buffett Tribute band that entertains with a laundry list of covers, not only from the Parrothead’s library but also other popular artists. You can always count on Sons of Pirates for an Island escape…even if it’s only for your ears!

Basshound - 1:30-2:45

Sonic energy without filters or limitations, Basshound produces a jazz/funk sound enticing to all ages. Dubbed as one of the regions finest, Basshound has evolved into a standout live act in the Baltimore and Washington DC funk scene for over the past 6 years. Boasting a high energy and danceable show, Basshound really does have the funk!

The Freddie Long Band - 3:45-5:00

Frederick County natives, The Freddie Long Band performs a style only described as a “t-shirt and jeans blend of pop, rock, soul and honesty.” The band has shared the stage with many big names like Jo Dee Messina, Blue Oyster Cult and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, just to name a few. Since the band’s inception just a short 4 years ago, the five piece has already won numerous awards, performed on commercial TV and radio and has even acquired a promotional sponsorship with Jim Beam! The Freddie Long Band is an exciting talent and not to be missed.

SECOND STREET STAGE - Presented by 99.9 WFRE

Featuring country artists throughout the day! Performance times to be announced at a later date. Following is a snapshot of two performances you won’t want to miss! For more details visit:

Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann is a country music singer/songwriter in the most traditional manner, with a contemporary consciousness that allows his music to hit the mark in the 21st Century. The truth of Niemann lies in his song, “Old School New Again”, from his upcoming album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, and it tells the story of the man. Niemann was raised in the west Kansas town of Liberal to love country music. Not only does he love it, he creates it and has worked with some of the best in the business, from Garth Brooks to his friends Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser.

Houston County

Named for the southern Alabama County where band member John Mildrum lived, Houston County brings a decade of musical groundwork to bear on their collaboration. Houston County serves as an introduction to a world-class combination of superb musicianship, musical honesty and great three-way chemistry. The passion and honesty the trio brings to this collaboration shows through in every note of their debut CD, one that brings an important new act to the contemporary country scene.

THIRD STREET STAGE - Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick

Without Cause - 11:15-12:30

Made up of Phil Campbell (Vocals/Guitar), Jeremy Fellows (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Eric Meyers (Bass/Vocals) and Peter Franklin (Drums), Without Cause blends blues, rock, funk and pop into their all original music. The band has been developing its sound over the summer with weekly gigs throughout Frederick.

Charles ‘Big Daddy’ Stallings -1:15-2:30

Charles ‘Big Daddy’ Stallings is the essence of the blues. The South Carolina native grew up with ten brothers and sisters, essentially living the blues daily. ‘Big Daddy’ eventually journeyed to Baltimore where he began developing into a local blues legend. Creating “good time blues with a twist,” ‘Big Daddy’ has mesmerized audiences all over and has even been featured on satellite radio as well as radio stations abroad in France! Charles ‘Big Daddy’ Stallings is a blues legend that guarantees a grand time.

Third Stream Giants - 3:15-4:30

Hailing from Fredericksburg, VA, Third Stream Giants plays an infectious blend of funk exhibiting horns, an exciting rhythm section and of course, the wondrous vocals of Anthony Campbell. Front man, Anthony Campbell posses an impressive resume when it comes to his singing career, winning the NBC Today Show Superstar talent competition, recording with Warner Brothers and performing with other superstars; it is no wonder why Third Stream Giants are bound to gain national recognition in the very near future.


Troutzilla - 11:45-1:00
The local Indie Funk band, Troutzilla, has a unique line up including a Female vocalist, bass player, guitarist, drummer, trumpet player, and a flute player. The band has been playing together for two years in the Frederick and Baltimore area and is in the process of recording an album due out this Fall. Their amp-rocking, fun style is one of a kind. On stage, Trouzilla has an extremely exciting chemistry that is entertaining to watch. Troutzilla will be sure to make your body move and your feet dance.

The 8 Ohms Band - 1:45-3:00

All-star funk ensemble, The 8 Ohms Band is composed of some of Maryland’s best and most talented musicians, who are veterans of both national and international tours. Featuring astounding female vocals, a fiery full horn section, and an unyielding rhythm section, the band performs both impressive original pieces as well as their own versions of some classics. The 8 Ohms are sure to make you groove.

Quiet Fire - 3:45-5:00

Dubbed as the “Hottest Soul Band in Northern VA,” Quiet Fire possesses an extensive playlist pleasing to anyone’s ears. The eight piece band plays hits from the likes of Al Green, Donna Summer and of course Michael Jackson. Do not miss the ‘funky flavor’ of Quiet Fire.


With all the activities and entertainment In The Street has to offer, one might work up a hefty appetite. Food lovers rejoice! Because In The Street has an extensive list of local food vendors for this year’s festivities. Listed below are some of this year’s participants: Acacia, Bentz Street Sports Bar, Big Nate’s Barbeque & Co., Bombay Grill, Bonefish, Brewer’s Alley, Cacique Restaurant, Café 611, Cellar Door, Chick-Fil-A, The Cracked Claw, Danielle’s, Firestones, The Green Turtle, Griffs Landing, Hardtimes Café, Highland Catering Company, Hobby Horse Concessions, Hopehill United Methodist Church, Isabella’s, LaPaz Mexican Restaurant, Lohr’s Family Restaurant & Catering, The Market Bagel and Deli, Maui Waui, Meadows Frozen Custard, Rita’s, Roys Concessions, Smoothie King, Starbucks, Tajitu Ethiopian Restaurant, Thai Thai, Volt and Zoe’s Chocolates.


Sample beer from Barley & Hops, Brewer’s Alley and Flying Dog Brewery, plus various wines while enjoying entertainment throughout the day. Must be 21 years or older with valid ID to enter. Two locations two enjoy a cold beverage – Carroll Creek Amphitheatre and the Going Green Block. So come out and have a few drinks with friends!


The party doesn’t end at 5:00pm! It’s just beginning! Don’t forget to join us for our annual On The Deck Party featuring live music, wine and beer sponsored by Bud Light! Cover charge for the On The Deck party is $10 and all guests must be 21 or older with a valid I.D. Performing at this year’s party is Jah Works. This band of brothers based out of Baltimore write, record and perform their original blend of reggae. Jah Works is very dedicated to the authentic Jamaican roots but also merge hip hop and pop into their music creating a sound of their own. The band is well known on the East Coast but has performed internationally in Jamaica, Canada, Holland, the South Pacific, and even the Middle East! More exciting than performing internationally is the fact that the band has recently performed at the inauguration of Barack Obama! Jah Works is sure to make you dance and is the perfect ending to the In the Street Festival. So come early because this party sells out fast!


Where is the best place to park?

The City of Frederick has four convenient parking decks downtown. The Carroll Creek, Court Street, W. Patrick Street and Church Street parking decks all offer parking in close proximity to the event. Cost is $1 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 decks.

PLEASE NOTE – Shuttle service will not be offered at this year’s event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Which streets remain open?

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.

What is the best way to get to In The Street?

Since so many streets are affected by this event, please check our website for directions –

Can I bring my pet?

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.

Am I allowed to set-up a booth?

All participants must be approved by the In The Street Committee and receive a license from The City of Frederick Office of Special Events.

This event is made possible by the generous support of our Corporate Community. The 2009 Spires Sponsors: Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets. The Carillon Sponsors: Comcast, The Plamondon Companies, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE and 930 WFMD. The Bandshell sponsors: BB&T, The Frederick News-Post and NBC25. The Program Sponsors: Bath Fitter, Bechtel, Bud Light, DARCARS Toyota of Frederick, Frederick Magazine, Renewal by Andersen, and State Farm.

For more information, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or please visit our website
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