Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration

FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration

Entertainment Schedule

June 16, 2010, Frederick, MD- Celebrate Frederick presents the 27th annual Independence Day Celebration on Sunday July 4th, from noon till dusk, in Baker Park, Frederick, MD. This years live entertainment variety is sure to please all listeners and will continue throughout the day’s festivities. There will be three stages featuring various entertainments including the Main Stage, Country Stage, and Bandshell areas.

Main Stage

Shane Gamble: The main stage entertainment will begin at 12:45pm, featuring Shane Gamble. Gamble provides a refreshing and engaging rock/pop performance. He is known for his soulful and melodic songs. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, he began to play the guitar at age 5 and has developed his musical career creating original and self produced albums. Gamble has released three albums to date. His songs have a mix of rock and blues with an acoustic originality. Be sure to catch this performance in hopes of a preview of his upcoming album release, fall 2010. For a taste Shane Gamble’s music and more information about performances visit www.shanegamble.com.

Vinyl Rhino: From 3:00 to 4:30 pm Baltimore’s own Vinyl Rhino will take over the main stage. The five musicians that have come together to form this Rock cover band feature songs by popular artists like Pearl Jam, Led Zepellin, and Van Halen. The show is sure to include exciting hits that bring back the memories of your youth. To preview their music visit their website at www.vinylrhino.com.

Kelly Bell Band: At 5:15, the Kelly Bell Band will take the main stage. Returning to Frederick to share their Phat Blues lyrics, Kelly Bell Band is a unique performance that takes the classic blues style and transforms into their own. The band adds a touch of funk and passion to each performance. They have been named, The “Best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region” for the past nine years, along with having features in music magazines like Blues Revue Magazine. Their performances are known to inspire an energy and groove that is contagious throughout the whole audience. For more reviews and information about the Kelly Bell Band visit www.phatblues.com.

WFRE Country Stage

Jerrod Niemann: Beginning at 1:30pm the country stage will kick off with Kansas raised Jerrod Niemann. Inspired by country song performers like Lefty Frizzell and Conway Twitty, Niemann has written songs for stars like Garth Brooks resulting in top 40 hits. He is sure to provide a strong country performance that will start the day off right. Go online to www.jrod.net to get a glimpse of this opening performer.

Josh Thompson: 4pm will bring one of country’s newest performers, Josh Thompson, to the stage. With his first album release in February 2010, Thompson has already been involved in tours featuring top chart artists like Brad Paisley and Derks Bentley. Catch a preview of this rising country star at www.joshthompsonofficial.com.

Lee Brice: At 7pm Lee Brice, Country’s top chart performer, will be taking the stage. Having co-written songs for country stars like Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks, Brice is probably best known for his recent top 15 chart hit, “Love Like Crazy.” This country performance will surely liven up the crowd. Visit www.leebrice.com for a snapshot of what to look forward to on the 4th.

Bandshell

The Bandshell entertainment will begin the day’s celebration with the opening ceremonies, starting at noon. This stage will feature live children’s entertainment throughout the day, including the Kountry K-9 Show and Mr. Brown the Clown. At 2:45pm help select the best patriotic attire in the Best Patriotic Dressed Competition. Children are sure to have a great time with the various performers at the Bandshell. From 8pm till fireworks begin, the Spires Brass Band will begin an instrumental performance that will inspire an appreciation for the art of a traditional English Brass band. This will be the band’s 16th year of Frederick performances and is sure to be one of their most outstanding performances to date.

The annual Fourth of July Celebration would not be possible without the continual support of its corporate sponsors. This year’s Spires sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, WFRE, and WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Bud Light, Clym Environmental Services and Frederick Magazine. Their generous support makes this event possible.

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

FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration

Fun FOr All Ages

June 17, 2010, Frederick, MD – Celebrate Frederick presents the 27th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Baker Park, Frederick, MD. This year’s celebration is sure to provide activities and entertainment for all ages!

The day’s festivities will kick-off with a patriotic opening ceremony in the Baker Park Bandshell at Noon. The ceremony will start the nation’s celebration off right and be followed up by live children’s entertainment and the Best Dressed competition at 2:45pm. The competition will select the most patriotic attire based on originality, patriotism, and use of red, white, and blue. Show off your most patriotic ensemble for a chance to win this friendly competition.

Be sure to sample Frederick’s finest chili selection in the Chili Cook-off competition, located in the Baker Park near the main stage. Cooks will begin preparing chili at 8:30am and the public can start sampling at 1:00pm. Taste all chili selections, for only $10.00, to help select the winner of the people’s choice award. Judging will take place at 3pm and awards will be given at 4pm.

Children of all ages will have an exciting day participating in the 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt. Stop by the gazebo information booth for a map and explore the set ups throughout Carillon villages to complete the Hunt. Located throughout the booths will be prizes, crafts, face painting and games for all to participate in. Once you complete your map return it to the information booth for prizes, giveaways and the chance to win a Frederick’s 4th prize pack featuring a 3 day/2 night mini vacation with over 80 resorts to choose from, courtesy of Paige’s Promotions.

Children’s amusements will also be featured in the Carillon and Culler Lake areas. Activities include:

CARILLON KIDZ ZONE
Baker Park from 12:30 to 7:30 pm
Big Country Amusements - $10 unlimited wristband/$1 individual
Slide, twirl and climb through the Kid's Zone with tons of inflatable amusements for children of all ages.
KidzArt Mural - FREE

Make your own mark on Frederick's 4th with the KidzArt Mural. Designed especially for the celebration, the mural is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that the children can help to create.
Faces R Fun Face Painting - $5.00 to $10.00 each
Show your patriotic spirit with red, white and blue designs
Martial Arts Demonstrations - FREE
Watch Jung Do Martial Arts and Korean Martial Arts give live demonstrations
D&D Pony Rides - $4.00 per ride
Kids young and old can take a ride around the pony track
Summer’s Farm Petting Zoo - FREE
Meet and greet some furry friends or take a picture in the GIGANTIC chair
Hobbytown USA Frederick Remote Control Cars - FREE

Become the driver on our race track with a variety of remote control cars

FLEMING AVENUE AREA

Edward P. Thomas Jr. Municipal Swimming Pool - See Admission Rates below
Open from 12:30 till 8:00 pm on Fleming Avenue to take a dip to cool off and beat the summer heat.

CITY
RESIDENT
NON-CITY
RESIDENT
Child (12 & under)$3$4
Adult (13 - 55)$5$6
Sr. Citizen (56 & up)$3 $4
Handicap $3 $4

CULLER LAKE AREA
River & Trail Outfitters on the Lake - $5 per person per ride or climb
From Noon to Dusk sail on Culler Lake on canoes, paddle boats and kiwi kayaks or take a turn on the Rock Climbing Wall.

Join in the fun at the annual volleyball tournament located on the lawn of Frederick High School from 7:30am to 8:00pm. The tournament will feature Men’s & Women’s Doubles & Recreational Coed 6’s. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit www.FREDERICKvbc.org.

Also, do not miss the hot air balloon and NASCAR sponsored by BB&T! Two spectacular sights to see at Frederick’s 4th courtesy of our generous sponsor.

At dusk take in the spectacular fireworks show. This bright display can be seen throughout the park, but be sure to grab your seats early because the park will fill up quickly. There will be signs advising where visitors can and cannot sit.

This Independence Celebration has something to offer visitors of all ages and will be a day packed with family activities and entertainment. Come out and join the nation’s celebration with Celebrate Frederick.

The annual Fourth of July Celebration would not be possible without the continual support of its corporate sponsors. This year’s Spires sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, 99.9 WFRE, and 930 WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News- Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Clym Environmental Services, Bud Light, and Frederick Magazine. Their generous support makes this event possible.

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





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