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Scythian at the Weinberg


On Friday, March 10th 2017 at 8 p.m., Scythian, a band with “rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling” will be flaunting their “thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling” on the Weinberg stage just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

This band is riddled with classically trained musicians, ranging from the fiddle and mandolin to the accordion and banjolin. Most of the members have been playing since they were children, but all of them absolutely love what they play.

Alexander Fedoryka, who plays the Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass, and sings, studied in Japan at the prestigious Suzuki School of Music.

Danylo Fedoryka, who plays guitar, accordion, and also sings, was originally trained as a classical pianist and played at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. He switched to guitar in order to join his brother, Alexander, playing Celtic Music.

Larissa Fedoryka started playing cello at 3-years-old and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in classical performance at the University of California-Santa Barbara and not only tours with Scythian, but Latin recording star Gloria Trevi as well.

Nolan Ladewski also has a long list of musical instruments under his belt, playing the flute, whistles, banjolin, guitar, and vocals. He started by playing the tin whistle at 6 years-old and started touring at age 12.  

Tim Hepburn, who plays the drums and other percussion, began playing at the age of 5. Although “Tim can bring the thunder on the [drum] kit, his biggest influence on the drums comes from the finesse of the jazz world.”

This spectacular quintet is sure to get you up out of your chair and jumping around as they’ve been doing with audiences all over for 10 years. Don’t believe us? Check out their youtube channel for some sweet tunes!

You can purchase your tickets online, by calling 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 W. Patrick St. in Downtown Frederick. Be sure to show your school ID or military ID for a discount! Discounts are also available for children and seniors.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.


Frederick Symphony Orchestra Brings Silent Films Sound!

(photo credit Steve Friedman)

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is excited to announce a TRUE Summer treat for music and movie goers. This stunning group of musicians will be performing three concerts in July and August throughout Frederick County for free! The performances will showcase the talents of the local orchestra with silent film accompanist- Ben Model.

I’m excited to bring the talent of the FSO into the wider community,” said FSO Camerata conductor, Tyler Austin. “I’m thrilled that [we’re] getting more music downtown. It will make for a relaxing, enjoyable summer evening.”

Tyler Austin_FSO (1)

(FSO Camerata conductor,, Tyler Austin)

The FSO’s first concert, Buster and Charlie at the Park, will be on July 20 at 8 p.m. in the Baker Park Bandshell in Downtown Frederick. The performance will include three silent films, “The Immigrant,” “Cops,” and “Pedigreedy,” that will be accompanied by Model’s original compositions.


(Viola, Theresa Rupp)

Projects such as the silent film score concert present completely different challenges from our usual concert programs,” said Austin. “The musicians have to be particularly flexible to adjust tempos and styles to fit each film.”


(Trombone Player, Matthew Stegle)

This incredible group of 90 talented musicians (all volunteers!) return for their 20th year of bringing classical music to modern audiences around the Frederick area. Their dedication to the community is strong, as they participate in performances and educational opportunities as often as possible!

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(Violinist, Alyssa Boxhill)

The FSO’s second performance, Symphonies at the Basilica, will be on August 6 at 7 p.m. in the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. The third concert, Classics on the Creek, is set for August 13 at 7 p.m. in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater in Downtown Frederick.


(Violinist, Julius Isaac)

All of the concerts will include composer Philip Glass’ “String Quartet No. 5, Movement III” and the latter two performances will include C.P.E. Bach’s “Symphony No. 3 in F major” and Josef Haydn’s “Symphony No. 88 in G major.”

More information can be found at www.fredericksymphony.org.

5th Annual Cigar and Whiskey Night at Sugarloaf Mountain with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Atop the beautiful slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, The National Museum of Civil War Medicine celebrates their annual Cigar and Whiskey Night at Stronghold Mansion. This Friday, June 24th, marks another great event as NMCWM members and supporters enjoy Civil War-inspired spirits, snacks, and cigars throughout the evening.

It’s a known fact that Civil War soldiers enjoyed their whiskey rations, and Civil War surgeons relied heavily on alcohol as the core pain reliever and “stimulant.” Whiskey and beer could be found in most Civil War hospitals and were given liberally to patients whether they were recovering from battle wounds or sick from disease.

A Smith Bowman will provide the spirits for the evening and Flying Dog will be serving the museum’s very own Civil War beer – SawBones.  The Wine Kitchen will provide the vittles and the NMCWM will provide the cigars and the stories.

Join the NMCWM as they toast to the surgeons and medical personnel who saved lives on and off the battlefield during the Civil War. Enjoy stories about the incredible history of the property.

Did you know? Sugar Loaf Mountain played a vital role in military campaigns during the Civil War. An outpost on the top of the mountain housed a Signal Corps station, where flags were used to send messages over long distances.  Living historians will portray Signal Corps members and conduct firing demonstrations with Civil War weaponry.

Come out, experience a taste of history on the ground where momentous events took place, and enjoy the company of fellow history, whiskey and beer lovers.

Event Details:

Cigar and Whiskey Night 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016; 6 – 9 PM

The Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain
7802 B Comus Rd.
Dickerson, MD 20842

Registration is required and can be done online at http://www.civilwarmed.org/cigar-and-whiskey-night-2016/ or at the NMCWM. Tickets are $75 for NMCWM members and $90 for non-NMCWM members.


For more information, contact Jake Wynn at jake.wynn@civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864.

Press Release and photos courtesy of: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Barnstormers Tour Brings History to Life

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, The Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out return for another memorable year in Frederick County on June 11th! The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is proud to host this exciting event that highlights local historical sites, Maryland heritage, and so much more!

The notorious Barnstormers Tour is a self-guided tour-event that allows all guests to explore through the nine barns around the scenic foothills of the South Mountain Region and learn about the beautiful old structures that house many stories and historical accounts. This event has three components, a ticketed barn tour, an art show/sale, and various educational demos and displays.

After the barn tour, the popular groupMountain Air will provide music during the reception and art show/sale. The reception is free and open to the public.

For $15, adults can gain entry into the 9-barn tour along with guidebooks and map. Children 16 years of age and under are free. Private properties and structures will be open for the day of the event and accessible by ticket holders only. Certain locations will also offer unique exhibitions like Civil War reenactments, blacksmith presentations, and more!

Art exhibitions and a juried art panel will take place in the afternoon- enjoy as artists create right in front of your eyes and even purchase your own masterpieces at the end of your day! Afternoon art show and sale at the host farm, plus beautiful music!


The event will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, rain or shine. Advance tickets sales open around May 30th. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket/guidebooks with map will be sold in advance at the Frederick Visitor’s Center, located at 151 S. East St., in Frederick. Phone 800-999-3613. Ticket price, $15 per adult, 16 and under free.

Tickets are also available at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum.

For more information about this stunning attraction and volunteer opportunities, visit their website at: www.frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org

Frederick’s October Event Round-Up!

October is an eventful month around Frederick, Maryland. The weather is crisp, the streets are buzzing with happy shoppers and window strollers, and the hot chocolate is steaming from passing paper cups. The holidays are right around the corner and calendars are beginning to fill. Don’t forget to save the date for all of the great events happening in and around your area this month!


Ghost Tours of Frederick- Brewers Alley (October 9, 16, 23, 30)

Join a group of fellow ghost gatherers as you explore Maryland’s most haunted city. The Dead Come Alive Ghost tours of Frederick meet every Friday night in October as the sun goes down on Historic Downtown Frederick to lead the bravest souls through our haunted historical city. Tours begin 7:30pm-9:30pm and begin at Brewers Alley on Market Street.

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes- Oct 10th

Think you’re man enough? The Heartly House of Frederick hosts a memorable mile long walk for men as they brave the Carroll Creek course in high heel shoes. The event brings awareness and offers the chance for community members to take a stand against violence against women. Registration starts at noon, race begins1:00pm on October 10th. For more information, visit heartlyhouse.org.

Comedy Pigs- October 16th-17th

The MET’s very own improv sensation “The Comedy Pigs” are back for a scary good time. Their return to the MET this season is sure to tickle your funny bone and leave you wanting more! Showtimes available October 16th -17th. For more information, visit https://marylandensemble.org/the-comedy-pigs.

Cornhole Classic- Oct 17th

The Downtown Frederick Partnership proudly presents their second annual Cornhole Classic Tournament on Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick. This double elimination tournament welcomes teams of two to come and enjoy friendly competition and the chance to win cash prizes. For more information, visit their website HERE!

Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour- October 19th

Best known for his role as the host of “The Late Late Show”, Craig Ferguson comes to the Weinburg for the first time to bring a night full of laughs and sharp humor. Purchase your tickets through TicketMaster or the Weinburg’s box office at 301.600.2828.

Halloween in Baker Park October 23rd-25th

Take a walk through Baker Park on the evenings of October 23rd through October 25th for a scary good time! Zombies, Goblins, and Ghouls will join your escapades when you least expect them, so be on your toes! Begins at dusk, guided ghost tours available! For more information, contact 301-600-1492.




All year, we look forward to certain traditions. Whether yours be a specific holiday, family event, or festival, be sure to add Frederick’s In The Streets to your list (If it’s not a tradition of yours already!)

Tomorrow, Celebrate Frederick’s annual In The Streets Celebration hits the ground running, with festivities beginning with the Market Street Mile at 8:45am. The day continues on all the way up through the night with an abundance of your favorite local boutiques, eateries, and entertainment spilling into the streets (the name seems fitting) to bring you everything you need to have a memorable weekend! Shop, eat, and enjoy great music around the downtown district.

FiND iT FREDERiCK Magazine and our sister publications will be joining the fun this year with a tent and an incredible amount of opportunities for YOU (yes, YOU!) to WIN amazing prizes, like a free makeover at NUVO salon, as well as overflowing gift baskets from McCutcheons, Gateway Candy, and Art of Beauty! Be sure to stop by and spin the prize wheel outside our office at 12 S. Market Street with the ladies in blue and green Tie-dye to win gift cards, zoo tickets, sweet treats, and so much more! Each spin is a win, so don’t miss us!

Gateway Candy
The Muse
McCutcheons Apple Products
Curious Iguana
Dancing Bear
Linganore Wine
Molly’s Meandering
Catoctin Zoo
Frederick County Bank
Common Market
Pulse Publishing
Renaissance Festival
Dublin Roasters
Eastern Home and Travel Magazine
Art of Beauty

A huge THANK YOU! to our local businesses around Frederick for contributing! Their support and excitement for our community is what makes Frederick the best place to be!



High Wheel Race Brings True ‘Originals’ to Frederick

Few people today know what the term, “penny-farthing” refers to. A few more may know what a “high wheel” is. Both are terms for a bicycle popular in the 1880s that had a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel.

Residents and visitors to Frederick will get an up-close look at this type of bicycle this weekend, during the annual Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race, set for Saturday, August 16th.

As odd as they look today, when first introduced, these two-wheeled specimens were a drastic improvement over previous attempts at such conveyances. (Consider the ominous sounding “boneshaker.”) These bicycles were, in fact, the first machines actually called “bicycles.” As such they are sometimes referred to as “originals” as well.

Seeing a high-wheel bike often conjures up thoughts of leisurely Sunday rides. While that image may be applicable, the bike was not just for casual, upper class recreation. Knock down, drag out races were common during the bike’s heyday.

Frederick’s race should prove to be somewhere in between. Known as a criterium, this type of race consists of short laps completed over the course of a predetermined time. The cyclist that completes the most laps within an hour is the winner. Last year’s winner in the men’s competition completed 40 laps of the 0.4-mile course; the women’s winner completed 38 laps.

As part of the spirit of the event, riders wear traditional riding costumes that would, in most cases, look right at home in the late 19th century. Several bikers compete on authentic antiques, others will run the race on fully functioning replicas.

The Clustered Spires High Wheel Race debuted in 2011 with 20 riders and hundreds of spectators; the 2013 event had more than 40 contestants, and even more spectators.

Events begin on Friday evening, when cyclists will participate in a Meet the Racers event from 6-7:30 p.m., at Westview Promenade, 5223 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. On Saturday, displays and live music begin outside Frederick’s City Hall at 3 p.m. The race begins at 4 p.m., with the starting and finish line in front of Brewer’s Alley Restaurant at 124 N. Market St., Frederick.

Clustered Spires High Wheel Race