FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration
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.
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.
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.