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Posted on: May 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Frederick’s 4th Packs Baker Park with Entertainment from Noon to Dusk

Celebrate Frederick, Inc. is proud to announce the entertainment line-up for the Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Baker Park, Frederick, Maryland.


Celebrate Frederick, Inc. is proud to announce the entertainment line-up for the Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Baker Park, Frederick, Maryland.

The celebration kicks off at Noon with Opening Ceremonies at the Drees Homes Band Shell Stage. Entertainment and festivities continue until dusk including activities and amusements for kids, music and entertainment for all ages, delicious food, and a fantastic fireworks display!


Noon – Opening Ceremonies
Join local dignitaries and representatives from The Constitution Week Committee of the Frederick Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for a special reading of the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

2:00 PM – Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam (Kids Rock n’ Roll)
A typical scene for the band includes a toddler shaking a maraca with a huge smile on his face. A young mother rocks an infant in time with the music. A tween boy and his dad share a laugh and a smile over a funny lyric that caught them off-guard.

Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam have created a sound centered on the driving rock-n-roll that’s been compared to Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones and “Elvis Costello in a particularly good mood.” Because we as adults play the kind of music we love to hear, we’ve been able to take fellow parents along for the ride.

4:15 PM – Sons of Pirates (Beach Music)
Since 1998, audiences from all over the Mid Atlantic have been enjoying the hot summer sounds of Sons of Pirates. Sometimes billed as a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, SOP is much more, playing the beach music of Buffett, Marley, Zac Brown and splashing in classic hits from Eagles, James Taylor and BNL as well as many more.
SOP promises every show is like a party at the beach.

6:30 PM – Damn the Torpedoes (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute)
Damn the Torpedoes are the ultimate tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, mesmerizing audiences since 2007. Each member takes pride in playing the extensive Tom Petty catalogue live while sounding, acting and looking as closely as possible to the real thing. Whether performing note for note renditions of the studio recordings or engaging the audience with actual live versions of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performances, patrons and venues can be assured that Damn the Torpedoes will deliver the "AWE" factor every time.

99.9 WFRE FREE COUNTRY STAGE, Baker Park, Southwest side of the Swimming Pool

1:05 PM – National Anthem Performance

1:15 PM – City Slicker Band featuring Debbie Williams
The City Slicker Band is a group of well-seasoned musicians who have played with many top musicians and bands in the Frederick area. City Slicker Band brings out the best in everyone they work with and will deliver a performance you can listen to, sing to, and will definitely make you want to get on the dance floor.

3:15 PM – Olivia Lane
If there’s one thing that stands out about Olivia Lane, it’s her pure, unbridled energy. Lane’s been following her dream since she was a small child, singing songs for her parents in their Houston living room. Her sound is a combination of country elements – mandolin, banjo, lyrics sweetly laced with Texas twang – with a pop energy and locomotive rhythms that capture her ever-moving spirit.

5:15 PM – Davisson Brothers Band
The Davisson Brothers Band has a unique style, fusing a blend of country, southern rock, and bluegrass to create a distinctive sound. That remarkable sound, combined with the band's talent and energy, has gained them an incredibly loyal and rapidly growing fan base. Brothers Donnie and Chris Davisson, cousin Sammy Davisson, and life-long best friend Aaron Regester are continuing musical pursuits started by the Davisson family long ago. In DBB, one can’t help but hear the resounding influence of a life raised in music.

7:15 PM – Cam
A fresh and heartfelt new force in country music that feels like home and sounds like the truth. Cam’s country roots trace back to her grandparents ranch in Southern California: imagine palm trees, horses, a blue barn and a tractor named Big Red. Her storyteller lyrics walk a romantic line between worldly wisdom and Disney charm, and judging by her fan base this sort of thing appeals to all of us. Her songwriting cuts have spanned between country and pop.

RelyLocal Family Friendly Beer & Wine Garden, Carillon Area Baker Park, Close to Second Street Tennis Courts
Open to guests of all ages. 21 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. ALL guests 21 & over must present valid I.D. to drink.

1 – 2 PM, 3:30 – 4:15 PM and 5:45 – 6:30 PM - Vinyl Rhino Acoustic Trio
Vinyl Rhino is a Maryland-based, power pop, party rock, rap, country, classic rock, dance cover band. Playing everything from Miley Cyrus to Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift to Cheap Trick, Bruno Mars to Bon Jovi, Katy Perry to Kenny Loggins, Cee Lo Green to Queen. Don’t hesitate to sing along with this special acoustic appearance, we know you know all the words!

Talley Recreation Center Garden, Second Street next to Recreation Center
All garden guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to enter and drink.

1 – 2 PM, 3:30 – 4:15 PM and 5:45 – 6:30 PM - Secondhand Ramblers
A shared love of well written and timeless music is what the Ramblers are all about. Playing original tunes (they like to call ‘em Americana with a groove) as well as covers ranging from 60’s and 70’s rock, to soul and funk, to 80’s and 90’s pop/rock, all the way to hits of today.

FIREWORKS, Parkway Elementary School, Dusk
Don’t miss Frederick’s one and only fireworks display on the 4th! Sit on the grass, potluck at the picnic tables, or walk around and enjoy the city at night while explosions light the sky! The park will be open to free seating at 6:00 pm – grab yours early, because the park fills up quickly.

The show is visible from most areas of Baker Park with the exception of limited visibility from the Band Shell Stage seating area and adjacent playground. Large trees immediately in sight lines will also impact visibility. Signs around Parkway Elementary will indicate areas where visitors can and cannot sit. For more information on the show and a Viewing Locations Map visit

The following Corporate Sponsors make Celebrate Frederick events possible by their generous financial contributions. Our 2015 sponsors are: Spires Level Sponsors – Bechtel and Nymeo; Carillon Level Sponsors – Sandy Spring Bank and Weis Markets. Bandshell Level Sponsors –The Frederick News Post, Frederick Magazine, Offit Kurman, The Plamondon Companies, Roy Rogers and WHAG. Event Sponsor – The City of Frederick, Chobani, KEY103, RelyLocal Frederick and SS Vape.

For more information, please contact Celebrate Frederick at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit

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