Embrace the vibrant spirit of summer with Alive @ Five, the signature outdoor happy hour series with live music in the heart of Downtown Frederick. Join us for Thursday evenings filled with craft brews, live music, delicious local fare, and the unparalleled ambiance of Carroll Creek Park. 


Alive @ Five concert image on Carroll Creek ParkPhoto courtesy of Downtown Frederick Partnership and Mike Hall

This event series is a Downtown Frederick Partnership fundraiser, supporting their work in the community all year long. 

Outdoor Live Music in the Heart of Frederick 

Feel the rhythm of Downtown Frederick at Alive @ Five, the heartbeat of the city’s cultural scene every Thursday evening from May 9 to October 3, 2024 (*no event on July 4th). The Carroll Creek Amphitheater becomes a canvas of sound, featuring a lineup of bands that will have you grooving from the first note. With genres spanning rock, jazz, R&B, and indie, there's a beat for every music lover.


A man playing guitar at Alive at Five

Check out the full list of performers here! 

This is a 21+ only event with a $6 admission fee.


Taste Local Food and Drinks

What’s music without some tantalizing eats and refreshing sips? Local food joints dish out a variety of flavorful options, while Frederick's finest breweries and distilleries represent with their craft beers and unique cocktails. 


Alive at Five crowd

All drink tokens are just $6 and can be exchanged for one craft beverage or wine, and an assortment of options from local food trucks means there's something to satisfy every craving. 


Carroll Creek Park: Downtown Frederick's Urban Gem

Carroll Creek Park, with its picturesque beauty, serves as the perfect backdrop for Alive @ Five. As the sun goes down, the park's ambiance enhances the melodies, offering the perfect setting to unwind after a long work day. 

Be sure to grab dinner at a nearby restaurant, peruse the downtown shops, or settle down for a post-happy hour drink at a nearby brewery or distillery. 


A craft cocktail from McClintock Distilling Company


Experience Downtown Frederick like a Local

Alive @ Five isn’t just an event; it’s where locals come to celebrate the vibrancy of our city. It's where community ties are strengthened and visitors get to experience Frederick like a true local. From meeting new people to enjoying the shared love of live music, this event is a glimpse of Frederick County's friendly spirit.


Alive at Five Crowd PicturePhoto courtesy of Downtown Frederick Partnership and Mike Hall


Whether it's the allure of live music, the charm of Carroll Creek Park, the local food and craft beverage scene, or the warm sense of community, there’s no better way to spend a Thursday evening than at Alive @ Five. 

Join us from May 9 through October 3, and see why Alive @ Five is the place to be in Frederick County!


Performers Alive at FivePhoto courtesy of Downtown Frederick Partnership and Sean Reel 


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