Frederick Music Showcase Vol. 3

Frederick News-Post’s Frederick Playlist showcases some of the top bands and musicians in the county. The 3rd annual Frederick Music Showcase – affectionately titled Vol. 3 – will feature local musicians and bands.  (Acts TBD.)


22nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along

The Frederick Children’s Chorus will present the 22nd annual Messiah Sing-along at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.  Performers on stage will include a thirty-voice chorus, twenty-piece orchestra, and four soloists, led by Judith DuBose, Artistic Director.  In the audience will be several hundred singers, waiting for their turn to sing, and listeners who have the opportunity to sit among the singers.  Each year for eighteen years an enthusiastic audience has gathered, ready to sing the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel.


David Sedaris

“One of the greatest humorists writing today.” –Chicago Tribune

With sardonic wit and keen social critiques, celebrated author, essayist, and playwright David Sedaris defies cultural conventions and political correctness. A frequent NPR collaborator and author of several non-fiction works, including ”Me Talk Pretty One Day,” Sedaris continues to prove he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

You may also like: Paula Poundstone and the Frederick Speaker Series

United States Air Force Concert Band

Join us in honoring America’s veterans with a free performance from the U.S. Air Force’s premier symphonic wind ensemble. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the evening will include a wide variety of musical styles, from light classics to popular favorites and instrumental features—all showcasing the talent and pioneering spirit of the Air Force.

You may also like: Sweet Plantain, Simply Three, and Zorá String Quartet

Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another…20th Anniversary World Tour

“With their potent vocals, this 10-man a cappella outfit gives you plenty of reason to raise a glass.” –People Magazine

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis… think again. Neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, Straight No Chaser has emerged as an international phenomenon. In celebration of the group’s 20th anniversary, ten unadulterated human voices come together to make extraordinary music with a sense of humor.

You may also like: Piano Battle

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

The best improv comedians of New York and Los Angeles are coming to Frederick! The legendary Upright Citizens Brigade – founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh – has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. Join a new era of talented performers for an evening of on-the-spot humor guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles.

You may also like: Paula Poundstone and David Sedaris

Tuba Christmas

Join us for an afternoon of holiday fun with as many as 80 regional tuba and euphonium players performing 4-part Christmas carols on our stage.  Frederick’s Tuba Christmas enters its 15th year this season, featuring players ranging from ages 9 to 70!

Admission is free with with any cash or canned food donation; items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. No ticket required.

Other holiday events on Saturday, November 26:

3pm: Weinberg Winterfest
7:30pm: Silent film – “Our Hospitality”

Weinberg Winterfest

Join us for this beloved Weinberg Center tradition! Enjoy a caroling sing-along featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ, a viewing of the silent film “Soup to Nuts,” and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Admission is free with with any cash or canned food donation; items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. No ticket required.

Other holiday events on Saturday, November 26:

12pm: Tuba Christmas
7:30pm: Silent film – “Our Hospitality”

Photo courtesy of the Frederick News-Post.

A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved story with a message that never grows old.

You may also like: The Nutcracker