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Jen Martin, Marketing and Events Coordinator, Office of Special Events, City of Frederick

Posted on 06.07.13 – I've Been Meaning to Ask, Insider, People & Places, Q&A

Q: How are musicians selected for the Summer Concert Series in Baker Park and when did the first concerts take place?

A: The Summer Concert series began in 1978 as a way to increase the use and visibility of the Baker Park Bandshell.

Entertainers are selected by a committee of Celebrate Frederick volunteers. The committee meets once a month and discusses groups to book for the Summer Concert Series, Frederick’s 4th and In the Street. Many performers submit information to the committee through the Office of Special Events. Other entertainers are recommended by committee members, or by the Frederick community via suggestions submitted through our website,

Ultimately, the committee’s goal is to select a roster of high-quality entertainment that represents a wide range of genres so that there is something appealing for everyone.

Concerts start June 9 and run through Aug. 25.