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Sky Stage Open Mic 

July 21  
 7-9 p.m.   

Click on Live Music, Open Mics, for additional information.


The Stories Behind the Songs: Free lecture

Music folklorist Tom Kohlhepp will give a lecture on "stories behind the songs"

on Sunday, July 9th, 2-3:30 p.m. at C. Burr Artz library.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The listener will find out the hidden stories and meanings behind some of our most beloved songs. Stories that will be covered include: Tom Dooley - Dueling Banjos - Patsy Cline lived in Frederick - Amazing Grace - Puff the Magic Dragon - and many others.


F.A.M.E will present "California Dreaming"

on July 8, 7-9 p.m.
at Other Voices Theatre, 244 S. Jefferson St. The show will be songs from
the 60s and 70s that came out of the California Music scene.  Performers
will include Sam and Katherine Ott, Richey Ricker, and Michelle Swan.

More information and press release



Scholarship Fund

As part of our mission to nurture acoustic music in and around Frederick County, F.A.M.E. has set up a scholarship fund.  Click here for more information.



The purposes of Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise are:

(1) To nurture, promote and preserve original and traditional acoustic music of all genres in Frederick and Frederick County through live music, education and community outreach;

(2) To educate aspiring musicians and the general public about all aspects of original and traditional acoustic music of all genres via workshops, open mikes, showcases and concerts;

(3) To reach out to the community via workshops and concerts, especially through schools and youth organizations and the setting up of mentoring opportunities for young and aspiring acoustic musicians.

Our vision is to include ALL forms of acoustic music including (but not limited to) bluegrass, celtic, traditional, singer/songwriter, gospel, a capella, choral, classical, jazz, children's, - in short, anything that does not require amplification!  We are not averse to electric/electronic music - some of our members play that as well!  We feel that acoustic music is often overlooked, short-changed, or down-played in our community.  Therefore, we are focused on acoustic music, recognizing it as part of a larger tapestry of music that energizes our community.