Communication Breakdown: FredRock Summer Music Festival Series

by Cassandra Mullinix. 0 Comments

Walking down the streets of Frederick this weekend, an interesting flyer caught my eye.  It was advertising something called FredRock and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that FredRock is another solid event at which you can hear many up and coming local bands.  FredRock is held on the last Saturday of each month at the Frederick Moose Lodge across from the fairgrounds and is organized/ sponsored by Kenny Eaton (an Ijamsville local) and his band Time Columns.  Kenny was kind enough to send me a few words on the history and mission of FredRock, so I’ll let him tell you for himself:

“My mission at FredRock is to support local music, provide a safe venue for young musicians and fans to enjoy live music and most importantly, establish a network to connect local fans, bands and visual artists to make sure all that is beautiful in Frederick has a chance to survive and prosper. We have already done amazing things in our short one year history. Bands are no longer forced into playing at smoky bars due to a lack of appropriate music venues. We have created our own music community here in Frederick, Maryland.

We seek to redefine how the "music industry" works. We focus on safety, support and development of our youth and their talents, rather than the profit margin. And best of all, we raise funds and awareness for good causes by giving portions of our proceeds to charity. This month, I will be supporting TASAAGA , a Ugandan AIDS relief organization.

I started these events to support my band, Time Columns, and spread our music to new crowds in Frederick, but also to build a home for all the bands and musicians in the Frederick and greater DelMarVa area.  Rather than jumping into the rat race of sketchy venues and booking agents in faraway places, we brought the venue to us and have succeeded enormously. The positive vibes at FredRock are enormous. We are truly moving mountains for the art and music community. ”

Kenny has a great mission, so come out and support his efforts and 24 local bands this Saturday July 31st from noon till midnight.  For more information visit:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123324957711178&ref=ts

BANDS PERFORMING:

12 White Ash

1230 In Our Shallow Grave

1 Vera Renczi

130 Go Home Freshmen

2 All Over Town

230 Late Scenes

3 Arden

330 Echoes in Color

4 Time Columns

430 Littlefoot

5 Arcade Lights

530 My Best Friend’s Birthday

6 R & R

630 Until Sunrise

7 Hybrid Rose

730 The Minoritys

8 Exist

830 Traces of Lead

9 The Vens

930 The Handsome Creatures

10 Trey Frey

1030 As I Am

1100 Epic Fun

1130 Coastal Presence

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