Due to the recent COVID-19 Health situation all FAME events and open Mics are cancelled until further notice.

Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise

Upcoming Events

The goals 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.

Benefits of Membership (Per Year)

Whether you are an onstage performer, a more private performer or one who enjoys listening, FAME has benefits for you!

  • One free admission to a FAME produced ticketed event
  • One free admission to a FAME produced workshop
  • Free listing of your approved music performance on the FAME social media pages (YouTube - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Website
  • Free listing of your upcoming gigs on the FAME social media pages
  • Emailed copy of the award winning FAME newsletter, "The Soundpost"
  • Weekly emailed listing of acoustic performances in the area
  • Free admission to the FAME Lecture Series
  • Free admission to the FAME Open Mics and Song Circles
  • Free postings of your business card in the FAME newsletter (space available)
  • Free admission to the annual FAME All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Picnic with entertainment
  • The opportunity to make lifelong friends who share your music interests