Frederick's Newest Music Series

Do you like rad music? Do you like the idea of having more of it in Frederick?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Frederick Jams is definitely for you.

Still wondering what Frederick Jams is? Well here's the low down. Frederick Jams is a new concert series taking place at Frederick's newest venue, New Spire Stages. Jams is all about providing local and nationally known bands a large capacity venue to perform that is open to all ages.

Music is an important part of any community, and we want the music scene to explode within ours.


All ages // 21+ to Drink


Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door!


Saturday, June 22nd: Buy tickets now!

Saturday, July 27th: Buy tickets now!


WVNDER Announces Album Release Show

Frederick's own pop-punk/alt-rock band WVNDER will be dropping their 3rd full-length album "Nothing Stays" on Friday, May 17th.

To celebrate this much anticipated release, New Spire Arts has partnered with WVNDER to present the "Nothing Stays" album release show happening on Saturday, May 25th at New Spire Stages.

WVNDER will be performing along with support from Take Care, Blue Heaven, and Flying Jacob.

Get psyched for this awesome line-up and come jam with us at the show!

All ages // 21+ to Drink

Tickets can be purchased online for $10 here


Queer & Proud Open Stage Night

Thursday, October 11th at 6pm

New Spire Studios
115 E. Church Street, Frederick MD 21701


Join New Spire Arts, the Frederick Center, and SHE/THEY for an Open Stage Night as we celebrate National Coming Out Day and local queer artists! What is an open stage night? We will make the stage available for any type of artist that wants to perform. Sing a song, read a poem, do a dance - the stage is open! Featured artists include Chris August, Ash Cheshire, Jess Bryant, Anna See-Jachowski, Yvette Naomi, Joseph Mullhollen, and Sam Bagels.

Want to attend but unable to afford tickets? Email us at There are a limited number of discounted tickets available so we ask that you please pay if you can. Every ticket feeds a queer artist!

New! Upcoming Events at New Spire Arts

We're only a few months away from the grand opening of New Spire Stages located at 15 W Patrick St! To give our community a taste of what’s to come, we'll be hosting events this fall at New Spire Studios located at 115 E Church St.


Story Circles: Diane Macklin

Sunday, September 23 @ 3:00pm
$15 in advance / $20 at the door

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling with Diane Macklin! Macklin is well-known in the region for her dynamic, high-energy storytelling for audiences of all ages. She is trained as a multicultural mediator in conflict resolution, facilitating hope, peace and justice through interactive audience participation, often using world folk tales and creative personal narratives. Diane is a story griot and workshop leader, actor, MD State Arts Council Educator, resident storyteller for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, life member of the Griots Circle of MD and the National Association of Black Storytellers.


POETRY SLAM with Sonya Renee Taylor

Thursday, September 27 @ 6:00pm
$15 in advance / $20 at the door

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author of two books, educator and thought leader who has enlightened and inspired organizations, audiences and individuals from boardrooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world.

Join Us for the Opening of Presence Art Show

Presence Art Show, the opening show for a zine and collective developed for (and by) queer youth in the Frederick area, will be held on June 16th at New Spire Arts. Come by between 5pm and 11pm on June 16th to support queer artists in Frederick!

You can read more about the teens behind the show in the Frederick News Post.

Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

This summer, New Spire Arts is offering a series of full- and half-day performing arts camps for K-9th graders. Before and after care is available. Register before March 15 to automatically receive the Super Early Bird discount of 20% off your registration!

With 13 camps to choose from, there is a summer camp for every child in your family! Elementary age camps include Superstar Dance Camp, Little Music Makers Camp, Puppetry Camp, Superhero Dance Camp, Big Top Circus Camp, Jedi Dance Camp, and Little Playwrights Camp. Middle schoolers will love Shakespeare the Death Scenes Camp, which includes instruction on stage combat and SFX Makeup.

New Spire Arts has also partnered with the Frederick Children’s Chorus to create a camp for older elementary and middle school kids, the Maryland School for the Deaf for a performing arts camp taught exclusively in ASL, the YMCA for a Circus Camp and a Music Video Camp, and Olney Theatre Center to bring their Summer Stock Camp to Frederick.

Register now!

You’re Invited to the New Spire Stages Groundbreaking

New Spire Arts is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for New Spire Stages, a performing arts center located at 15 W Patrick Street on Wednesday, January 17th at 4:00 pm. The event will feature live performances, the reveal of theater models designed by Ziger/Snead, and kick off the construction of a dynamic theater and community space in Frederick’s theater district.

New Spire Arts received a catalyzing grant from the Ausherman Family Foundation in response to a long-time community need for a cultural hub in downtown Frederick with space for artists to create and present performing arts projects. New Spire Arts engaged AMS Planning & Research, one of the nation’s leading experts on developing intentional artist communities, to conduct an in depth strategic plan. AMS Planning & Research outlined the strategic plan for New Spire Arts’ vision and mission based on community feedback and was careful not to duplicate or compete with existing organizations. The goal of New Spire Arts is to lift all artists and arts organizations through its programming, partnerships, and providing a resource to the community.

As part of the strategic planning process, New Spire Arts and AMS Planning & Research worked closely with the Catherine French Group, a national executive recruitment firm, to conduct a nationwide search to identify a candidate to lead New Spire Arts. Following the extensive national search, Daniel Phoenix Singh, a DC based dancer and arts leader, was selected to lead New Spire Arts and implement the new strategic plan. Daniel brings a balanced leadership skill set to serve Frederick and New Spire Arts including an MBA and MFA in dance. He is excited to be working with New Spire Arts and will be announcing the inaugural 2018-2019 performing season in Spring 2018.

In partnership with Ausherman Development, New Spire Arts identified Ziger/Snead, the leading theater construction firm, for the design of the New Spire Stages performance venue. Following a survey of regional theaters and an assessment of community needs, Ziger/Snead designed a flexible theater space that will be suitable for an array of performing artists ranging from music, theater, dance, comedy, to family theater. An opening gala weekend is scheduled for October 2018. Singh will conduct a series of town hall meetings to solicit community input for the programming options. “New Spire Arts looks forward to your continued support and engagement as we launch our first season of performances” said Singh.

A one-million-dollar capital campaign is currently underway for the completion of New Spire Stages. To date, the project has received $600,000 from the Maryland state tax credit program for its innovative mission. In addition, New Spire Arts is grateful for the generous support from PNC Bank and the Randall Family.