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Alive@Five September 2017 Lineup

As summer unfortunately begins to wind down, our last three Alive@Five musicians take the stage at Carroll Creek on Thursday nights. Don’t forget to stop by the audio tent to say hi to AVG! Thursday, September 7, 2017: The Players Band The unique ska and reggae sound of The Players Band comes to Carroll Creek this week. This high-energy group is a must-see live, and is sure to have you on your feet! Thursday, September 14, 2017: Fuzzy Match No matter what your favorite era of music is, Fuzzy Match probably plays it. Performing R&B from the 50’s through today’s…

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Avoid a Silent Night: 8 Tips For Your Christmas Service

The Christmas service is often the culmination of a year of singing, praising, and serving. In most congregations, it is the highest attended service each year. With so much on the line, don’t make the usual mistake of waiting until the end of the year to plan for the event. We know it’s only September, but why not start planning now? We’ve collected a list of pro tips for you to start looking over in preparation for Christmas! Pro Tip 1 – Evaluate last year’s success, and plan for this year. Let’s start with the basics. How did last year’s…

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Client Success Story: James M Stockman Cancer Institute Ribbon Cutting

On July 26, 2017, the doors to the James M Stockman Cancer Institute officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility on Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, and Audio-Video Group coordinated the event’s rental needs. AVG put together an event package that included not only the A/V equipment, but also the tenting, power, lighting, staging, and many other rental components to create a complete event experience. Tents and Staging Several tents were set up outside of the new facility for the event. There was a ceremony tent for guest speakers, a reception tent to house the food, orchestra, and…

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Alive@Five August 2017 Lineup

A new month means five new acts coming to Carroll Creek for Alive@Five! As always, Audio-Video Group will be manning the audio tent each Thursday evening. Stop bye and say hello! Thursday, August 3, 2017: Aztec Sun If you’ve been waiting for a mash-up of funk and soul, you won’t want to miss Aztec Sun this week. This eight-man group brings an energetic and exciting show to any stage. Thursday, August 10, 2017: Jeff Fetterman Band An Alive@Five favorite each year, The Jeff Fetterman Band brings blues and rock to the Creek. Playing all over the country, the band brings…

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Client Success Story: New Life Church in Frederick

The New Life Church in Frederick needed to completely redo the audio system in their sanctuary, and they came to us with a pretty open mind. Their existing analog audio system was very old and was made up of a hodgepodge of random equipment that didn’t work consistently. Luckily, we didn’t have to incorporate any of the existing system, and had no major hoops to jump through. Just a good old fashioned audio overhaul. These are the kinds of projects that get our blood pumping! Let’s start with the setup of the sanctuary and what made this project slightly challenging…

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Alive@Five July 2017 Lineup

July is jam-packed full of great acts for Alive@Five. Every Thursday this month, join Audio-Video Group on the Creek. Thursday, July 13, 2017: ILYAIMY This folk group brings a welcome jolt to the traditional genre. Engaging audiences for over a decade with humor and award-winning narrative songs, ILYAIMY brings a soulful and powerful sound to the stage and challenges the boundaries of “acoustic.” Thursday, July 20, 2017: Tin Can Fish Band Virginia-based group, Tin Can Fish Band, brings Americana folk rock and roots to the stage. Their on-stage chemistry and wide range of musical talents have been entertaining audiences for…

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Client Success Story: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Downtown Frederick had an existing sound system that didn’t quite hit the mark. The church knew they needed an update, but didn’t want to replace their existing system entirely. Have no fear; AVG is here! Problem: Coverage issues with existing sound system Because of the design and installation of the original sound system, there was a big problem with the sound being muffled in certain areas of the sanctuary. Specifically, people under the balcony could not hear the service or music. Solution: Install additional speakers and redistribute sound AVG updated the church’s main processor to…

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Alive@Five June 2017 Lineup

If you thought May’s Alive@Five lineup was great, wait til you hear the bands coming to Carroll Creek in June. Join Audio-Video Group each Thursday night this month, from 5–8 pm. Thursday, June 1, 2017: Elikeh If you’re looking for music to dance to, look no further than Elikeh. Using elements of Togolese rhythms as a foundation for exploration into American-influenced blues, funk, and rock, Elikeh produces captivating Afro-pop tunes that are as fun to listen to, as they are to dance to! Thursday, June 8, 2017: Jomo Bringing jazz and blues to the Creek this week is Jomo, a…

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Alive@Five May 2017 Lineup

It’s that time of year again! Live music + local wine and beer + Carroll Creek = Alive@Five! And AVG is back in the action again manning the audio tent. Join us every Thursday May 18–September 21, from 5–8 pm. Thursday, May 18, 2017: Second Hand Ramblers Bluesy-folk rock and roll fusion meets a blend of 90’s coffee shop alternative attitude in Second Hand Ramblers. This hometown band pulls influence for their unique sound from Dave Matthews and the Counting Crows, to name a few. Thursday, May 25, 2017: Drunk Naked Pirates If their name didn’t intrigue you enough, this…

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