Over the last few years the F3 has presented a “pre-event”…usually called the Opener or Kickoff. Simply, it’s an awareness/fund raiser event that takes place a few weeks before the F3 proper. We usually have a bigger name musical act, some short films, and food/beer/wine supplied by the very good folks, and longtime sponsors, at Brewer’s Alley. We spend the evening telling you what to expect from the upcoming festival, encouraging you to encourage others, showing you samples of what films will be showing, and answering any questions anyone has about the F3. We also spend the evening enjoying great food and wonderful malted beverages.
The event was originally designed to provide not only another night’s entertainment, but also to get the Frederick Film Festival name out there and get people ready for the actual festival a few weeks later. It’s usually our first pre-event of the festival month (a month that usually includes several pre-events). It also marks the last time the F3 committee members get to relax until closing night.
The music and the food at these events has been amazing, usually in the cozy setting inside on a Saturday night.
But not this year.
One of the reasons we moved the festival from it’s original March dates to its new June dates was to open up the opportunity to do some outside stuff. Or, stuff outside. Either way. And this year, the Kickoff is going to be a great outdoor event on a Saturday afternoon, with the required Brewer’s Alley food, Monocacy Brewing Company beer, and great music…all on the grounds of the Monocacy Brewing Company’s location at 1781 North Market Street on June 15th.
As usual, one price gets you food…drink…and entertainment consisting of live music and short films. We defy you…DEFY YOU…to find a better entertainment deal in Frederick that night. You will even be able to buy a VIP ticket that will not only get you into the Kickoff, but the whole weekend of the festival.
All brought to you by the F3 and through the generosity of Brewer’s Alley and Monocacy Brewing.
Want more details? Well, we don’t have any at the moment. Naturally there are still bits that need to be hammered out. The F3 has a lot of moving parts…and it all comes together in JUNE. We’re still months away, but we do know that June fills up fast, so we’re urging you to set aside your afternoon that warm June 15th Saturday and meet us for a great time outside with great food, great music, great beer, and great people.