Sponsored by Live Baltimore, Garrison Forest School, Race Pace Bicycles, Eddie's of Roland Park, Towson University's College of Education, (cool) progeny, Port Discovery Children's Museum, Lokalphoto, MD Excels, B&O Railroad Museum and Baltimore Magazine
Welcome to Saturday Morning Tunes, an award-winning, family friendly concert series featuring stars of the children’s music scene, hosted at the WTMD performance studio in Towson!
When we were growing up, kids' music was pretty lame. These days, there's a whole genre of music called "kindie" or "kids rock," and it's full of really great musicians making songs you and your little ones can enjoy together. That's our mission: To present concerts you can enjoy with your kids -- not just for your kids.
The shows are every month on Saturday mornings, broadcast live on the radio with a live studio audience. We've had members of They Might Be Giants, Barry Louis Polisar (who wrote the theme song to "Juno"), Latin Grammy winner 1,2,3, Andres, Baltimore kids rock stars Milkshake and Baby Beats, and more. We put a band together to play all the theme songs from our favorite cartoons, and hosted a super funky "Schoolhouse Rock" tribute.
Thank you Baltimore Magazine for naming Saturday Morning Tunes a Best of Baltimore award winner! They wrote, "Kids can rejoice at this awesome new concert series, tailored just for them. Tip back a juice box and get ready to rock out."
JUST ANNOUNCED: Gift certificates to Saturday Morning Tunes! Why not give someone an experience instead of a thing? You can now purchase gift tickets which are good for any of our upcoming kids' concerts here at WTMD's performance studio in March, April or May. You'll receive e-tickets which can be printed and presented at the front door.
March 23 - SaulPaul
For over a decade, SaulPaul has earned an international reputation as a "Musician with a Message" known for entertaining and inspiring audiences across the world. He's performed at 2 TED talks as well as some of the world’s most esteemed music festivals. He has collaborated with artists from around the world and has also been featured on MTV, LA TIMES, ESPN Radio and countless other media outlets.
After being named 2017 Austinite of the Year, SaulPaul began 2018 with his song Rise (Remix) topping the charts and becoming one of the #1 songs on Sirius XM radio.
Part rapper/part singer songwriter, he blends his voice, his guitar and his loop pedal to create a live show that is nothing less than an EXPERIENCE.
Opener: Bomani, a seasoned performer, teaching artist, Director of Poetry Events for the Busboys and Poets restaurants, CBS Radio personality and head audio-engineer for Urban-Intalek Studios. Bomani describes himself as a poet with a hip-hop style.
April 6 - Spectrum-friendly show with Scotty P. the voice of Jah Works
We're excited to host our first ever spectrum-friendly Saturday Morning Tunes for families with autistic children, featuring veteran reggae performer Scotty P., the voice of Jah Works. They've been a vital part of Baltimore's reggae scene since the early 1990s, offering positive, uplifting messages through catchy, accessible songs. We're limiting the capacity of our performance studio to make sure everyone has enough room to move and dance. And Scotty will be joined by two other musicians playing softer, more acoustic versions of Jah Works' songs. And we'll have the usual assortment of snacks (for kids), coffee (for adults), bicycle rides and more. All are welcome!
May 11 - The Baltimore Rock Opera Society presents "Welcome to Shakesville"
"Welcome to Shakesville" is a puppet filled romp through the magical world of 1960s psychedelia. The show centers on a rock band that whose lead singer has suddenly disappeared right as they are pioneering a new musical style and are at the peak of their greatest success. The songs are steeped in the popular musical styles of the time with a special focus on psychedelic rock and a dash of early '60s surf rock. The search for our missing minstrel brings the audience along to a magical puppet-populated world called Shakesville that will be full of color, felt, musical beings, and some mysterious secrets!
Bring your kids to see their first Baltimore Rock Opera Society performance at WTMD!
June 8 - Phish tribute for kids with Phoam at Power Plant live
If you’re a Phish fan with young kids, you’ve probably wanted to bring them with you to share your love of this incredible band. Now you can — at Power Plant Live’s covered outdoor plaza, with Phoam, Baltimore’s best Phish tribute band.
Phoam features members of Psycho Killers, ELM and Weekapaug Orchestra, who, together, have seen more than 300 Phish shows and pay close attention to Phish’s delicate and challenging compositions. Plus, they know how to groove.
Tickets are available here.
So many of Phish’s songs are kid-friendly, and with Phish playing two sold-out shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion later in June, this is a chance to take your kids to see Phish’s music live and still get home for nap time.
Phoam will play two sets! Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the show starts at 11 a.m. and runs through 12:30 p.m. Power Plant Live is at 34 Market Place in Baltimore.
More details about saturday morning tunes
Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music runs from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Each performance has an opening act as well as a headliner.
We have snacks (organic fig bars and fruit strips) as well as drinks (Honest juice) which are included in the ticket price for all kids. Race Pace Bicycles also sets up bicycles with training wheels for children to ride around the enclosed plaza outside our studio, and we have coffee and arts and crafts from Garrison Forest School.
The WTMD performance studio is a bright, clean environment with comfy furniture that’s ideal for climbing and sitting. Both our men’s and women’s bathrooms have stainless steel changing tables, and stools for our bathroom sinks.
Also -- kids under 2 are free! However, please reserve a free spot for your kid(s) under 2 so we know how many little ones to expect. And Family Four Packs can be used with any combination of adults and children.
WTMD Presents Saturday Morning TunesSábado, Marzo 23, 2019 9:30 AM to Sábado, Junio 15, 2019 11:00 AM