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WTMD Presents Saturday Morning Tunes

Sponsored by Live Baltimore, Garrison Forest School, Race Pace Bicycles, (cool) progeny, ClimbZone White Marsh, Heritage Hyundai Towson, Baltimore Magazine & Eddie's of Roland Park

**UPDATE -- Our Nov. 18 show with Jay Sand is SOLD OUT!! See you next month at the Senator Theatre!**

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.

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 (Horizon milk and 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.

This year, 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."

 

Nov. 18

All Around This World with Jay Sand

From Africa to Latin America and beyond, guitarist Jay Sand loves exploring the rhythms and languages from across the globe. Jay is a guitarist, children's music teacher and father of three daughters. Two of his girls will join him on stage here at WTMD! It's a fun, upbeat and educational show perfect for kids ages 0-9. 

Jay developed All Around This World with his girls as a way to introduce them to the countries he's already visited and the many more he plans to explore with them. Through CDs, workshops and parent-child music-making, Jay hopes to make the world a bit smaller one song at a time.

Opening act: The Uncle Devin Show, a live, interactive musical experience for children by renowned Maryland drummer Devin Walker. The show cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse Rock.

Many thanks to THB Baglery and Deli for providing food for our performers!

 

Dec. 2

Saturday Morning Tunes at the Senator Theatre!!!

With Lard Dog & The Band of Shy, The RTTS and more!

Saturday Morning Tunes is stepping out for our first ever show at Balitmore's historic Senator Theatre, presented by Live Baltimore! We're building a stage inside the classic art deco theater to present two headliners.

And we'll have:

Inflatable instruments for your little ones to play along with the bands

Baltimore illustrator and children's book author Kevin O'Malley sketching animals (real and imaginary) by request for kids

A holiday-themed photo booth from Live Baltimore

Snacks, arts & crafts, videos on the big screen, bicycle rides and other festivities!

It's a bigger, better version of our traditional Saturday Morning Tunes shows, this time with easier parking and ... wait for it ... seats!! You and your little ones are still encouraged to dance and run and have fun, of course, but you now have the option of sitting in your very own comfy folding movie theatre seats. With movie theatre popcorn. Mmm ... popcorn.

Lard Dog & The Band of Shy burst onto the New York entertainment scene in 2015 with an off-Broadway theatre run called, "Life's A Real Dream".  With their quirky lyrics and infectious tunes the band has drawn comparisons to Devo, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pee Wee Herman, and the B52's. Norah Jones sang backup on their first album, and their singer Steven Erdman was an ilustrator and jingle writer for Nickelodeon in the '90s.

In 2017, the band landed the #1 chart-topping song on Sirius XM Kids Place Live "13 under 13 Countdown" with the single, "I Like."  

"Trademark rockabilly sound with a Devo sensibility" -- The New York Times

"a cross between Mr. Rogers and Jerry Lewis" -- Paste Magazine

"Totall goofy and fun-filled show for kids of all ages" -- TimeOut New York

"Surreal comedy in the spirit of children's stories such as Yo Gabba Gabba, inspired by Zappa, Devo and 1950s beatnik bop" -- Philadelphia Inquirer

The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours (The RTTs) played their first show in 2001 and have since been hailed as a "Washington DC Super Group." They're dedicated to propagating the DC pop/rock sound that was dominating the Washington area scene in the '70s, '80s and '90s. After playing many, many shows in and around the DC area the boys have honed their sound into the perfect DC-centric DC roots rock band.

Their bassist, Mark Noone, is the lead singer of the legendary D.C. band The Slickee Boys, who have played The 9:30 Club 81 times -- more than any other band. When they're not playing late night gigs at bars and clubs, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours have a second life as a kid-friendly rock band beloved by parents and little ones.

"These guys can whip through a Ray Price tune, a Chuck Berry number, a stompin'soul number or a pure-pop-for-now-people original gem in the same set without grinding any gears"
- The Washington Post

(Note: The "Music Animals" illustration at the top is by the incredible Baltimore artist and children's book author Kevin Sherry, who has painted all of the posters for this series. Check him out!)

Datos de facturación

WTMD Presents Saturday Morning Tunes
Sábado, Noviembre 18, 2017 9:30 AM to Sábado, Diciembre 02, 2017 11:00 AM
WTMD  
Door Time: 9:00 AM
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Age Limit: 

Opciones de entradas

Nov. 18 - All Around This World (Adult Admission)USD $15.00
SOLD OUT
Nov. 18 - All Around This World (Child Admission)USD $10.00
SOLD OUT
Nov. 18 - All Around This World (Under 2 Admission)USD $0.00
SOLD OUT
Nov. 18 - All Around This World (Family Four Pack)USD $40.00
SOLD OUT
Dec. 2 - Senator Theatre (Adult Admission)USD $15.00
Dec. 2 - Senator Theatre (Child Admission)USD $10.00
Dec. 2 - Senator Theatre (Under 2 Admission)USD $0.00
Dec. 2 - Senator Theatre (Family Four Pack)USD $40.00

Mapa del evento

WTMD  
1 Olympic Pl
Towson, MD 21204