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WTMD Presents Saturday Morning Tunes

Sponsored by Garrison Forest School, Race Pace Bicycles, (cool) progeny, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Magazine & Eddie's of Roland Park



WTMD is excited to announce the fall 2017 season of Saturday Morning Tunes, an award-winning family friendly concert series featuring rising stars of the children’s music scene, hosted at the WTMD performance studio in Towson. 

The shows are once a month on Saturday mornings, broadcast live on the radio with a live studio audience of little ones! (That’s where you come in.) 

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'll 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'll have coffee from Garrison Forest School and arts & crafts from The Walters Art Museum.

The WTMD performance studio is a safe, 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 (so you don't have to hoist your little ones up to the faucet).

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 a huge thanks to 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

All Around This World is an interactive global music and world cultures program for children 0-9 years old that encourages children and their families to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. Jay Sand, guitarist and children’s music teacher, world traveler and dad of three girls 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 visit with them. Through CDs, concerts and workshops, dynamic online classes, engaging homeschool and classroom lessons, "musical maps" and participatory 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 drummer Devin Walker. The show cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse Rock.


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 an opener TBA), as well as a photo booth, videos on the big screen, snacks, arts & crafts, bicycle rides and other festivities.

It's a bigger, better version of our traditional Saturday Morning Tunes shows, this time with easier parking (right across the street) 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 not on the clean, polished WTMD wood floors but in your very own comfy folding movie theatre seats.

The usual assortment of delicious snacks (fig bars, fruit strips, milk & juice) will be included in the ticket prices -- but now you can also feast on delicious movie theatre popcorn (and candy too if you want).

Plus, it's something to do with the kids for a couple hours on a morning in early December, when the weather typically has you cooped up at home.

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. 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

"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!)

Event Details

WTMD Presents Saturday Morning Tunes
Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:30 AM to Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:30 AM
Door Time: 9:00 AM
This event is 
Age Limit: 

Ticket Options

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

Event Map

1 Olympic Pl
Towson, MD 21204