Sponsored by Live Baltimore, Garrison Forest School, Race Pace Bicycles, Eddie's of Roland Park, (cool) progeny, THB Bagelry & Deli, Port Discovery Children's Museum, Lokalphoto 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.
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. And Family Four Packs can be used with any combination of adults and children.
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."
Movie Soundtrack Show
Presented by Live Baltimore
The 2018-2019 Saturday Morning Tunes season kicks off with songs from “Moana” and “Frozen” performed live at the Baltimore School for the Arts! How many times have you listened to these songs in the car or watched these movies at home? We’ve asked two of Baltimore’s best bands, Outcalls and Black Root Underground (Jamaal from Baby Beats and his band) to learn the songs from “Frozen” and “Moana,” and play them from start to finish in the Baltimore School for the Arts’ gorgeous, historic Schaefer ballroom!
This show is a partnership between WTMD and the BSA, and we’re thrilled to have students from the BSA’s music program joining Outcalls and Black Root Underground on stage. Everyone is encouraged to dress like their favorite character from these films.
For the first time ever, we’re doing two shows in one morning: at 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. This is our first concert at the BSA’s ballroom, which has tiered seating. (It’s not fixed seating — the chairs can be re-positioned to accommodate your family.)
UPDATE: Both shows are now SOLD OUT! Thank you Baltimore, see you Sept. 15!!
Vered is an award-winning musician, psychotherapist and mother of three, who just released "Songs for Sisters and Brothers," her third album. Both of her first two albums won Parents Choice Gold Awards, and the new record is a family album to help siblings stick together, no matter how hard it may be. Vered lives in Brooklyn, where she founded Baby in Tune, a program which teaches caregivers how to use music to bond with their baby. This show will be held in WTMD's performance studio in Towson.
Watch the video to Vered's single "Little Bit Tough."
Until recently, Jumpin’ Jamie has been best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at New Jersey’s Field Station: Dinosaurs. But with the release of his debut album, "Kookie," the pop rocker dives head first into the kindie scene with this bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection. "Kookie," which was just released this summer, is inspired by the pop punk music that shaped much of Jamie's childhood. Jumpin’ Jamie’s goal is to inspire kids to be compassionate, to think for themselves, and to pursue whatever interests they have whether it be an astronaut, paleontologist, ghost hunter, or anything else they could imagine. This show will be held in WTMD's performance studio in Towson.
Watch the video for Jumpin' Jamie's song "Back to the Future."
WTMD Presents Saturday Morning TunesSaturday, September 15, 2018 9:30 AM to Monday, December 31, 2018 11:00 AM