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WTMD is excited to announce the launch of Saturday Morning Tunes, a new 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 through April, broadcast live on the radio with a live studio audience of little ones! (That’s where you come in.)
UPDATE: Our May show with Danny Weinkauf and the Red Pants Band is SOLD OUT but we just announced our June 17 mini-festival with Barry Louis Polisar and the Saturday Morning Tunes house band!
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 arts and crafts too!
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 there will also be vintage cartoons playing on our flat screen TVs.
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.
**SOLD OUT *** May 20
As the bassist for indie rock staples They Might Be Giants, Danny Weinkauf has spent the last 15 years touring and performing around the world, appearing on TV shows from Jay Leno to "Blues Clues." He's also a Grammy-winning composer who has written and produced music for "Malcolm in the Middle," Disney and They Might Be Giants' children's albums "No!", "Here Come the 1,2,3s" and "Here Comes Science." Danny has released two albums, "No School Today" and "Red Pants Band," and WTMD is thrilled to have him as part of Saturday Morning Tunes.
Opening act: Last year, Baltimore singer/songwriter Ms. Cacie released "Yes Means Yes!", an album of socially conscious children's music featuring songs like "Even Dinosaurs Have Problems" and "Wheelchairs are for Wheelies." The actor Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" became an early champion of her music, which he recommends to fellow "parents of nerdlings."
Note: Advance tickets for this show are sold out but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
** JUST ANNOUNCED ** June 17
Saturday Morning Tunes Mini-Festival!!!
We're throwing open our doors for this new indoor/outdoor version of Saturday Morning Tunes, featuring live music on the plaza and the main stage! We're thrilled to welcome children's musician and storyteller Barry Louis Polisar, who wrote "All I Want Is You," the theme song to the hit movie "Juno."
And we'll have the debut of the Saturday Morning Tunes house band -- the Cartunes!! -- performing theme songs to your favorite cartoons like "Duck Tales," "Bob the Builder," "Inspector Gadget," "Daniel Tiger" and many more.
Join us for the bigger, better, summer edition of Saturday Morning Tunes! We'll see you rain or shine!
More about Barry:
Barry Louis Polisar is a five-time Parents’ Choice Award winner, and a pioneer in the world of music for children. He has recorded and shared his songs, poems, stories, and books with audiences throughout the world. Barry performs his songs on two different Grammy Award-winning albums and sings his song "All I Want is You" in the opening credits of the film "Juno."
Barry has written songs for "Sesame Street" and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards. Barry has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Barry’s songs are featured in dozens of TV commercials broadcast around the world, and his work has been featured on National Public Radio and written about in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and People Magazine.
(Note: The "Music Monsters" 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!)
WTMD Presents Saturday Morning TunesSaturday, May 20, 2017 9:30 AM to Saturday, June 17, 2017 11:30 AM