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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: We have released a few more tickets for our April show with Little Miss Ann & Amy D, and there are only a few tickets left for our May show with Danny Weinkauf and the Red Pants 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.
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.
*** A FEW MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE*** April 1
A first-generation Filipina-American, Little Miss Ann has enjoyed national acclaim and a fervent following for her upbeat, down-to-earth and interactive folksy music. Her fifth album of hopeful and happy songs, "Keep On," (set for release on Feb. 17) is the result of a collaboration with children’s music newcomer Amy D. Based in Chicago, Little Miss Ann has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Time Out New York and on WXRT, and contributed a song to "Keep Hope Machine Running: Songs of Woodie Guthrie" (benefitting the Woodie Guthrie Archives). Amy D, who worked with Little Miss Ann for "Keep On," is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in musical therapy. Little Miss Ann has performed at a variety of venues, from Lollapalooza to the Detroit Zoo, and we're looking forward to having her and Amy D at WTMD.
Opening act: The Doug Segree Band, a perennial favorite in the Annapolis music scene, is gearing up to release their first children's album, "There's Always Something Fun Going On," later this year. With songs like "Zip It Lock It" and "Things I Love," Doug Segree shifts his focus to more simple, fun topics while keeping the band's playful, indie rock feel.
NOTE: Advance tickets for this show are sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
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."
WTMD Presents Saturday Morning TunesSaturday, April 01, 2017 9:30 AM to Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00 AM