Your favorite pint-sizer concert series is BACK! After a fantastic first season last year, WTMD is kicking off their fall concert series for kids on September 9th!
Saturday Morning Tunes shows are once a month, broadcast live on the radio with a studio audience of parents and little ones. Each performance has an opening act as well as a headliner. Snacks and drinks are included in the ticket price for all kids. Race Pace Bicycles sets up a variety of preschooler-friendly bikes for attendees to ride around the plaza outside the WTMD studio (don’t worry — it’s enclosed). Pre-concert fun includes arts and crafts from Garrison Forest School.
Don’t worry — there is coffee, too!
Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music runs from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. The performance studio is at 1 Olympic Place in Towson. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and kids under 2 are free. Family four-packs are $40.
All ticket sales are donations to WTMD, a non-profit public radio station and NPR affiliate from Towson University.
(cool) tip? These concerts sell out way in advance. So nab your tickets quick! We’re proud to be a media sponsor of this fabulous series for kids. Because it’s just so darn (cool).
WTMD’s Fall Saturday Morning Tunes Concerts
Schoolhouse Rock Tribute feat. Black Root & Max (from Baby Beats) and more
September 9 | Tickets
Black Root (one half of Baby Beats) leads an incredible band of Baltimore musicians in this tribute to “Schoolhouse Rock,” an animated musical series which helped teach a generation of children about math, grammar, government and more. (If you grew up in the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s, you can probably still sing along with “I’m Just A Bill”). For this show, Black Root will be joined by Max (also of Baby Beats), soul musician Marc Evans and more! WTMD is thrilled to welcome this tribute show, which debuted at Creative Alliance earlier this year, to Saturday Morning Tunes!
Michael & the Rockness Monsters
October 14 | Tickets
From Preschool of Rock founder Michael Napolitano comes Michael & The Rockness Monsters, an interactive, super galactic funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families. The music is both silly and serious — filled with catchy melodies and thick instrumentation. These records, masterly produced by Grammy winner Dean Jones, are a voyage into the child’s subconscious. During his 10-year tenure as founder of Preschool of Rock, Michael wrote, produced, performed and recorded 5 albums, so he’s tuned into the landscape of children’s music. His 10 years as a member of the Blue Man Group Creative Team is evident in the slamming drum beats and eclectic instrumentation. The music is intelligent, fun and full of humorous hooks and catchy quirks. Michael & the Rockness Monsters’ self-titled debut record was released in February 2016, and their second release, “Funny Faces,” came out in April 2017. They’ve been featured in the New York Times, New York Family, Sirius XM and more.
All Around This World with Jay Sand
November 18 | Tickets
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.