After almost a year and half of no in-person concerts, we are thrilled to bring Saturday Morning Tunes back to Greater Baltimore. We did a smaller, outdoor show at Maryland Hall in early June and I was on the verge of tears for most of it, just from being in the same place as live music.
The pandemic gave us a chance to step back and take a good look at Saturday Morning Tunes, to see what we might like to change about it going forward.
At least for the rest of this year (or until kids can get vaccinated), we’re going to pause on handing out free snacks and coffee. We’re also doing mostly outdoor shows until late fall, and selling less tickets than we used to, so that everyone can have more room to dance. The bicycle and scooter rides will be back, though.
Here’s a quick look at our first two shows of the summer:
PopGrass Festival at Independent Brewing Co. in Bel Air July 17
Bluegrass and pop music may seem worlds apart, but they sound so good together. Our 2nd annual PopGrass Festival, featuring original bluegrass songs and bluegrass covers of pop songs from the 1970s-2000s from Baltimore’s own Caleb Stine and Wicked Sycamore. Presented by Race Pace Bicycles, it’s our first family concert at Independent Brewing Company, at 418 N. Main St. in Bel Air. The stage will be set up under a huge outdoor tent (with no side flaps). Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the music starts at 10 a.m. and runs for about 90 minutes, so you can catch some quality live music with your family, grab a few morning brews and still be home in time for (family) naptime.
Yellow Dubmarine Aug. 7 at Monument City Brewing Co. in Baltimore
The Beatles are the ultimate kids rock band – the one that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together. And we are thrilled to present the Baltimore reggae Beatles tribute band Yellow Dubmarine, who bring together the music of the Beatles with reggae beats. This is an outdoor show, held in the open patio and parking lot just behind Monument City Brewing in Baltimore. There’s plenty of free parking. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the show starts at 10 a.m.