- May 5: Ra Ra Riot, Hey Marseilles, Moreland & Arbuckle
- June 2: Boy & Bear, Andy Bopp, Basia Bulat
- July 7: Moon Taxi, David Wax Museum, TBA
- Aug. 4: Fantastic Negrito, The Saint Johns, TBA
- Sept. 1: OJR, WTMD’s Baltimore Band Block Party winner
WTMD’s First Thursday Concerts
are made possible in part by
- The Brewer’s Art
- Radcliffe Jewelers
- Race Pace Bicycles
- Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks
- The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
- Cazbar & Homeslyce
FIRST THURSDAYS FAQ
WTMD has worked with COPT and Obrecht Commercial Real Estate to create 1,100 parking spaces for each show. Please note that the parking lots on Clinton Street next to the First Mariner Tower will be fee based lots. The spaces behind and to the right of The Gunther will be free lots—but be aware, you risk being towed if you park in any spot that is not in the blue zone.
Below are three diagrams with the locations of the lots and suggested entrances.
- 83 South to President Street
- East on Fleet Street
- Bear Right onto Boston Street
- Pass Can Company, Waterfront Park, First Mariner Bank Tower
- Left (north) onto Conkling Street
- Right (east) on O’Donnell Street
- 2nd right onto Eaton Street, parking filed is on the left
- Exit 57 to Boston Street west
- Right (north) onto Conkling Street
- Right (east) onto O’Donnell Street
- 2nd right onto Eaton Street, parking field is on the left
The MTA operates two local bus routes near Canton Waterfront Park. The #7 is a good bet for folks coming from downtown after work. The #13 is best for Butcher’s Hill and Fells Point folks.
The latest schedules along with any updates can also be found on MTA’s website through the following link:
Download the bus schedules below (PDF):
A permit will be issued for all boats interested in viewing the First Thursday Concerts from the water directly in front of Canton Waterfront Park which begins 5/5 and continues every first Thursday of the month through September.
Boaters may purchase their permit per event by visiting Baltimore Recreation and Parks website (http://www.baltimorecityrecandparks.org/) and follow the provided steps:
- Click on the side heading on the left side of page titled “Day permits”
- On the new page, expand the “Boating Permits” section
- Select the date for which you would like a permit and click register
- Customers will be prompted to sign-in
- Customers who have applied for permits or registered for a BCRP course in the past should login with their account information
- All other customers should create a new account
- Once a customer has signed in or created an account, he/she can add the permit to the cart and go through the check-out process
- Upon completion of check-out customers will be presented with a receipt confirmation and an attachment. The attachment is the actual Boating Permit. Customers can select “print attachment” and save the attachment to their phone or present a paper copy to Marine Police.
Boat Permits for First Thursdays Events are $20/event and will be enforced by the Marine Police. Boaters who are present at the event without a previously purchased permit will be able to use their smart phones to make payment which will instantly notify the marine police. Upon purchase, a permit will be issued via email.
Permits may be purchased in our office, located at 3001 E drive or via online at http://www.baltimorecityrecandparks.org/ .