SOLD OUT! The Band tribute – ‘Music From Big Pink’ 50th anniversary show Oct. 26 at WTMD

WTMD celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Band's landmark debut "Music From Big Pink" Oct. 26.

WTMD celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Band’s landmark debut “Music From Big Pink” Oct. 26.

UPDATE: This show is now SOLD OUT! Thank you Baltimore, see you tonight!

Released in 1968, “Music From Big Pink” was a breakthrough album for The Band, and has influenced generations of musicians and listeners ever since.

On Friday Oct. 26, four bands are paying tribute to this landmark album and the musicians who made it with a live show at the WTMD performance studio. The lineup includes The Old Part of TownThe Stone Hill All-Stars, ellen cherry & Andrew Grimm (of June Star) and The Hello Strangers. This concert is curated by The Old Part of Town.

Think of this show as more of a musical revue than a traditional concert — the bands will collaborate with each other for some ensemble performances of songs from “Big Pink” as well as other favorites from The Band’s storied career.

This show sold out the Creative Alliance earlier this year, and we’re thrilled to welcome it to WTMD, where, in addition to the studio audience, it will be broadcast live on air and streamed on Facebook Live.

Join us Oct. 26 for this special tribute to one of rock and Americana’s greatest bands and albums.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 for general admission and $28 for reserved seating. WTMD is at 1 Olympic Place in Towson. Sponsored in part by Flying Dog Brewery, Cunningham’s and Boordy Vineyards.

“Music From Big Pink has been with us for 50 years now, and though its DNA has been endlessly number-crunched and analyzed, it somehow retains its outsider aura, its capacity to surprise, its unusual gift for bending and twisting chronological time.” — NPR Music

“[T]he debut album from the Band made roots music sound as impressionistic and idiosyncratic as any other kind of rock’n’roll. It was revolutionary.” — Pitchfork 

By |2018-10-29T12:25:14+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Baltimore Scene, Culture, Arts, and Community, WTMD News|