Welcome to Saturday Morning Tunes, an award-winning, family friendly concert series!
When we were growing up, kids’ music — let alone kids’ concerts — was pretty lame. Our mission: To present concerts you can enjoy with your kids — not just for your kids. The series launched in Baltimore in January 2017, and we’ve had members of They Might Be Giants, Barry Louis Polisar (who wrote the theme song to “Juno”), Latin Grammy winner 1,2,3, Andres, world music star Falu, Baltimore kids rock stars Milkshake and Baby Beats, and many more. Now you don’t have to pay a sitter to see great live music, and you can take the whole family.
Saturday Morning Tunes Livestream Concerts
If you’re stuck at home with the kids and looking to entertain them with something other than “Frozen 2” for the 12th time, we’ve got you covered.
Saturday Morning Tunes Livestream Concerts bring stars of the kids music scene to your smartphone, laptop and TV Saturdays at 9 a.m. on the WTMD Facebook Page. They’re free, and sure to get your little ones dancing.
Sponsored in part by Garrison Forest School, Race Pace Bicycles, The Music Space, Tropicool Italian Ice, The Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University and (cool) progeny.
Here is the lineup of shows:
9 a.m. Saturday May 23: Grammy award winner Jon Samson
Jon Samson is the first board certified music therapist in history to receive a Grammy, and the first native South African to win for Best Children’s Album. Jon resides in Brooklyn, NY and founded CoCreative Music in 2005 where he offers a unique combination of music therapy, audio/video production, artistic mentoring and life coaching to inspire “The Child Archetype” in all ages.
9 a.m. Saturday May 30: bilingual kindie star Sonia De Los Santos
Sonia was nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy® with her second family music album titled ¡Alegría! and has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and “Best Latin Children’s Music.” She has made numerous appearances as a singer and guitarist on TV shows like ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” and Sprout’s “The Sunny Side up Show,” and has performed with her band in renowned venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Getty Museum, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and many more.
One half of the incredible beatboxing and hip-hop for kids group Baby Beats, Jamaal is a longtime friend of WTMD’s. He and his various bands have performed at several Saturday Morning Tunes shows, including the Schoolhouse Rock tribute and the “Moana” and “Lion King” Movie Soundtrack Shows. He’s a Young Audiences teaching artist and a father.
Josh Lovelace, a member of the Grammy-nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE, took his first step into the family music scene with the album “Young Folk:” in 2017 after a life-long appreciation of children’s music. Now, a few more years into parenthood, he released his second kindie album, “Growing Up.” The album captures the amazing and complex feelings of being in a family, including the struggles of daily life and the importance of looking forward with positivity. With a soothing voice and nourishing lyrics, Lovelace taps into the earnest feelings of nostalgia from our own childhoods and how we collectively navigate it all.
Annapolis, we’re back!!
****UPDATE: Out an abundance of caution, Maryland Hall and WTMD have decided to postpone the Beatles Family Festival scheduled for Saturday, March 21. We are working together with the band for a rescheduled date that will allow our children, parents and grandparents to better enjoy this event together. Patrons who have tickets for the show will be contacted directly by WTMD.**
March 21 – Beatles Family Festival with the Fabtastic Four
We’re thrilled to partner with Maryland Hall to bring Saturday Morning Tunes back to Annapolis!
The Beatles are the ultimate kids rock band — the one that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together. And we’re excited to welcome the Maryland based Beatles tribute band the Fabtastic Four to Saturday Morning Tunes at Maryland Hall.
Featuring members of the power pop band Starbelly and other great area musicians, the Fabtastic Four play faithful renditions of Beatles classics, without the wigs or costumes. Because does it really matter what the band looks like? We’re all here for the music! And no band has more family friendly music than the Beatles.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the show starts at 10 a.m., so everyone can be home in time for lunch and (family) naptime.
This show is held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis, and is a partnership between WTMD and Maryland Hall.
The family fun continues at Maryland Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday March 22 for ArtFest, a day of creativity showcasing the arts at Maryland Hall like no other single day. Enjoy hands-on activities, mini performances, children’s crafts, treats and more … all for free!