Welcome to Saturday Morning Tunes, an award-winning, family friendly concert series featuring stars of the children’s music scene, hosted at the WTMD performance studio in Towson!
The shows are every month on Saturday mornings, broadcast live on the radio with a live studio audience. 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, Baltimore kids rock stars Milkshake and Baby Beats, and more.
Upcoming shows include:
March 17 with Alex and the Kaleidoscope
Led by singer Alex Mitnick, Alex and the Kaleidoscope is an Emmy award-winning interactive music experience, which encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world. In addition to performing live concerts, Alex hosts his own show, which won an Emmy in 2015 for Best Children’s Programming.
Opener: Kidsinger Jim has been singing exclusively for audiences of children and families since 1992 with over 4,000 performances to date. He has been an approved artist on the Maryland State Arts Council “Arts-in-Education” Artist Roster since 1999.
April 7 with Falu’s Bazaar
A native of Bombay, India, Falu is a world music star. She has collaborated with a who’s who of the music industry, including Yo-Yo Ma, Wyclef Jean and Ricky Martin. Falu has performed at the White House for then-President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and was appointed Carnegie Hall’s ambassador of Indian Music. After having her own son, Falu set out to create “Falu’s Bazaar,” a musical journey through South Asian culture and beyond.
Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music runs from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Each performance has an opening act as well as a headliner.
We have snacks (organic fig bars and fruit strips) as well as drinks (Horizon milk and Honest juice) which are included in the ticket price for all kids. Race Pace Bicycles sets up bicycles with training wheels for children to ride around the enclosed plaza outside our studio. And we have coffee from Garrison Forest School and arts and crafts from The Walters Art Museum.
Beatles Family Festival at WTMD
Our first ever Beatles show was such a hit in January, we’re celebrating the music of the best kids rock band ever (and best overall rock band ever) at this indoor/outdoor mini-festival at WTMD! Yellow Dubmarine, an incredible reggae and ska Beatles tribute band, is headlining the indoor stage. And we’ll have acoustic Beatles songs on the outdoor stage. That’s not to mention our Beatles-themed photobooth from Baltimore Photo Social, coffee from Garrison Forest School, bicycle rides from Race Pace Bicycles and our usual assortment of delicious organic snacks from Eddie’s of Roland Park. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the festival goes until 11:30 a.m. inside and outside the WTMD studios.
Saturday Morning Tunes is sponsored by Garrison Forest School, Live Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, Ukazoo Books, Race Pace Bicycles, (cool) progeny, Maryland Excels, ClimbZone White Marsh, Baltimore Magazine & Eddie’s of Roland Park.