About the series
When we were growing up, kids music kinda sucked. That’s why, in January 2017, the Baltimore NPR affiliate music station WTMD launched Saturday Morning Tunes — to create concerts that parents actually want to see with their kids, at times that all ages can enjoy. Since then, more than 8,000 parents, kids and grandparents have been to a Saturday Morning Tunes show. Last year, the series expanded to Annapolis, and this is the first Saturday Morning Tunes show in D.C. All of the Saturday Morning Tunes illustrations are by the Baltimore artist and children’s book author Kevin Sherry.
About the band
The vocal pop duo Outcalls has been dubbed the “electronic opera queens” of Baltimore. Led by Britt Olsen-Ecker and Melissa Wimbish, both classically-trained musicians, Outcalls creates genre-defying pop music that counters the tired narratives pervading much of today’s popular songs. With compelling live shows that feature melodic and harmonic surprises, their voices can tickle your ear hairs one second and shake your teeth the next. The duo’s latest single “Keep Falling Over” was voted the #1 Song of 2018 by 89.7 WTMD radio listeners in Baltimore.
“With their glittering get-ups, engaging social media presence, and ambitious attitude, Peabody grads Britt Olsen-Ecker and Melissa Wimbish have catapulted themselves onto the local arts scene and created their very own genre along the way.” – Baltimore Magazine
About the venue
The Miracle Theatre is located on Capitol Hill in the historic Barracks Row neighborhood. The original building, the Meader Theater, opened on December 27, 1909 as a vaudeville theatre with a mix of entertainment, including motion pictures and live performances. The building continued to operate as a movie theatre under several names until 1960: Meader, New Meader, Family and Academy. During the theatre’s many transitions and renovations it showed a variety of films including silent, triple-feature westerns and in the late 1950s, foreign films.
On March 23, 2011, National Community Church purchased it and embarked on a mission to revive the building’s rich history as a movie house and live entertainment destination. Today, the Miracle Theatre is a second-run movie theater and live performance venue, and the oldest movie theater in Washington, DC.
(Note: Our new logo and all of the Saturday Morning Tunes posters are by the incredible Baltimore artist and children’s book author Kevin Sherry. Check him out!)