When we were growing up, “kids music” was pretty lame. These days, there’s a whole genre of music called “kindie” or “kids rock,” and it’s full of really great musicians making songs you and your little ones can enjoy together. That’s our mission: To present concerts you can enjoy with your kids — not just for your kids.
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. We put a band together to play all the theme songs from our favorite cartoons, and hosted a super funky “Schoolhouse Rock” tribute.
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) from Eddie’s of Roland Park, which are included in the ticket price for all kids. Race Pace Bicycles also sets up bicycles with training wheels for children to ride around the enclosed plaza outside our studio, and we have coffee and arts and crafts from Garrison Forest School. And many thanks to our other sponsors: (cool) progeny, ClimbZone White Marsh, Maryland Excels, The Walters Art Museum, Ukazoo Books and Baltimore Magazine.
The WTMD performance studio is a bright, clean environment with comfy furniture that’s ideal for climbing and sitting. Both our men’s and women’s bathrooms have stainless steel changing tables, and stools for our bathroom sinks.
Also — kids under 2 are free! However, please reserve a free spot for your kid(s) under 2 so we know how many little ones to expect.
This year, Baltimore Magazine for naming Saturday Morning Tunes a Best of Baltimore award winner! They wrote, “Kids can rejoice at this awesome new concert series, tailored just for them. Tip back a juice box and get ready to rock out.”
UPDATE: We are nervously eyeing the weather and have decided to cap ticket sales for the Beatles Family Festival in case it rains Saturday. If it does not rain, we’ll open up ticket sales on Saturday morning online and at the door.
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.
Tickets are available here.
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.