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 shows are every month, September through June, on Saturday mornings, broadcast live on the radio with a live 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, world music star Falu, Baltimore kids rock stars Milkshake and Baby Beats, and many more.

2021

Saturday Morning Tunes is BACK!

After one of the longest years of our collective lifetimes, we are THRILLED to announce the return of in-person Saturday Morning Tunes concerts! Our first show back is the rescheduled Beatles Family Festival with the Fabtastic Four June 12 at Maryland Hall in Annapolis. 

The Fabtastic Four (featuring members of the power pop band Starbelly) will perform outdoors, with the stage set up on the front steps Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. This show is a partnership between WTMD and Maryland Hall.

All tickets from the original date (March 2020) will be honored at this show.

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.

We’ll be following CDC and Maryland guidelines for outdoor gatherings to keep the attendance capped at a few hundred people (the outdoor space could hold many more than that).

Here are Maryland Hall’s guidelines for this show:

– Tickets are limited

– Face masks are required at all times except for when eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status

– Please sit with members of your household only and keep a 6-foot distance from any other parties

– Respect social distancing whenever possible

– No coolers

– Service Animals only

– It is recommended that guests bring chairs or blankets for seating

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.

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.

The Saturday Morning Tunes Beatles Family Festival is made possible in part by Race Pace Bicycles, Garrison Forest School and Tropicool Italian Ice.

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall in Annapolis is the region’s cultural hub, convening and engaging all people in arts experiences that strengthen community.

More about Saturday Morning Tunes

Concerts 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’ve had sold-out Grateful Dead and Beatles shows, and our Phish tribute for kids was our biggest ever — more than 1,000 parents and kids at Power Plant Live in June 2019!

Thank you 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.”

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. Family Four Packs can be used with any combination of adults and children.

About the series

Since Saturday Morning Tunes launched in January 2017, more than 8,000 different parents and kids from all across Maryland and beyond have come to one of our concerts for the whole family. We had 1,200 parents and kids at our Phish show alone!

NEW: you can now purchase gift tickets which are good for any of our upcoming kids’ concerts. Because why not give someone an experience instead of a thing? You’ll receive e-tickets which can be printed and presented at the front door.

**Family Four Packs are good for any combination of four people. Also, even though it’s free for them, please be sure to reserve a spot for your under 2-year-old. so we have an accurate head count.**

Tickets are a donation to WTMD, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and are non-refundable. By purchasing tickets, you also become a WTMD member! Proceeds from this concert help support children’s programming on-air and in our community.

2021
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  • June 12: Beatles Family Festival feat. the Fabtastic Four at Maryland Hall in Annapolis

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SATURDAY MORNING TUNES FAQ

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the concerts start at 9:30 a.m. Our usual shows at WTMD run until 11 a.m., with an opener and a headliner. But our Beatles Family Festival will feature a headliner (Yellow Dubmarine) playing two sets, and different musicians on the outdoor stage performing acoustic Beatles tunes.

Very! 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.

Yes, they are included in the ticket price, thanks to Eddie’s of Roland Park. We have fig bars and organic fruit strips as well as Horizon organic regular and chocolate milk and Honest juice. Each kid can have one two-pack of fig bars, a fruit strip and either a juice or milk carton.

Race Pace Bicycles sets up bicycles with training wheels for children to ride around the enclosed plaza outside our studio. They are trained professionals, and provide helmets and bicycles for children who are just learning how to ride to children who are a little older and more experienced. It’s a blast!

It changes from concert to concert, but generally speaking, 0-7 years old is our sweet spot. Also, we keep the music at a reasonable volume level, and offer earplugs for toddlers and adults.

Last year, Baltimore Magazine named 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.”

There is a free visitor lot across the street from the station, and plenty of street and garage parking in Towson.

Yes, you can park outside with your blinkers on, load your stroller into the street-level elevator, take it up one floor and park the stroller on the plaza outside the studio. But honestly it might just be easier to carry your baby in.

Our performance studio is only a few years old, and the bathrooms are still nice and new. Both the men’s and women’s bathrooms have stainless steel infant changing tables in them.

There are some soft, comfy tiered romper chairs around the perimeter of the performance studio, but most of the kids and parents sit or stand on our wooden floors. We’ve found that fixed seating and kids at a concert generally don’t mix.

Garrison Forest School includes coffee in the price of all tickets. And they have all the fixin’s. It’s just what us parents need. You can find them in the conference room, adjacent to the main performance studio.

Sadly, no. But we’ll let you know if anything changes!

Great question! You can email our membership director, Kristin Laporte, at klaporte@wtmd.org

Baltimore magazine’s Reading Corner mixes musical merriment with some reading fun! Be sure to participate in their take a book, leave a book station and share some literature love with Reading Rock Stars of all ages. Don’t worry, parents are reading rock stars too and can read along with a complimentary issue of Baltimore.