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. We produce a mix of indoor and outdoor shows, with limited capacity to give everyone plenty of room to spread out and dance. 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.

2022

Beatles for Kids returns to MD Hall

The Beatles are one of the few bands that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together, and almost everyone loves reggae. So why not combine the two?

On Saturday July 23, Maryland Hall and WTMD are partnering to present the reggae Beatles tribute band Yellow Dubmarine at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Based in Maryland, Yellow Dubmarine plays reggae versions of all our favorite Beatles songs, with a full horn section!

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 outdoors, with the stage set up on the front steps of Maryland Hall. In the event of rain or inclement weather, we will move the show indoors to Maryland Hall’s main performance room.

All you need is dub!

Free Mini Mardi Gras show feat. Rufus Roundtree & Da Bmore Brass Factory

Update: Due to rain, this show is postponed. A new date will be announced soon!

We’re partnering with Baltimore County to present a free “Mini Mardi Gras” celebration featuring live music by Rufus Roundtree & Da Bmore Brass Factory the morning of Saturday, May 14 at Catonsville’s Lurman Woodland Theatre.

Mini Mardi Gras Rufus Roundtree

Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory are headlining our first Mini Mardi Gras May 14 at Catonsville’s Lurman Woodland Theatre. Admission is free thanks to a partnership with Baltimore County, but RSVPs are required.

“We already have Christmas in July,” said Saturday Morning Tunes producer and host Sam Sessa. “Why not Mardi Gras in May? We were thrilled when Baltimore County approached us about making this show free, and we can’t wait to throw a party in such a scenic outdoor space.”

The show will feature live New Orleans funk and jazz from Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory, one of Baltimore’s funkiest live bands. Rufus and other members of his band have performed with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. There will also be beads, crowns and other Mardi Gras-themed accessories.

“We are thrilled to partner with WTMD to bring the magic of live music to scenic Lurman Woodland Theatre in Catonsville,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “This festive show will provide a great opportunity for people across our region to enjoy free, family-friendly entertainment and experience this beautiful outdoor venue right in the heart of ‘Music City Maryland.’”

Due to the support provided by Baltimore County, admission for this concert is free, but advanced registration is required. Reservations are open now, and all information can be found below:

Event Schedule:
On Saturday, May14, doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m.
Be sure to RSVP!

Made possible in part by Maryland EXCELS with the Maryland State Department of Education, Garrison Forest School,
IATSE Local 487 – Mid-Atlantic Studio Mechanics and Broadcast Technicians of MD-VA-DCTropicool Italian IceWhiting-Turner  and (cool) progeny.

Artwork by the Baltimore artist and children’s book author Kevin Sherry.

About the series

When we were growing up, kids’ music — let alone kids’ concerts — were pretty lame. Our mission: To present concerts you and your kids can enjoy together. Since Saturday Moring Tunes launched in January 2017, more than 20,000 kids, parents and grandparents have attended shows in Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington D.C. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones at an upcoming show!

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.

2022
Lineup

  • July 23: Yellow Dubmarine at Maryland Hall in Annapolis

  • TBD: Mini Mardi Gras at Lurman Woodland Theatre

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