WTMD Announces Return Of First Thursdays Festival Series For 2023 Season

Music discovery station 89.7 WTMD, the most trusted source for music and cultural programming in the region, has announced the return of its First Thursday Festival series. As part of the area’s biggest free outdoor concert series, WTMD promises an eclectic mix of talented artists, emerging acts, and celebrated musicians, as well as local fare and handcrafted goods from local artisans, makers, and manufacturers.

As WTMD continues its commitment to promoting the local music scene, each event in the First Thursday Festival series will showcase a curated selection of Baltimore’s finest talent, alongside renowned national and international acts representing a wide range of genres, including indie rock, folk, soul, and more.

Kicking off on June 1, 2023, at the scenic Canton Waterfront Park, located at 3001 Boston Street in Baltimore City, the first event of the series will be headlined by international platinum-selling artist (and Takoma Park, Maryland native) Eric Hutchinson, who fuses rock, soul, and funk. The festival will also feature Joe P., a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who blends elements of rock, folk, and blues to create a unique sound, and Baltimore’s very own Whiskey Feathers, a six-piece roots rock band that has been featured frequently on TMD.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce the return of the ‘First Thursdays’ for the 2023 season,” said Carrie Evans, WTMD Program Director. “This year’s lineup showcases an incredible mix of established artists and emerging talent, underscoring our commitment to supporting the vibrant music community in Baltimore and beyond. We invite everyone to join us for unforgettable evenings of live music and to support the many local makers and vendors who are also participating in our Baltimore Makers Village.”

WTMD’s First Thursday Festivals will take place on June 1, July 6, August 3, and September 7, rain or shine, at Canton Waterfront Park. Music starts at 5:30 p.m., and admission is free. No outside alcohol, no coolers, and no glass containers will be permitted.

WTMD’s First Thursday Festival series is made possible with support of McCormick & Co., the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Reyka Vodka, CareFirst Engagement Center and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. More information about the concert series, can be found at WTMD’s website, wtmd.org.

About WTMD 

WTMD 89.7 FM is the most trusted source for music and cultural programming in the region and Baltimore’s home for Total Music Discovery. We believe a rich, vibrant, thriving and diverse music and arts scene can elevate a city and enrich the lives of its residents. With listener support, WTMD strengthens communities and provides unmatched opportunities for Baltimore musicians and artists. WTMD connects artists with audiences through significant and meaningful airplay, live concerts, art openings, film screenings and more. For more information, visit www.wtmd.org or call 410-484-8938.