On The Town

First Thursdays likely to move

WTMD's free concert series probably to move to Canton.

By Jess Mayhugh | January 22, 2014, 12:00 pm

On The Town

First Thursdays likely to move

WTMD's free concert series probably to move to Canton.

By Jess Mayhugh | January 22, 2014, 12:00 pm


-sandytri/Flickr Creative Commons


According to WTMD's general manager Steve Yasko, the radio station's free concert series is likely moving to Canton Waterfront Park this summer.

The move comes as the Mt. Vernon Conservatory plans a big restoration project to the Washington Monument and four squares of Mt. Vernon Park. The construction would make First Thursdays impossible in that location.

WTMD has spent the better part of a year scouting "a venue that could match the physical beauty, accessibility and technical logistics that we had in Mt. Vernon." Canton Waterfront Park, they say, fits the bill and WTMD has been in talks with the Canton Community Association.

However this is not technically a done deal, as the station still needs to work out issues with permits, parking, and logistics. The move will also greatly increase WTMD's costs to put on the show, so they are still looking for sponsors and individual donors to fund the series.

For continued updates, see WTMD's Facebook page.


Meet The Author
Jess Mayhugh is the digital editor for Baltimore, where she covers nightlife, sports, food, and events.

You May Also Like

Arts & Culture

Richard Chizmar Co-Authored Book with Stephen King

The Bel Air writer discusses 30 years of writing horror and suspense stories.

Arts District

Baker Artist Awards Recognizes Six Area Artists

Pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn wins largest, $40,000 prize

MaxSpace

Review: Baywatch

It's not safe to go into these waters.

Food & Drink

You Are Here

Scenes from the Bel-Loc Diner and UnPub 7 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The Chatter

Cloud Computing Races to Glory at 142nd Preakness Stakes

Horse owned by Baltimore native eliminates possibility of a Triple Crown victory.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Cinema Paradiso
The Maryland Film Festival is no longer a hidden gem. But will it be ruined by success?

Fixer Upper
We’ve devised a wish list of some realistic (and some unrealistic) improvements to Pimlico Race Course.

Shore Thing
Maggie Rogers discusses her fast, Pharrell-featuring rise to fame.

For Those About to Rock
The Baltimore Rock Opera Society searches for a new home.

Sister Act
Wicked Sisters moves into the McCabe’s spot.