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Bmore Social: WTMD’s First Thursday Festival

A visual recap of the final First Thursday concert of the season.
By Sloane Brown

September 7, 2023
5:30-10 p.m.
Canton Waterfront Park

The threat of thunderstorms apparently kept some away from the September iteration of WTMD’s fan-favorite First Thursday Festival. A mere 5,000—reportedly the smallest crowd of the summer—showed up at Canton Waterfront Park for the radio station’s final fest of the season. But the folks who did come out were eager to set up their picnic blankets and folding chairs to take in tunes by soul and pop rockers Sweet Leda, Brooklyn, New York-based indie band Nation of Language, and Nashville soul singer Devon Gilfillian. Attendees also roamed the pop-up village of some 85 vendors offering food, drink, and a wide range of wares. Another of the evening’s rewards? A spectacular sunset over Baltimore’s harbor.

Left to right: Deb Green, Planet Fitness personal trainer; Dominus Blue, Brick Bodies fitness trainer; Abe, retired
Left to right: Katharine Camarillo; Zoya Greenberg, 19 months old; Joshua Greenberg, attorney; Colleen Doyle, government contractor; Kathryn Harkins, HR manager
Left to right: Hodalis Gaytan, research assistant; Anna Allocco, Johns Hopkins Hospital RN; Angel Batto, Johns Hopkins Hospital RN
Left to right: Max, 9-year-old German Shepherd; Jazz Sami, Davis Society instructional designer; Daisy Ganoe, University of Maryland Medical Center ECMO specialist; Louie, 1-year-old silver Labrador
Jessica Novack, Holistic Mystic Massage owner/therapist
Left to right: Ginika Agbim O’Kelly, beauty executive; Arinze O’Kelly, 4 months old; Kosi O’Kelly, 28 months old; Jetta Moses, 3 1/2 months old; Amanda Moses, Fairway Mortgage lender; Bella Moses, 4 years old; Erin Johnson, 3 years old; Aubrey Cador, 2 years old; Kiana Cador, ER nurse/real estate agent; Aiden Cador 8 months old
Left to right: Matt Leibensperger, history teacher; Frank Snyder, staff product manager; Josiah Rood, Chinese linguist
Left to right: Antoine Chambers, Cigar Concierges owner/retired police officer; Robert Uzzell, Da Smoke Brovas founding member
Lauren Rosenheim; business administrator