Light City Baltimore
7:00 PM19:00

Light City Baltimore

Baltimore is a city of firsts, and Light City is a powerful tie to our history and future. It was 200 years ago, in 1816, when our city was the first in the United States to suggest illuminating its streets with hydrogen gas lanterns. Three years later, in 1819, the first gaslight in the country was established in Baltimore. This revolutionized the urban landscape and forever transformed cities across the country.

Before and since that time, Baltimore has played an instrumental role in the pursuit of advancing creative thought. Other innovations and Baltimore “firsts” flourished in the years to come—including the world’s first telegraph line established between Baltimore and Washington by Samuel Morse in 1844, the first elevator to be operated by electrical power in 1856 and the first electronic railway locomotive in the world, put in service by the B&O in 1895, to name just a few.

Given that 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the first use of the gas street lantern, Baltimore feels now is the perfect time to celebrate the city’s unwavering dedication to new ideas and the spirit of ingenuity and creativity that has persisted over the decades. The Light City festival will paint Baltimore with light and illuminate the world with ideas from the brightest thinkers. Once a year, light will set the stage to celebrate the brilliance and new thinking that comes from creative collaborations across many disciplines.

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WTMD Baltimore Band Block Party
to May 31

WTMD Baltimore Band Block Party

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WTMD is all about supporting Baltimore bands and you can too while supporting your favorite station. It’s our 4th Annual Baltimore Band Block Party! We have 15 bands vying for a spot to play at this year’s Block Party and for multiple prize packages including a coveted spot at one of our First Thursday concerts this summer! These Baltimore bands and musicians are also raising money to support WTMD and the top 10 fund raising bands will play the show on the 30th.

You can help by purchasing tickets to the Block Party or making a donation on The Manly Deeds band page:

Tickets are $20 each or $50 for a VIP ticket which includes food and drinks in a special VIP area. If you cannot make it to the Block Party but still want to support your favorite musicians, simply make a donation on their page and help them to inch closer to the ultimate prize!

After you buy your tickets or contribute on your favorite band’s page, please help them out by encouraging your friends to do the same as well as listening to the bands’ music, promoting on social media and going to their shows. Your contribution in any amount also makes you a WTMD Member!

The more money your favorite band raises the closer they’ll be to playing First Thursdays so support them now!

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Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival
10:00 AM10:00

Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival

The 3rd Annual Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival returns to its home in Druid Hill Park. This year will be bigger and better than ever, featuring music by: The Travelin’ McCourys, Seldom Scene, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Grand Ole’ Ditch, Bumper Jacksons, Letitia VanSant (leh-tih-sha) plus many more to be announced.

Union Craft Brewing returns as the beer of choice for the festival, with additional libations provided by MillStone Cellars.

Local food and craft vendors will be on hand to provide a variety of affordable options.

We are the Official DelFest pre-party and the last stop on the Travelin’ McCourys Road to Delfest tour.


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