July’s First Thursday Festival


Join WTMD on July 11th for our next First Thursday Festival—the region’s largest FREE music and arts festival! Presented by CFG Bank and the Maryland Energy Administration.

Enjoy a stellar lineup of local and national WTMD favorites:

  • Phosphorescent is the brainchild of alt-country rock singer/songwriter Mathew Houck. Recorded over six months in his Nashville home studio, his latest album Revelator paints a picture of his experience as a man at home with a young family, pondering nature and the passage of time. Houck’s family appears on the album in multiple ways: His daughters inspired lyrics and his partner, Jo Schornikow, co-wrote “The World Is Ending.” The album also features guest spots from Jack Lawrence of the Raconteurs and Jim White of Dirty Three.
  • Fantastic Cat hails from NYC. Rolling Stone described their 2022 debut album The Very Best of Fantastic Cat a “wildly satisfying collection of folk-rock, country, Americana, and good old rock & roll” with “equal doses of Dylan and Springsteen.”  This past June, the band made their second national television appearance by returning to the CBS Saturday Morning stage.
  • Baltimore’s Enslow—a local staple and artist frequently spun on the WTMD airwaves. Enslow and her band bring their own unique brand of indie dream pop. Fun fact: If you’ve attended our Saturday Morning Tunes’ Taylor Swift for Kids shows, you’ve already seen what incredible performers they are!

Dance the night away and admire the sunset along Baltimore’s scenic waterfront.

Enjoy delicious local fare from a variety of food and beverage vendors.

Support local artisans, makers, and manufacturers, including an expanded Baker Artist Alley.

There’s something for everyone at First Thursdays. It’s where community happens.

Stay up-to-date with First Thursday Festival news and information by downloading the WTMD app and enabling notifications. Also, follow our  Instagram and Facebook pages, and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter.

Want to volunteer? Become a sponsor? Get yourself into VIP? Check out our First Thursday Festival page for all the details!

Save the dates for the rest of the season:

  • August 1st 
  • September 5th 

See you soon, Baltimore!

Support comes from the Dan Tamburrino Memorial Gift, a longtime WTMD member and music lover.
Illustration by: Alex Fine – www.alexfine.com

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