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Fireworks 2017

Jun 30, 2017 -- 10:57am

The Inner Harbor will light up with the annual fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4.  Live music will accompany the show, which is one of several events happening for Independence Day. 

Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration will be from 7-10pm at the Inner Harbor.  At 7pm, the Commodores U.S. Navy Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light Streets. 

At 9:30pm, a choreographed fireworks show will happen.

 

If there’s bad weather, the fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5th.

Here's a list of other activities in the area for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Baltimore also made the list this year for The Best Places To Watch Fireworks On The East Coast!

 

 

Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest

May 19, 2017 -- 10:29am

 

Make sure you check this out before you head to The Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest this weekend!

 

 

Ravens 2017-2018 Schedule

Apr 21, 2017 -- 9:59am

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Hall of Fame News

Mar 29, 2017 -- 10:10am

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil an exhibit honoring this year's inductees -- Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl JamTupac ShakurYesELO and Nile Rodgers -- on Friday. Among the items you'll see in Cleveland are:

  • Joan Baez’s contract for the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair
  • The T-shirt Eddie Vedder wore when Pearl Jam performed on Saturday Night Live on April 16th, 1994. It's the one with the letter "K" written over his heart in tribute to Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide the week before.
  • Tour memorabilia from Yes
  • Steve Perry's tuxedo jacket from Journey's 1981 Escape tour
  • Jeff Lynne's gold Gibson Les Paul -- the one he played in 1974 while he was in in ELO

This year's induction ceremony is Friday, April 7th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch it on HBO on Saturday, April 29th.

 

Here are the presenters for the Class of 2017:

~ Dhani Harrison will induct Electric Light Orchestra

~ Pat Monahan of Train will induct Journey

~ Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers

~ Snoop Dog will induct the late Tupac Shakur

~ Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam

~ Jackson Browne inducts Joan Baez

~ Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush induct Yes

Songwriters get big honor

Feb 22, 2017 -- 10:56am

Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2017 Inductees:

Less than a year after their group's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, three members of Chicago will be enshrined into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Robert LammJames Pankow and Peter Cetera will be recognized for their catalog of hits on June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Also being enshrined are Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsJimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Jay Z (Shawn Carter). Motown founder Berry Gordy, who deferred his induction in 2016, will also be part of this year's class. 

Those who came up short this year are Bryan AdamsCat StevensJeff LynneSly Stone and the late George Michael.

Unlike the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has a building in Cleveland, the Songwriters Hall of Fame only exists online at SongwritersHallofFame.org/.

 

 

MusicCares Person of the Year

Feb 11, 2017 -- 9:42am

Tom Petty was honored last night (Friday) in Los Angeles as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year.

With Matt DamonRingo StarrJoe Walsh and Lars Ulrich of Metallica among the notables in the house -- and with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Democratic Leader Nanci Pelosi seated at the same table -- more than a dozen artists payed homage to Petty. The performances ranged from all-out rocking assaults by Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Junior and Cage the Elephant to the softer stylings of Randy NewmanNorah JonesDon Henley and Lucinda Williams

Following Petty's emotional 12-minute acceptance speech, in which he talked about cynicism, fame, his past and and rock and roll's future, he and The Heartbreakers took the stage for their own set. They brought out The BanglesJeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison and Stevie Nicks, who not only dueted with Petty on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" but also sang the less-known "Insider," which Petty said he wrote for her.

Recording Academy head Neil Portnow announced that the event had raised a record-breaking $8.5 million dollars for MusiCares, which provides financial, medical and personal assistance to musicians in need.

Who Played What:

Randy Newman - "Refugee"
George Strait - "You Wreck Me"
Elle King - "American Girl"
Taj Mahal (with Mike Campbell) - "Hometown Blues"
Norah Jones - "Time to Move On" and "You Don't Know How It Feels"
Foo Fighters - "Honey Bee"
Foo Fighters and Gary Clark Junior - "Breakdown" 
The Lumineers - "Walls"
Cage the Elephant - "Mary Jane's Last Dance" 
Jackson Browne - "The Waiting" and "Learning to Fly"
Lucinda Williams (with Benmont Tench) - "Rebels"
Gary Clark Junior - "Good Enough"
Regina Spektor- "I Forgive It All" (Mudcrutch song, with Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench)
Lucinda Williams (with Benmont Tench) - "Southern Accents"
Jakob Dylan - "Love Is a Long Road"
The Head and the Heart - "You Got Lucky"
Don Henley - "Free Fallin'"
The Shelters - "Listen to Her Heart" 
Chris Hillman and Herb Peterson - "Wildflowers"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Waiting for Tonight" (with The Bangles) and "Don't Come Around Here No More" (with The Bangles)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Stevie Nicks and The Bangles)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Insider" (with Stevie Nicks)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "I Won't Back Down" (with Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Runnin' Down a Dream" (with The Bangles)'

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