Need a reminder of how lucky Baltimore music lovers are sometimes? Just pull out a calendar.
Between May and September, thousands gather in West Mount Vernon Park to see rising bands, sip local beer and generally have a good time in the sun. Add the fact that the concert is free, and it has made WTMD's First Thursdays concert series — which starts this week — an essential spring and summer activity in the city.
According to WTMD program director Scott Mullins, the planning for First Thursdays begins when we're all bundled up in heavy coats.
"I start really, really early," said Mullins, who books the bands, which reflect the station's adult-album alternative...