First Thursdays likely to move

WTMD's free concert series probably to move to Canton.

By Jess Mayhugh. Posted on January 22, 2014


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According to WTMD's general manager Steve Yasko, the radio station's free concert series is likely moving to Canton Waterfront Park this summer.

The move comes as the Mt. Vernon Conservatory plans a big restoration project to the Washington Monument and four squares of Mt. Vernon Park. The construction would make First Thursdays impossible in that location.

WTMD has spent the better part of a year scouting "a venue that could match the physical beauty, accessibility and technical logistics that we had in Mt. Vernon." Canton Waterfront Park, they say, fits the bill and WTMD has been in talks with the Canton Community Association.

However this is not technically a done deal, as the station still needs to work out issues with permits, parking, and logistics. The move will also greatly increase WTMD's costs to put on the show, so they are still looking for sponsors and individual donors to fund the series.

For continued updates, see WTMD's Facebook page.

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