Top Stories: WTMD’s First Thursdays Returning to Canton, McCormick to Ditch Metal Tins, Preservationists Hope to Save Pieces of Bel-Loc Diner

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The top story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week concerned the return of First Thursdays, the monthly late spring and summer concert series from Towson-based WTMD 89.7. The station revealed yesterday that its free outdoor shows at Canton Waterfront Park were so popular in 2016 that they’ve decided to add a second stage to fit in twice as many artists in 2017.

Some other good news: The Brewer’s Art and Homeslyce are among the food and drink sponsors returning for the series. Most of the other vendors have yet to be announced. Station general manager Scott Mullins told Baltimore Fishbowl they’ll be scooting them over to a “food court”-like area to make room for more concertgoers.

The first First Thursdays show of the summer will be on May 4. The lineup includes Good Old War, Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers, The DistrictsMuddy MagnoliasPressing Strings of Annapolis and Baltimore’s own Sun Club. Music goes live at 5:30 p.m.

Here were the other most popular stories on our site in the last seven days:

Stephen Babcock – “McCormick Moving Away From Tin Cans, Meaning Changes for Old Bay” – Thursday, March 30

Ed Gunts – “Preservationists Still Hoping to Salvage Some of the Bel-Loc Diner” – Friday, March 24

Ethan McLeod “Pop-Up Dance Party Planned in Neon-Lit St. Paul Street Tunnel” – Tuesday, March 14

Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: Remembering Hugh Hardy’s Contribution to Baltimore; Sonic and Wawa Come to Joppa Road; Iron Rooster Opening on McHenry Row; Hogan Budgets $900,000 to Fight State Center; the Larry Reich Award is Back” – Monday, March 27

Ed Gunts – “Made-in-Baltimore ‘Fearless Girl’ Sculpture Gets a Reprieve, Will Remain on Display in New York” – Tuesday, March 28

Ed Gunts – “Camden Pub Closes, While Crossbar Opens Near Oriole Park” – Wednesday, March 29

Kit Waskom Pollard – “Hot Plate: Sagamore Pendry Restaurant Opens, Clementine Brunch Returns, Cafe Cito and Bel-Loc Close” – Friday, March 24

Ethan McLeod – “Dooby’s Owner, Former B. Doughnut Pastry Chef to Bring Doughnut Shop to Hampden” – Monday, March 27

Ethan McLeod – “2,000-Gallon Oil Spill Turns Cockeysville Stream Purple” – Thursday, March 30

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