Sidewalk Serenades: Daniel Wallace & Michael Raitzyk

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Sidewalk Serenades: Daniel Wallace & Michael Raitzyk

Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

SUN MAY 31 | 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, & 6PM

12pm Sold out!


2pm Sold out!

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6pm Sold out!

Jews in jazz playing jazz n’ klezmer jams to end your weekend right!

Daniel Wallace is a saxophone and woodwind player who has rocked the Creative Alliance stage with many a-band, including the unstoppable force that is J Pope and the Hearnow. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Loyola New Orleans (graduated spring 2011). He has studied with many great saxophonists, including Tony Dagradi, Dave Rybczynski, Jeff Antoniuk, Jason Mingledorff, Ray Moore, and Tim Price.

Michael Raitzyk is one of Baltimore’s hidden musical gems. A beautifully fluid player, his style is adaptable equally to the jazz world as it is to klezmer and folk traditions. For many years, he and his family held forth at Creative Alliance’s annual Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance party.


About Sidewalk Serenades:

Creative Alliance believes that a Baltimore without live performances is a Baltimore without joy – and we won’t stand for that!

As you likely know, working musicians, dancers, magicians, burlesque performers, aerialists, and other performance-based artists have had their gigs and their livelihoods cancelled for the foreseeable future. Join Creative Alliance in creating performance opportunities for these artists throughout Baltimore while simultaneously respecting the need for everyone to keep a safe distance.

Creative Alliance is once again offering you the opportunity to have a short performance of two to three songs delivered to the front of your home (or a friend/loved one’s home) for a small fee.

Performers will come to the confirmed address, text the residence upon arrival and, like a burst of sunlight through these gray skies, share their talents from the sidewalk. The donations from each of these performance events will be shared between the artist and Creative Alliance to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Baltimore!


The Basics:

  • Performers will come to the front of your (or loved ones) home and will perform for 15 or so minutes.
  • Concerts will be scheduled on the hour, and you can purchase them on the Creative Alliance website.
  • Ticket sales end when all slots are booked OR 8am day of the concerts.
  • If there is poor weather, concerts will be rescheduled to the next nice day, if possible


What if I want to purchase a concert for someone else??? 

  • Just leave the name, address, and cell number of the person the concert is for in the COMMENTS Section when you check out online.


What if I live in an apartment?

  • Performers will not enter an apartment or shared home but can perform in front of the complex or on the side of a building. This situation is better suited for louder musicians (horn players, trios etc).


What if I would like a performance but just can't afford it at this time?

While there is a fee per concert, there are opportunities for those without the means to still enjoy some live music. Musicians have been asking to do additional community performances for free. If you are in need, know someone in need, or work at an organization of essential workers (a hospital, perhaps) and have a safe space for a performance to occur, reach out to to coordinate.

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