Montclair Center Stage Music Festival – All Day Performances On Two Stages at Lackawanna Plaza


This year, Montclair Center Stage will kick off with a music festival on Saturday, May 5, from 12 pm – 8 pm on Lackawanna Plaza. The Montclair Center Stage Music Festival will celebrate the tradition of Montclair music with two stages of the best, emerging local talent and a special tribute to Montclair music legend John Finnegan.

Bands will include Hodera, Tula Vera, Samad Savage, SMOCK, Wyland, Rockstar Racecar, School of Rock and Ava Otterbein. The event is free and will feature food, vendors and beer from Pig & Prince.

Tula Vera. Photo: Matt Bastard/Fear the Skull Fotography

“Center Stage has been a cornerstone of Montclair’s arts scene for years,” said Israel Cronk, executive director of the Montclair Center BID. “We are so proud to celebrate this great tradition with some of the best of our young talent.”

One important element of the day will be a tribute to Montclair musician John Finnegan (1948-2011). A talented musician and performer, Finnegan played at numerous venues around town, including Center Stage, and was a driving force of support in building the robust music scene in Montclair.

The day will also feature the four-piece band Mariachi Sol Mixteco to commemorate Cinco de Mayo.

Samad Savage

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