Outpost in the Burbs Brings Back Live Music, In Person, With The Bongos at Van Vleck!

The Bongos. Photo: Debra L. Rothenberg

Outpost in the Burbs has announced four in-person concerts for the 2021-2022 season including the season opener on September 19th. This concert will feature The Bongos at the Van Vleck House and Gardens. This will be the first in-person show presented by the Outpost since the coronavirus pandemic forced its doors to shut last year.

“We are looking forward to reopening and having in-person concerts again, as we have missed the live interaction between the artists and the audience,” said Board of Trustees member Al Mercuro. “We have been reviewing various state and industry safety guidelines including the ones from the Event Safety Alliance. Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe environment for our audience and artists when we reopen. Specific information is forthcoming.”

The Bongos. Photo: Debra L. Rothenberg

The lineup is as follows for the following shows which all had to be postponed (Note: more concerts might be added):

9/19/21: The Bongos at the Van Vleck House and Gardens (Note: This is an out- door venue. In case of rain, the show will be held indoors at the First Congrega- tional church).
10/8/21: Robyn Hitchcock

3/18/22 Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche 4/28/22 Shawn Colvin – Steady On 30th Anniversary Tour
Ticket Information: Tickets for these shows are on sale now and can be pur- chased via TicketLeap at www.outpostintheburbs.org

About The Bongos

The Bongos were founding fathers of the Hoboken pop scene of the 1980s and, with a handful of others, were progenitors of the Indie Rock movement that followed. Led by Richard Barone, the group recorded its debut album Drums Along the Hudson (1982, PVC Records) primarily in England. With its unique mix of Beatlesque melodies, experimental outbursts, sensual rhythms, power pop and punk sensibilities, the album was a critical smash on both sides of the Atlantic and a college radio staple in the U.S., spawning their Billboard-charting cover of the T.Rex classic “Mambo Sun”.

For more information visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.

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