Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents The Jayhawks!

Montclair, N.J. — Outpost in the Burbs presents The Jayhawks on Friday, November 19th at 8 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Outpost volunteers will be collecting donations of non-perishable items for Thanksgiving for the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair at this concert (see below for specific requests).

One lucky winner will score a pair of tickets! To enter, leave a comment below on this post by 5 p.m. on on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. One winner will be chosen at random.

Photo: Sam Erickson

The incredible harmonies and distinctive arrangements of The Jayhawks set them apart from the rest of the Minneapolis music scene that emerged in the 1980s. Over the course of almost four decades, 11 albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while winning the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process.

After releasing two Indie albums in the 1980s, The Jayhawks had become a driving force and inspiration behind the growing Americana movement in the early 1990s. Combining the talents of singer-songwriters Gary Louris and Mark Olson, The Jayhawks released their major label debut, the acclaimed Hollywood Town
Hall (1992) on the Def American label. This was followed by Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995), which produced the alternative radio hit single “Blue.”

When Olson left to pursue a solo career, Louris singularly took over the songwriting role in The Jayhawks creating the band’s enduring sound on some of their best selling and well-received albums including Sound of Lies (1997), Smile (2000) and Rainy Day Music (2003).

Louris continues to write and tour with the longtime core group of Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, and Tim O’Reagan. While the touring line-up has changed over the years and Olson briefly reappeared in 2010 to record and tour, this classic lineup maintains a commitment to excellence and forward motion in their shows and in their recordings. Paging Mr. Proust (2016), was produced in Portland with Peter Buck and Tucker Martine and found the band moving in several new exciting directions. The band’s 10th studio album, Back Roads And Abandoned Motels, was released in the summer of 2018, featuring Jayhawks versions of songs Gary Louris had previously written with other artists plus two new compositions. In July 2020 The Jayhawks released their latest album, XOXO, that features song- writing and lead vocal contributions from all 4 core members.

The Jayhawks have made music in four different decades and are as vital now as they were in 1985. They definitely have earned their reputation as a true American treasure.

Ticket Information: Tickets for this shows are on sale now and can be purchased via TicketLeap at

Volunteers will be collecting items for the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair at this concert: packets of/or canned gravy, canned cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes yams, and green beans, stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, pie crusts/ canned pie-filing, canned salmon, chicken, or tuna. Outpost in the Burbs appreciates the generosity of patrons and wishes a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving to all.

Covid Policy: The following policies will be in place for this show:

To gain entry, every patron must show a completed vaccination record (dated at least 14 days before the show). Photocopy, a photo on your phone, proof via the DOCKET app ( or Excelsior Pass (NY residents) will be acceptable. A negative COVID test will not be accepted for entry.

Masks will be required to be worn at all times during the show.
Unvaccinated children of any age will not be permitted to attend.

For more information visit or call 973-744-6560.

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  1. I have been a big fan of the Jayhawks for so many years. It would be fun to see this current incarnation. Thanks to all at the Outpost for bringing live music to Montclair!

  2. I heard Gary Louris named his daughters Anna One and Anna Two. Big fan of the Jayhawks and would love to see them live at the Outpost.

  3. I would be so BLUE if I don’t win these tickets!
    So happy that live music is back in Montclair.
    And also loved them as Ray Davies’ backing band ❤️❤️❤️