Giveaway! Another Chance to Score Tickets to Bettye LaVette at Outpost in the Burbs

Montclair, N.J. — Outpost in the Burbs presents An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair.
Tickets for previously scheduled shows will be honored on this date.


One lucky winner will score a pair of tickets! To enter, leave a comment below on this post by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022. One winner will be chosen at random.

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her generation”, Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can take any type of song and make it completely her own. To quote the late, great George Jones, “Bettye is truly a singer’s singer”.

On this intimate show, Bettye will be accompanied by keyboard player, Evan Mercer. She will be performing songs from throughout her 59 year career, including songs that she used to perform in small Detroit clubs before her 21st Century resurgence began. Some of these songs she does not perform with her full band.

Her career began in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. Her first single “My Man – He’s a Loving Man”, was released on Atlantic Records. She recorded for numerous major labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of the 1960s through the 1980s.

The 2000’s started what she calls her “Fifth Career”. Her CD, A Woman Like Me, won the W.C. Handy Award in 2004 for Comeback Blues Album of the Year. She was also given a prestigious Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, was inducted into the Detroit Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, given an Unsung Award by the National R&B Society, and inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame by the Blues Foundation. She has received Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist. Since 2002, she has released 8 albums, 5 of which have received Grammy nominations.

In 2017, she signed with Verve Records and has since recorded 2 albums, both of which were produced by Steve Jordan, were critically acclaimed, and received Grammy nominations. The first was Things Have Changed, an album consisting of all Bob Dylan songs. Her latest, Blackbirds, is Bettye’s homage to the Black female singers of the 1950s who came before her.

Fans, critics and artists have nothing but high praise for her live show and her vocal prowess. Now, at 75 years old, she is still performing with the ferocity of a woman half her age. She is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 1960s and is still creating vital recordings today.

Ticket Information: Tickets for this show are on sale now and can be purchased via TicketLeap at www.outpostintheburbs.org Please note that tickets purchased for her previously scheduled show will be honored on this date.

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 (covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaxrecords) or Excelsior Pass (NY residents) will be acceptable. A negative COVID test will not be accepted for entry. A photo ID to match the name on the vaccination will be required.
Masks will be required to be worn at all times during the show.
Unvaccinated children of any age will not be permitted to attend.
Guidelines are subject to change at any time. Patrons should refer to their pre- show email and the website (www.outpostintheburbs.org) for the latest policies applicable to this event.

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

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