Giveaway! The Wallflowers and Better Than Ezra at The Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Friday, Jun 23, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Wallflowers and Better Than Ezra are coming to the Wellmont Theater on Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m.

The Wallflowers is a roots rock band headed by Jakob Dylan, son of Bob Dylan. Rock to their hit songs “6th Avenue Heartache,” “One Headlight” and “The Difference.”

Better Than Ezra is an alternative rock trio based out of New Orleans; you’ll recognize their hit singles “Good” and “Breathless.”

Don’t miss these quintessential 90s rock bands play their hits as well as some unexpected covers. One lucky Baristanet reader can win a pair of tickets — you need to enter by clicking the box below. Continue Reading

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 22 – 25

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Lots of great local events to enjoy this weekend. From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to films and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening this weekend:

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Montclair Celebrates Make Music Day with Montclair Make Music Day

BY  |  Monday, Jun 19, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Make Music Day returns, joining the Make Music Day Alliance celebration with a town wide celebration of music on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities in Montclair are part of a global celebration of music making in over 750 cities inspired by France’s ​Fête de la Musique​.

Montclair Make Music Day invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by attending performances at venues all around Montclair. All events are posted at the Montclair Make Music Day Facebook page ​ and on the website schedule Continue Reading

Father’s Day Concert: Preview Performance of Opera Theater of Montclair’s LA CENERENTOLA

BY  |  Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Come experience the joy of Rossini’s classic comedic opera LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella) in this formal preview performance of Opera Theatre of Montclair’s fall mainstage production. OTM will perform semi-staged arias and ensembles with a witty narration for the patrons of Montclair Public Library on June 18, 4 p.m. This concert will feature members of the all-professional cast and will be fun for the whole family. Learn how Rossini’s version of Cinderella differs from the Grimm and from the Disney. Mingle with the cast. A perfect way to spend Father’s Day afternoon. Continue Reading

If You Loved “The Clair,” Check Out the The Clair Concert, 7/7 at Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Monday, Jun 05, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

You remember him as the artist who created “The Clair,” our town’s dope theme song that went viral with 25,000 views and props from Urban Outfitters. Now almost a year later, Montclair’s Samad Savage is back with “The Clair Concert” at the Wellmont Theater featuring performers from Montclair and other parts of Essex county.

The goal of the concert is to show Montclair’s potential to be the new Motown of New Jersey, according to Savage. Acts include J.1.DA, The Tennis Boys, Beat Lampers, Jay illicit, Driicky Graham, Bleszt and IB Mattic along with some well-known surprise acts from New Jersey you won’t want to miss. The Clair Concert is on July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Wellmont Theater. Continue Reading

Two Montclair Senior Class Bands Host Outdoor Concert to Support Project Graduation

BY  |  Sunday, Jun 04, 2017 2:54pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Get your tickets to Montclair’s own Senior Class Outdoor Concert and support Project Graduation. Home-grown bands the Goats & Farrose will be wrapping up their Senior Option project with a concert to generously benefit PG2017.

All information in link below. Here’s the basics.

What: Goats & Farrose Senior Option Concert

When: Monday, June 5. Doors Open 6:30. Music Starts 6:45.

Where: 75 Gates Ave

Tickets: $5.00 student & $10.00 adults. Advanced ticket sales recommended but tickets will be available at the door.

Bring a blanket. Snacks will be available. There is no rain date. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Music starts at 6:45. Tickets also available at the door for purchase. Come and celebrate the Class of 2017.

Montclair Orchestra Announces Inaugural Season Schedule With Five Concerts in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Orchestra has formally announced its inaugural season, consisting of five concerts at venues throughout Montclair.

Yin Fang, soprano

The inaugural concert will take place on October 22nd at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church on South Fullerton Street in Montclair. An orchestra of 80 musicians will present an ambitious program of Operatic Connections, an homage to new Music Director David Chan’s background as concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in Manhattan. The program will open with a forceful declaration in the overture to Verdi’s La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny), followed by Mozart’s Symphony #29, with song-like themes throughout the piece. The second half of the concert will present Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, often billed as a ‘pastoral’ work. Internationally acclaimed soprano Ying Fang will make an appearance between her engagements at the MET and the National Opera to sing the solo role in the final movement, a role she recently performed with the New York Philharmonic.

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Giveaway: Outpost in the Burbs Presents An Evening with Steve Kimock

BY  |  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Outpost in the Burbs presents Steve Kimock on Saturday, June 3rd at 8:30 pm. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair.

Steve Kimock

Steve Kimock, the protean improvisational guitarist whom Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) recently tabbed “arguably one of the greatest guitarists alive,” will be celebrating the release of two singles (the complete album will be released in the fall) on this tour. This current phase of songwriting comes in the aftermath of his acoustic explorations in the album Last Danger of Frost. In the wake of Frost, he and the members of the band that toured behind it found themselves creatively inspired, and new material has been crystallizing and recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI studios. Continue Reading

Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents Jim Lauderdale in Co-Production with the Van Vleck House & Gardens

BY  |  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Outpost in the Burbs presents Jim Lauderdale, on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5 p.m., in a co-production with the Van Vleck House and Gardens. The concert will take place at the Van Vleck, located at 21 Van Vleck Street, in Montclair. Opening the show will be James Tristan Redding.

Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter,” who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created a body work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock.  Along the way he’s won awards, garnered critical acclaim, and earned himself an engaged fan base. Today Jim treats his fans to a new adventure, exploring the redemptive traditional sounds of Memphis and Nashville with his double album, Soul Searching: Vol. 1 Memphis/Vol. 2. Nashville (Sky Crunch Records). 

Patrons are encouraged to bring folding chairs and/or blankets to this show.

How to Get Tickets: There are three distinct ticket types for this concert. Weather permitting, this show will be outdoors in the garden of the Van Vleck estate.  In the case of inclement weather the show will be held indoors (capacity 95).

Type 1:  Guaranteed ticket regardless of if the show is indoors or outdoors.  We will only sell 95 of these tickets and you are guaranteed admission regardless of weather.  

Type 2:  Outdoor only ticket (individual) will be available after the first 95 guaranteed tickets have been sold.  If the weather is bad and show is indoors, your ticket purchase along with any fees will be refunded within 7 days of the show.

Type 3:  Outdoor only ticket (family pack) will include admission to 2 adults and up to 3 children under the age of 12 weather permitting only.  Additional children’s tickets may be purchased at the door day of show for $5 each. If the weather is bad and show is indoors, your ticket purchase along with any fees will be refunded within 7 days of the show.

Want to see Jim Lauderdale? Tell us your favorite song by him Thursday, May 18 at 11 am EST and we’ll randomly choose one winner who will receive a pair of outdoor tickets for this Sunday, May 21.

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

Music Experiences in May at Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Reynaldo Rincón & Romeria Flamenca

Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
New York based flamenco music and dance ensemble, Romeria Flamenca delivers high-energy, “tablao” style flamenco featuring both traditional and original music alongside mesmerizing dance choreography. The group’s core members include Reynaldo Rincon (guitarist, singer, and artistic director), Willa Bronce (dancer), and Mario Rincon (singer and percussionist). For more information about the group, visit

Registration recommended for this live performance. For more information, call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235 or visit Continue Reading

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