NJArts.net benefit to feature Richard Barone, James Mastro, Glenn Mercer and Elk City


Richard Barone, James Mastro, the Glenn Mercer Band and Elk City will perform at a benefit for NJArts.net at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair, Oct. 6.

Richard Barone and James Mastro — bandmates in the influential Hoboken-based alt-rock band The Bongos who also released an album together, Nuts and Bolts, in 1983 — will perform a rare set as a duo at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair, Oct. 6, in a benefit for NJArts.net.

They’ll perform both on their own and with backing by the band Elk City, who will also open the 8 p.m. show. Glenn Mercer of another legendary New Jersey band, The Feelies, will perform with his own Glenn Mercer Band at 9 p.m.

For tickets, visit outpost.ticketleap.com/njarts-fundraiser-2018.

This is the fourth benefit for NJArts.net and, like it predecessors, it also serves as a showcase for some of the best music that New Jersey has to offer.

The first one, in March 2016, featured Barone along with the late Pat DiNizio, The Weeklings, The Grip Weeds, Speed the Plough and many others, and took place at Crossroads in Garwood. The second, whose participants included Tony Trischka, the Shockenaw Mountain Boys, Barry Mitterhoff, Kinderhook and Lisa Bouchelle, was also at Crossroads, in October 2017. The lineup of the third, at the Stanhope House in March of this year, included The Shockenaw Mountain Boys, John Ginty & Friends, The Porchistas and The Outcrops.

For sponsorship opportunities regarding the Oct. 6 show, please contact Cindy Stagoff at cstagoff@comcast.net.

In a first for NJArts.net, the Oct. 6 benefit is being co-sponsored by Montclair’s Outpost in the Burbs, which had a particularly busy fall season coming up already.

Here is the rest of the Outpost’s fall schedule:

Sept. 14: Josh Rouse
Sept. 15: Martin Sexton
Sept. 29: James Maddock
Oct. 12: The Jayhawks
Nov. 3: The Lone Bellow
Nov. 9: Willie Nile
Nov. 16: Lucy Kaplansky
Dec. 8: Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
Dec. 15: Ryley Walker

For information, visit outpostintheburbs.org.


Since launching in September 2014, NJArts.net, a 501(c)(3) organization, has become one of the most important media outlets for the Garden State arts scene. And it has always offered its content without a subscription fee, or a paywall. Its continued existence depends on support from members of that scene, and the state’s arts lovers. Please consider making a contribution of any amount to NJArts.net via PayPal, or by sending a check made out to NJArts.net to 11 Skytop Terrace, Montclair, NJ 07043.


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