Outpost in the Burbs plans two special August events

by JAY LUSTIG
Pinegrove performs

ANDREW PICCONE

Pinegrove headlines the Clearmountain Festival at the Montclair Women’s Club, Aug. 26

The main venue for Montclair’s Outpost in the Burbs is the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Church Street. But the organization presents events at other venues, too, and its next four shows — including two special multi-act events, this month — will be in three different Montclair locations.

• Aug. 6, in partnership with Montclair Center Stage, it will present a free show, outdoors on Church Street. The performers will be:

5:30 p.m.: Danny Greenberg
6:15 p.m.: Zara Phillips
7 p.m.: Matt Davis
7:50 p.m.: Loretta Hagen
8:45 p.m.: Jason Darling Duo
9:40 p.m.: Fellaheen

• Aug. 26, from 4 to 10 p.m., it will present its inaugural Clearmountain Festival, a benefit for The NJ Arts Education Partnership, with Pinegrove, a Montclair band with a quickly growing national reputation, and seven other local groups: Stolen Jars, Topaz Jones, Half Waif, Werebears, Cranes Are Flying, Shakai Mondai and Gifts.

The show will take place at the Montclair Women’s Club and serve as a release party for Clearmountain Benefit Compilation, an album of tracks by Montclair bands also benefiting the NJ Arts Education Partnership.

In a press release, Stolen Jars frontman Cody Fitzgerald, who organized the festival with Werebears singer Daryl Shelton,  said: “We wanted to do something to celebrate the extraordinary amount of talent that has come out of the Montclair music scene and, at the same time, give back to the community that fostered these artists.”

• On Sept. 16, Outpost favorite Dan Bern returns for a show at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, with Jason Darling opening.

• And on Oct. 29, the Outpost launches another initiative — its New Voices Series, devoted to up-and-coming artists — with a show by Karl Blau and LAKE at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

The rest of the 2016-17 has not been announced yet. For information on these four shows, and updates, visit outpostintheburbs.org.

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