Joan Baez will be spending the evening with Montclair.
Get ready for an evening like no other as Joan Baez will be performing at Montclair’s prized venue, The Wellmont Theater on Sat. Oct. 15 at 8 P.M.
The powerful voice of Joan Baez symbolizes both music and social activism. Throughout the years, writing, and speaking out, of an individual’s power to effect change has always been her objective.
Baez was born in Staten Island, New York and was the daughter of Dr. Albert Baez, a physicist. With the upbringing of Baez, the details of her childhood as a faculty child in Ithaca, New York has molded to her into being the woman she is today. In Palo Alto, California, where she attended high school, she began to play the guitar.
As she began a long association with Vanguard Records, then America’s foremost folk label, in 1960 with her album Joan Baez. It opened doors for her in folk clubs and concert halls throughout the college circuit and major cities. She became the public image for
folk revival and was featured on the cover of Time.
Joan Baez‘s tour of campuses were also noteworthy for her refusal to perform in segregated arenas and concert halls—a decision that led her to limit the Southern part of her tours to black colleges.
The Wellmont Theater is located on 5 Seymour St. in Montclair, N.J. and can be best contacted 973-783-9500. Regular box office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets for Joan Baez can be purchased through LiveNation.
Parking is available, courtesy of Montclair Parking. They have parking lots located at:
7 North Willow St.
19 North Fullerton Ave. at the Chase Bank
159 Glenridge Ave. at the YMCA
172 Glenridge Ave. (corner of Glenridge Ave and North Willow St.