Support Outpost in the Burbs as they host their sixth annual benefit concert.
Coming up soon to the Outpost in the Burbs stage is their sixth annual Concert for Haiti, set to perform on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
According to the Outpost in the Burbs website, “2015’s Concert for Haiti, a fundraiser for Edeyo Foundation, Lamp for Haiti and the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP), features Steve Forbert who broke into the national music scene in 1978 with his debut album, Alive on Arrival, following that up the following year with Jackrabbit Slim featuring the iconic ‘Romeo’s Tune’ and Bohio Music, composed of Riva Precil and Monvelyno Alexis presenting a seamless fusion of Racine/Roots, World Music, Jazz and African tones.”
“Also performing will be Zing Experience fusing rock and Haitian Roots (Rasin) to create a soulful sound, with influences from artists as diverse as Boukman Eksperyans, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley; Big Mamou, a Cajun and country collision of Zydeco; The Cliff Notes, a Montclair area student band; Passing Notes, Montclair High School’s choral a cappella group performing eclectic repertoire which in the past has included ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Autumn Leaves,’ ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,’ ‘Float On,’ ‘Someone To Watch Over Me,’ ‘Lullaby,’ ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ and ‘Yesterday;’ and Melissa Walker and Jazz House Kids: a collective of extremely talented swing jazz musicians from the Montclair area, led by internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and recording artist, Melissa Walker.”
Tickets for the Concert for Haiti are $22 and can be purchased in person at Keil’s Pharmacy, Terra Tea and Studio042. They can also be purchased online at ticketleap.com. The show is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., so be sure to get there with plenty of time for parking and to ensure you don’t need to rush around before what is sure to be a great show to kick off the new season!
Those interested in making an even larger contribution can purchase their tickets online to also make a tax-deductible donation to the Edeyo Foundation, the contribution for Haitian education and leadership or a contribution to the Lamp for Haiti.
For more information on Outpost in the Burbs or to see the other shows taking place this season, visit the Outpost in the Burbs website at outpostintheburbs.org.The venue is located just one block over from Valley Road, which has great choices for places to eat before or after the show. One restaurant, Nauna’s Bella Casa, will give you a wonderful experience perfect for the whole family. Nauna’s offers a wide array of Italian cooking, appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, sandwiches, veal, chicken and seafood dishes. All reasonably priced, from their recommended fried calamari at $9.99, chicken parmigiana at $14.99 and stuffed rigatoni at $13.99.