Slaid Cleaves: Outpost Fall Preview

Outpost in the Burbs brings together a multitude of talented artists for the new fall season. Slaid Cleaves will lead the performances starting Sept. 19.

Outpost in the Burbs prepares for the fall, starting with Slaid Cleaves.

As the summer comes to a close, get ready for the fall Outpost in the Burbs season with these upcoming shows, sure to get you pumped up!

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Coming on Friday, Sept. 19 is Slaid Cleaves, with tickets being sold for $22.  Cleaves is a singer-songwriter from Washington, D.C. who defines his music as folk. His most recent album, “Still Fighting the War,” was released in June 2013 under Music Road Records, which even peaked at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.

Following Slaid Cleaves is Songwriters by the Sea on Friday, Oct. 17, with tickets going for $25. According to the Outpost in the Burbs website,, “the ‘sea’ in this case is the Jersey Shore… Joe returns this October, this time with Willie [Nile] as his guest. Also appearing are American alternative country singer (and the younger sister of Shelby Lynne) Allison Moorer who opened for her husband’s (Steve Earle’s) September 2008 Outpost show and Joe Rapolla, another Jersey Shore fixture whose music has been described as ‘a unique blend of The Beatles, Eagles and Bruce Springsteen…with some Nashville thrown in there.'”

Bringing the season to a close are a Brother Sun and the Chapin Sisters, hosting a co-bill as “Brothers and Sisters” on Friday, Nov. 14, with tickets going for $22. Brother Sun fuses “folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock and a cappella singing [and] is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.” Similar yet still original, Abigail and Lily Chapin plan to “enchant you with their ‘soft harmonies and dark sidelong lyrics (which) fit perfectly into a new folk aesthetic that is more twisted than freaky.'” 

Tickets for all shows can be purchased at Keil’s Pharmacy at 732 Valley Road and Studio042 at 423 Bloomfield Avenue, or at the Outpost box office. Parking is available at the back of the church, located on 67 Church Street.

For those who are looking to grab a bite to eat before the show, there is a variety of eateries all over Bloomfield Avenue, such as HLS (Health, Love and Soul), Escape, and Le Petit Parisien. There are also some eateries near the Lackawanna Plaza, such as Pig and Prince, and an American-fare restaurant/bar called Just Jake’s on Park Street and Bloomfield Avenue.

Plan out your Outpost season and get ready for some amazing shows!

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