PWR Lifts Voice in Song at Montclair Center Stage This Saturday To Raise Spirits and Funds For Hurricane Relief, Gun Control

Do you hate the guns that kill a lot of people but love Puerto Rico and Tom Petty? Then you will want to join us for a Tom Petty tribute with your fave Parents Who Rock performers, and come out and donate money and supplies  to help victims of the Puerto Rico hurricane and support Moms Demand Action NJ—Active Volunteers Group.

Parents Who Rock performers will be taking to the Montclair Center Stage this Saturday, October 7, to summon the spirit of the late, great Tom Petty and raise money, collect supplies, and raise everyone’s general spirits in light of all the recent bad news headlines.

More than a dozen performers will be playing cover versions of their favorite Petty songs. Musicians include: Zara Phillips, Ellen Sternfeld Paretti, Jonathan Stonbely, Tim O’Connor, Meg Patrick, Budd Mishkin, Jessica Henry, Robert Baum, Steve Ward, Julian Keenan, ROSTAFA, and more.

The show runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Montclair Center Stage is located on the East End of Church Street, just off Bloomfield Avenue, in Montclair.

Please bring money to make a donation and supplies for Puerto Rico: specifically batteries, baby food, bug spay, mosquito nets, sun screen, duct tape, tarps, zip lock bags, first aid items, and dried food like ramen, dried milk, protein powder. We will have a PayPal account set up soon for you to donate online, as well.

Also, JavaLove will donate a percentage of their proceeds from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening to the causes, so drink some coffee!!!! 

Please come out to raise money and raise spirits!

If you would like to donate to PWR's hurricane relief and gun control efforts, please click here.


The Bloomingfields Rock Rodney Out of Office at Tierney's This Saturday!

Come help the Bloomingfields rock Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R.-NJ) out of office Saturday, September 16th at 8 p.m. at Tierney’s.

The show, a fundraiser for NJ 11th for Change, will feature the band playing their original power pop, as well as favorite covers from classic bands like the Velvet Underground, the Who and the Kinks.

The doors open at 8 p.m., and the music begins at 9 p.m.

Minimum donation is $11. Seating is limited—so be sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Cash will not be accepted at the door—payment by credit card or check only. All proceeds go to benefit the work of NJ 11th for Change.

For information, email Elizabeth Juviler at


Local Bands, Performers All Ready for PWR Backyard Event This Saturday—Sept. 9

Welcome to the 12th annual Parents Who Rock Backyard Event 2017!

We will be holding our event, featuring a lineup of great local musicians performing all afternoon, on Saturday, September 9th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the corner of Cedar Ave. and High Street in Montclair. It's open to all ages so bring your kids!

We do not provide food, but bring a blanket and/or chairs and a picnic lunch. We will have flower arranging demonstrations and activities for kids, plus a musical gear sale, so bring yours and buy some! We will also have a masseuse, Vanessa Vozar, from 1-2:30 p.m. and Sarah Otazo will be providing detoxifying "beemer" sessions.

A portion of the proceeds will go to our charity, Reaching Out Montclair, a non-profit that provides food, concrete services and assistance to underprivileged families in Montclair, NJ.

There is no cost to get in, but it is a fundraiser where we pass the hat.  Please donate generously!

Photo from a previous Backyard Event.


Bring Out Your Dead! Rock ‘n’ Rollers, That Is! And Get Your Tickets Now!

Save the date, sign up to play and get your tickets now!

This year’s Parents Who Rock’s Rock Tribute show, Celebrate the Great: Honor the Performers We Lost in 2016, is set for Saturday, February 11, at 7 p.m.

The show will feature PWR musicians performing songs by by artists who passed away last year. 

A $20 per person donation will go to benefiting an organization for the International Rescue Committee

To buy tickets, click here

It is rumored that David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Paul Kantner, Merle Haggard, Bernie Worrell, Sharon Jones, Alan Vega and many others may be there in spirit.

The show is set for B’naiKeshet Synagogue, 99 South Fullerton St., Montclair.

For an extensive list of musicians who passed away in 2016, visit this page:


Sock Monster/No Rehearsals Double Header at Tierney's This Friday, Nov. 4

Come on out this Friday, Nov. 4, for a local band double header for a good cause featuring two PWR bands: Sock Monster and their special guests The No Rehearsals, upstairs at Tierney’s, raising money to help support WFMU, their favorite local radio station.

Sock Monster—John Paul Uva (guitar, keyboard, vocals), Jim Kvoriak (guitar, vocals) Bob Terhune (bass, vocals) and Andy Yeates (drums)—will play their smart pop/punk covers, many from obscure artists you can hear only on an independent station like WFMU.

The No Rehearsals, featuring Parents Who Rock founder Alma Schneider on vocals, will start off the evening with a fun set of eclectic covers. The band, which features a ragtag group of ne'er-do-practice musicians, includes Miguel Rodriguez on drums, and from Sock Monster, Uva on guitar, as well as Terhune, sitting in on bass for this show.

Both bands have pledged to donate the money they bring in to the station, which is currently having a silent fundraiser. 

Music starts at 9 p.m. $5 cover. Tierney’s is located at 136 Valley Road, Montclair. 
Check out Sock Monster's Facebook page: 


Performers Line Up for a Great Afternoon of Music at MAM This Saturday!

The schedule of performers has been finalized for MAM’s Lawn Party—which takes place on the lawn of the Montclair Art Museum this Saturday, September 10.

The music will go on, rain or shine. If it rains, the performances will move inside.

Besides great music all afternoon, the event features fun activities for the whole family, delicious food and of course, the wonderful art of the MAM. 

Please come out, have fun with your family, and support this fundraiser for Side Door Montclair programs.

Here's the schedule of performers:

12 noon to 1 p.m.
Sam Reilly
Jessica Henry and Kevin Weitz
The L.V. Band
In the Dream Life
TNT ramblers

1 to 2 p.m.
Doug Andrews, Dave Wish and Craig Levine
Ed Carine
School of Rock
School of Rock
School of Rock

2 to 3 p.m.
Brian Saltzman and Todd Larson
Ellen Paretti and Tim O’Connor
Bob Cannon
Alma Schneider and Kevin Kurland

3 to 4 p.m.
Annika Cioffi
Jon Luks
Hey Honeys
Chris Kundstadter
Lane Gardner
Amy Horowitz—the Abandon Ship Band

4 to 5 p.m.
Kingpin with Steve Wards Band Kingpin
Kevin Kurland and Paul Ruderman
Aliza Mattensen
Leslie Likes to Sing: Leslie Masuzzo
Maggie Borgen
Diana Jones and Ed Carine


MAM Lawn Party Features 20 PWR Performers This Saturday, Sept. 10

Come on out to the Montclair Art Museum’s Lawn Party, featuring live music by by 20 Parents Who Rock bands and performers, this Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 5 p.m.

The event is free, though a suggested admission price will help support the MAM Art Truck artist residency programs at Side Door Montclair after-school locations.

Besides listening to great local music, people can celebrate the exhibitions "do it" and "Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series" at this day-long festival,

Attendees can:

* Experience the premiere of MAM's do it performances of Michelangelo Pistoletto's Sculpture for Strolling and Joan Jonas' Instruction;

* Learn and create with art activities with esteemed MAM educators Dan Fenelon and Liz Seaton;

* Find musical talents in the Instrument “Petting Zoo” with School of Rock;

* Enjoy family yoga with Jacquie Ruderman;

* Get faces painted by Fancy Faces Facepainting and Painted Faces & Other Places;

* Grab a bite from fabulous food vendors including Cheezen Food Truck, Java Love Coffee Roasting Co., Lost Brother's Pizza Truck, Olive That & More, The Spot, and Izzy & Tallulah.

MAM members are invited to an exhibition preview before the community event. Not a member? Become one today, by going to: https://www.montclairartmuseum.

We’d like to offer a hearty thank you to our event sponsors:
Angelbeck's Fine Wines
Apple Village
basemeant wrx
East Side Mags
Encore Catering New Jersey
Fancy Faces Facepainting
Hair 491
JaiPure Yoga
Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
Lowe Roofing
The Montclair Foundation
Montclair Orthodontics
Montclair State University
Painted Faces and Other Places
Parents Who Rock
Portraits by Michael Stahl
Sanford Insurance Group
School of Rock Montclair
The Spot Montclair
Verona, New Jersey
Wade Maxx Art & Framing

And Publicity Partners:
Belgiovine's Italian Deli
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Montclair Office
Bluestone Coffee Co.
Fleet Feet Sports Montclair
Howell Montclair
Just Kidding Around
The Little Gym of Montclair
Milk Money Montclair
Montclair B.A.B.Y.
Montclair Book Center
Montclair Public Library & Foundation
Mr. Dino's
Sunrise Bagels
Toast Montclair
Uncle Momo
Verdigreen Home
Watchung Booksellers
YMCA Of Montclair
Zen Blendz Juice Bar


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