Bands are signing on to play at Parents Who Rock’s annual outdoor music fest and picnic, Saturday, September 10, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the yard at 72 High Street, corner of Cedar and High Streets, in Montclair.
The free event will feature great music as well as fun activities for kids, vendors selling their wares, and raffles for wonderful prizes.
Performers so far include: Jed Goldstein; Dave Sobel, Tim Kennedy and Jeff Bleeke; Nat Grauman; Win and the Big Boys; Maureen Fichten and John Sonntag; Rew; Carrie Cantor and Malcolm Marsden; Chris Kunstadter; Edwin T. Carine III; John Finnegan and maybe friends; Ellen Paretti and Tim O’Connor; Rob Pignatello; Mark Egan; Angelo Testa; Dan Conway; and the West Essex Chamber Players. More bands/performers may still be announced. Check back later to see what time your favorites are playing!
For kids, Aunt Jean’s Toys and Treats will sponsor face painting from 12 noon to 2 p.m.. Lotus in Action will be doing yoga for kids from 3 to 4 p.m. And Ahava Felicidad Hair and Body will be giving temporary hair and feather extensions from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
In addition, there will be cool raffles: School of Rock will be raffling a gift certificate for two month’s tuition for any of their programs—an up to $650 value. PWR will also be raffling off a brand new electric guitar.
Several wonderful vendors will be on hand, including Stella and Dot Jewelry, selling versatile and fashion-forward jewelry, and Maria Koch Jewelry, offering handmade designs.
This year, Parents Who Rock will be honoring soundman extraordinaire, Ed Carine, who tirelessly hauls the sound equipment, sets it up and serves as sound technician at most PWR shows. He also helps run Terry's Serendipity Cafe, which provides a creative outlet for Montclair teens. We will be collecting donations for Terry's in honor of Ed.
We will also be collecting non-perishable food donations to help out local food pantries, whose supplies have been depleted after a long, difficult summer. So please bring a can or two to donate.
Remember to pack a picnic basket with food and drinks and bring your own blanket and some lawn chairs. We'll supply the great music.
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