Warren Zanes Will Headline PWR 10th Annual Lawn Party at Montclair Art Museum September 12

Parents Who Rock will celebrate it's 10th Anniversary with an annual Backyard Party that has more star power, has more performers, and will take place on a bigger lawn than usual—in front of the Montclair Art Museum

Singer/songwriter Warren Zanes will headline the event, and more than 25 acts—many of them PWR favorites, will perform at the show, set for Saturday, September 12 from noon to 6 p.m.

Think of it as PWR's annual backyarder on steroids: bigger acts, more performers, and tons of great music, along with more food and fun activities for the whole family.

Zanes, who may be best known as a member with his brother Dan of the indie rock band, the Del Fuegos, is also a singer and songwriter who has released three solo albums, including the most recent, "I Want to Move Out in the Daylight." 

In addition, Zanes has has been a university professor, a vice president at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and a writer whose subjects have ranged from Jimmy Rodgers and Dusty Springfield to the history of Warner Bros. Records. His next book, a biography of Tom Petty, is due to come out in November. Zanes is also executive director of Little Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, where his work is an extension of his non-profit experience and his teaching at Case Western Reserve, the School of Visual Arts, the University of Rochester and other institutions. 

Time Out New York has said of Zanes, he is "as smart a pop songwriter as there is." Entertainment Weekly lauded his solo work as "a thing of indie-pop beauty." Rolling Stone described his music as having "flashes of Beck and 1970s Paul McCartney . . . [and] a lot of what sounds like
XTC." Among those who have already stepped forward to praise his latest recording are Cameron Crowe, Aimee Mann and Tom Petty. 

Zanes currently lives in Montclair with his two sons.

Other acts include many favorites from 10 years of shows, plus new members. And after many years, PWR  will be once again selling its famous T-shirts for adults and kids. So remember to bring your check books.

The celebration will highlight the opening of the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibition Eric Carle: Animals and Friends. Visitors can see MAM’s brand new exhibitions, enter to win exciting raffle baskets, and enjoy delicious fare from a variety of food vendors.

Family programming at the MAM Lawn Party will include art activities such as a collage project inspired by Eric Carle, the launch of a children’s art contest sponsored by TD Bank, an instrument petting zoo in partnership with School of Rock, and the MAM Art Truck. Don’t miss family yoga with Jacquie Ruderman and Eric Carle face painting! The Family Learning Lab and Reading Nook will also be open for interactive gallery experiences.

Those in attendance can also enter to win an exciting raffle basket comprising everything from relaxation packages to children’s goodies and grabbing a delicious bite from one of the participating food vendors like Cakeaholic Obsession, Cheezen Food Truck, Lost Brother’s Pizza Truck, Ms. Fu’s Yummy Food Truck, The Green Radish, Nick’s Shaved Ice, and Yogic Chai.
There will be no cover charge, but all donations accepted will go toward special needs programming at the MAM.

The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair.

Parents Who Rock is a nonprofit association of musicians and others based in Montclair who volunteer their time and talents onstage and behind the scenes to raise money for not-for-profit organizations throughout the community. The group was founded by Alma Schneider in 2005 and will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at the MAM Lawn Party. Parents Who Rock has helped to raise more than $200,000 for local nonprofits and educational institutions. 

For more information, contact Alma Schneider at alma@parentswhorock.com.

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