Montclair Jazz Festival

The biggest thing happening this weekend is the Montclair Jazz Festival. You’ll enjoy eight hours of FREE music performed by a stellar lineup of musicians on Saturday, August 16 in Nishuane Park. And, there will also be dozens of wonderful food vendors and North Coast Beer Garden! An added bonus? A shuttle will run on a loop approximately every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. between the parking area and the festival site. The Shuttle will pick up at Hillside School (Hillside Avenue side) and drop off at Nishuane Park Festival Site (Cedar Avenue Side) Free parking is also available at the Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Ave.) a short walk to the Hillside School shuttle stop.

Montclair Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 16 from 12 pm – 8 pm
Nishuane Park. Montclair, NJ, 07043

Other weekend highlights are:

Black Violin

Virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B are Black Violin – dynamic, classically trained musicians on a mission to prove that classical music can be cool. They perform at NJPAC’s Sounds of the City tonight—a free outdoor concert series. Their electrifying style mines the synergy of classical, jazz, blues, R&B and hip-hop. Whether you lean toward Bach or Beyoncé, Black Violin’s innovative style is sure to enthrall.

Black Violin at Sounds of the City
Thursday, August 14 from 5 pm – 10 pm
NJPAC, One Centre Street, Newark, NJ



einstein's music fair

Experience the music of Einstein’s Music Fair at Trend Coffee and Tea House on Friday night. Descrubed as” an outlet for some very talented musicians to create comprovisions (composition + improvisation + vision? ) that could not be realized elsewhere. 

Einstein’s Music Fair
Friday, August 15 at 8 pm
Trend Coffee & Tea House, 411 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$7 food/beverage min. No cover charge


Jerry GarciaOn Saturday night  join the celebration of music and spirit of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead family at Tierney’s in Montclair. Featuring Dead Dog’s Eye as the house band, with other special guests joining us throughout the evening. Bring your dancin’ shoes, and dress in your most elegant plumage!

Inspiration Move Me Brightly: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia
Saturday, August 16 at 9 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
$10 cover


To find out what else is going on this weekend, be sure to check our calendar.