Montclair Center Stage Series begins this weekend with a music festival on Saturday, May 4, from 12 pm – 8 pm on Lackawanna Plaza. Gelotti Presents The Montclair Center Stage Music Festival will celebrate the tradition of Montclair music with two stages of the best, emerging local talent. The lineup includes Oxygen Box, Elk City, the Porchistas, Trü, LKFFCT, Junkanoo, Whiner, Billy & the Joels, Rockstar Racecar and Love & Moon. The event is free and will feature food, vendors and beer from the Pig & Prince. In the event of bad weather, the rain date will be on Sunday, May 5.

“One of Montclair’s strongest traditions is an engaged arts community,” said Jennifer Brown, executive director. “As New Jersey’s Best Downtown Arts community, the BID is delighted to showcase our local talents.”

The performance schedule is:


12:30-1:15 pm Trü

1:45-2:30 Whiner

3:15-4 Elk City

4:45-5:45 Porchistas

6:45-7:45 Oxygen Box


12-12:30 pm Love & Moon

1:15-1:45 pm Rockstar Racecar

2:30-3:15 Junkanoo

4-4:45 Billy & the Joels

5:45-6:45 LKFFCT

Presenting the best of local blues, indie, folk, rock and more on Church Street, the Montclair Center Stage Music Series showcases free music on Saturday nights from May to September.