A free live outdoor music concert will be hosted in Crane Park to raise awareness of the plight of live music venues in Montclair, as well as to fundraise for Trend Coffee and Tea House.
The event will be held on Saturday, June 5 (with a rain date of Sunday June 6) from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.
The outdoor concert event will feature eight live bands over four hours. All involved are donating their time and talents.
"Montclair Arts are the heart and soul of the town, and venues that host live music have been hit hard this past year," event organizer Andrew Fellerman wrote in an announcement. "Trend Coffee and Tea House has been especially affected because the large rear parking lot has been completely blocked off, ripped up, and is under construction."
Trend Coffee and Tea House is a European style coffee house with two bay windows facing the street to sit in, overstuffed chairs and couches, art created by local artists on the walls, and a music performance area. Trend offers live music and other arts and cultural performances several times a week free of charge.
Anyone interested in donating can do so through the event's GoFundMe page, or by payable check. 100% of the proceeds go to Trend Coffee and Tea House for rent and business expenses. To find out more information about the event, see the Facebook event page.