Culture in brief: Wellmont celebrates 10 years with OkTENberfest house party
Ten years ago, Montclair's Wellmont Theater reopened as a live entertainment venue, and to celebrate, will host an "OkTENberfest" open house party on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. To further commemorate this milestone, The Wellmont is releasing a portion of tickets for its remaining 2018 shows for just $10.
OkTENberfest guests will enjoy food vendors, spirits tasting, a selection of more than 40 beers and brews, a photo booth provided by Little Nest Portraits, debut of new Wellmont merchandise, and the opportunity to see the historic venue up close with guided tours.
The Wellmont encourages attendees to bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair. With each bag of five items donated, patrons will receive a free ticket to an upcoming Wellmont show. Donations of more than 20 items will enter guests into a raffle for two tickets to a show of choice.
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"The goal since The Wellmont reopened has been to provide quality programming that will attract all audiences," said Anthony J. Morrison, General Manager of The Wellmont Theater. "By hosting a free open house party and offering $10 tickets to our entire fall lineup, we want to celebrate the people who have been with us on this journey and encourage others to see our well-rounded calendar.”
Beginning Monday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., tickets to the house party will be available while supplies last on Ticketmaster.com using the offer code "10YEARS" or by mentioning the promotion at The Wellmont Theater box office.
The following entertainers are participating in The Wellmont’s $10 ticket promotion:
- 10/01 – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
- 10/05 – Party Rock
- 10/06 – George Lopez
- 10/09 – A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
- 10/10 – Modest Mouse
- 10/12 – Blues Traveler
- 10/13 – Chris D’Elia
- 10/20 – Duel of the Decades: 80s vs. 90s
- 10/14 & 10/15 – Tom Segura
- 11/24 – Old School Jersey Jam: Freestyle & Beyond
- 11/27 – The Clairvoyants Christmas
- 11/28 – Maxwell
- 11/29 – Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
- 12/07 – O.A.R.
- 12/11 – Jewel
- 12/21 – Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl
- 12/22 – Countess Luann and her Holiday Cabaret Show
- 12/30 & 12/31 – Dark Star Orchestra
ABOUT THE WELLMONT THEATER
The Wellmont Theater, located at 5 Seymour St., first opened its doors in 1922 as a venue for vaudeville acts and staged plays, attracting top acts of the time, like Charlie Chaplin. After a multi-million-dollar renovation, the 2,500-capacity Wellmont Theater emerged as New Jersey’s premier live entertainment venue on October 27, 2008. Past performances include David Blaine, Breaking Benjamin, 311, Jim Gaffigan, Daughtry, Buddy Guy, Papa Roach, PnB Rock, The Roots, Dita Von Teese, Sabrina Carpenter, Danzig, and many more. For more information visit wellmonttheater.com.