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Lackawanna Plaza Stage

2023 BLOCK PARTY

On Saturday, August 12, the Montclair Jazz Fest heats up for an all-day Block Party in Lackawanna Plaza, a not-to-be-missed "mini-fest" double header: swinging live jazz from noon to 8:00 pm, followed by one of the largest funk & soul street dance parties Montclair has ever seen.

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2023 BLOCK PARTY
2023 BLOCK PARTY

Time & Location

Aug 12, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Lackawanna Plaza Stage, 26 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA

Guests

About the event

Saturday, August 12 | 12:00 - 10:00 pm

Starting at 12 noon, ensemble performances on the Lackawanna stage will feature 150 talented emerging musicians from five states and three continents taking part in the Jazz House Summer Workshop. The young performers are followed by a set from jazz guitarist Charlie Sigler and his band opening for one of jazz’s most vibrant artists on the scene today, Endea Owens & the Cookout. As the sun sets, the Montclair Jazz Fest keeps it cooking as bassist and composer Endea Owens takes the stage with her masterful band, The Cookout. Affectionately known as Bass Bae, Owens and her entire band – including Jazz House alum Zoe Obadia – are Juilliard School graduates. Since her years at Juilliard, Owens has won an Emmy, GRAMMY and Peabody Award.

At 8:00 pm, chairs get folded and tables pushed aside and Montclair gets its groove on as music fans get on their feet for an incredible, diverse and inter-generational boogie fest – a colossal street dance party – featuring DJ Brother Mister, aka Christian McBride. The Montclair Jazz Festival and Jazz House artistic director and 8-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist is a noted historian of classic R&B, soul and funk. All night long, McBride will be spinning and mixing classic favorites on original analog vinyl from what he considers the “sweet spot” of dance music, the 1960s to 1990s, and often playing along, embellishing the bass line with his masterful skill.

The Block Party features the return of the Family Jazz Discovery Zone for the younger set and their parents, and for all the shoppers and foodies, the Festival Marketplace with 30 local food + artisan vendors. The Dexter Gordon Open Air Lounge with premium seating is reserved for sponsors, Take 5 and Friends of the Festival supporters.

*RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Schedule


  • 4 hours 15 minutes

    JAZZ HOUSE ENSEMBLES

    Lackawanna Plaza Stage

  • 1 hour

    CHARLIE SIGLER

    Lackawanna Plaza Stage
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Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 100% off this event at checkout

Tickets

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  • GENERAL ADMISSION DONATION

    Pay what you want

    By providing a small donation for your general admission, you will be helping in providing access to music education to kids in the New Jersey and New York areas and continuing the expansion of the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST. Thank you for your contribution to JAZZ HOUSE KiDS.

    Pay what you want

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    $0.00

  • FAN

    $100.00

    As an official Friend of the Festival Aficionado ticket you will receive Access for one (1) to Friends of the Festival Tent at Downtown Jamboree, One (1) Drink Ticket, MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL tote and swag and 10% off all festival merchandise, and more. Not only do you get some great perks, but you will be supporting an entire community by making a festival experience and live JAZZ accessible to all.

    $100.00

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  • ENTHUSIAST

    $250.00

    As an official Friend of the Festival Enthusiast ticket you will receive Access to the VIP Open Air Lounge at Block Party, Access for one (1) to Friends of the Festival Tent at Downtown Jamboree, MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL tote and swag and 10% off all festival merchandise, and more. Not only do you get some great perks, but you will be supporting an entire community by making a festival experience and live JAZZ accessible to all.

    $250.00

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  • AFICIONADO

    $500.00

    As an official Friend of the Festival Aficionado ticket you will receive Access to the VIP Open Air Lounge at Block Party, Access for two (2) to Friends of the Festival Tent at Downtown Jamboree, MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL tote and swag and 10% off all festival merchandise, and more. Not only do you get some great perks, but you will be supporting an entire community by making a festival experience and live JAZZ accessible to all.

    $500.00

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  • MAESTRO

    $1,000.00

    As an official Friend of the Festival Maestro ticket you will receive Access to the VIP Open Air Lounge at Block Party, Access for four (4) to Friends of the Festival Tent at Downtown Jamboree, MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL tote and swag and 10% off all festival merchandise, and more. Not only do you get some great perks, but you will be supporting an entire community by making a festival experience and live JAZZ accessible to all.

    $1,000.00

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  • VIP Silver - $2500

    $2,500.00

    Your Take 5 VIP Club membership helps Montclair’s own award-winning nonprofit JAZZ HOUSE KiDS provide inclusive access, learning, career development and community building through classes, workshops and performance programs in schools, after-school and in the community, leaving no child behind regardless of financial circumstances.

    $2,500.00

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  • VIP Gold - $5000

    $5,000.00

    Your Take 5 VIP Club membership helps Montclair’s own award-winning nonprofit JAZZ HOUSE KiDS provide inclusive access, learning, career development and community building through classes, workshops and performance programs in schools, after-school and in the community, leaving no child behind regardless of financial circumstances.

    $5,000.00

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