MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film announced today that singer-songwriter Jon Batiste, leader of Stay Human, the house band on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, will perform at Montclair Film’s ‘70s Mixtape Dance Party on February 24 at 8:00 PM at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. Jon Batiste joins Stephen Colbert, Patrick Wilson, and Warren Zanes on the roster, which features The Loser’s Lounge playing dancefloor hits of the 1970’s.

Batiste is an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader and composer. As an educator and television personality, he spreads his unbridled optimism coupled with a profound understanding of the arts. Born into a long lineage of New Orleans musicians, Batiste is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a Master’s degree. After graduating, he toured globally with his band Stay Human and currently appears nightly on national television as the bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The event features three ticketing levels, including a $200 VIP Experience, with dance floor access, a pre-show reception catered by Events by Joni and featuring fun culinary creations from the 1970’s era and complimentary beverages throughout the event, a $100 Dance Floor Experience featuring dance floor access and two complimentary beverages, and a $30 Concert Experience, with General Admission seating in the balcony. The party also features a giant Boom Box sculpture for photography, created by local artist Shaun Killman.

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Additionally, Montclair Film announced their second StorySlam theme, Oops! I Did It Again! for the February StorySlam event, will taking place at 7:30 PM on Saturday, February 17th at Cinema505, located at 505 Bloomfield Avenue in downtown Montclair. Storytellers may pre-register by purchasing a “Storyteller” ticket, indicating their desire to tell a story at the event, by visiting The evening will once again feature music from our house band The Tall Pines and will be hosted by Risa Barash.

The March StorySlam will be held on March 24th, as well as a special Slam My Story! series High Schoolers for that premieres on March 18th, with winners from each event invited to participate in a special program of storytelling presented at the Wellmont Theater on Saturday, April 28th at the 2018 Montclair Film Festival. The Slam My Story! youth program is funded in part by a grant from Partners for Health.


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