The Bongos - Sold Out!

By Outpost in the Burbs (other events)

Sunday, September 19 2021 5:00 PM 7:00 PM EST

New Date, Time and Location - This show to be held outside at the Van Vleck House and Gardens (21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ) at 5pm on Sunday September 19th, 2021.  In case of inclement weather show will be held in our regular location (First Congregational Church of Montclair  - 40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ)  


We are looking forward to seeing you soon and presenting an exciting season of shows this fall. We’ve missed you! 

Please note that your safety is our priority. To that end, the following policy will be in effect at all of our fall shows, including the September 19th show:

  • Upon entry, every patron must show a completed vaccination record (dated at least 14 days before the show). Photocopy, a photo on your phone, or proof via the DOCKET app ( will be acceptable. A negative COVID test will not be accepted for entry. 
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn while waiting on line for entry before check-in. Once you have been cleared to enter, please wear a face covering when in close proximity with others not in your party and when using bathrooms.  Face coverings are optional while seated during the show
  • Unvaccinated children of any age will not be permitted to attend. 
  • If you are not able to comply with our entry policy you will receive a refund for tickets purchased prior to our COVID policy announcement on 7/29/2021. Please email us at [email protected] to make this request.

Our vaccination requirement is in place so that we can all enjoy the music and each others’ company comfortably and safely. 

Guidelines are subject to change at any time. Please refer to your pre-show email and this website for the latest policies applicable to your event.

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Outpost in the Burbs, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.  COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.  Information on vaccination sites in New Jersey can be found here:

We have made these decisions with health and safety as our utmost concern. We look forward to reopening and seeing you soon.

About The Bongos

The Bongos were founding fathers of the Hoboken pop scene of the 1980s and, with a handful of others, were progenitors of the Indie Rock movement that followed. Led by Richard Barone, the group recorded its debut album Drums Along the Hudson (1982, PVC Records) primarily in England. With its unique mix of Beatlesque melodies, experimental outbursts, sensual rhythms, power pop and punk sensibilities, the album was a critical smash on both sides of the Atlantic and a college radio staple in the U.S., spawning their Billboard-charting cover of the T.Rex classic “Mambo Sun”. Relentless touring led to signing with RCA Records, the addition of guitarist James Mastro, and the release of the group's sweeping signature song “Numbers with Wings” (1983, RCA). Its accompanying video became an instant MTV favorite, earning a nomination at the first Video Music Awards. Tracks like “Barbarella” and “Tiger Nights” fared well on the fledgling alternative radio format and further raised the group’s profile. They released Beat Hotel (RCA) in 1985, a year that saw them perform over 300 concerts. At the end of that year, they retreated to the Bahamas with music legend Chris Blackwell and co-producer Eric “E.T.” Thorngren to record what was to become their long-lost Phantom Train album, which finally saw the light of day in 2013. By 1987, each member of the group, Barone, Mastro, bassist Rob Norris, and drummer Frank Giannini began to pursue solo projects and other collaborations, and performances by The Bongos became increasingly rare. In 2013 they reunited to perform on the final night of their beloved home club Maxwell’s in Hoboken, the venue where they were also the first act to perform. Since then they have reunited for special events and mini-tours. In 2020 they will be making select concert appearances to celebrate four decades of Hoboken pop.

Covid 19 Safety Information:

Right now it’s too early to publish our safety protocols in full detail. The conditions of the pandemic continue to evolve quickly and are now trending in a positive direction. The safety of our fans, artists, and volunteers remains our top priority and we will communicate and publish detailed protocols as the event date gets closer so you know exactly what to expect.

Please note that you may be subject to certain health protocols required at the time of the event that could potentially include proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, temperature checks, social distancing and mask-wearing.  We will continue to offer refunds upon request for those that are not comfortable with these requirements or unable to attend. 


All sales final, no refunds or exchanges.  All tickets purchased day of show are subject to a higher charge.  Doors open at 4:00 p.m.  Show starts promptly at 5:00pm.

Mailing Address

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042-3357