The theater will host NJ-based non-profit, NorthStar Pet Rescue, at the show and match every donation from concert goers.
July 17, 2018 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater is proud to announce that Renaissance Rock Folk band, Blackmore’s Night, will perform their last U.S. tour date for 2018 on the Wellmont stage on July 29th, 2018. To mark the event, the Wellmont will be hosting the New Jersey-based non-profit, NorthStar Pet Rescue, in the lobby to give audience members a chance to interact with rescue animals and donate to its cause. The theater is proudly matching each donation dollar for dollar.
Founded more than 20 years ago by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, Blackmore’s Night is an internationally renowned band with more than 10 studio albums and numerous gold records. Some of their biggest hits include “Moonlight Shadow,” “Somewhere Over the Sea,” and “Coming Home.”
Blackmore’s Night is a group of talented multi-instrumentalists, including Blackmore, Night, Lady Lynn, Scarlett Fiddler, Earl Grey, Troubadour of Aberdeen, and Bard David. The band’s sound is a mix of acoustic / electric Renaissance styled and troubadour folk-music with fantasy themed lyrics meant to transport the listener to an older time. Fans are encouraged to join the band in dressing in classic Renaissance garb at the performance.
“We are very excited to have Blackmore’s Night performing at the Wellmont Theater,” says Lara Gladstone, Director of Marketing, Wellmont Theater. “What makes this show even more significant is that we’ll be hosting NorthStar Pet Rescue in the lobby to raise donations for the organization that Wellmont Theater will be matching dollar for dollar. The Wellmont is working to support animals in the community by having foundations like this attend performances so audiences can interact and easily give back.”
Founded in 2017, NorthStar is a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving homeless and abused dogs around the country. The organization shelters the animals and finds them safe, loving ‘forever homes.’
“We are honored to be invited to the Blackmore’s Night show at the Wellmont. We’ll be bringing up to four rescue dogs with us for theater goers to engage with and possibly adopt,” says Tammy Probst Smith, president and founder, NorthStar. “The Wellmont’s dedication to giving back to the community is touching and we truly appreciate it.”
Blackmore’s Night is also well known for its charitable contributions towards animal welfare. Over the past two decades, the band has donated enough funds for the World Wide Fund for Nature to plant 6,000 fruit trees in Borneo for the orangutan habitat; they have donated to the Save the Bats in Berlin; Save the Badgers in England; local animal charities throughout the USA including an annual invitation only charity show in which all proceeds go directly to Save A Pet, Little Shelter, Best Friends and North Shore Animal League. They have also donated portions of proceeds of CD sales to the Red Cross to aid the flood victims in Eastern Europe; donated to CO2OL to plant trees in Panama to undo the pollution which their concerts may
Tickets are still available for the Wellmont Theater show. Doors open at 7:00 PM ET with the show starting at 8:00 PM ET.
To learn more or purchase tickets please visit: https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/blackmores-night/
About the Wellmont Theater
The Wellmont Theater, located at 5 Seymour St., off Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, NJ, was built in 1922 as a live theater and converted to a motion picture theater in 1929. The original entrance was at 400 Bloomfield Avenue. In the 1930’s, Thomas Edison, inventor of motion pictures, attended movies at the Wellmont. In the 1970’s, the theater was tri-plexed and the entry was moved to Seymour Street, while the original lobby was converted to a restaurant. The Wellmont closed in 2006 and reopened in 2008 as a concert venue, with capacity for 2,700 (1,600 for seated shows), making it the largest theater venue in the area. www.wellmonttheater.com