JIM LAUDERDALE. Courtesy Outpost in the Burbs.

Food tastes better outdoors, people say, and music sounds sweeter.

On Sunday, May 21, at 5 p.m., Outpost in the Burbs and Van Vleck House & Gardens will present Jim Lauderdale, at Van Vleck, 21 Van Vleck St. James Tristan Redding opens the show.

Lauderdale is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter. He has worked as a sideman and, since 1986, as a solo artist, releasing 28 albums of music: roots, country, bluegrass, soul, R&B, and rock.

Patrons are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets to the show. If the weather is inclement, the concert will be held indoors.
There are three levels of tickets: the first guarantees admission to the indoor concert. The second is an outdoor-only ticket. The third is a family-pack outdoor ticket for two adults and up to three children under the age of 12. For more information, visit outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.