Award-winning blues vocalist  Bettye LaVette will play The Outpost in the Burbs on Friday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave. Edward Alstrom will play keyboards, and singer-songwriter Arlan Feiles will open.

LaVette has recorded for numerous labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of the 1960s through the 1980s. She also worked alongside Charles “Honi” Coles and Cab Calloway in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar” in the role of Sweet Georgia.

Bettye LaVette has received the Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and performed “A Change Is Gonna Come” as a duet with Jon Bon Jovi for President-elect Barack Obama on HBO’s telecast of the kick-off Inaugural Celebratory concert, “We Are One.” For more information, visit or call 973-744-6560.