Events & Tickets
One of the reigning divas of R&B, Chaka Khan (“I Feel for You,” “Through the Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody”) returns to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall, this time with fellow R&B hitmaker El DeBarge (“All This Love,” “Rhythm of the Night”).
Jun 23 , 2017
The Gipsy Kings return to NJPAC with an irresistible blend of traditional flamenco, Western pop and Latin rhythms, including music from Savor Flamenco, their 2013 GRAMMY Award winner for Best World Music Album.
Jun 29 , 2017
This electrifying performance (which follows in the footsteps of Ice-T’s acclaimed documentary, The Art of Rap) brings together a who’s-who of some of the hottest artists in all of hip-hop: DMX, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep, O50, Harlem 6 and Mysonne, hosted by DJ Chuck Chillout.
Jun 30 , 2017
Rock & Pop
A new season of Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, opens with the annual appearance of the Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue Dance Party.
Jul 6 , 2017
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents live music with Kurtis Blow and his Universal Hip Hop Museum.
Jul 20 , 2017
A triple dose of R&B, soul and hip-hop from the 1990s and beyond, featuring three of the hottest, hit-making vocal groups: Bell Biv DeVoe (“Poison,” “Do Me”), SWV (“Weak,” “I’m So into You”), and Dru Hill (“In My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise”).
Jul 21 , 2017
One night of romantic, feel-good reggae with three of the music’s hottest acts: Grammy nominee Beres Hammond (One Love, One Life), known for his distinctive brand of “lover’s rock”; Jamaican love song specialist Marcia Griffiths; and the 10-time Grammy-nominated “reggae fusion” ensemble, Third World.
Jul 22 , 2017
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents Cuban dance music with Septeto Santiaguero.
Jul 27 , 2017
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents R&B and soul with Tower of Power.
Aug 3 , 2017
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents live jazz with Louis Prima, Jr. and The Witnesses.
Aug 10 , 2017
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents live music with Black Sheep and Das EFX.
Aug 17 , 2017
Dance superstars and online sensations WilldaBeast (So You Think You Can Dance, 2.6 million followers), Nia Sioux (Dance Moms, 5.8 million followers), Kenneth San Jose (685K followers), and Janelle Ginestra (587K followers) join forces and hit the road in a brand-new live dance show, #FOLLOWME.
Aug 18 , 2017
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Theater Square, presents acclaimed hip-hop artist Talib Kweli.
Aug 24 , 2017
If you love Motown, then you can’t afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legends of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations (“My Girl”) and The Four Tops (“Baby, I Need Your Loving”).
Oct 6 , 2017
Writer-performer Robert Dubac’s off-Broadway hit, The Book of Moron – a one-man comedy that combines the energy of stand-up with the thrill of live theater, takes a hilarious joy ride down the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy.
Oct 20 - 21 , 2017
Rock & Pop
Get ready to rock with the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet when The Ultimate Queen Celebration comes NJPAC with a concert that incorporates nearly two dozen of that classic rock band’s greatest hits: “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and many more.
Oct 20 , 2017
André Watts plays Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He “consistently provides a maximum of enjoyment no matter what he plays,” says The Los Angeles Times.
Oct 22 , 2017
It’s official! Jazz House Kids is 15! We are celebrating in style on Tuesday evening, October 24th, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and can’t wait for you to be part of it!
Oct 24 , 2017
Direct from Buenos Aires, this sensual, soulful performance brings together an expert company of musicians, vocalists and dancers in a passionate celebration of the Argentinian tango and the most prominent figure in its history, French-Argentine singer, songwriter and composer Carlos Gardel.
Oct 26 , 2017
This unforgettable concert will feature the full-length film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with composer John Williams’ thrilling score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Oct 28 , 2017
Enjoy an intimate evening of music written by the GRAMMY- and Oscar-winning composer-lyricist behind some of the biggest hits on Broadway (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) and the big screen (Pocahontas, Enchanted).
Oct 28 , 2017
Spend an evening of conversation with Supreme Court expert and esteemed legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.
Nov 2 , 2017
This free jazz performance by the Terell Stafford All-Stars, part of Bethany Jazz Vespers at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, celebrates the centennial of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie and the enduring power of his music.
Nov 4 , 2017
Crosscurrents is a one-of-a-kind world music performance that melds the music of India with the energy of jazz, all built on the foundational duo of renowned tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and acclaimed bassist-composer Dave Holland.
Nov 5 , 2017
Don’t miss this evening of conversation and music between two superstars of contemporary jazz: virtuoso bassist and composer Christian McBride and vocalist Dianne Reeves, classified by The New York Times as “the vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan.”
Nov 10 , 2017
Guitar legends John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension and Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip join forces for this Meeting of the Spirits tour – featuring each artist in separate sets followed by a collaborative performance of music McLaughlin first played with his 1970s electric band, Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Nov 10 , 2017
Following an intensive search, NJPAC and WBGO will host performances by the five finalists in the sixth annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, founded in 2012 in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon.
Nov 12 , 2017
Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie with an exclusive lineup of acclaimed jazz artists: Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, Valerie Simpson, Randy Brecker and Sean Jones, all backed by the Christian McBride Big Band.
Nov 12 , 2017
Rock & Pop
Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band – featuring Todd Rundgren (Utopia), Gregg Rolie (Journey), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister, Pages), Warren Ham (Bloodrock) and Gregg Bissonette – come to NJPAC with a rollicking concert of classic rock’n’roll.
Nov 16 , 2017
NJPAC hosts an evening of outrageous, contemporary stand-up with some of the funniest new performers on the scene: BET star Gary Owen (House of Payne, Think Like a Man), Deon Cole (of ABC's Black-ish), Talent (KISS-FM’s Morning Show) and Smokey Suarez (Paper Soldiers).
Nov 17 , 2017
Kevin Maynor ("fiercely focused with a glowing voice,” says The Washington Post) sings the title role in this new opera by N.J. composer Trent Johnson, based on the life of Jomo Kenyatta, the inspirational first President of the Republic of Kenya.
Nov 19 , 2017
Acclaimed vocalist and Newark native Marlene VerPlanck sings all the great Irving Berlin numbers (“Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Heat Wave,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business”) in a rousing tribute hosted by American musical theater historian Robert Kimball.
Dec 3 , 2017
Only area appearance! The spectacular Video Games Live is an immersive, interactive concert event that combines the energy of a rock concert with the power of a symphonic performance, featuring music from the most popular video games of all time.
Dec 29 , 2017
This season, NJPAC audiences are invited to experience two sides of violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman – first in recital with Itzhak Perlman, and here as conductor and soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jan 20 , 2018
Jan 26 , 2018
Spend an evening of conversation with Middle East expert and award-winning journalist and author Robin Wright as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.
Feb 1 , 2018
Romance will ring when Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley present songs from their most beloved roles, including Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate and The Full Monty.
Feb 10 , 2018
Spend an evening of conversation with author, television host and European travel guide Rick Steves as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.
Feb 22 , 2018
The Activist Collector: An African-American Woman's Journey from Newark to Pre-Apartheid South Africa
With Christa Clarke of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard (and before that the Newark Museum) on the path-breaking collector, Lida Clanton Broner.
Mar 5 , 2018
Two legendary musical theater leading ladies – Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie and Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle – team up for this evening devoted to the inimitable songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim.
Mar 10 , 2018
Joshua Bell leads the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Beethoven’s poetic “Pastoral” Symphony – and performs Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto.
Mar 18 , 2018
Spend an evening of conversation with award-winning National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.
Mar 22 , 2018
NJ’s own Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company joins forces with the world-renowned Ahn Trio, three Korean-American sisters known for their unique spin on the piano trio, in a program set to music of David Bowie, Prince, Pat Metheny and more.
Mar 24 , 2018
Spend an evening of conversation with President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001), as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.
Apr 12 , 2018
Spend an evening with the world’s most romantic singer when American music icon Johnny Mathis brings this concert featuring many of his greatest hits: “Chances Are,” “It's Not for Me to Say,” “Misty,” “Twelfth of Never,” “Wonderful! Wonderful!” and many more.
Apr 13 , 2018
Celebrate Carolyn Dorfman Dance and 35 years of bold, powerful and thrilling performance and dancemaking!
Apr 14 , 2018
Rock & Pop
Direct from London’s West End and Broadway, Let It Be invites you to experience the rise of the world’s most successful rock’n’roll band – from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.
Apr 15 , 2018
The London Symphony Orchestra’s current leader, Sir Simon Rattle, brings a program devoted to Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 9 – the composer’s final symphony, and arguably his greatest achievement.
May 5 , 2018