Events & Tickets
Due to unforeseen and immovable scheduling conflicts, #FOLLOWME will need to postpone this summer’s national tour. Fans that have purchased tickets will be fully refunded. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Aug 18 , 2017
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City Presented by M&T Bank, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, presents acclaimed hip-hop artist Talib Kweli.
Aug 24 , 2017
A spectacular, all-star celebration of NJPAC’s 20th anniversary, featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Lisa Fischer, Savion Glover, James Monroe Iglehart, India, Xian Zhang and members of the NJSO, Christian McBride and his Big Band, and more!
Sep 23 , 2017
Comedy legend John Cleese is heading in your general direction for this live and truly unforgettable afternoon of hilarity, featuring a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Moderated by Tom Hall, Executive Director of Montclair Film.
Sep 24 , 2017
Mallika Sarabhai, one of India’s leading dancer-choreographers for over three decades now, arrives with her acclaimed company, Darpana, and a program that includes two captivating, full-length dance works.
Sep 30 , 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
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS returns to its roots in Newark with this stylish, all-star celebration featuring Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E and Kenny Barron, all under the musical direction of virtuoso bassist and bandleader Christian McBride.
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), Michael Blackson (Next Friday) 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
Jan 6 , 2018
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
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
Jun 2 , 2018