Events & Tickets

Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Newark Salutes Its Own

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series, showcases the talents of BYHAZE, The IZM, Kween Moore, Euphony, J-Read and others in Newark Salutes Its Own.

Jul 18 , 2019
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: The Wailers’ Julian Junior Marvin

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, welcomes The Wailers' Julian Junior Marvin, the famed lead guitarist of Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Jul 25 , 2019
Arts Education

YASI Advanced Division Final Performance

Join the Advanced Division of NJPAC's Young Artist Summer Intensive (YASI) for a fun-filled evening as the students display their talents in Dance, Musical Theater and Devised Theater after five weeks of intensive performing arts training.   

Jul 25 , 2019
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: New Power Generation – Featuring the Music of Prince

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, presents New Power Generation in a concert featuring the music of Prince.

Aug 1 , 2019
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Charlie Cruz

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, presents an evening of sizzling salsa with fast-rising vocalist Charlie Cruz.

Aug 8 , 2019
R&B

Anthony Hamilton and Jazmine Sullivan

An electrifying evening of contemporary R&B with two of the music’s most acclaimed stars: GRAMMY-winning neo-soul man Anthony Hamilton, and GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan.

Aug 9 , 2019
World Music

Beres Hammond with special guests Maxi Priest & Romain Virgo

Revel in a night of feel-good reggae and “lovers’ rock” with three of the genre’s top-name artists: GRAMMY Award nominee Beres Hammond (“One Love, One Life,” “Rockaway”) and his special guests Maxi Priest (“Close to You”) and Romain Virgo (“Soul Provider”).

Aug 10 , 2019
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: A Night of Inspiration

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, hosts a concert of gospel, pop and more with A Night of Inspiration, featuring The Walls Group & The String Queens.

Aug 15 , 2019
Variety

Wendy Williams & Friends: For the Record ... Umm Hmm!

Get up close and personal with television’s reigning “Daytime Diva” when Wendy Williams comes to NJPAC with this evening of outrageous comedy – and a determination to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Aug 17 , 2019
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: The Davell Crawford Movement

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with an evening of American roots music, courtesy of acclaimed New Orleans pianist Davell Crawford and his band.

Aug 22 , 2019
Free

Hip Hop Family Festival

Aug 29 , 2019
More Info Tickets
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Lords of the Underground

A new season of Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, presents an evening of chart-topping rap with Lords of the Underground.

Aug 29 , 2019
R&B

Gladys Knight with special guest Will Downing

An evening of classic and contemporary soul, R&B and more with legendary singer and 7-time GRAMMY winner Gladys Knight, and special guest Will Downing, music’s “Prince of Sophisticated Soul.”

Aug 29 , 2019
Arts Education

Open House! Arts Training at NJPAC

Join us for our Saturday Fall Programs Event!

Sep 7 , 2019
Comedy

Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!

Have a laugh and test your knowledge of the news while figuring out what's real and what’s not when NJPAC hosts a live recording of NPR's popular current events quiz show.

Sep 12 , 2019
Dance

Savion Glover directs The Tap Dance Kid

Tony Award winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover directs a talented cast of young performers in a revival of the hit Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid – the show that launched his brilliant career!

Sep 13 - 15 , 2019
World Music

The Gipsy Kings

The GRAMMY-winning band behind “Bamboléo” celebrates 25+ years of flamenco, salsa, and pop fusion perfection in the party-starting spirit of the south of France.

Sep 15 , 2019
Variety

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour

Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie brings his new tour, an unforgettable concert that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the big-screen Alice’s Restaurant LP.

Sep 29 , 2019
Family

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

You’re invited to join Elmo and all your favorite Sesame Street friends for a truly magical adventure when Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic comes to NJPAC.

Oct 4 - 6 , 2019
More Info Tickets
Comedy

Nemr – The Future is Now!

This Lebanese-American stand-up sensation – recently classified as “a comedy superhero” by AXS.com – makes his NJPAC debut with a brand-new show, The Future Is Now!

Oct 4 , 2019
Conversations

John Kerry - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Oct 10 , 2019
Classical

Opening Weekend: Holst’s The Planets in HD

An unmissable season opener pairs iconic and contemporary classics with film. The women of Newark Voices return by popular demand.

Oct 11 - 13 , 2019
More Info On Sale Soon
Comedy

Mike Marino with special guest Jon Bramnick

Busy stand-up comedian Mike Marino – known to his fans as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy” – returns with his hysterical and insightful take on the Italian-American experience. Special guest is Jon Bramnick, N.J.’s funniest lawyer!

Oct 12 , 2019
Comedy

Michael Ian Black

An evening of stand-up comedy with busy actor, author and commentator Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), known for his unique, often ribald brand of jokes and observations about politics, family life, and a whole lot more.

Oct 18 , 2019
American Song

Disney and the Boys: Will and Anthony Nunziata sing the Sherman Brothers

Enjoy timeless songs from Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and more of your favorite Disney films at this multimedia concert from brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata, a dream team The Huffington Post describes as “a nearly impossible pairing of talent, stage presence and charisma.”

Oct 19 , 2019
Comedy

Jo Koy

Stand-up sensation Jo Koy, a regular on Chelsea Lately, Netflix, Comedy Central, and The Adam Carolla Show, returns to NJPAC with his hilarious new stand-up tour!

Oct 19 - 20 , 2019
Variety

Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Experience

Soulshine: The Allman Brothers Experience is the collaboration of six gifted musicians who unite for one purpose – to create the ultimate Allman Brothers Band experience!

Oct 19 , 2019
Conversations

Zanny Minton Beddoes - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Oct 24 , 2019
Family

CANCELED: The Little Mermaid (Theater Terra)

Please note: This event has been canceled.

Oct 26 , 2019
More Info Tickets
Family

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

CineConcerts is inviting fans back for the music and magic in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert!

Oct 26 , 2019
Rock & Pop

Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Tusk – the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac – brings a live performance that includes all of that super group’s greatest hits: “Go Your Own Way, “Rhiannon,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” and a lot more.

Oct 26 , 2019
Classical

Munich Philharmonic with Gergiev

Valery Gergiev returns to NJPAC to lead the mighty Munich Philharmonic in a program of masterworks, including Beethoven’s noble and demanding Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) with guest soloist Behzod Abduraimov.

Oct 27 , 2019
Comedy

Franco Escamilla: Payaso

World-renowned funnyman Franco Escamilla, one of the world’s leading Spanish-speaking comedians, makes his NJPAC debut with his brand-new tour, Payaso (Clowns).

Nov 2 , 2019
Classical

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

Hear two debuting stars—Markus Stenz, whose masterful interpretation of Brahms is legendary, and Juho Pohjonen, whose Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center recitals drew raves from The New York Times.

Nov 3 , 2019
More Info On Sale Soon
Classical

Spanish- and French-Inspired Showpieces

The NJSO performs Spanish- and French-inspired showpieces alongside an electrifying US premiere from one of China’s foremost composers, Qigang Chen, with returning violinist Ning Feng.

Nov 7 - 9 , 2019
More Info On Sale Soon
Comedy

Made in Puerto Rico with comedian Eli Castro

In this acclaimed one-man performance, writer and comedian Eli Castro draws inspiration from both his Hispanic heritage and American culture as he explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and live in the United States.

Nov 8 - 9 , 2019
American Song

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries with Adam Ben-David on piano

Broadway powerhouse Mandy Patinkin – classified as “a musical force of nature” by The New Yorker – brings his newest concert, a musical journey that includes songs by Randy Newman, Stephen Sondheim, Harry Chapin, Rufus Wainwright and many more.

Nov 8 , 2019
Jazz

Jazz Vespers: Bobby Sanabria

An evening of free, live music with eight-time GRAMMY Award nominee Bobby Sanabria, an acclaimed drummer, composer, arranger and educator, long known for his groundbreaking work in Latin jazz.

Nov 9 , 2019
Jazz

Buddy Guy with special guest Mavis Staples

At age 82, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Buddy Guy – the recipient of the Presidential National Medal of Arts, among many other honors – is still laying down the blues with gusto, both in the recording studio and on tour.

Nov 10 , 2019
Dance

Nimbus Dance

Nimbus Dance presents a program of bold modern dance with jazz at its roots, including Falling Sky, a world premiere collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and NJPAC.

Nov 14 , 2019
Jazz

Chaka Khan

One of the reigning divas of R&B and soul, 10-time GRAMMY™ winner Chaka Khan (“I Feel for You,” “Through the Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody”) returns to NJPAC.

Nov 14 , 2019
Jazz

NJMEA All-State Jazz with Steve Turre

Discover the next generation of jazz artists at this annual concert, which brings together some of N.J.’s best young jazz musicians for a dynamic group performance. This year’s special guest is master trombonist Steve Turre.

Nov 15 , 2019
Jazz

After Midnight: The Music of the King Cole Trio with Clint Holmes, Catherine Russell and Billy Stritch

Jazz singers Clint Holmes and Catherine Russell are joined by Billy Stritch on piano to celebrate the centennial of the extraordinary vocalist and keyboardist Nat King Cole.

Nov 15 , 2019
Jazz

Steps Ahead, Michael Franks and Spyro Gyra

NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival hosts this one-night-only concert featuring three of the top hitmakers in jazz.

Nov 15 , 2019
Jazz

The Roots with A Christian McBride Situation

The TD James Moody Jazz Festival hosts an eclectic evening of cutting-edge R&B, funk, jazz and hip hop with The Roots – The Tonight Show’s GRAMMY-winning house band – with A Christian McBride Situation, bassist extraordinaire McBride’s experimental ensemble.

Nov 16 , 2019
Jazz

Lee Ritenour with Dave Grusin & Friends

The TD James Moody Jazz Festival presents an eclectic evening with GRAMMY Award-winning jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour (Captain Fingers, 6 String Theory) and pianist-composer Dave Grusin.

Nov 21 , 2019
Conversations

Bob Woodward - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with journalistic icon Bob Woodward of The Washington Post as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Nov 21 , 2019
Jazz

Christian Sands Presents the Erroll Garner 3 Piano Summit

An evening of top-notch, contemporary piano jazz with emerging keyboard star and GRAMMY nominee Christian Sands, who will be joined by two other pianists to be announced.

Nov 22 , 2019
Dance

Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life with The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Broadway legend Maurice Hines, accompanied by The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, taps us through his incredible career in this jazzy, song-and-dance celebration that pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, and other performers who inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne.

Nov 23 , 2019
Jazz

Dorthaan's Place: Houston Person

Tenor saxophonist Houston Person, one of the most eclectic players in all of jazz, is known for his mastery of swing, hard bop and soul jazz – and for his singular approach to the Great American Songbook.

Nov 24 , 2019
Classical

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Join us for the NJPAC debut of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, performing an afternoon of some of Russia’s greatest works conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko and featuring the extraordinary pianist Olga Kern as guest soloist.

Nov 24 , 2019
Jazz

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards

The eighth annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, also known as the “SASSY Awards,” gives outstanding jazz singers a platform for embarking on a career in the music business!

Nov 24 , 2019
Comedy

Thanksgiving Comedy Fest

Escape the madness of holiday shopping at this uproarious evening featuring three of stand-up’s biggest stars: DeRay Davis (of Fox’s Empire and FX’s Snowfall), Tony Rock (HBO’s All Def Comedy), and Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore (Fox’s Rel).

Nov 29 , 2019
More Info On Sale Soon
Family

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Ryder and the brave rescue dogs of Nick Jr.’s hit animated series PAW Patrol return with their new, action-packed live tour!

Nov 30 - Dec 1 , 2019
American Song

Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce

Celebrate Christmas as calamity when acclaimed performance artist and 2019 Tony-nominated playwright Taylor Mac – classified as “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time” by Time Out NY – makes his NJPAC debut with this utterly outrageous holiday extravaganza.

Dec 4 , 2019
Classical

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

Three works of deeply felt emotion, and the NJSO return of astonishing young American pianist George Li. This program has it all: melodies that linger in the heart, rich harmonies and dance-like rhythms.

Dec 5 - 8 , 2019
More Info On Sale Soon
Classical

Trilogy: An Opera Company – Sassy

New Jersey’s Trilogy: An Opera Company returns to NJPAC with Sassy, an exciting new operatic production that explores the spectacular life and sublime artistry of Newark’s own Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan.

Dec 8 , 2019
Dance

The Nutcracker, National Ballet Theater of Odessa

Russia’s legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa returns to NJPAC with a stunning company of dozens of performers in a sumptuous, traditional staging of The Nutcracker.

Dec 14 , 2019
Classical

The Boston Pops on Tour

The iconic Boston Pops, under the masterful direction of Keith Lockhart, arrives at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall with a sparkling holiday celebration.

Dec 15 , 2019
Dance

The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow

Celebrate the holiday season with NJPAC’s very own holiday smash and upcoming PBS special – an urban dance retelling of the timeless fairy tale, featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC.

Dec 20 - 21 , 2019
Family

Holiday Dreams

Holiday Dreams is jaw-dropping holiday cirque, propelled by acrobats, aerialists, daredevils and musical comedy performers, all accompanied by a pulsating soundtrack and mind-boggling high-tech effects.

Dec 28 , 2019
Classical

Winter Festival: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Powerhouse pianist Inon Barnatan makes a stunning case for 19th-century composer Clara Schumann. Xian Zhang’s own passion for dance leaps onto center stage as she conducts Prokofiev’s dynamic ballet.

Jan 3 , 2020
More Info On Sale Soon
Classical

Winter Festival: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni is a one-of-a-kind mix of comedy, tragedy and the supernatural, and it’s on the shortlist of every opera fan’s favorites. Enjoy highlights from Mozart’s masterpiece, preceded by music composed for the church and the concert hall.

Jan 11 , 2020
More Info On Sale Soon
Classical

Winter Festival: Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

If you like your music larger than life, this is your concert. You’ll hear Simon Trpčeski’s towering talent in Liszt, and the strength of a massive orchestra in selections from Wagner’s epic opera cycle.

Jan 19 , 2020
More Info On Sale Soon
Dance

Nai Ni Chen Chinese New Year Celebration, Year of the Golden Rat

New Jersey’s own Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company brings its annual celebration of the Chinese New Year – a colorful, new program of dance, music and more.

Jan 25 - 26 , 2020
Conversations

Douglas Brinkley - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Jan 30 , 2020
Family

DRUM TAO 2020

The power percussionists of DRUM TAO combine athleticism and artistry, lending a contemporary flair to ancient Japanese drumming, backed by the mesmerizing accompaniment of Japanese flutes, harps and more.

Feb 8 , 2020
Conversations

Peter Diamandis - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with XPRIZE Foundation founder Peter Diamandis as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Feb 20 , 2020
Classical

Academy of St Martin in The Fields with Joshua Bell

An artist beloved by NJPAC audiences, violin virtuoso Joshua Bell returns with his Academy of St Martin in the Fields, soloing on Paganini’s technically brilliant Violin Concerto No. 1 and leading Brahms’ expressive Fourth Symphony.

Feb 21 , 2020
Dance

PHILADANCO!

PHILADANCO! kicks off the celebration of its 50th anniversary in the 2020 season by touring works with powerful themes of contemporary social justice.

Feb 25 , 2020
Jazz

Bokanté

Bokanté, a multicultural group assembled by bassist-composer Michael League and singer-songwriter Malika Tirolien, both of the multi-GRAMMY-winning Snarky Puppy, creates its singular sound by melding the electric blues of Led Zeppelin with Afro-pop, jazz, and folkloric Caribbean styles.

Feb 29 , 2020
Dance

National Dance Institute: Voices of Change

National Dance Institute, founded by ballet legend Jacques d’Amboise, returns to NJPAC with a new work about activism and change performed by its highly trained, brilliant young performers.

Mar 8 , 2020
American Song

Valerie Simpson with special guest Dave Koz: The Sugar Bar Comes to Newark

Enjoy the ambiance and music of Manhattan’s fabulous night spot, Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar, in this intimate concert with singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson and her special guest, saxophonist Dave Koz.

Mar 14 , 2020
American Song

Michael Feinstein: Shaken & Stirred featuring Storm Large

Five-time GRAMMY nominee and NJPAC favorite Michael Feinstein salutes the greatest American Songbook and pop artists in tandem with the sensational vocalist Storm Large.

Mar 14 , 2020
World Music

The Chieftains: The Irish Goodbye

After 57 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains remain as fresh and relevant as when they first began.

Mar 15 , 2020
Dance

Ballet Hispánico: CARMEN.maquia

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s leading Latin dance organization, brings its celebrated CARMEN.maquia, a sensual, full-length work created by Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, inspired by Bizet’s beloved opera.

Mar 21 - 22 , 2020
Conversations

Susan Rice - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with former National Security Advisor Susan Rice as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mar 26 , 2020
American Song

Ann Hampton Callaway & Tierney Sutton – In Technicolor

Two world-renowned jazz vocalists join forces for the first time ever with this sensational tribute to unforgettable music from the movies, both then and now – including songs by Gershwin, Mercer, Porter, Mancini, Sondheim, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, and more.

Mar 28 , 2020
Dance

Shen Yun

The spectacular Shen Yun – the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company – returns to NJPAC with its latest epic production.

Apr 23 - 29 , 2020
More Info Tickets
Family

Recycled Percussion

The turbo-charged drummers of Recycled Percussion create their own unique brand of high-energy “junk rock” by transforming everyday objects into percussive instruments.

Apr 24 , 2020
Classical

Zakir Hussain, Jayanthi Kumaresh, and Kala Ramnath

A performance featuring three of the most acclaimed instrumentalists in Indian classical music: GRAMMY-winning tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, mesmerizing veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh, and acclaimed violinist Kala Ramnath.

Apr 26 - 27 , 2020
Conversations

Jason Alexander - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with actor and comedian Jason Alexander as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Apr 30 , 2020
Dance

Carolyn Dorfman Dance

The multi-ethnic and stunning dancers of Carolyn Dorfman Dance return to NJPAC and the Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance with 2020 premieres and repertory gems.

May 1 - 2 , 2020
World Music

Portugal’s Mariza celebrates 20 years of song

GRAMMY nominee Mariza (“Minh’ Alma”), the modern voice of Portuguese fado, brings 20 years of song to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall!

May 2 , 2020
More Info On Sale Soon
Family

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: Neighbor Day

Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved, No. 1 PBS KIDS animated series are hopping aboard Trolley and coming to NJPAC with a new, live musical adventure.

May 3 , 2020
Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

"Movement that’ll move you” (New York magazine) is guaranteed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Mother’s Day weekend engagement at NJPAC: dazzling programs that combine new works with masterpieces like Revelations.

May 8 - 10 , 2020
More Info Tickets
Comedy

Vic DiBitetto

Enjoy a riotous evening of breathless stand-up comedy with a distinctly Italian flavor when Vic DiBitetto – aka “The Italian Hurricane” – returns to NJPAC!

May 29 - 30 , 2020
Family

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 Live in Concert

Harry’s last year at Hogwarts™ is here, part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Live in Concert!

May 30 , 2020
More Info Tickets
Dance

Jersey NEW Moves! Emerging Choreographers

This sixth edition of NJPAC’s annual contemporary dance series will showcase new works by NJ’s very best emerging choreographers.

Jun 19 , 2020
Family

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

A two-time Emmy Award winning production, including an appearance by Danny Elfman! Featuring music from Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Fish and others performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Jun 19 - 20 , 2020
Close