Events & Tickets

Arts Education

Schooltime - Turning 15 on The Road to Freedom

Jan 17 - 18 , 2019
Free

Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its fourth season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown.

Jan 17 - Jun 20 , 2019
Comedy

Maria Bamford

Stand-up sensation Maria Bamford starred in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone.

Jan 17 , 2019
Variety

CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown &
JJ Hairston: An MLK Weekend Celebration

Be inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. King at NJPAC’s annual tribute, an all-star gospel celebration featuring CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, and JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise.

Jan 18 , 2019
Dance

MOMIX: Best of MOMIX

Combining illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness, Best of MOMIX features everything that MOMIX is known for.

Jan 19 - 20 , 2019
Classical

Winter Festival Zhang & Upshaw: Earth & Heaven

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jan 20 , 2019
Classical

Winter Festival Zhang & Trifonov: The Eternal

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jan 25 , 2019
Arts Education

Open House! Saturday Programs at NJPAC

Jan 26 , 2019
Comedy

Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred

Don’t miss your chance to see Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred, the fresh and hilariously heartwarming new comedy about growing up Italian on Staten Island that sold out shows around the country!

Jan 26 , 2019
World Music

China National Traditional Orchestra
Image China: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage

The acclaimed China National Traditional Orchestra arrives with this immersive musical drama that tells the epic story of Chinese monk Xuanzang (602-664), who traveled the Silk Road across China on a pilgrimage to India.

Jan 29 , 2019
Conversations

Jeb Bush - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Jan 31 , 2019
World Music

An Evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa

Known around the world as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (The Gentleman of Salsa), this legendary, GRAMMY-winning vocalist and bandleader was crowned “Tropical Music Artist of the Decade” by Billboard.

Feb 1 , 2019
Arts Education

Hip Hop Dance Master Class with Ana "Rokafella" Garcia at NJPAC!

Master classes at NJPAC Arts Education. Dance with some of the industry's top choreographers & educators!

Feb 2 , 2019
Family

Year of the Pig/Nai Ni Chen Dance Company
Chinese New Year Celebration

Acrobats in colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons – they’re all here in Year of the Pig, a spellbinding celebration of the Chinese New Year and the end of the zodiac cycle, presented by N.J.’s acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.

Feb 2 - 3 , 2019
Jazz

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Oliver Lake

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring legendary saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake, a longtime trailblazer on the progressive jazz scene.

Feb 2 , 2019
Comedy

Ronny Chieng

Spend a hilarious evening with Ronny Chieng, one of the fastest-rising stars in stand-up comedy, known for his role in the big-screen hit Crazy Rich Asians, and for his regular appearances as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Feb 2 , 2019
Arts Education

Schooltime - Freedom Bound

Feb 7 - 8 , 2019
Comedy

Vic DiBitetto

A grand prize winner on America's Funniest People, frenetically fantastic comedian Vic DiBitetto – aka “The Italian Hurricane” – is known for his breathlessly funny take on daily life.

Feb 8 - 9 , 2019
Arts Education

Jazz in the Stacks

NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens offers music students from diverse communities mentoring and instruction by leading jazz artists. The ensemble is proud to perform at local Newark Public libraries as part of the Jazz in the Stacks series!

Feb 13 - May 1 , 2019
Comedy

Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show

Grab your sweetheart and laugh the night away with this riotous, third annual roster of stand-up talent: Michael Blackson (Modasucka: Welcome to America), John Witherspoon (Willie Jones in the Friday film series), Luenell (Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy) and Smokey Suarez (Paper Soldiers), along with the evening’s host, Bill Bellamy.

Feb 14 , 2019
Rock & Pop

Patrizio Buanne: The Special Valentine’s Show

Get romantic with international acclaimed, best-selling crooner Patrizio Buanne, the world’s leading ambassador of Neapolitan, Sicilian and other Italian song, when he makes this welcome return to NJPAC with The Special Valentine’s Show.

Feb 15 , 2019
R&B

Patti LaBelle with special guest Freddie Jackson

Spend a soulful, romantic Valentine’s weekend with GRAMMY-winning diva Patti LaBelle, an undisputed queen of rock, pop and soul, along with her special guest, longtime R&B hitmaker Freddie Jackson.

Feb 15 , 2019
Variety

Darci Lynne & Friends: Fresh Out of the Box

Winning NBC’s America’s Got Talent at just 12 years old by the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show, singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer impresses audiences across the country with her sweetheart disposition and an undeniable, show-stopping talent beyond her years.

Feb 16 , 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.

Feb 16 , 2019
Comedy

Russell Peters: Deported World Tour

SECOND SHOW ADDED!

Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian Russell Peters will leave no cultural stereotype unturned when he brings his brand-new Deported World Tour to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

Feb 16 , 2019
World Music

Red Velvet 2nd Concert [REDMARE] in USA

This sensational South Korean girl group, one of the most successful K-pop units worldwide, brings its new full-length U.S. concert tour to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

Feb 17 , 2019
Free

Books on the Move 2018 - 2019

Feb 23 - Jun 5 , 2019
Variety

NJMEA Concert Band

Feb 23 , 2019
Comedy

Tom Papa

Hysterical stand-up with New Jersey’s own Tom Papa, currently the head writer and a regular performer on Live from Here.

Feb 23 , 2019
Conversations

Ian Bremmer - Speakers Series

Ian Bremmer, regularly seen on CNN and the BBC, is founder of the global political risk research firm Eurasia Group.

Feb 28 , 2019
Variety

Je'Caryous Johnson & Snoop Dogg present Redemption of a Dogg

Award-winning writer, director and producer Je'Caryous Johnson comes to NJPAC with his new stage play, Redemption of a Dogg, starring hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and R&B hitmaker Tamar Braxton (of WE TV’s Braxton Family Values).

Mar 1 , 2019
Arts Education

Latin Afro Cuban Dance Master Class with Lyvan Verdecia at NJPAC!

Master classes at NJPAC Arts Education. Dance with some of the industry's top choreographers & educators!

Mar 2 , 2019
Jazz

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Catherine Russell

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring GRAMMY Award-winning jazz vocalist Catherine Russell, who earned a 2017 GRAMMY nod for her latest (and seventh) solo album, Harlem on My Mind.

Mar 2 , 2019
Dance

Rennie Harris Puremovement: Lifted

Rennie Harris and his exhilarating Puremovement dance company – pioneers in a new genre of hip-hop/street dance – bring their latest, evening-length work, set to house and gospel music.

Mar 2 , 2019
Classical

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Mar 2 - 3 , 2019
Arts Education

Schooltime - Shadow Play

Mar 7 - 9 , 2019
Classical

Debussy Masterworks

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Mar 7 - 8 , 2019
Free

Beyond Gospel Music Series: Many Forms of Sacred Music

Hosted by Dr. Oz’s own Rhenotha Whitaker

Mar 7 , 2019
Comedy

Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour

NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) hosts this outrageous stand-up comedy event featuring Adele Givens (the big-screen Beauty Shop), Sherri Shepherd (former longtime host on The View), Loni Love (co-host of Fox’s Emmy-winning The Real), and Janelle James (of HBO’s current Crashing).

Mar 9 , 2019
Comedy

Ryan Hamilton

If you like stand-up comedy, don’t miss the NJPAC debut of Ryan Hamilton, one of the country’s fastest-rising entertainers, recently classified by Rolling Stone as one of “Five Comics to Watch.”

Mar 9 , 2019
Dance

National Dance Institute: At the River’s Edge

The exuberant young dancers of National Dance Institute return to NJPAC with a new, original production that celebrates the cultures, creatures and cities that thrive “at the river’s edge.”

Mar 10 , 2019
Classical

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Fabulous Philadelphians in Schubert’s great and noble Ninth Symphony, and young pianist Jan Lisiecki plays Mendelssohn.

Mar 15 , 2019
American Song

An Evening with Linda Eder

An unforgettable night of Broadway, American standards, pop and more with one of the most powerful vocalists of our time.

Mar 16 , 2019
Family

Disney Junior Dance Party! On Tour

Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters at this interactive live concert experience – now featuring Fancy Nancy!

Mar 17 , 2019
Variety

Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies

Duke's high-style music is the heart and soul of this 1981 Tony-winning Broadway hit, directed with dazzle by André De Shields (The Wiz). Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of Duke Ellington, re-creates the original show’s elegant dancing and tapping as choreographer.

Mar 21 - 24 , 2019
Classical

Zhang Conducts Schubert & Dvořák

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Mar 23 , 2019
World Music

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Tour

The inspirational, all-female Irish music sensation Celtic Woman, named the No. 1 World Music Artist six times by Billboard, brings its epic, all-new Ancient Land Tour to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

Mar 24 , 2019
Conversations

Bryan Stevenson - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mar 28 , 2019
Rock & Pop

Experience Hendrix

Celebrate the music and legacy of guitar great Jimi Hendrix as the Experience Hendrix tour heads out on the road!

Mar 29 , 2019
Arts Education

Modern Dance Master Class with Carolyn Dorfman at NJPAC!

Master classes at NJPAC Arts Education. Dance with some of the industry's top choreographers & educators!

Mar 30 , 2019
American Song

Mandy Gonzalez - Fearless!

One of Broadway’s most powerful, versatile leading ladies, currently starring as Angelica in the smash hit Hamilton, makes her NJPAC cabaret debut.

Mar 30 , 2019
Latin Music

Pancho Barraza

Mexican singer, guitarist and songwriter Pancho Barraza is known for a romantic repertoire that combines musical traditions of his native Mexico with heartfelt ballads, Colombian cumbia, canción ranchera, salsa and more.

Mar 30 , 2019
Classical

Sarod & Scheherazade

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Apr 5 - 7 , 2019
Jazz

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Reggie Workman

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring legendary bassist and composer Reggie Workman, one of the most technically astute players in modern jazz, known for a versatile style that moves freely between hard bop and avant-garde settings.

Apr 6 , 2019
Dance

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance: Carolyn Dorfman Dance

The stunning dancers of Carolyn Dorfman Dance bring Love Life Dance – over three decades of work by their prolific and versatile choreographer/director.

Apr 6 - 7 , 2019
Latin Music

WIllie Colon: La Rumba del Siglo

Spend an evening with an undisputed legend of salsa when NJPAC welcomes iconic trombonist, vocalist and composer Willie Colón.

Apr 6 , 2019
Comedy

Paula Poundstone

Spend a hysterical evening with Paula Poundstone, a regular panelist on NPR's popular Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! and a long-reigning queen of the stand-up stage, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit.

Apr 12 , 2019
Jazz

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade
Special guest Joey Alexander

Acclaimed keyboardist Chick Corea, bass powerhouse Christian McBride, and drum master Brian Blade gather to form this stellar trio, which earned two GRAMMY Awards for the 2014 3-CD set Trilogy, an astonishing live recording that combines original compositions with standards like “The Song is You,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and “My Foolish Heart.” Pianist Joey Alexander opens as special guest.

Apr 12 , 2019
Family

The Rainbow Fish

The enchanting Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns with its latest production, The Rainbow Fish – a one-of-a-kind, puppet-filled adaptation of the popular book by Marcus Pfister.

Apr 13 , 2019
Rock & Pop

KASHMIR: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute

Experience all the electricity and artistry of a live Led Zeppelin concert with KASHMIR: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute, a performance that transports audiences back to the glory days of one of the most iconic rock units of all time, hitting every stop and every classic Zeppelin hit along the way.

Apr 13 , 2019
Rock & Pop

Chicago

Back by popular demand! Chicago, the legendary, GRAMMY-winning rock’n’roll band with horns, has been hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton.

Apr 16 , 2019
Rock & Pop

One Night of Queen — Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

If you loved the film Bohemian Rhapsody, you won’t want to miss this live re-creation of Freddie Mercury and Queen in concert – a spectacular performance that replicates the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Apr 20 , 2019
Classical

Xian Conducts Mozart

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Apr 25 , 2019
Conversations

Jay Leno - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with comedian and television host Jay Leno as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Apr 25 , 2019
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 26 - May 4 , 2019
World Music

Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion

Two-time GRAMMY-winning tabla virtuoso and composer Zakir Hussain, widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest percussionists, returns with his latest, handpicked ensemble of master musicians and dancers.

Apr 27 , 2019
Jazz

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Vanessa Rubin with the Don Braden Organix Group

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring vocalist Vanessa Rubin, recently classified as one of the music world’s “Diva Nouvelles” by Essence magazine, and saxophonist Don Braden, whose playing has been described as “brilliant and assured” by The New York Times.

May 4 , 2019
Jazz

Yellowjackets

Spend an evening with the two-time GRAMMY-winning Yellowjackets, one of the most influential and durable groups in jazz fusion.

May 4 , 2019
Classical

Bell, Denk, Isserlis

Violinist Joshua Bell. Pianist Jeremy Denk. Cellist Steven Isserlis. Three of music’s finest artists play four of music’s most profound Piano Trios.

May 5 , 2019
Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 60th Anniversary

An occasion like this comes once in a lifetime! The Ailey company marks six decades of achievement and celebrating the human spirit with the N.J. premiere of Rennie Harris’ Lazarus – based on the life and legacy of Alvin Ailey – and a Timeless Ailey program. The iconic Revelations concludes each performance.

May 10 - 12 , 2019
Classical

The Sound of Stories

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

May 11 , 2019
Classical

Art of The Double Concerto

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

May 16 - 18 , 2019
Classical

Carmina Burana
New Jersey Youth Symphony – 40th Anniversary Concert

New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) celebrates its 40th anniversary with this show-stopping performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana – an undisputed masterwork for chorus and orchestra, presented here by an ensemble of nearly 500 performers.

May 19 , 2019
Family

The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare

Treat the entire family to this lively, new hip-hop musical based on the Magic Tree House adventure Stage Fright on a Summer Night by New York Times best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne.

May 31 , 2019
Family

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert

NJPAC welcomes the fifth installment of Harry Potter in Concert with the full-length film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with GRAMMY-nominated composer Nicholas Hooper’s spellbinding score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Jun 1 , 2019
Classical

Blockbuster All Orchestral Season Finale

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jun 9 , 2019
Dance

Jersey (New) Moves: Emerging Choreographers

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

Jun 14 , 2019
Variety

Bring It! LIVE – The Dance Battle Tour

Back by popular demand, legendary Coach Dianna Williams and the Dancing Dolls of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! return with their 2019 live tour, an all-new, hotter-than-ever evening jam-packed with heart-pounding dance routines, lively audience interaction, and much more.

Jul 13 , 2019
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
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