Free Events

If you’re seeking great entertainment or an enriching program at zero cost, you’ve clicked to the right place. These events are open to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit each site for information on how to reserve free tickets (if required for admission).

Here is a list of upcoming NJPAC freebies:

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.

Dec 20 , 2018 - Jun 20 , 2019
Jazz

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Christian McBride

The Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this FREE concert featuring six-time GRAMMY-winning jazz bassist and bandleader Christian McBride.

Jan 5 , 2019
Free

Books on the Move 2018 - 2019

Jan 9 - Jun 5 , 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
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
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
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
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
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