Jul 22, 2013 View All News

NJPAC’s Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: New Performance Schedule

July 22, 2013 (Newark, NJ) – In a move designed to enhance its concerts and to provide a positive and safe audience experience, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced today a new schedule for its beloved Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City concert series. The free, summer outdoor concert series takes place in NJPAC’s Theater Square each Thursday night during the summer and has become a Newark staple over the past 15 summers, entertaining thousands of citizens weekly.

Over the past two summers, NJPAC has enhanced this important community series by engaging world-class talent to headline each free concert. Sounds of the City has never been more popular, drawing huge crowds for the first two concerts of the year. The overwhelming popularity of these events has made it necessary to institute measures designed to accommodate the large crowds drawn to these events both at the concerts and in the vicinity of the Arts Center after the NJPAC evening is over.

A positive and safe customer experience is always NJPAC’s first priority. In consultation with the City of Newark and the Newark Police Department, NJPAC will continue to present top talent for free to the Greater Newark community, but will shorten the evening events. Starting this week, on July 25, funk band Milo Z will begin the evening at 5pm, and headliner the Bernie Worrell Orchestra will perform at 6:15. The evening will conclude after Worrell’s set finishes at 7:30pm.

Subsequent performance will proceed as follows:

August 1
5-6pm Joanna Burns
6:15-7:30 Sheila E

August 8
5-6pm Artist to be determined
6:15-7:30 Shaggy

August 15
5-6:00pm Bill O'Connell and Triple Play
6:15-7:30 Spanish Harlem Orchestra

August 22
5-6pm Big Fun(k)
6:15-7:30 The Ohio Players

August 29
5-6:10pm Abdou Mboup
6:15-7:30 Richard Bona and Mandekan Cubano

For the most up-to-date artist information about each performance, please visit www.njpac.org.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over seven million visitors (including one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.