Events & Tickets

Feb 23 , 2017

Gen. Martin Dempsey - New Jersey Speakers Series Conversations

Spend an evening of conversation with U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Feb 24 , 2017

Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto Other

Praised as “alarmingly gifted” by Classical Review, Kirill Gerstein scales the towering peak of the “Rach 2,” one of the most loved concertos in the repertoire.

Feb 25 , 2017

Wally Jones and Casa Mañana Theatre presents A Year with Frog & Toad Family

Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved books, A Year with Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit: an inventive, exuberant and enchanting experience for the whole family!

Feb 25 , 2017

NJMEA All-State Bands and Treble Chorus Concert Other

NJPAC and NJMEA Present

Feb 26 , 2017

Brain Candy Live! Starring Adam Savage & Michael Stevens Other

Adam Savage, television's beloved MythBuster, joins forces with YouTube Vsauce sensation Michael Stevens for this mind-blowing, interactive theatrical experience that features more than three tons of their crazy toys and incredible tools.

Mar 3 , 2017

Arlo Guthrie / Taj Mahal Variety

Two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. Hear “City of New Orleans,” “Statesboro Blues” and more!

Mar 4 , 2017

New Jersey Ballet’s 58th Anniversary Celebration Dance

Two dance masterpieces of passion – the fiery Carmen and the breathtaking Romeo & Juliet – are performed by New Jersey Ballet in a 58th Anniversary Celebration.

Mar 5 , 2017

The Chieftains with special guests Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy World Music

Six-time Grammy winners and cultural ambassadors The Chieftains and the First Couple of Celtic music join forces in an evening of astonishing fiddle and song – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Mar 10 , 2017

MBC America presents King of the Masked Singers World Music

South Korean television network MBC America presents a concert tour featuring winning vocalists from the hit singing competition series, King of the Masked Singers.

Mar 11 , 2017

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert Family

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Mar 11 , 2017

Stanley Jordan and Billy McLaughlin Rock & Pop

Two guitar virtuosos in a single evening! Four-time Grammy nominee Stanley Jordan and Emmy winner Billy McLaughlin.

Mar 12 , 2017

Rob Paparozzi at Dorthaan’s Place Jazz

Jersey-based frontman, singer and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi brings a wide range of musical styles to NJPAC’s jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar.

Mar 16 - Jun 23 , 2017

NJPAC Stage Exchange: The 2017 Commissions Theater

The NJPAC Stage Exchange, now in its third year, is where cutting-edge, new play development meets insightful community dialogue.

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Mar 16 , 2017

NJPAC Stage Exchange: The 2017 Commissions Kick-off Event Theater

For the third season of the Stage Exchange series of new-play readings, NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance will host a special live preview. Admission is free.

Mar 16 - May 18 , 2017

Jazz Jam Sessions Free

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

Mar 18 , 2017

Judy Kuhn: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel American Song

A new show by four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home) celebrates a century of American Song from one remarkable family: Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers and her son, Adam Guettel.

Mar 19 , 2017

Trilogy: An Opera Company: Das Rheingold Classical

Trilogy: An Opera Company, directed by Kevin Maynor, performs Wagner’s Das Rheingold – the first in the composer’s famed Ring cycle.

Mar 23 - 25 , 2017

Zhang Conducts Beethoven's Seventh Other

Lukáš Vondráček, called “one of the greatest pianistic talents of our times” (Stuttgarter Zeitung), takes on Shostakovich’s intense, brilliant concerto. Prokofiev’s clever First and Beethoven’s stirring Seventh make sparkling companions.

Mar 23 , 2017

Ted Koppel - New Jersey Speakers Series Conversations

Spend an evening of conversation with newsman Ted Koppel as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Mar 31 , 2017

Trevor Noah Comedy

Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, makes his NJPAC debut with an evening of stand-up comedy.

Apr 1 , 2017

John Prine with very special guests Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Rock & Pop

NJPAC debut! This two-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, a legend of country and folk, performs “In Spite of Ourselves,” “Paradise” and more hits!

Apr 2 , 2017

The Bucky Pizzarelli / Ed Laub Duo at Dorthaan’s Place Jazz

The accomplished guitar duo perform American Songbook selections and classic 1930s guitar duets in NJPAC’s Sunday jazz brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar.

Apr 2 , 2017

Munich Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev Classical

Valery Gergiev conducts Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. Plus, Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to perform Ravel’s astonishing Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

Apr 6 , 2017

Jackson Browne & Greg Leisz: Somewhat Acoustic Tour Variety

NJPAC welcomes singer-songwriter Jackson Browne for the first time, appearing with multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz: “Doctor My Eyes,” “Running on Empty,” “The Pretender,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “Stay/The Load Out,” and more!

Apr 7 , 2017

Here Is the Place, Our City Jazz

A collection of stellar artists gathers for the spirited premiere of Adegoke Steve Colson’s jazz-flavored tribute, commissioned by NJPAC in honor of Newark’s 350th anniversary.

Apr 7 - 9 , 2017

Ravel's Boléro Other

A pair of delightful and familiar works headline this light-hearted program that also shines the spotlight on NJSO Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher.

Apr 8 , 2017

Books on the Move Free

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Apr 8 , 2017

WBGO Children's Concert Free

Discover America's original musical art form at the WBGO Jazz Concert Series - a free concert series bringing jazz culture and performance to your neighborhood.

Apr 15 , 2017

Swan Lake: Moscow Festival Ballet Dance

A company of 50 dancers, direct from Moscow, performs the tale of a beautiful woman doomed to be a swan in this opulent production set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score.

Apr 20 , 2017

Wayne Shorter’s “Universe” – A concerto for Miles By Wallace Roney Orchestra Other

Trumpet great Wallace Roney and his orchestra pay tribute to Newark jazz legend Wayne Shorter with this performance of Universe, a long-lost composition originally created for Miles Davis, featuring Buster Williams, Lenny White and Patrice Rushen.

Apr 20 , 2017

Jon Meacham - New Jersey Speakers Series Conversations

Spend an evening of conversation with historian Jon Meacham as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Apr 21 , 2017

NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Calling Theater

Joel Stone’s The Calling opens the third season of the Stage Exchange series of new-play readings presented by NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Apr 21 , 2017

Cecile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner Jazz

Double Grammy nominee Cécile McLorin Salvant performs unique, theatrical interpretations of rare jazz and blues songs, Sullivan Fortner dazzles on piano, and the Emmet Cohen Trio opens with verve.

Apr 21 , 2017

An Evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa Latin Music

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

Apr 22 , 2017

Ella & Louis Other

Apr 22 , 2017

Wayne Shorter: Weather Report and Beyond Reimagined Jazz

Jazz all-stars Christian McBride, Rachel Z, Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson and former members of Weather Report salute saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the subject of a weekend-long celebration at NJPAC.

Apr 23 , 2017

Christian McBride with Esperanza Spalding: One on One Jazz

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, the innovative, genre-bending composer, bassist and vocalist, joins bassist Christian McBride in an afternoon of conversation and music in the intimate Victoria Theater.

Apr 23 , 2017

Wayne Shorter Quartet, with special guest Herbie Hancock Jazz

Acclaimed saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter and electronic jazz and R&B icon Herbie Hancock, former colleagues in the Miles Davis Quintet, together on stage! Vocalist Gretchen Parlato opens.

Apr 27 , 2017

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Family

Your favorite characters in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure!

Apr 28 , 2017

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance: Carolyn Dorfman Dance Dance

With bold, athletic and dramatic works, Carolyn Dorfman creates contemporary dance that moves you to think, feel, laugh and act.

Apr 28 , 2017

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin Rock & Pop

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic rock albums of all time when perennial Beach Boy Brian Wilson performs “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and more – all live in this concert version of his classic recording, Pet Sounds.

Apr 29 - 30 , 2017

Dvořák’s Cheerful Eighth Symphony Other

A sense of place—that elusive quality comes through in all three pieces on this appealing program. Featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw, hailed by the Boston Post for playing that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity.”

May 3 - 7 , 2017

Shen Yun Dance

The world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company performs an all-new show for 2017. It’s a captivating and inspiring experience of authentic Chinese culture that cannot be seen in China today.

May 5 , 2017

NJPAC Stage Exchange: Brick City Theater

Nicole Pandolfo’s Brick City is given a dramatic reading as part of the third season of the Stage Exchange, presented by NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

May 6 , 2017

John Steptoe's Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Family

Based on John Steptoe’s book, this thrilling musical adaptation by Dallas Children’s Theater is the tale of two sisters whose courage and kindness are put to the test in a mystical African jungle.

May 6 , 2017

Paulo Szot American Song

A Tony Award winner for South Pacific, Paulo Szot is renowned for his performances on Broadway, the world’s great opera stages and in intimate cabaret settings.

May 11 , 2017

Schubert's "Great" Symphony Other

Violinst Jennifer Koh “combines a questing spirit with tonal refinement and a kind of fearless virtuosity” (San Jose Mercury News). She’s sure to shine under the baton of Xian Zhang in Sibelius’ lofty yet visceral concerto.

May 12 , 2017

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Good Music Festival Other

R&B superstars Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Brandy, and special guest Major gather for a star-studded, 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Good Music Festival at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

May 12 - 14 , 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Dance

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece.

May 13 - 14 , 2017

Will Downing Mother's Day Celebration Variety

Celebrate Mother’s Day with one of the greatest voices in R&B

May 26 , 2017

Hispanic Youth Showcase Arts Education

See the stars of tomorrow shine in this unique, multi-disciplinary showcase featuring many of New Jersey’s finest young Hispanic dancers, musicians and singers.

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Jun 2 , 2017

Mercer Final Performance Arts Education

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Jun 3 , 2017

Deixem o Pimba em Paz with Bruno Nogueira & Manuela Azevedo World Music

This concert event, hosted by humorist Bruno Nogueira and featuring vocalist Manuela Azevedo (lead singer of the popular Portuguese band, Clã), will bring entirely new life to pimba, a genre of music traditionally associated with rural regions of Portugal, characterized by uptempo, dance-friendly rhythms.

Jun 8 - 11 , 2017

Season Finale with Zhang & Bronfman Other

Two stellar artists close the season: Xian Zhang joins forces with pianist Yefim Bronfman, described by the Chicago Tribune as “a marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment and jaw-dropping bravura.”

Jun 16 , 2017

An Evening with Diana Krall Jazz

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall returns to NJPAC.

Jun 16 , 2017

Jersey NEW Moves! Dance

Jun 18 , 2017

Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration Comedy

Back by popular demand, comedy sensation and WBLS radio host Earthquake arrives at NJPAC with his annual Father’s Day Celebration, a riotously funny evening starring a lineup of contemporary stand-up’s brightest stars.

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Jun 23 , 2017

NJPAC Stage Exchange: Return to Real Theater

A dramatic reading of Pia Wilson’s Return to Real concludes the third season of the Stage Exchange, presented by NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Jun 25 , 2017

Bill Maher Comedy

Spend an uproarious, provocative evening of Real Time with Emmy-winning comedian, author and political commentator Bill Maher.

Jun 29 , 2017

The Gipsy Kings feat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo World Music

The Gipsy Kings return to NJPAC with an irresistible blend of traditional flamenco, Western pop and Latin rhythms, including music from Savor Flamenco, their 2013 GRAMMY Award winner for Best World Music Album.

Jul 13 , 2017

Bring It! LIVE Dance

Fans of the Lifetime hit series Bring It! get a chance to be part of the action when Miss D and her Dancing Dolls perform never-before-seen routines live on stage!

Oct 22 , 2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with pianist André Watts Classical

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.

Nov 10 , 2017

John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits Jazz

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 18 , 2017

Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman Classical

Itzhak Perlman. Pinchas Zukerman. A rare joint recital. Two of the greatest violinists of our time – perhaps of all time – in one of the classical season’s hottest tickets!

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Dec 17 , 2017

Handel’s Messiah Classical

One of the most magnificent achievements in music, Handel’s Messiah is an annual holiday season must for music lovers everywhere.

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Jan 1 , 2018

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman Classical

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.

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Mar 18 , 2018

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell Classical

Joshua Bell leads the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Beethoven’s poetic “Pastoral” Symphony – and performs Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto.

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Mar 23 , 2018

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Classical

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, conducted by Enrique Pérez-Mesa, makes its NJPAC debut with a Latin-flavored and dance-inspired program that includes Ravel’s Boléro.

Apr 8 , 2018

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Classical

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns with his Silk Road Ensemble. A celebration of music, crisscrossing centuries, continents and cultures.

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May 5 , 2018

London Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle, conductor Classical

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.

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