Experience high-energy artists as they turn up the volume and belt out familiar lyrics at SOPAC. These Rock and Pop shows feature much-loved singer-songwriters plus groups that authentically replicate the sounds of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Jerry Garcia Band and more.
The Brit Pack
WHEN: Saturday, February 26, at 8PM
Embark on a musical tour of British Invasion bands as The Brit Pack authentically replicates the sounds of The Beatles, Oasis, Duran Duran and more.
With Special Guest Jesse Farrar
WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30PM
Son Volt is an Americana Rock band that infuses Folk, Country, Blues and Soul into their sound. Their songs often seek out the ghosts of America's discordant or forgotten past. The group marked their 25th anniversary in 2020 and released their 10th studio album, Electro Melodier in July 2021.
WHEN: Friday, March 18, at 8PM
Called the “great American romantic” by The New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career balancing his massive Pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and affable sense of humor keep fans coming back for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than Rock concerts.
The Machine performs Pink Floyd
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26, at 8PM
The Machine pays homage to Pink Floyd in two back-to-back nights. Hear the epic Rock opera, The Wall, in its entirety on Friday and Pink Floyd’s greatest hits plus some obscurities on Saturday.
Melvin Seals & JGB
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30PM
Embark on a psychedelic musical journey with Melvin Seals & JGB as they perform a blend of Rock, Gospel, Soul and Rhythm and Blues. Melvin is most revered for his 18 years with the Jerry Garcia Band playing his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards.
ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
WHEN: Friday, May 20, at 8PM
Feel like you traveled back to the 70s when ZOSO, a Led Zeppelin reincarnation, rocks out with favorites like “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love” and “Dazed and Confused.”
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
WHEN: Thursday, June 9, at 7:30PM
A Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame drummer and South Orange native, Max Weinberg invites audiences to create the set list in real-time for this interactive concert experience where anything and everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits is on the set list of possibilities!
At this time, all SOPAC patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask. All current Covid-19 Precautions & Policies can be found at SOPACnow.org/Covid-19.
Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including the Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org.