Thursday, February 17, 2022

7 Rock & Pop Concerts Coming Up at SOPAC

Clockwise from top left: The Brit Pack, Melvin Seals & JGB, Max Weinberg, The Machine

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.

WHERE: SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange (behind the train station)

Brit Pack

The Brit Pack

WHEN: Saturday, February 26, at 8PM
: $25-$35

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.

Son Volt
Son Volt
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.

Edwin McCain
Edwin McCain

WHEN: Friday, March 18, at 8PM
: $38-$48

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
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
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
: $28-$38

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
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

WHEN: Thursday, June 9, at 7:30PM
: $49-$115

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

About SOPAC:

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