Sunday, March 6, 2022

13 Shows Coming Up in March at SOPAC


Clockwise from top left: Marc Cohn, Resistance Revival Chorus, Damien Escobar, Red Baraat

It’s March Madness at the South Orange Performing Arts Center! With more than a dozen shows on the docket, see everything from a hip-hop violinist to acoustic singer-songwriters. Just in time for Women’s History Month, experience the Resistance Revival Chorus, a social justice-focused choir. In celebration of Holi, join Red Baraat, a group that merges North Indian Bhangra with elements of Funk, Go-Go, Rock and more. (Click titles for more information)

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

Jazz in the Loft
Steve Carrington Quintet
Tickets: $20

Join us for an extra special Jazz in the Loft show featuring Steve Carrington (tenor & soprano saxophone), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Alex Collins (piano), John Lee (bass) and Karl Latham (drums).

Son Volt

Founded by songwriter and vocalist Jay Farrar, Son Volt is an Americana Rock band that also 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, while in lockdown due to the pandemic. They released their 10th studio album, Electro Melodier in July 2021.

Resistance Revival Chorus
Tickets: $29-$39

The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 60 womxn and non-binary singers, who have joined together to breathe joy and song into the resistance and to uplift and center womxn’s voices.

Red Baraat Festival of Colors
Tickets: $25-$35

Red Baraat Festival of Colors is an immersive experience celebrating the spirit of the Hindu holiday of Holi. Led by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for merging North Indian Bhangra with elements of Funk, Go-Go, Rock and raw Punk energy. SPIN Magazine calls the group “a knitted blend of poly-rhythmic panache exploring what it means to communicate music between individuals and across cultures." 

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus is a critically acclaimed, avant-garde Jazz quartet that has been called "technically brilliant, beyond versatile" (The New Yorker) and is known for producing "moving, mighty music" (Rolling Stone).

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap
Tickets: $40-$54

These renowned Grammy Award winners ignite their musical chemistry to generate an incomparable Jazz experience. 

Edwin McCain Acoustic Trio
Tickets: $38-$48

A longtime friend of Hootie and the Blowfish, the guitarist has been called the “great American romantic” (The New York Times). Edwin McCain's tender, instantly recognizable ballads "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More" are immortalized in several 2000s film and TV soundtracks. 

Celebrate the Sounds of New Orleans with
Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas


This double-bill featuring world-famous music machines celebrates the feel-good sounds of The Big Easy! 

The Moth Mainstage

The Moth is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and has presented more than 35,000 stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing room only crowds worldwide.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd
MARCH 25 & 26
: $35-$48

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. 

Damien Escobar: Breakthrough

This violinist sits at the intersection of Hip-Hop and Classical music with a sophisticated, edgy style and an unstoppable swagger.