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FREE LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES UNDER THE STARS @ NJPAC
HORIZON SOUNDS OF CITY 2023!
WHEN: Thursday, July 13 – Thursday, August 24, 6 pm – 9 pm. WHERE: NJPAC, Chambers Plaza, One Center Street, Newark, NJ ADMISSION: free
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to announce the annual Horizon Sounds of the City 2023, a FREE live summer concert series taking place under the stars during the summer on the NJPAC Campus at Chambers Plaza.
The whole neighborhood gets together for a dance party with a festival atmosphere in Chambers Plaza on the NJPAC grounds. Grab a bite or drink from our local vendor, dance to our mainstage headliner, and party the night away!
NEWARK SALUTES ITS OWN Horizon Sounds of the City Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 6–9PM Chambers Plaza FREE
Newark Salutes Its Own in a free talent showcase featuring local artists from each ward.
EDGAR JOEL + ANTHONY COLÓN Horizon Sounds of the City Thursday, August 3, 2023 @ 6–9PM Chambers Plaza FREE
Horizon Sounds of the City welcomes the sensational salsa duo Edgar Joel + Anthony Colón (“En las Nubes,” “Hasta El Sol De Hoy,” “Hechizo De Luna”).
Horizon Sounds of the City KURTIS BLOW Thursday, August 10, 2023 @ 6–9PM Chambers Plaza FREE
Legendary MC Kurtis Blow takes the stage at Horizon Sounds of the City. Considered one of the most influential Founding Fathers of Hip Hop, his hits include “Christmas Rappin’,” “The Breaks,” “Basketball” and “If I Ruled the World.” Bring your best breakdancing moves for this night of old-school hip hop on August 10. Opening act includes performances by NJPAC Arts Education Alumni, Faculty and Current Students of our NJPAC Hip Hop Arts & Culture program.
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL Horizon Sounds of the City Thursday, August 17, 2023 @ 6–9PM Chambers Plaza FREE
Kindred the Family Soul will lift you up at Horizon Sounds of the City on August 17. Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon are partners in music as well as marriage, and their songs are a testament to the power of love. Get down with their positive message of faith, hope and strength… wrapped in a funky, neo-soul sound.
The Horizon Sounds of the City concerts at NJPAC's outdoor Chambers Plaza have entertained hundreds of thousands of music lovers from the greater Newark area. The series celebrates Newark's cultural diversity by bringing together those who work, live, and play in the city and beyond for memorable evenings of great music, food, and fun.
By connecting the Greater Newark community to the summer's most energetic dance concerts, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and NJPAC provide an ideal opportunity to promote the city's rapidly expanding arts and entertainment district and acquaint audiences with local merchants and businesses.
“We are very excited for the upcoming Horizon Sounds of the City summer concert series that brings together the Greater Newark community around the common love of music” said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. “Horizon is a longtime partner with NJPAC and Horizon’s free music series is a community celebration that promotes the rich and diverse list of headline performers.”
Through music, Horizon Sounds of the City brings the community together to celebrate outstanding performances under the stars in a beautiful outdoor setting.
The eight-concert series also offers bites and beverages from popular food trucks on the Plaza and an open-air bar. NJPAC's acclaimed restaurant, NICO Kitchen + Bar, will be open during performances.
In inclement weather, scheduling advisories may be found at njpac.org.
The Horizon Sounds of the City concert series at NJPAC is made possible by the generous support of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health, and Mars Wrigley. Also sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
NJPAC One Center Street Newark, New Jersey 07102 njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. 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, which have reached almost 2 million children, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. NJPAC.org @njpac