Wednesday, July 5, 2023

One week away! We'll see you at Sounds of the City @ NJPAC


You're invited to Sounds of the City this summer!


Our famous FREE outdoor concert series brings residents together every week in Chambers Plaza outside NJPAC. It’s a dance party with a festival atmosphere — and you’re invited! Check out our lineup below.

Gates will open at 5PM for guests every Thursday from July 13 –  August 24. We look forward to seeing you!

 coming soon! 

Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue Dance Party
Thu, Jul 13 @ 6PM
WBGO DJ Felix Hernandez kicks off NJPAC’s Horizon Sounds of the City with his famous Rhythm Revue Dance Party.

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Sugarhill Gang
Thu, Jul 20 @ 6PM
It’s a “Rapper’s Delight” with the fathers of hip hop: Wonder Mike, Master Gee and HenDogg featuring DJ T Dynasty.

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Newark Salutes Its Own
Thu, Jul 27 @ 6PM
Performers from every ward of Newark take the stage for this free showcase of incredible local talent.

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Edgar Joel & Anthony Colón
Thu, Aug 3 @ 6PM
Dance the night away with sensational salsa duo Edgar Joel and Anthony Colón (“En las Nubes,” “Hasta El Sol De Hoy,” “Hechizo De Luna”).

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Kurtis Blow
Thu, Aug 10 @ 6PM
Bring your best breakdancing moves … it’s a night of old-school hip hop with legendary MC Kurtis Blow (“The Breaks”).

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Kindred the Family Soul
Thu, Aug 17 @ 6PM
Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon (aka Kindred the Family Soul) will lift you up with their funky, neo-soul sound and message of love.

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Thu, Aug 24 @ 6PM
“Soul Sista.” “Little One.” “All Matter.” GRAMMY®-winning artist Bilal will set your soul free at our end-of-summer grand finale.

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Generous support for Horizon Sounds of the City provided by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health and Mars Wrigley. Also sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and DeLeón Tequila

Single-performance tickets are available online at, 1.888.MY.NJPAC (696.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. All tickets are subject to a per-ticket handling fee, which varies by performance and method of purchase. The fee for telephone and online orders is always the same. Fees paid at the box office are always the lowest available fee for a performance.

Box Office hours are here.

For groups of 9 or more, find Group Sales here or call 1.888.696.5722, Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.

One Center Street • Newark, NJ 07102 •

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