Join us for Laughs in the Loft, a new SOPAC series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond! Laughs in the Loft is every first Wednesday of the month and each event will feature four comedians in an NYC-style showcase. The talent will be announced approximately two weeks prior to each show. Come be part of something exciting, fun and hilarious. You never know who might drop in!

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Valissima presents its exciting conductors and soloists in a concert with Montclair Orchestra of symphonic repertoire including Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, JC Bach and Vivaldi. Conducted by the students of Valissima Institute, whose mission is to put young women on the podium, this will be the first performance of its kind worldwide. Come see tomorrow’s musical leaders as they bring their musical personality to the brilliant Montclair Orchestra in a thrilling performance.

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America’s most unique celebration of the music and muse of The Beatles, The Weeklings features former members of Styx, Dave Mason, the original Beatlemania on Broadway, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg’s Jukebox and BeatleFest house band Liverpool. The band performs and records explosive renditions of The Beatles albums and Top 40 classics.

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Join us for Laughs in the Loft, a new SOPAC series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond! Laughs in the Loft is every first Wednesday of the month and each event will feature four comedians in an NYC-style showcase. The talent will be announced approximately two weeks prior to each show. Come be part of something exciting, fun and hilarious. You never know who might drop in!

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Al Stewart, a prominent figure of the legendary British Folk revival in the 60s and 70s, is best known for his radio hits "Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages." The Scottish musician will be joined on the SOPAC stage with his longtime backup band, The Empty Pockets.

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Moscow-based Leonid & Friends have blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality and fire of American supergroup Chicago. The legendary, self-described "rock and roll band with horns" was so impressed with Leonid & Friends that they published the tribute band's already viral first video on Chicago's official website.

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Dubbed “the essential duo,” Russell and Pizzarelli transport audiences to the glory days of Jazz with masterful ease, capturing Holiday’s effortless grace and Sinatra’s cool swagger. World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by The Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing Jazz,” while All Music Guide says, “Russell emerged as a retro old school vocalist for the ages.”

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The Milk Carton Kids

Thursday, September 30 at 7:30PM

With pure tones, moving voices, entwined acoustic guitars and rootsy songwriting, The Milk Carton Kids know how to capture the quiet dynamics of a song to weave a spell that has been captivating audiences from coast to coast since 2011. The twice Grammy Award-nominated indie-Folk duo were the 2014 Americana Music Association’s Duo/Group of the Year.

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Bria Skonberg Quartet

Friday, October 1 at 8PM

Bria Skonberg stormed onto the Jazz scene with her smoky vocals, blistering trumpet and compelling compositions and arrangements. The Juno Award winner has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal).

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Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. He brings together audiences of all cultures, bridging barriers of language and genre through his music. He is joined by Cuban “Trio Havana” with Jorge Bringas, Manuel Alejandro Carro and Yuniel Jiminez as well as special guest and flute virtuoso Itai Kriss. Together they bring a unique interpretation to the full spectrum of Broza’s rich repertoire of hits.

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Damien Escobar: Breakthrough

Thursday, October 7 at 7:30PM

Damien Escobar sits at the intersection of Hip-Hop and Classical music. His classic yet edgy style comes complete with an unstoppable swagger that has helped propel his career from playing the violin in NYC subways to performing for President Barack Obama, Former President George W. Bush, the royal family of Dubai, Oprah Winfrey and many more.

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Gaelic Storm

Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30PM

Since appearing in the blockbuster film Titanic (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”), Gaelic Storm has become a world-class genre-bending Irish Rock band mixing Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative.

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Kindred The Family Soul

Friday, October 15 at 8PM

Kindred The Family Soul, also referred to as Kindred, is simply Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler; artists, songwriters, lovers, family. They are an American R&B, Soul and Neo Soul duo that emerged from the Philadelphia movement that also includes Jill Scott, who discovered them while the couple was performing at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival.

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SOPAC Gala

Saturday, November 6 at 6PM

The annual SOPAC Gala brings together patrons, community leaders and artists to celebrate SOPAC’s achievements, pay tribute to our supporters and raise significant funds.

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Joan Osborne

Friday, November 12 at 8PM

A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, Joan Osborne is a soulful vocalist who has performed alongside many notable artists including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris and Mavis Staples, to name a few.

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The THE BAND Band’s spectacular Last Waltz Celebration revisits that 1976 Thanksgiving evening that has become embedded in the heart of the Rock and Roll lexicon. Re-creating the stage of The Last Waltz, The THE BAND Band acts as backing band for the myriad of talented guest artists representing some of the special guest performances from that night: Eric Clapton’s “Further On Up the Road,” Ronnie Hawkins’ “Who Do You Love,” Van Morrison’s “Caravan” and many more.

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Richie Furay performs his ONLY “Farewell” show at this rescheduled concert since his farewell tour had been canceled due to the Covid-19 Virus. He’ll be playing songs from his catalog of classic POCO, Buffalo Springfield, Souther-Hillman-Furay and some new music from his 2021 studio album release of country classic songs by other artists. Come celebrate Richie’s retirement from headline touring at SOPAC.

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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Friday, November 19 at 8PM EST

Rock-and-Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer and South Orange native Max Weinberg brings his interactive concert experience to the SOPAC stage! A truly interactive experience, Weinberg asks the audience to create the set list, in real-time, that he and his band will play that night! You choose songs from the glory days of Rock and Roll that you select from a video menu of over 200 songs—everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play them the way you want to hear them played!

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Nefesh Mountain

Thursday, December 2 at 7:30PM

Boundary-pushing Bluegrass group Nefesh Mountain dreamed up their elegantly wayward sound by melding elements of everything from Americana and Appalachian Bluegrass to Celtic Folk and Eastern European music.

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Sons of Serendip

Friday, December 3 at 8PM

Sons of Serendip is a unique Billboard-charting Classical crossover quartet that first gained popularity in 2014 as a finalist on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent. “Sons of Serendip are the most musically talented contestants on the show.” (Howie Mandel, America’s Got Talent)

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Sprinkle your holiday season with the all-vocal magic of Rockapella! With buckets of catchy original Pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, Pop, and Soul classics, this a capella group has been the one to watch since it formed in 1986. Rockapella may best be remembered as the vocal house band and resident comedy troupe on the PBS children's geography game show "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"

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Martin Sexton

Thursday, December 9 at 7:30PM

Critically-acclaimed Martin Sexton is a musician’s musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling Soul, Gospel, R&B, Country and Blues.

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KT Tunstall broke into the public eye in 2004 with "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” She's had much success since, picking up three nominations before winning a BRIT Award and a Grammy Award nomination. She is also the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award for her self-penned hit “Suddenly I See."

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Hot Sardines Holiday Stomp

Thursday, December 16 at 7:30PM

A raucous, razzle dazzle celebration featuring classic Jazz & Swing holiday favorites and original tunes performed by the eight-piece Hot Sardines! In the talented hands of this ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive again through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a past era with the mere lilt of her voice.

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Celebrating more than 35 years of music making, Cherish the Ladies continues to delight audiences with its beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. You’ll delight in the special Christmas music that embodies the beauty of the season - Celtic style!

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Gangstagrass

Saturday, February 5 at 8PM

The intensely innovative urban twang of Gangstagrass blends Bluegrass and Hip-Hop in “a much-needed take on traditional Roots music that, given its context, felt more than a little radical.” (Rolling Stone Magazine). The group first formed in 2006, has recorded 7 albums to date and is perhaps best known as the Emmy-nominated makers of “Long Hard Times to Come,” the theme song to the hit FX drama, Justified.

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Breathtaking, mind-blowing and astonishing are just a few words that describes The Heart & Soul of Magic. This show features two world class magicians, Ran’D Shine and Jamahl Keyes, in a unique production that weaves a tapestry of psychological illusions, comedy and music to create an immersive amazing experience that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

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The Brit Pack

Saturday, February 26 at 8PM

The Brit Pack is the most authentic British Invasion experience this side of the Atlantic! The Brit Pack is a supergroup of sorts, with an extensive repertoire spanning all the greatest decades of British musical output. From The Beatles to Oasis, Rolling Stones to Duran Duran, there's always been a British band with a song to suit the moment.

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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Edwin McCain has been called the “great American romantic” (The New York Times). His songs "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More" were Top 40 hits and five of his albums have reached the Billboard 200.

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Marc Broussard

Friday, April 1 at 8PM

Marc Broussard is an old-school Southern Soul singer blessed with both a rarefied talent and an innate stylistic and emotional authenticity, an artist whose old school blend of Rock, R&B, Soul, and sensitivity have made him one of the most indelible artists of his generation.

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DakhaBrakha

Saturday, April 2 at 8PM

Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno chaos” quartet DakhaBrakha creates a universe of unexpected new music in their blending the styles of several ethnic groups and world music genres.

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SFJAZZ Collective

Thursday, April 7 at 7:30PM

The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning Jazz supergroup comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in Jazz today. The current ensemble features Lizz Wright on vocals, Chris Potter on saxophones, David Sánchez on saxophones, Etienne Charles on trumpet, Warren Wolf on vibraphone, Edward Simon on keyboards, Aneesa Strings on bass, Kendrick A.D. Scott on drums.

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Ten-time Grammy Award-winner and NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his Jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.

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This award-winning adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved tale follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is a better life waiting for her above the surface of the ocean. With stunning scenery and costumes, original songs and chart-topping hits, this show is an adventurous and delightful musical theatre experience.

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