It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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Happy Birthday Richie Furay! Join the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member as he celebrates his 80th birthday at SOPAC!  Ten years ago, Richie’s 70th birthday concert at SOPAC included special and surprise guests Rusty Young & George Grantham of Poco, and Mark Volman of The Turtles. This show will be Richie’s “final farewell concert” at SOPAC with his eight-member band as he retires from a music career of nearly 60 years of touring.

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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José James Presents 1978

Friday, September 6 at 8PM

Forward-looking, genre-defying Jazz singer for the Hip-Hop generation, José James brings his newest album 1978 to SOPAC!  This instant classic combines James’ deep love of Jazz and Hip-Hop with nods to R&B heroes Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, and Leon Ware. This promises to be an evening of Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, and more!  Don’t miss James’ energetic performance!  Get your tickets today!

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The Friends of the Brothers is a celebration of the music of the Allman Brothers Band.  Friends is committed to making each night a unique, passionate, and energetic tribute to the legendary Allman Brothers Band!  They bring together former Allman Brothers Band members and acclaimed Rock musicians to perform the music of the Allman Brothers at SOPAC.  Get your tickets today!

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Bob Mould Solo Electric

Friday, September 13 at 8PM

Experience singer-songwriter and Rock legend Bob Mould’s prolific solo performance at SOPAC!  With a catalog of over 250 songs—one of which was the theme of TV’s The Daily Show—Mould has served as a creative north star to legions of musicians ranging from Dave Grohl to Billie Joe Armstrong. Rolling Stone calls his music “jaw-dropping”!

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An Evening with Roger McGuinn

Saturday, September 14 at 8PM

A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Roger McGuinn was one of the founding members of one of the most influential psychedelic rock bands of the 1960s, the Byrds, with Gene Clark and David Crosby.  From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Eight Miles High," and "Mr. Tambourine Man," McGuinn doesn't just make music, he makes history.  Don’t miss this legendary Rock star and Folk artist at SOPAC this fall!

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History has produced its share of great artists and great people—John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was both!  Celebrate the legendary trumpeter’s legacy at SOPAC!  Led by Gillespie’s long-time bassist, musical director, and SOPAC Jazz in the Loft curator John Lee along with Gillespie’s former drummer Tommy Campbell, this promises to be an evening of music and passion you don’t want to miss!

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The Jimmy Vivino Band

Friday, September 27 at 8PM

Jimmy Vivino, better known as "Jimmy V", is bringing his signature Blues sound to SOPAC! Best known for serving as Conan O’Brien’s musical director, guitarist, and bandleader for 26 years, Jimmy V’s experience in the music industry predates that by more than 20 years.  Don’t miss this Blues visionary at SOPAC this fall!

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Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega has been making “vital, inventive music” (NPR Music) throughout the course of her decades-long career.  Don’t miss her as she brings her distinctive, “clear, unwavering voice” (Rolling Stone) to SOPAC this fall!

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All the way from North Texas, experience one of the premier Blues bands and tributes to Stevie Ray Vaughn at SOPAC!  Texas Flood’s in-your-face, high-energy show infuses Blues classics with a uniquely raw new Blues sound.  This is a night of Blues magic you don’t want to miss!

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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Calling all individuals who champion diversity, inclusion, democracy, and civic participation!  Attend the Inaugural Empowerment Awards and Fundraiser. This momentous event will celebrate the people and organizations on the frontlines of promoting inclusive democracy, racial justice policy, and civic participation.

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Masters of the Telecaster

Saturday, November 2 at 8PM

With three of the most prolific rock guitarists in the world Jim Weider (The Band) GE Smith (SNL / Roger Waters band), Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan / Levon Helm band) this is sure to be a historic night. Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Stevie Winwood and Bo Diddley to the Rolling Stones and more! Don’t miss the masters at SOPAC this fall!

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Seton Hall University Arts Council brings their Classical Concert Series back to SOPAC! In the past, this evening of Classical music featured professional musicians from around the world, including the Musicians from Marlboro, a concert version of Mozart's Don Giovanni opera, and pianist Michelle Cann, who presented an musical and spoken exploration of women composers of Chicago's Black Renaissance. Stay tuned for an announcement about this year's classical musicians!

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Cabaret in the Loft

Sunday, November 10 at 7PM

Entering it's third year, Cabaret in the Loft is quickly becoming a SOPAC audience favorite!  Drawing on the wealth of talent from the greater SOMA area—or the place “where Broadway comes home to sleep” (The New York Times)—Curator Matthew Luminello puts together a series of intimate storytelling and unforgettable performances perfect for any Broadway lover.  Get your family and friends together for this 54-Below experience west of the Hudson River, right here in South Orange!

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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Ladies of Laughter

Thursday, November 21 at 7:30PM

Now known as “The Careerbuilder for Women in Comedy,” previous competition participants have included Amy Schumer, Tammy Pescatelli, and Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch, among many others.  This night of hilarity will feature up-and-coming female comedians from New Jersey and beyond! Get your tickets today!  Comedians to be announced soon!

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The THE BAND Band is back at SOPAC! The THE BAND Band is the only nationally touring group dedicated exclusively to bringing the music of Rock & Roll’s legendary The Band to life.  With authentic, true-to-form renditions of their extraordinary repertoire, The THE BAND Band delivers everything from The Band’s hit songs to cuts from their classic albums and collaborations with Bob Dylan.

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Giants of Jazz

Saturday, November 30 at 8PM

Join us for what has become a legendary event in South Orange, featuring the convergence of countless Jazz greats in an unforgettable evening of music. Curated by Jazz legend and South Orange resident John Lee, this celebration of Jazz music is the perfect event for Jazz lovers everywhere.

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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Fueled by the belief that classic Jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.  Praised by The Times London as “simply phenomenal,” The Hot Sardines’ brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and nostalgic vocals will transport viewers to a different Jazz era.  Get your tickets today!

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South Orange resident and Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time.  You don’t want to miss her evening of seasonal cheer and delight as Gonzalez serenades audience members with a wide array of beloved holiday standards, including "Feliz Navidad," "All I Want for Christmas is You," and "Into the Unknown" from Disney's Frozen II.

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Valerie Simpson is back at SOPAC!  Valerie Simpson is one half of the iconic song-writing duo Ashford & Simpson.  She and her late husband Nick Ashford spent their lives together writing chart-topping anthems for Motown and beyond.  The duo penned timeless hits such as, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” and “I’m Every Woman” for Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston and others before embarking on a performing career of their own

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Cabaret in the Loft

Sunday, January 19 at 7PM

Entering it's third year, Cabaret in the Loft is quickly becoming a SOPAC audience favorite!  Drawing on the wealth of talent from the greater SOMA area—or the place “where Broadway comes home to sleep” (The New York Times)—Curator Matthew Luminello puts together a series of intimate storytelling and unforgettable performances perfect for any Broadway lover.  Get your family and friends together for this 54-Below experience west of the Hudson River, right here in South Orange!

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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Cabaret in the Loft

Sunday, March 9 at 7PM

Entering it's third year, Cabaret in the Loft is quickly becoming a SOPAC audience favorite!  Drawing on the wealth of talent from the greater SOMA area—or the place “where Broadway comes home to sleep” (The New York Times)—Curator Matthew Luminello puts together a series of intimate storytelling and unforgettable performances perfect for any Broadway lover.  Get your family and friends together for this 54-Below experience west of the Hudson River, right here in South Orange!

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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It's "a comedy cure for the midweek blues!" (Baristanet)  Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, Laughs in the Loft features stand-up comics from our own South Orange-Maplewood community, Brooklyn and beyond. Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.  You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.  

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