Saturday, October 16, 2021

NYC/NJ Event: NJPAC Live Performances for 2021: Chaka Khan, Amy Grant, Ramy Youssef, Jane Lynch, Harry Potter, Thanksgiving Comedy, Christmas Shows and more

The New Jersey Performing Arts  Center in Newark, NJ is back to  business with a schedule of live  performances for the whole family. For tickets visit:
The glorious Chaka Khan with Special Guest Leela James comes on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Chaka is the "reigning Queen of funk, soul and R & B and a ten-time Grammy Winner. For her return expect such classics as "I'm Every Woman," "Ain't Nobody, "I Feel for You," and many others.

Coming to the stage for Thanksgiving is the Second Annual Comedy Fest featuring Earthquake, Luenell, Capone, and Smokey Suarez on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Give thanks for the laughs! This In-Person Thanksgiving Comedy Fest is NJPAC’s new favorite holiday tradition, bringing a feast of today’s funniest comics. The laughter will be unstoppable all night long with Earthquake, Luenell, Capone, and Smokey Suarez, and hosted by Tony Rock.

Brooklyn-born comedian, actor, producer Tony Rock is the hardest working man in show business. One of comedy’s all-time best hosts, you’ve seen him on All Def ComedyThe Warm UpBlack Card RevokedApollo Live, and Living Biblically. He’s recently appeared on the Platinum Comedy Tour with Mike Epps, The Festival Of Laughs with Comedienne Sommore, and his own Tony Rock Live club tour.

The former host of Quake’s House on WBLS-FM and star of the hit comedy special These Ain’t Jokes, you’ve seen Earthquake on HBO, BET, Comedy Central, and the late-night talk show circuit. Since his breakout stand-up special About Got Damn Time, he has appeared on the big screen in Getting PlayedBarnyardClerks II, and on the small screen in Everybody Hates Chris and Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.

Other Shows Coming to NJ PAC include those below, but see the website for full schedule. All Covid Protocols in place.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. 

“El Caballero de la Salsa” returns to NJPAC! Gilberto Santa Rosa is a legendary sonero, six-time GRAMMY® Award winner, and one of the most successful Latin music vocalists in the world. A standout performer since the age of ten, he became the first singer to perform tropical salsa at Carnegie Hall. With dozens of chart-topping albums, he continues to push the boundaries of salsa—always expanding and exploring new styles and sounds. Don’t miss this special evening with the pioneering sonero himself. 

October 30, 2021 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

November 5th

John Waite


Saturday, November 6, AT 8:00 p.m. 


November 7, 2021

WBGO Kids Jazz Don Braden Septet

November 10, 2021

The Creator's Room - Beyond the Boards

November 11, 2021

Christ McBride's The Movement Revisited

November 13, 2021

WBGO Story

Thursday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. 

Christian McBride Movement Revisited: a musical portrait of four icons 


Friday, November 12, at 8:00 p.m. 

Chris Botti 


Saturday, November 13, at 8:00 p.m. 

Dianna Reeve and Artemis 

Sunday, November 14, at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 

Dorthaan’s Place: Cyrus Chestnut 

November 18, 2021

Ramy Youssef Live 

November 19-20, 2021

Franki Valli and the Four Seasons


Saturday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. 




SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. 

The Town Hall 
123 W 43rd St, 
New York, NY 10036 

November 27, 2021

Sarah Brightman A Christmas Symphony

November 27, 2021

Chris DeStefano (comedy, adults)

December 1, 2021

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith team up for some Christmas joy

December 3, 2021

The Princess Bride - An Inconceivable Evening with Carey Ewes - family

December 5, 2021

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith - Christmas

December 7-8, 2021

Earth Wind and Fire

December 9, 2021

Jane Lynch - A Little Swinging Christmas

December 11, 2021

The Nutcracker the State Ballet of Ukraine

December 15, 2021

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

December 18, 2021

Hip Hop Nutcracker with mcKurtis


See the website for full list:

One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 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.