South Orange Performing Arts Center | South Orange, NJ
South Orange Performing Arts Center | One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
(973) 313-2787 | sopacnow.org/

Loudon Wainwright III

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LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III w/ The Nields
Thursday - 9/12/2013
7:30 PM | All Ages | $35 - $50
Loudon Wainwright III will release his new CD, Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up, May 22. Director Judd Apatow, a longtime fan, asked the singer/songwriter to provide musical accompaniment for Knocked Up after the two worked together on Apatow’s previous film, The 40-Year-Old Virgin as well as on the popular sitcom, Undeclared, in which Loudon [more...]

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North Mississippi Allstars

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NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
w/ Lightnin' Malcolm
Sunday - 9/15/2013
7:30 PM | All Ages | $20 - $75
North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996; the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy while playing and shaking it down in the juke joints with their blues ancestors. R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Otha Turner [more...]

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John Scofield

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JOHN SCOFIELD's ÜBERJAM BAND
w/ Avi Bortnick, Tony Mason , Andy Hess
Saturday - 9/21/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $27 - $55
John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired [more...]

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Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools

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SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE POOR FOOLS
Friday - 9/27/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $33 - $60
Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools - a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon's eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools also dive into some of the Southside's Asbury Jukes materials - revisiting some classics [more...]

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Alejandro Escovedo

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"An Evening of Stories and Songs"
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
& SHELBY LYNNE
Sunday - 9/29/2013
7:30 PM | All Ages | $33 - $58
Alejandro Escovedo is a celebrated, versatile, singer/songwriter whose punk-rock roots in 70's San Francisco can still be heard in his roots rock/alternative country style. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience. Alejandro has performed and collaborated with icons Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen. Shelby Lynne is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and jaw-dropping vocalist. She was awarded the Best New Artist Grammy in 2000, with her release I am Shelby Lynne. She made her acting debut in 2005, playing Johnny Cash's mother in the motion picture Walk the Line. Just a Little Lovin', her critically acclaimed tribute to Dusty Springfield, was released in 2008.

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John Hammond

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"An Evening of British and American Blues"
JOHN MAYALL
with special guest JOHN HAMMOND
Thursday - 10/3/2013
7:30 PM | All Ages | $40 - $65
An incredible evening of British and American Blues! As the elder statesman of British blues John Mayall is renowned as a bandleader, mentor and songwriter. Throughout the '60s, his band, the Bluesbreakers, acted as a finishing school for the leading British blues-rock musicians of the era. Guitarists Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Mick Taylor joined his band in a remarkable succession in the mid-'60s, honing their chops with Mayall before going on to join Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones, respectively. 2011 Blues Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Winner John Hammond remains one of the world's premier acoustic blues artists. To date John Hammond has been honored with a total of 8 Blues Music Awards and an additional 10 nominations.

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John Sebastian

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JOHN SEBASTIAN & TOM RUSH
Friday - 10/11/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $27 - $55
An incredible evening with two of America's finest singer/songwriters. John Sebastian has been thrilling audiences for nearly forty years, and ever since the debut of Lovin' Spoonful – America's answer to the British Invasion, Sebastian has remained in-demand as a solo artist, studio musician, TV/film scorer and songwriter. His top ten hits include "Do You Believe In Magic," "Summer In the City" and "Daydream" (to name a few). Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s. His music has left its stamp on generations of artists.

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Bettye LaVette

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BETTYE LAVETTE
Saturday - 11/9/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $30 - $50
Bettye LaVette is one of the most soulful singers alive. She started life in Muskegon, Michigan in the late '40s but moved to Detroit with her family when she was six years old. Unlike most of her peers, she did not grow up in a Baptist church singing gospel. As she says, "I am a child of the blues", which was the music she heard as a young child. Her soul is so deep, that [more...]

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Dar Williams

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DAR WILLIAMS w/ Toshi Reagon
Thursday - 11/14/2013
7:30 PM | All Ages | $25 - $45

The initial idea came in a flash. Dar Williams was driving on an isolated highway, crossing from New York into Ontario, surrounded by frozen fields, silver trees, and empty sky, when inspiration struck. "I thought, 'I want to write a biker song!,'" Williams says with a laugh. "And then my second thought was, 'I want to write an epic biker song.' The Greek messenger of the [more...]


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David Bromberg
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DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET
Friday - 11/15/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $30 - $55
"The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover's fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke." - Jerry Jeff Walker on David Bromberg He's played with everyone, he's toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues. Here's the story of David [more...]

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Mavis Staples

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MAVIS STAPLES
Saturday - 11/16/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $50 - $75
Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples possesses one of the most recognizable and treasured voices in contemporary music. From her early days sharing lead vocals with her groundbreaking family group, The Staple Singers, to her powerful solo recordings, Mavis Staples is an inspirational force in modern popular culture and music. A 40-year-plus veteran of the music scene [more...]

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South Orange Performing Arts Center | One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
(973) 313-2787 | sopacnow.org/