Friday • June 14 • 8:30 pm
Prudential Center Luis Miguel 2019 North American Tour
The winner of the Best 2018 Tour at both the Latin Grammys and American Music Awards, Luis Miguel has sold more than 100 million albums. He won his first Grammy as a teenager for a duet with Sheena Easton, becoming the youngest male Grammy winner at the age of 14.
Sunday • June 16 • 7:00 pm
Prudential Center Wisin Y Yandel Como Antes Tour
The iconic Latin duo is on its first U.S. Tour since 2013, which includes a spring stop at The Rock. To this day, they are the first Reggaeton artists to win a Grammy. Their 2018 album The Big Leagues has become a huge hit.
Saturday • June 29 • 9:00 pm
Newark Symphony Hall R&B Music Museum All White Dance Party
Dress in white and dance the night away to old-school jams from the 70s and 80s in support of the R&B Music Museum.
Tuesday • July 2 • 7:30 pm
Prudential Center New Kids On the Block The Mixtape Tour
The iconic boy band, now in their 40s, will be joined on stage by special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty By Nature. The group has been touring on and off for a decade after breaking up for 13 years, and was a hit last New Year’s Eve on Times Square.
Thursday • June 20 • 8:00 pm
State Theatre George Takei Where No Story Has Gone Before
The former Star Trek star invites his audience to join him on a personal journey that includes a Japanese internment camp, an iconic role on a legendary series, and a second career as a social media star and advocate for justice.
Friday • June 21 • 7:30 pm
NJPAC Iyanla Vanzant Acts of Faith Remix Tour
The Emmy-winning spiritual teacher and life coach brings her life-altering solo event to Prudential Hall in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her best-selling book, Acts of Faith.
Saturday • July 6 • 3:00 & 8:00 pm
UCPAC United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn Caribbean Cultural Extravaganza
The Hamilton Stage lights up with the sights and sounds of the islands to promote divergent cultures and social synergy. The events include folk songs, choral speeches, dramatic skits, story-telling, folk dancing, poems, steel drum music, stand-up comedy, arts & crafts and fashion. Each performance also includes an authentic Caribbean meal.
Saturday • July 13 • 8:00 pm
NJPAC Bring It! The Dance Battle Tour
Legendary coach Diana Williams of the popular Lifetime series Bring It! comes to Prudential Hall this summer with an eye-popping hip-hop majorette competition. And yes, the audience gets to vote for the winners.
Tuesday • July 16 • 8:00 pm
Prudential Center Electric Light Orchestra Live 2019
Jeff Lynne’s ELO comes to Newark with its legendary live show. The band’s chart-topping hits include “Livin’ Thing,” “Telephone Line,” “Xanadu” and “Don’t Bring Me Down.” ELO’s fusion of rock and classical music sold more than 50 million albums.
Saturday • July 20 • 8:00 pm
UCPAC Lance Bass Pop 2000 Tour
The former NSYNC star hosts a trip down memory lane with help from O-Town, Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, and Nitty Green and Riff.
Friday • August 2 • 7:30 pm
Saturday • August 3 • 1:30 & 7:30 pm
Paper Mill Playhouse New Voices of 2019 Learn Your Lessons Well
Summer Musical Theater Conservatory students are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff in this fully produced, original concert.
Saturday • August 10 • 7:30 pm
Sunday • August 11 • 7:30 pm
Prudential Center Sean Mendes 2019 Tour
Mendes was originally scheduled for one night at The Rock, but recently added a second date. The Canadian singer/model is an international sensation and last was included among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In the World.
Wednesday • August 14 7:30 pm
Prudential Center Kiss End of the Road
This is it, they claim. After 45 years of recording the iconic band is calling it a career and mounting one last tour. Kiss pioneered in the over-the-top hard rock stage show and has sold over 100 million records.
Tuesday • September 10 • 8:00 pm
State Theatre The Piano Guys Live On Stage
The YouTube sensations come to New Brunswick with an innovative mix of classical and pop music. All eight of their albums have topped the Billboard New Age chart.
Sunday • September 15 • 8:00 pm
Prudential Center Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour
The iconic boy band is on its biggest arena tour in more than a decade in support of their new 2019 album DNA. The record has already spun off three hits, including “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”
Sunday • September 29 3:00 pm
NJPAC Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant Tour
The celebrated folk singer recorded the 18-minute Alice’s Restaurant in 1967 at the age of 19. The performance opens with Arlo’s daughter, singer-songwriter Sarah Lee Guthrie.
For the Kids
May 29 to June 30
Paper Mill Playhouse Beauty and the Beast The Broadway Musical
A gorgeous production, based on the Academy Award–winning animated movie, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending. Check website for dates and times.
Thursday • June 13 • 6:30 pm
State Theatre Wednesday • July 24 • 7:00 pm
Prudential Center JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. Tour
The Nickelodeon and YouTube personality—and former Dance Moms star—makes two stops in our area on her 2018–19 tour.
September 6 to 21
UCPAC Into the Woods
Jared Milan stars in Stephen Sondheim’s popular musical, which intertwines Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. Check the UCPAC web site for dates and times.
Editor’s Note: For more info on these listings log onto the following web sites:
Kean Stage • keanstage.com
NJPAC • njpac.org
Newark Symphony Hall • newarksymphonyhall.org
Paper Mill Playhouse • papermill.org
Prudential Center • prucenter.com
State Theatre • stnj.org
Union County Performing Arts Center & Hamilton Stage • ucpac.org