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SOPAC fall/winter artists


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Psychedelic Furs, Matisyahu, David Bromberg, Blind Boys of Alabama, Arlo Guthrie, Jefferson Starship and a number of other interesting artists will be appearing at SOPAC in South Orange this fall and winter. Just missed Maplewoodian performer Christine Ebersole.  See the link for detailed schedule.


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SOPAC is featuring some great acts in November including Mavis Staples (“I’ll take you there”), Bettye LaVette, David Bromberg, The Klezmatics, and comedians Jim Breuer and Robert Klein.  Of course the list is so much longer so go to the link for the full november roster.

NJPAC has some heavy hitters for the month including Jimmy Fallon with Steven Colbert, The Temptations, Bonnie Raitt, John Leguziamo, Chicago, Paquito D’Rivera and Marc Cohn and more.  Here’s the link for the full november roster.

Essex county fall music ramping up


SOPAC is ramping up the fall season with some good shows in September including Loudon Wainwright III, Toots & the Maytals, Southside Johnny, John Scofield, North Mississippi All Stars and many others.

I’ll post for shows in October, November and December too.  See the link for dates and ticket info.

WELLMONT – Live Nation took over the management of the Wellmont Theater in Montclair from Bowery (Productions) Ballroom.  As a result, there was a really blank summer slate. They are planning to ramp up the show schedule shortly.  Right now they have booked Blink 182 for the first week.  Hoping they continue to book some of the same type of artists that BP featured.

John Waters, Booker T, Cake, Dwight Yoakam and more




Local venues, Sopac and the Wellmont have many interesting shows this winter.

From a night with filmmaker, John Waters to shows by soul legend Booker T, Cake, Dwight Yoakam, The Hold Steady, Matchbox Twenty and more.

Great Music and Comedy at Local Venues

It looks like I’ll be going to see some good music this spring.  Visit SOPAC AND WELLMONT’s websites for dates and more artists:
SOPAC in South Orange
Suzanne Vega, Les Nubians, Matthew Sweet and Chris Hillman
THE WELLMONT in Montclair
Willie Nelson, Regina Spektor, Levon Helm, Alison Krauss with Jerry Douglas and Aziz Ansari

February Fun at SOPAC and the Wellmont

SOPAC and the Wellmont have some interesting shows this month

Scissor Sisters, Pat Benatar, Southside Johnny, David Garrett

Richard Marx, Carolyn Dorfman and Robber Bridegroom

SOPAC in June – Lauryn Hill, Carrie Fisher, Zach Braff, Max Weinstein…


Unfortunately I missed  Esperanza Spalding and Loudon Wainwright, but interesting evenings  remain on the SOPAC schedule in June.  Lauryn Hill at the Gala, Discussions with South Orange alumni Zach Braff, Mighty Max Weinstein and Tim Squyres.  Multiple nights of Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking and soulman Marc Broussard.  See the link for full schedule and deets.