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Inside Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City 2022 at NJPAC


originally published: 05/25/2022

Inside Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City 2022 at NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City 2022 star-studded concert lineup. A roster of dynamic artists will perform under the stars every Thursday from July 14 to August 25 during the 6:00pm to 9:00pm program. The events will also feature performances from NJPAC’s Arts Education students, up and coming artists and celebrity guest D.J.’s. 

The Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City concerts, staged on NJPAC’s outdoor Chambers Plaza, have brought an array of musicians to Newark over the past 25 years that have entertained hundreds of thousands of music lovers from the greater Newark area. The series celebrates Newark's multi-cultural and diverse communities by presenting a fantastic night of talent presenting grooves and rhythms to unite those who work, live and play in the city and beyond.

This year, NJPAC presents live performances by Digital Underground, Brenda K. Starr, Treach from Naughty By Nature, Jon B, Milo Z and The Dazz Band. The weekly events commence on July 14 with WBGO-FM DJ Felix Hernandez’s “Rhythm Revue Dance Party” and conclude on Aug. 25 with the legendary Dazz Band.

By attracting the greater Newark community to the season’s most energetic dance concerts, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and NJPAC provide a prime opportunity for the public to both enjoy and promote the city’s rapidly growing arts and entertainment district and discover a wonderful selection of local merchants and businesses.

“Sounds of the City is an extraordinary event where persons of every culture can unite in their common love of music -- under the stars and in a beautiful Newark setting,” said Jonathan Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. “Horizon is proud to support programs and events that celebrate diversity through high-energy performances from a remarkable roster of renowned artists. 



 
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“We’re pleased to partner with The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey once again,” NJPAC's Executive Producer David Rodriguez said. Sounds of the City reflects an important part of NJPAC's mission - to ensure access to diverse programming - providing concerts and arts education programming free of charge. The top-notch artists performing reflect the diversity of programming found on our stages all season long while fostering togetherness and understanding among the communities of Newark and beyond. NJPAC couldn’t be prouder to play a part in the impact and success of Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City.

The concert series also offers bites and beverages from popular food trucks featuring a variety of cuisines on the plaza and an open-air bar. NJPAC’s famed restaurant, NICO Kitchen + Bar, will also be open during the concerts. 

In the event of inclement weather, scheduling advisories may be found at njpac.org.

The Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City concert series at NJPAC is made possible by the generous support of the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health and Mars Wrigley.

 

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - FELIX HERNANDEZ' RHYTHM REVUE DANCE PARTY. WBGO DJ Felix Hernandez kicks off Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City with his famous Rhythm Revue Dance Party. He’ll be spinning classic soul and old-school R&B, from James Brown to Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye and more. It’s fun, it’s free and most important of all—it’s funky. So bring your family, your friends and your dancing shoes, and we’ll see you at Chambers Plaza on July 14.

Inside Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City 2022 at NJPAC

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - DIGITAL UNDERGROUND. Hip hop group Digital Underground takes the stage at Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City. Money B and Chris Clarke aka Young Hump make up the multi-platinum, GRAMMY® nominated duo, best known for hits like “The Humpty Dance,” “Same Song,” “Freaks of the Industry,” “Kiss U Back,” “Doowutchyalike,” and “I Get Around” with 2Pac. We’ll see you outside at Chambers Plaza for this free, fun hip hop party.

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - BRENDA K. STARR. Brenda K. Starr brings her big band to Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City for a night of salsa. The GRAMMY® nominee made a splash on the Latin pop charts with multiple Spanish language albums. You might also remember her 1980s hits, including the soulful pop ballad “I Still Believe” and the club/dance smash “What You See is What You Get.” Get ready to salsa the night away at Chambers Plaza.  

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - TREACH FROM NAUGHTY BY NATURE. You down with O.P.P.? Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City welcomes Treach, the GRAMMY® winning rapper and co-founder of hip hop trio Naughty by Nature. The NJ-founded group is best known for their top ten hit “O.P.P” as well as “Hip Hop Hooray,” which introduced the world to “Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho!” Get ready to wave your hands in the air—and sing along, of course.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - JON B. Platinum recording artist Jon B brings his smooth R&B vocals to Horizon Foundations Sounds of the City. The GRAMMY® nominee’s hits include “They Don’t Know,” “Someone to Love” featuring Babyface and “Are U Still Down” featuring 2pac. Bring someone you love for a night of music under the stars. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - MILO Z. Get funky with Milo Z at Horizon Foundations Sounds of the City. With blazing horns and tight grooves, this NYC band mixes rock, hip hop, R&B, jazz and funk into one unforgettable live show.

Inside Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City 2022 at NJPAC

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - DAZZ BAND. Don’t miss the final show of 2022’s Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, starring Dazz Band. The GRAMMY® winning hit-makers are best known for “Let It Whip,” “Joystick,” “Let It All Blow,” and “Heartbeat.” Move and groove to their electrifying blend of funk and R&B. One more dance party before the summer ends!

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is 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, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 9 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children and families) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.



 
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The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is the philanthropic arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Its mission is to make New Jersey healthier by supporting non-profit organizations that expand access to health care, remove barriers to good health and increase opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who they are or where they live. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 






EVENT CALENDAR

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY

ENCANTO

Tuesday, August 09, 2022 @ 10:30am & 7:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: film

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The Art of Living Well: Five Summer Stories

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: film

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Glen Burtnik’s The Summer of Love Concert — Woodstock Edition

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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FREE SUMMER EVENT: SABRINA GENESIS

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 6:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) - Vail Mansion Plaza
110 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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Storyfaces

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am & 12:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: kids

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Summer Family Thursdays & Fridays

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am
Newark Museum of Art - Main Building
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
category: kids

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NMOA Summer Series | A Night of Jazz and Soul with Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Newark Museum of Art - The Garden
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
category: music

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The Who's Tommy

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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Summer Family Thursdays & Fridays

Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 10:00am
Newark Museum of Art - Main Building
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
category: kids

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