Christmas time in Newark will be here before we know it, and the Prudential Center is gearing up to bring a celebratory night of R&B music at “Christmas in the City” on December 18.
“Christmas in the City” will be a “cross-generational concert of R&B legends” such as New Edition, Tyrese, Monica, and local favorite Jaheim. SJ Presents, a music event marketing company, and WBLS 107.5 FM, a New York urban adult contemporary station, are hosting the concert.
The holiday concert continues the Prudential Center’s tradition of R&B programming, with acts such as Alicia Keys, Usher and Tina Turner having passed through their doors.
Tickets are $149.75, $129.75, $79.75 or $59.75 depending on seating area. They can be purchased on Ticketmaster or by visiting the Prudential Center’s box office. The box office is located on the of the center on Edison Place, near the intersection of Mulberry Street in Newark. It is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and can also be reached by calling 973-757-6600.
The line-up is subject to change. Learn more about the “Christmas in the City” performers below:
New Edition: The originators of the boy band movement in the ‘80s, the group features Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell.
Tyrese: An acclaimed singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and MTV VJ. His new single from the summer of 2015, “Shame,” with Jennifer Hudson, became a No. 1 hit from his latest album, “Black Rose.”
Monica: The Grammy Award-winning and 10-million-plus selling singer, actress and entrepreneur returns to the music scene with her very personal and aptly titled offering, “Still Standing.”
Jaheim: A New Jersey native with deep family roots in the music business, he made his return to the R&B scene in late 2013 with his sixth studio album, “Appreciation Day.”
Featured image courtesy of SJ Presents