Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $20  
Box Office: (973) 313-2787

“Blacks & Blues”  A Living History

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Join music impresario Mike Griot, Bluesmen Bill Sims Jr., Tomas Doncker, and author/musician Debra Devi as they explore the history, music and cultural significance of the African-American in the Blues, “America’s Classical Music.” 

This must-see performance will include musical examples of the art form, an interactive discussion and Q&A of the “Blues experience” through the lens of the African-American musician and readings from Ms. Devi’s highly-acclaimed book The Language of the Blues – From Alcorub to Zuzu.

Get your groove on at our Sunday evening Blues in the Loft concert series with Mike Griot! Hear world-class musicians and vocalists from the region in the cabaret-style setting of the SOPAC Loft. Cash bar available. 

SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization.
SOPAC received funding through a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism,


Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions.  SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit