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Apollo Theater

Apollo's Amateur Night

Apollo Theater Review

Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, and James Brown are just a few of the world-class black performers who have appeared on this equally famed stage, which first opened back in 1934 and is Harlem's oldest surviving stage. If the Apollo's Amateur Night doesn't get you off the couch, consider its more intimate Apollo Music Café events on Friday and Saturday nights, featuring a variety of underground jazz, pop, hip-hop, and rock performers. In May the Apollo teams up with Harlem Stage and JazzMobile to present the weeklong Harlem Jazz Shrines festival, with performances in venerable nearby venues such as Lenox Lounge, Minton's Playhouse, and Showman's Cafe.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 253 W. 125th St., at 8th Ave./Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, New York, NY, 10027 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/531–5300; 800/745–3000
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  • Subway: A, B, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 to 125th St
  • Location: Harlem
Updated: 02-24-2014

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