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New York City Performing Arts

Apollo Theater

  • 253 W. 125th St. Map It
  • Harlem
  • Music
  • Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

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Updated 02/24/2014

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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.

Performing Art Information


253 W. 125th St., at 8th Ave./Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, New York, 10027, United States

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212-531–5300; 800-745–3000-tickets (Ticketmaster)

Updated 02/24/2014


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