Gates open at 5:30 PM, and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. Fireworks take place at nightfall.
The evening will feature the talents of Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat, Tony nominee Liz Callaway, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, five-time MAC winner Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy and Kelli Rabke. Stephen Schwartz will host.
Conductor Jerry Steichen, who spent ten seasons with the New York City Opera, will lead the NJSO, and John Boswell, musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams and Bob Newhart, will music direct the evening.
General admission is $40, and children 10 years old and under are free with an accompanying adult. “Member” seating, for $100 per person, is a VIP picnic area located in the rear orchestra lawn. Patrons provide their own seating and bring a picnic or purchase food and soft beverages on the premises.
Tickets are available by calling (888) 466-5722, at www.njpac.org or at the Arts Center’s box office at One Center Street in Downtown Newark.