Valentine's Day Celebration with Patti Labelle and Freddie Jackson!
- From: February 15, 2019 to February 15, 2019
- Admission: $59-$149
- Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
- Address: 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes the extraordinarily talented, Grammy® Award-winning singer, Patti LaBelle and special guest Freddie Jackson in concert celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Legendary Rhythm and Blues singer Patti LaBelle came of age when the term “diva” wasn’t used loosely — as a tireless performer and industry veteran, she earned her diva distinction with hard work and pure, raw talent, fiery live performances and sassy wit. See Patti perform her electrifying multi-platinum classics “Lady Marmalade,” “New Attitude,” “If Only You Knew” and more. An unparalleled force in the entertainment industry, LaBelle’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, and class. Her effortless ability to belt out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards, and spiritual sonnets has created the unique platform of versatility for which she is celebrated. Patti Labelle created her first hit in 1962 as the lead singer of The Bluebells, before going on to receive worldwide acclaim with the trailblazing, genre-bending all-female trio, LaBelle. After going solo in 1970, LaBelle has created timeless songs, fortifying herself as an icon in the music industry. In addition to her prestigious music career, LaBelle has written five best-selling books, created a successful line of food products, and has starred in her own highly rated cooking specials on the Cooking Channel and Food Network. Her impressive and diverse achievements as an entertainer, businesswoman, and author has garnered her numerous honors including Grammy® Awards, American Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, New York Times bestsellers, and the 2016 Marian Anderson Award. After 4 decades in the music industry, Freddie Jackson continues to uphold the voice of “Grown and Sexy” by singing some of the world’s most memorable music. Whether it was time to dance or time for romance, Freddie Jackson earned the title as a one of R&B soul’s most valuable contributors. It all started with Freddie’s debut album, Rock Me Tonight which stormed the R&B charts, spending six weeks at number one. This instantly sky rocketed Freddie’s career in becoming the new sensation on urban contemporary radio! His single, “You Are My Lady” gave Freddie a second straight R&B chart-topper, and also proved to be his highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100. Freddie’s long list of hits include “He’ll Never Love You (Like I Do),” “Love Is Just a Touch Away," “Tasty Love,” “Have You Ever Loved Somebody,” and “Jam Tonight.” Be sure to reserve tickets early to see Patti Labelle and Freddie Jackson celebrating Valentine’s Day! Tickets go on-sale Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00am and can be purchased at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.