BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrate the top R&B moments on The Apollo's iconic stage. Watch and vote for your favorites.  The winning moment will be revealed at the end of the month!
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrate the top R&B moments on The Apollo's iconic stage. Watch and vote for your favorites.  The winning moment will be revealed at the end of the month!
SMOKEY ROBINSON
SMOKEY ROBINSON
Saturday, June 29, 2024
8:00pm EDT
Apollo Spring Benefit
Apollo Spring Benefit
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
7:00pm EDT
Walk of Fame Induction: BABYFACE
Walk of Fame Induction: BABYFACE
Monday, June 10, 2024
11:30am EDT | Under The Apollo Marquee
PRESS PLAY

Go down memory lane and re-live the most memorable R&B moments on The Apollo's iconic stage!  

Aaliyah - Showtime at the Apollo, 1996
Alicia Keys - Sirius XM Show, 2021
Anthony Hamillton - Spring Benefit, 2022
Ashanti - Fat Joe & Friends, 2024
Bruno Mars - In Concert, 2017
Bruno Mars - In Concert, 2017
Chaka Khan - Spring Benefit, 2006
Chaka Khan - Spring Benefit, 2012
D’Angelo - Verzuz, 2021
Fantasia - In Concert, 2006
Fantasia - In Concert, 2009
Gabby Samone - Apollo Music Cafe, 2024
George Michael & Motown - In Concert, 1985
H.E.R - Showtime At The Apollo, 2007
Jazmine Sullivan - Amateur Night, 1997
Jennifer Hudson - In Concert 2021
Keith Sweat - Fat Joe & Friends, 2024
Lauryn Hill (Fugees) - Showtime at the Apollo, 1996
Ledisi - In Concert, 2018
Lionel Richie - In Concert, 2012
Lisa Stansfield - In Concert, 2008
Luther Vandross - In Concert, 1985
Marsha Ambrosius - Spring Benefit, 2010
Mary J. Blige - In Concert, 1996
Mary J. Blige - Showtime at the Apollo, 1996
Patti Labelle - In Concert, 1985
Patti Labelle - In Concert, 1985
Pher - Apollo Music Cafe, 2024
SWV - New Jack Swing, 2018
Smokey Robinson - In Concert, 1985
Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, George Michael & More - 1985
Stephanie Mills - In Concert, 1985
Stevie Wonder - In Concert, 1989
Stevie Wonder - In Concert, 1989
Susan Carol - Apollo Music Cafe 2023
Teddy Riley - New Jack Swing, 2018
Usher - Showtime at the Apollo, 1997
Usher - Showtime at the Apollo, 1997
CAST YOUR VOTE

Which Apollo R&B performance is the best of all time?! Cast your vote!  The winning video will be announced at the end of Black Music Month.

Select your vote from the list below. Note: You can only choose one!

WHERE CULTURE TAKES SHAPE
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, The Apollo has played a major role in the emergence of R&B, jazz, swing, bebop, gospel, blues, and soul — all quintessential American music genres. From Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and Luther Vandross to contemporaries like H.E.R, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan and PJ Morton -  countless artists began their road to stardom on The Apollo's stages. Today, The Apollo is a world-renowned nonprofit presenting concerts, theatrical and dance performances, film screenings, educational programs, and community outreach programs.
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Black Then

Live Wire from the Apollo Archives: Gordon Anderson

Discover rarely-seen photographs and films of The Apollo in this four-part digital series that digs deep into our archives to explore the work of famed photographer and filmmaker Gordon “Doc” Anderson.

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Jun 19
| 7:30PM EDT
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Jun 19
AMATEUR NIGHT: SEMI-FINAL
Apollo's Historic Theater
AMATEUR NIGHT: SEMI-FINAL

The competition heats up as winners from the first round of Amateur Night return for a chance to advance one step closer to the $20,000 grand prize. Known as one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, Amateur Night at The Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly and Jazmine Sullivan.

Join the notoriously “tough” audience in an interactive evening unlike any other and lend your voice to decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” to win the triumphant grand prize.

Amateur Night at The Apollo sponsored by Coca-Cola, is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

Jun 26
| 7:30PM EDT
Jun 26
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Jun 26
AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO GRAND FINALE
Apollo's Historic Theater
AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO GRAND FINALE

This is the Amateur Night show you’ve been waiting for! Winners from the Semi-Finals return in this final competition for the title of Child Star of Tomorrow earning $5,000 while the Grand Finale winner receives $20,000. The talented performers return for one last chance to leave it all on the line with hopes of becoming the next Ella Fitzgerald, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R, Machine Gun Kelly or Jazmine Sullivan.Audiences have casted their vote to get them this far, but in the Grand Finale, you decide who will Be Good or Be Gone and win the triumphant grand prize. Don’t miss the final Amateur Night sponsored by Coca-Cola performance of the season hosted by the comedian Capone with a festive pre-party with DJ Jess and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer.

Jun 29
| 8:00PM EDT
Jun 29
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Jun 29
Smokey Robinson
Apollo's Historic Theater
Smokey Robinson

Apollo Legend Smokey Robinson returns to The Apollo’s historic stage for the first time in almost 10 years for a night of soulful hits from his legendary discography including recent hits from his new album— GASMS. Provider of the soundtrack to our lives, GRAMMY® Living Legend — Smokey Robinson will give us a thrilling night to remember!

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