Amateur Night

Amateur Night at the Apollo

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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, Jazmine Sullivan and more. 

Join the fun with the weekly classic competition that sheds light on the careers of a whole new roster of stars. Be a part of 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 and Set It Off Man Greginald Spencer. Keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage!

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Half Off for Harlem

This event is included in our Half Off for Harlem promotion. Harlem residents, employees, business owners, and students can save 50% on tickets to select performances throughout the season.

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The Crew and Band

Marion J. Caffey, Amateur Night Producer, on stage at the Apollo

Marion J. Caffey

Marion J. Caffey

Producer

C.P Lacey, Amateur Night's Executioner on stage

C.P Lacey

C.P Lacey

Executioner

Greginald Spencer, Set it Off Man, talking into a mic on the Apollo stage

Greginald Spencer

Greginald Spencer

Set It Off Man

Capone, Amateur Night host, on stage at the Apollo

Capone

Capone

Host

Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell

Musical Director

DaiQuan Davis Photo (1)

Dai Quan Davis

Dai Quan Davis

Drummer/Producer/Composer

Matt O press pic

Matt Oestreicher

Matt Oestreicher

Guitar/Keys/Charting

Reggie Young Cropped

Reggie Young

Reggie Young

Bassist



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