(NEWARK, NJ) — DJ Cassidy will bring his critically acclaimed “Pass The Mic Live!” experience to Prudential Center in Newark on Mother’s Day weekend for a sequel to 2023’s sold out Inaugural show. In partnership with SJ Presents’s annual “Mother’s Day Good Music Festival,” the unprecedented lineup will unite seven iconic superstars whose game-changing records and influence transformed Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop culture on a global scale. The one-time-only event will feature live performances by Boyz II Men, TLC, Bobby Brown, Method Man & Redman, Faith Evans, Total, and special surprise guests.
“Last year, I took the show on the road and brought ‘Pass The Mic Live’ to Prudential Center where it sold out its first arena show with an attendance of 13,000 people. Every day since, I’ve replayed that dream come true in my mind minute by minute. In one sense, I never imagined my living room series turned television show would grow into a live concert event of that magnitude. In another sense, I imagined it precisely. Well, this year, we are back with another legendary one time only experience in the venue that started it all with a truly massive lineup of my Hip Hop and R&B heroes. This will surely be one for the history books. Be there in person to witness the magic,” said DJ Cassidy.
“Given his track record of consistently delivering unforgettable experiences to music enthusiasts of all walks of life, we are committed to DJ Cassidy for the long term. Following a sold-out show, we’re thrilled to return to Prudential with Cassidy for our annual Mother’s Day concert,” said Shelby Joyner, CEO of SJ Presents.
The event takes place on Saturday, May 11 at 8:00pm. Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting Friday, February 2nd at 10:00am at Ticketmaster.com.
The sold-out inaugural “Pass The Mic Live!” took place at Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, May 12, 2023 and featured performances by Ashanti, Fabolous, Ja Rule, Lil Kim, Ma$e, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, 112, and a slew of surprise guests including The Lox, Lil Cease, M.O.P., and Force MDs. The second sold-out installment of “Pass The Mic Live!” took place at the iconic Radio City Music Hall on Friday, July 21st with historic performances from twenty-five native New York legends of Hip Hop’s Golden Era, including Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, and Slick Rick, with Black Sheep, Brand Nubian, CL Smooth, Dana Dane, EPMD, Fu-Schnickens, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, Kid ‘N Play, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, MC Serch, MC Shan, Milk Dee of Audio Two, Lords Of The Underground, Monie Love, Nice ‘N Smooth, Onyx, Roxanne Shante, Special Ed, Sugarhill Gang, and Treach of Naughty By Nature.
Over the past three years, DJ Cassidy transformed how we experience music with “Pass The Mic.” By celebrating and uniting his musical heroes, the renowned maestro changed how we interact with our favorite artists and favorite songs through a game-changing, culturally moving format. The groundbreaking series “Pass The Mic” went from viral sensation to a televised primetime series on BET and featured a monumental collection of prolific artists throughout. Within ten episodes, Cassidy passed the mic to 220 legendary superstars spanning five decades, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Kool & The Gang, Charlie Wilson, Hall & Oates, Blondie, New Edition, Boyz II Men, Keith Sweat, TLC, En Vogue, SWV, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Shaggy, and many more.
DJ Cassidy’s career is the culmination of a lifetime of deejaying around the world. He tours the globe twelve months a year, electrifying audiences with an infectious showmanship and a musical palette so broad, he relates to everyone within his reach. DJ Cassidy has been at the nexus of culture for well over half his living years as the definitive deejay of music impresarios, entertainment moguls, fashion icons, nightlife innovators, and world leaders. Known for manning the turntables at parties hosted by Jay Z, Beyonce, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, the Kardashians, Oprah Winfrey, and the Obamas, the revered deejay is regarded as the modern day music renaissance man. As he continues to seamlessly bridge generations through his globally beloved “Pass The Mic” brand, DJ Cassidy is transformative in his unique ability to unite everyone, everywhere, through the spirit of celebration.
SJ Presents Inc. has over 20 years of experience in the world of music and entertainment, concert production, and event/partnership marketing. SJ Presents is birthed from a brand that has produced and promoted sold-out concerts for legendary greats and fan favorites like Erykah Badu, H.E.R., Usher, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan, Tyrese, Earth, Wind and Fire, New Edition, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and comedians Martin Lawrence, Monique, Tracy Morgan and Cedric the Entertainer. SJ Presents has worked alongside leading New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut venues, including Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theater, Barclays Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Center, and The Bushnell Theater. SJ Presents builds and leverages complete 360-integrated marketing and promotional campaigns and makes it known that they are not only a concert production and promotion company but a lifestyle entertainment brand.
Mother’s Day Good Music Festival is an annual Mother’s Day concert celebration produced by SJ Presents and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The inaugural festival took place in 2016 and has garnered much success bringing some of the most iconic R&B and soul acts to the tri-state area for this phenomenal celebration of life, culture, and love. Previous line-ups have included H.E.R., Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Ashanti, Joe, Monica, Avant, Donell Jones, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anthony Hamilton, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Kem, Erykah Badu, and more.
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007 and recently celebrating its 15th year as a marquee destination, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 210 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 5 worldwide by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and hosts over 2 million guests annually.