253 W. 125th St.
Description: Throughout the Amateur Night season, contestants from all over the world compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.
Venue Description: The world-famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark -- it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. The Apollo Theater is considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement.
Since it opened in 1914, the theater has become known as the place "Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made" and "home" to thousands of major performance artists, fans, and patrons of the arts from around the world. The legendary venue has launched the careers of icons such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Lauryn Hill and continues to maintain its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.
Box office hours: Weekdays (except Wed.) 10am-6pm; Saturday 12-5pm
The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W.125 St. (between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass boulevards. For more information: 212-531-5305 or apollotheater.org.
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