Performed by

  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Lizz Wright
  • Bettye LaVette
  • Deva Mahal
  • William Bell
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Southside Johnny
  • Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive
  • House band featuring members of Antibalas

with special host: Bevy Smith

Please visit The Apollo Theatre website directly to purchase G/A tickets starting at $40-140.

Buy G/A Tickets Here

  • Special Mother's Day Tickets

    Includes Lower Mezzanine Seating

    Includes best seating and VIP Artist After-Party in Apollo’s Soundstage with food and beverage.
  • Backstage VIP

    Includes best seating, VIP Artist After-Party in the Apollo's Soundstage and access to sound check and access to backstage before and after the show.

About Harlem EatUp!

  • About

    Co-produced by the chef Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz, the festival celebrates the spirit of Harlem with food tastings, spirits, wine and beer, culinary demonstrations, live entertainment and more.  For more details, please check out:


  • Produced by Michael Dorf & City Winery

    Michael Dorf is the founder and CEO of City Winery. He has started multiple businesses and nonprofit organizations, including his first musical venue, the Knitting Factory in 1987, The Digital Club Network, Tribeca Hebrew, Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival and Oy!hoo Music Festival. Through Michael Dorf Presents, Michael has spent last 14 years producing tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall, raising over one million dollars for programs that bring music education to deserving youths, with the Music of Aretha Franklin, the Music of Prince, the Music of Joni Mitchell, the Music of Bob Dylan, the Music of Bruce Springsteen, the Music of Elton JohnNeil Sedaka’s 50 Years of Hits, the Music of R.E.M., the Music of The Who, the Music of Neil Young, along with the Music of Simon & Garfunkel and the Music of Frank Sinatra at Central Park’s SummerStage, the Music of Robert Johnsonat The Apollo Theatre and the Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.  Michael Dorf’s City Winery maintains its flagship base of operations at 155 Varick Street in Soho. Since its inception in 2008, City Winery has been New York City’s first and only fully functioning winery, restaurant and events space. City Winery Chicago, City Winery Nashville and City Winery Atlanta joined the CW family in 2012, 2015 and 2016 respectively, with City Vineyard opening its doors at Pier 26 on the Hudson Riverwalk in the summer of 2016. City Winery Boston and City Winery Washington DC will open in 2017. 

    (Chris Rock, Shlomo Lipetz, Michael Dorf and Questlove)



Opening kick off concert for the Harlem EatUp Festival, a four-day festival offering a sample of Harlem’s sights, flavors and sounds. Founded by award-winning chef, Marcus Samuelsson and food festival legend, Herb Karlitz, the festival now in third year joined with music producer Michael Dorf to create this classic opening night event. Billie Holiday got her start in Harlem and the line up of 10-12 amazing artists honoring her songbook will be a rare and special night at the Apollo.

Charities that Harlem EatUp! supports – City Meals on Wheels, Harlem Park 2 Park, Friends of Morningside Park, and Harlem Historic Parks.