Soul of the City: Live @ MCNY with Topaz Jones

When: Monday, February 14, 2022, 6:30pm
Price: Tier 1 $75 | Tier 2 $50 | Tier 3 $25
While inside a sewer drain, Topaz Jones is looking up at the camera. On the top of the image is the text, “Soul of the City: Live @ MCNY with Topaz Jones.”
Courtesy of Topaz Jones

Join us as we kick off our new series, Soul of the City: Live @ MCNY with the multitalented hip-hop, funk and soul-inspired artist Topaz Jones. After a screening of his award-winning short/documentary Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma, Topaz will perform an intimate acoustic set in the Museum's Rotunda, weaving in the personal stories that have shaped and nourished his songs.  

Soul of the City: Live @ MCNY is a new series of intimate concerts featuring a wide range of New York City artists, both upcoming and veteran, performing acoustic sets and sharing the personal stories behind their music.

Masks and proof of vaccination required.

Topaz Jones is a New Jersey-based hip-hop artist born in Montclair in 1993. Jones was introduced to funk music at an early age by his musician father. Nowadays, in the sprawling landscape of independent, unsigned rap, he has created his own island of infectious funk and quick-witted wordplay, a one- man band groomed on Smack DVDs, piano chords, and Outkast.

In a warm review, Pitchfork called Arcade "affecting" and "the work of an empathetic writer," praising its moments of autobiography about family, girls, school, and everyday life, while NPR observed it "would make Bootsy Collins beam with pride." Recent records from D'Angelo, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar have only emboldened Jones's fascination with live instrumentation and reinforced his love for soul and funk textures. In 2021 Topaz Jones released an audio visual album “Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma”- a follow-up to Arcade. This album gave fans an insightful look into the innovative thoughts of Topaz Jones.

Ticket information: There are three types of seating available for this event: Tier 1 (premiere), Tier 2 (regular) and Tier 3 (rear). Please select from one of the three following options:
Tier 1 (front-of-house assigned seating with best sight-lines)
Tier 2 (regular seating, first come, first served - middle area)
Tier 3 (regular seating, first come, first served - rear area)

Event Logistics (Subject to change based on NYC regulations)

  • Proof of vaccination is required for entry to the event (everyone over the age of 5). Excelsior Pass is accepted for those who were vaccinated in NYS. 
  • Masks required 
  • For more information about the Museum’s COVID Guidelines, please check our "Plan Your Visit" page.
  • Please contact with any questions or ticketing issues.
  • All sales are final; refunds not permitted. Exchanges and credit for future programs only. Programs and dates may be subject to change. The Museum of the City of New York reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers and/or those who do not provide requested Covid-19 documentation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Watch "Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma" Trailer:



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