The Best Central Jersey Music Festivals

2017 Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk Music Festivals

Central Jersey Music Festivals

The 2017 Central Jersey music festivals typically appear at large, destination venues, mostly outdoors. Music enthusiasts of all ages and interests can enjoy outdoor music festivals including blue grass, country, rock, jazz, folk, contemporary, and many other types of music.

The festivals range from jam sessions to multi-stage performances and can feature any where from up-coming, new breed artists to established, well known performers.

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

April 2017 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Asbury Park Music & Film Festival
Asbury Park Music & Film Festival
April 21st - April 23rd, 2017
The Paramount Theatre
The Stone Pony
The Wonder Bar
1200 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
This event explores and celebrates a single, and perhaps the most dramatic, aspect of cinema…the role of music in film.Headliners performering will be appearing at this event including Southside Johnny Lyon on April 21st and Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul) on April 22nd. Other performers include The Devil & Daniel Johnston + Daniel Johnston & Summer Moon, Just Before the Dawn, Lucky Chops, Rainbow Full of Sound, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and more.
Proceeds from this event will benefit underserved children in Asbury Park, specifically three programs including Hope Academy, The Hip Hop Institute, and the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Music Camp.
New Jersey Folk Festival
Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
April 29, 2017
Douglass Campus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick

A family friendly one day folk festival featuring three stages of music, dancing, craft vendors, children's activities, and food.This years theme will be Turkish Traditions.

May 2017 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Freehold County Blues & Jazz Fest
County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest
Sunday May 7th, 2017: 12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
West Main Street between Court and Throckmorton
Freehold, NJ
Contact: 732-333-0094
This event features 2 Stages 6 hour of live Jazz and Blues Showcasing The Chuck Lambert & Coo Moe Jhee Jazz and Blues Extraordinaires Featuring Stringbean Blues, the Jerry Topinka Quartet, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Rogues On The Run, the Chuck Lambert Band, and the Shady Street Show

June 2017 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Princeton Festival
The Princeton Festival
June 3rd - June 25th, 2017

The Princeton Festival is a non-profit performing arts organization which presents opera, musical theater, jazz, chamber music and other events in the month of June at venues in and around Princeton, NJ. The festival features three weeks of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral, early and world music, jazz and interpretive dance performances. The piano competition is always a major highlight and there's plenty of extras to boost your musical knowledge from workshops to free film screenings, book circles to lectures.
Country Mega Ticket
2017 Country Megaticket
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
Dierks Bentley W/ special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi
Country Megaticket is one of any events that occur in June, July, August, and September this summer at the PNC Arts Center featuring the biggest country artists under one billing.

Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival
Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival
June 9 to 11, 2017
The Stone Pony
Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
Website (Line-up & Tickets)
The music festival features 3 days of outdoor festivals, 4 Nights of Club Shows, a 2-day bowling tournament, Hotel Pool Parties, a Punk Rock Poker tournament, movie screenings and comedy shows to boot, all wrapped up into one amazing weekend. Everyone is welcome to attend Punk Rock Bowling and even if you do not bowl, there are a lot of other things going on all weekend long.
Sourlands Music Festival
Sourland Music Festival
June 17, 2017; 3pm - 10pm (Rain date: Sunday, July 24th. 2 PM - 9 PM)
"The Polo Field"
Hillsborough Golf & Country Club
146 Wertsville Road
Hillsborough, NJ
Website (Line-up & tickets)
This family music festival features great music, local food, and a spectacular view in the heart of the Sourland Mountain Preserve. The music lineup includes blues, folk, jazz, and rock. Attendees also get to enjoy the on-site beer & wine garden with a good selection of draft beers, and local food trucks.
Proceeds from the event go to the Sourland Conservancy, a local non-profit dedicated to protecting the Sourland Mountain Region.
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, some sun screen, and your sunglasses.

July 2017 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Freedom Fest State Fair
14th Annual Freedom Fest State Fair
July 12 - 16, 2017
Horse Park of New Jersey
626 Rt 524
Allentown, NJ
Website (Check for live entertainment line-up)
This 5 day long family festival is packed with plenty of fun activities. The featured events include Live entertainment by top performers, racing pigs, a magic show, pony & camel rides, a petting farm, horse shows, carnival activities, food vendors, crafts, wine tasting, agricultural exhibits and a fireworks display on Saturday
Bring the whole family for a fun experience. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $15 and there is a pre-sale at participating Walgreens for $10 per ticket starting June 14th. Walgreens locations

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