The 2016 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.
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Asbury Park Surf Music Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2016, @ 12:00pm ( Rain or Shine)
The Anchor's Bend & Grand Arcade at Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Website (Line-up & tickets)
Attendees get to enjoy live surf music, Tiki drinks, classic cars, and food vendors with ocean views.The headliner feattures Messer Chups from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2016; 12:00 -10:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
This music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues on stage, kids activities, and food vendors with exotic and regional NJ food and crafts and Fireworks.
The lineup of jazz and blues includes seven great bands. Lawn chairs are encouraged, coolers forbidden, sunscreen a must! Fireworks from 9:30 to 9:45 .
The festival is free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.
Jazz It Up Wine Festival
September 3, 4, 2016; Noon - 5 pm (Rain date September 5th)
Allaire State Park
4263 Atlantic Avenue
$5 parking fee per car
This family event features a day of wine tasting and live music, children activities, and tours of the historic buildings. There will be over 20 wineries, 16 food trucks, and craft vendors. Bring a chair and a good mood and get ready to enjoy the day. Price includes souvenir wine glass and sampling
The New Alternative Music Festival
Friday September 16, 2016 through Sunday September 18, 2016: 12:00 PM
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
All Ages Tickets: $28 - $75
This three day Alternative music festival features three days of music without multi-nationals. This is not just a concert it is also an intentional event. It's an attempt to gather together bands with diverse sounds, but common values. The performers are independent artists without ties to major labels or their music distribution. There will be no sponsors, no backdoor advertising via branded content, or other base money-making schemes. The line-up includes: Antibodies, Aye Nako, Daniel Bachman, Big Eyes, Mal Blum, California X,ocks Nato Coles, Downtown Boys, Dusk, Dyke Drama, Giant Peach, Girlpool, Izzy True, Jamie Kilstein and The Agenda, Kindling, Amy Klein, Longings, Mikey Erg, Mirah, Moor Mother Goddess, Nude Beach, Ought, Outer Spaces, P.S. Eliot, Painted Zeros, Pinkwash, Puff Pieces, Radiator Hospital, Roadside Graves, Sammus, Screaming Females, Shellshag, Laura Stevenson, Tenement, The Max Levine Ensemble, The Rememberables, Trophy Wife, Try The Pie, Upset, Vagabon, Worriers and more.