The Best Central Jersey Music Festivals
2017 Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk 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.
festivals range from jam sessions to multi-stage performances and can
feature any where from up-coming, new breed artists to established, well
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.
The Princeton Festival
June 2017 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events
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.
Friday, June 2, Saturday June 3 Sunday, June 4, 2017
Red Bank, NJ
This three day family food and music festival features non-stop music on 2 stages, cruises down the Navesink River and a marketplace of vendors. RiverFest will also have a Kids Zone with rides and activities. Bring your blankets and chairs for a day filled with fun and music.
2017 Country Megaticket
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
PNC Bank Arts Center
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 and Music Festival
June 9 to 11, 2017
The Stone Pony
Asbury Park, NJ
(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.
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
(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
Mercer County Jazz Fest
July 8, 2017; Noon to 9:30 pm
The Festival Grounds inside Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 08550
This family music festival features a huge music stage with live jazz, crafters, food, kid's activities in a park setting with a lake & forest. Six great bands will be performing. Rain or Shine!
Lawn chairs encouraged, coolers forbidden, sunscreen a must!
14th Annual Freedom Fest State Fair
July 12 - 16, 2017
Horse Park of New Jersey
626 Rt 524
(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 f
ireworks 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
August 2017 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events
Asbury Park Surf Music Festival
Saturday, August 26, 2017, @ 12:00pm ( Rain or Shine)
The Anchor's Bend & Grand Arcade at Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
(Line-up & tickets)
Attendees get to enjoy live surf music, Tiki drinks, classic cars, and food vendors with ocean views.
This years lineup includes Los Straitjackets (TN), The Fathoms (MA), Aqualads (NC), Black Flamingos (NJ), Slowey & The Boats (PA), The Surfrajettes (ON), Great White Caps (PA), The Televisionaries (NY), The Reefriders (CA), and DJ Hi-Tide & friends
Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival
Saturday, August 26, 2017; 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.
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