Central Jersey Music Festivals, Concerts at Live Music Venues

2019 Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk Music Festivals

Central Jersey Music Festivals

The popular 2019 Central Jersey music festivals typically appear at large, destination venues, mostly outdoors, and at indoor live music venues. Music enthusiasts of all ages and interests can enjoy blue grass, country, rock, jazz, folk, contemporary, indie, 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.

Multi-Date, Central Jersey Music Festivals

Brick's Summerfest Concert Series
Summerfest will be held on four Thursdays in July, each event featuring fireworks, food trucks, a beer and wine garden and – of course – the backdrop of Windward Beach and the Metedeconk River.
Concert schedule:
July 4th: Jesse's Girl (80s cover band.)
July 11th: Brian Kirk and the Jirks (mixed covers.)
July 18th: Boathouse Row (Yacht Rock.)
July 25th: Garden State Radio (mixed cover, video and light show.)

April 2019 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Asbury Park Music & Film Festival
Asbury Park Music & Film Festival
April 25 - 28, 2019
The Paramount Theatre
The Stone Pony
The Wonder Bar
House of Independents
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
2019 Schedule & Tickets
This event explores and celebrates a single, and perhaps the most dramatic, aspect of cinema…the role of music in film.

New Jersey Folk Festival
Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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.

May 2019 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Freehold Jazz & Blues Festival
Annual Jazz & Blues Street Fest
Sunday, May 5th 2019; 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Main St.
Downtown, Freehold, NJ
Band lineup includes
The Donny Most Band (Ralph Malph of Happy Days) 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm
The Chuck Lambert Band 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
CMJ Jazz Band 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Jersey Shore Music Festival
Jersey Shore Festival
May 17th and 18th, 2019: (rain or shine)
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website (Information and line-up)
(732) 203-7787
This event features performances by over 300 artists from around the world. Aside from the music, the Jersey Shore festival also includes activities that are fun the for whole family including BMX and Skate Shows, Motocross Shows, Ford Car show, Pro's vs. Heroes Charity Flag Football Game, Free Monster Truck Rides, Food Trucks, the JSF Vendor Village, and much more!

Taylor Dane Seaside Heights
Taylor Dayne to Kickoff the Summer Celebration in Seaside Heights! 
Friday, May 24, 2019; 2PM - 8PM (Taylor Dayne beginning at 6pm)
In front of Spicy Cantina
Seaside Heights, NJ
Free Event
This event will feature a performance by American Pop Icon, Taylor Dayne!
Beginning at 2pm on the Boardwalk in, WJRZ fm 100.1, Jersey’s Greatest Hits radio station will kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with a LIVE Broadcast.
Taylor Dayne turned into an overnight sensation with her groundbreaking debut single, “Tell it to my Heart” in 1987.  She became in international star and followed with number one smash hits such as “Love will Lead you Back”, “Prove your Love”, and “I’ll Always Love You”.

June 2019 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Princeton Festival
The Princeton Festival
June 7th - 30th, 2019
Website & Tickets
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.

Sourland Music Festival
Sourland Music Festival
June 22, 2019
"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.

Upcoming Ticketed Events - Central Jersey Live Music Venues

Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ

House of Independents - Asbury Park, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ

Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ

Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ

Wonder Bar - Asbury Park, NJ

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