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Central Jersey Music Festivals, Concerts at Live Music Venues

Central Jersey Music Festivals

Discover The Best Central Jersey Music Festivals At Live Venues. Uncover Concerts with Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk.

The best 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.

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COVID-19 executive orders in effect may restrict or require cancellation of events.

With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

Multi-Date, Central Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Basie Center's Concerts On the Green
Historic Suneagles Golf Club
Tinton Avenue
Fort Monmouth
Eatontown, NJ
Price: $39–$89
An outdoor, socially-distanced concert series
All Concert tickets include a pre-show dinner reservation. Observing full Covid-19 safety protocols.
Friday, May 14 / Saturday May 15: Bobby Bandiera – Runnin' Down A Dream: A Tribute to Tom Petty
Friday, May 21 / Saturday May 22: Citizen Cope
Saturday May 29 / Sunday May 30: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (Memorial Day Weekend!)
Thursday, June 3 / Friday, June 4: Brian Fallon Saturday, June 5 : Almost Queen (2 shows)
Thursday, June 10: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Saturday
June 12: Get The Led Out
Wednesday, June 16: Judy Collins
Thursday, June 17: CSNSongs: Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Friday, July 2: Brian Kirk & The Jirks: That 70's Show
Friday, July 16 / Saturday July 17: Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Friday, July 23 / Saturday July 24: Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna)
Sunday, July 25: Marc Cohn Friday,
July 30: Dar Williams
Saturday, July 31: Comedian Steve Treviño (2 shows)
Sunday, August 1: Destination Motown, starring the Soul Cruisers
Saturday, August 14: Comedian Chris Distefano (2 shows)
Thursday, August 26: The Weight Band

Brick's Summerfest Concert Series w/ Fireworks
Summerfest will be held on four Thursdays in July, 2021, each concert event will be folloed by fireworks. A food court and beer and wine garden for guests ages 21 and over will be available for each concert.
Windward Beach Prk
265 Princeton Ave.
Brick, NJ
Concerts with Fireworks schedule:
July 1: SuperTransAM ('70s and '80s arena rock).
July 8: The Amish Outlaws (Pop/Rock)
July 15: The Nerds (Pop/Rock)
July 22: '80s and '90s theme music night.

Seaside Heights Summer Conceert Series
On the beach
Seaside Heights, NJ
Thursday, July 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Billy Joel Tribute Concert by Captain Jack
Monday, July 22 - 7:30 p.m. - Soul Shine an Allman Brithers Experience
Thursday, August 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Styx Tribute Concert by Return to Paradise

July 2021 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

The  New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
July 23 - 25, 2021
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Website (Events Schedule & Tickets)

One of the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 125 special shape and sport hot air balloons, headlining music concerts, continuous family entertainment, crafters and vendors, food, a balloon glow, and spectacular fireworks on Friday evening. The concerts feature top performers for each of the three nights.

September 2021 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Sea Hear Now Music Fest
Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 18, 19, 2021; Doors open 12:30pm
North Beach & Bradley Park
Asbury Park, NJ
Website & Tickets
Sea.Hear.Now is committed to raising awareness about the issues facing our ocean environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change.
Two days featuring over 25 performances on three stages, all on the gorgeous Asbury Park Waterfront. The event features music, surf culture and arts festival features over 25 performances, food from regional and local restaurants including vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options, specialty items from dozens of art vendors with giveaways with Bars & concessions throughout the park and beach Water stations with free refills. The lineup for the festival is decidedly rock-heavy, featured performers include Pearl Jam and the Avett Brothers'. They will have three stages -- two on the beach just north of Convention Hall and one in nearby Bradley Park -- and more than two-dozen of bands.

October 2021 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Asbury Park Music & Film Festival
Asbury Park Music & Film Festival
Sunday, October 24, 2021
The Paramount Theatre
and other local venues
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
This annual event features musical performances, film screenings and panel discussions. Thia event originally scheduled for the weekend of April 23 - 25, 2021 has been recheduled to Sunday, October 24, 2021.

The Melissa Etheridge performance at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ originally scheduled for April 25, 2021 has now been rescheduled to Sunday, October 24, 2021. All tickets will be honored and refunds are available via original points of purchase. Patrons who purchased through the Stone Pony box office should email for information. In addition, the Lucinda Williams performance originally set for April 23, 2021 is cancelled. Automatic refunds will be issued and patrons who purchased through the Stone Pony box office should email for more information.

Upcoming Ticketed Events - Central Jersey Live Concert 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

Monmouth Park - Oceanport NJ

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