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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.

State of NJ

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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 Music Festivals & Events

Woodbridge Summer Concerts
Five Nights A Week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday --- All Summer Long until Thursday, September 17, 2020; 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On the lawn at Woodbridge High School
25 Samuel Lupo Pl
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Free event
Golden Oldies Mondays, Tribute Band Tuesday, Woodbridge Wednesday, Local Band Thursday and Country Sunday,
Artists include the renown, the unknown, local bands and Grammy winners. One thing binds them all: great music! Beer*, wine* and food vendors add to the festival atmosphere!

Dockside Concerts
September 2, 9, & 16, 2020; 2 7pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees Drive
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Free admission
Live music returns to the Algonquin for a three concert series "dockside" – using the Algonquin's loading dock as the stage and the parking lot as a socially distant seating area.
Patrons should bring their own chair. Social distancing and masks are required at these concerts. Squares will be marked on the parking surface to help patrons sit separately, and space is first-come first served.
Sept. 2 featuring local band Spare Parts.
Sept. 9 featuring Chris Pinnella
Sept. 16 featuring a Halfway to St. Patrick's Day celebration with The Snakes.

September 2020 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Central Jersey Jazz Festival
Central Jersey Jazz Festival - Streamed Live
September 11, 12, 13, 2020; 6:00pm — 10:00pm
at three venues
Website/Schedule of performers
Free to the public
Experience the Sounds of Today's Best Live Jazz at 3 Outdoor Venues in Central Jersey: Flemington, New Brunswick, and Somerville

October 2020 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Freehold Jazz and Blues Festival
4th Annual Jazz & Blues Street Fest
Sunday, October 11th, 2020; from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Main St.
Downtown, Freehold, NJ
Website - Line-up
This event takes place on West Main Street between Court Street and Throckmorton Street in Downtown Freehold. featuring talented and well-known musicians from the Tri-State Area and beyond. Many vendors are participating with a variety of items from hand rolled cigars being made in front of you to hand crafted jewelry made from sea glass, metal, gem stone, etc. We will also feature vendors with t-shirts, clothing, handmade dog biscuits, soaps, honey & more.

September 2020 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.

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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