Central Jersey Music Festivals, Concerts
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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.

Note: 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.

2022 Multi-date Central Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

Jersey Shore's Summer Concert Series
Seaside Heights, NJ
Held at the Seaside Heights Beach Stage
Blaine Ave
Concerts begin @ 7pm
Tickets: $36.50 - $75.00
June 24, 2022: Exposé w/ special guest George LaMond
June 25, 2022: Dark Star Orchestra
July 10, 2022: Moe
July 23, 2022: Air Supply
August 6, 2022: America
August 13, 2022: Greensky Bluegrass & The Wood Brothers
August 14, 2022: George Benson
August 27, 2022: Seaside Summer Freestyle Fest w/ TKA, Rob Base, Judy Torres, C&C Music Factory ft. Freedom Williams & More.

Downtown Freehold "Thursdays Rock" concerts
Thursday evenings beginning June 2nd through August, 25th, 2022: from 7:30-9 p.m.
Hall of Records plaza
Main Street.
Freehold, NJ
Admission to the concerts is free.
These free concerts feature widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond, attracts people of all ages.

Summer 2022 Free Concert Series

Long Branch, NJ
The concert series includes several programs Including:
Bands By The Beach - Sundays beginning June 5th, ending August 28th, 2022 7-8:30pm, at West End Park
Thursday By The Sea - Thursdays beginning June 9th, ending September 1st, 2022, 7 - 8:30pm, at Pier Village
Tuesdays on Broadway - Tuesdays beginning July 12th, ending August 3oth, 2022, 7 - 8:30pm at the Broadway Band Shell

August 2022 Central Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Music Festival
August 6, 7, 2022; Saturday: 11am - 7pm; Sunday: 11am - 7pm
Riverside Gardens Park
West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ
Free event
This annual music festival to promote environmental and social justice will fill 2-stages, for 2-days, with top-name national & local performers presenting the best of rock, folk, jazz, Latin, country, soul & other genres.
Proceeds from this event will benefit New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, a registered 501(C)3 Charitable Organization.

Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park
Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park
August 19, 20, 21,2022
Asbury Lanes & The Asbury Hotel
Asbury Park, NJ
Website (Line-up & tickets)
Attendees get to enjoy a weekend of Surf Music, Tiki Cocktails, Pool Parties, Record Hops,Seminars & more.

Live and Local Music Festival at Monmouth Park
Live and Local Music Festival at Monmouth Park
Saturday, August 20, 2022: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave,\
Oceanport, NJ
General Admission just $6. Children 12 and under are FREE
FREE parking. Gates Open 9am. The music starts at Noon. First Race 12:15pm.
Celebrate the Jersey Shore local music scene and enjoy live performances from talented up-and-coming musicians from Asbury Park's Lakehouse Music Academy. This event will feature not only the sounds of the Jersey Shore but also local artisan vendors and businesses. Lakehouse Music Academy is a progressive music school, featuring group rehearsals, individual lessons, and live performances at Asbury Park's world famous music venues. The program is committed to the development of comprehensive musicianship for every student, at every level, at every age.

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival
Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 1 PM - 9 PM (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.

September 2022 Central Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

Central Jersey Jazz Festival
Central Jersey Jazz Festival
September 9, 10, 11, 2022
at Four Outdoor Venues
Website/Schedule of performers
Free to the public
Experience the Sounds of Today's Best Live Jazz at 4 Outdoor Venues in Central Jersey:
* Historic Stangl Road in Flemington's Artisans District, Flemington, NJ, Friday, September 9, 2022
* Livingston St. in front of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center(NBPAC), 11 Livingston Ave,New Brunswick
Saturday, September 10, 2022
* Town Plaza at New and Pearl Streets, Metuchen, Saturday, September 10, 2022
* Somerset County Court House Green. Corner of E. Main & Grove Streets, Downtown Somerville, Sunday, September 11, 2022 .

Asbury Park PorchFest
Asbury Park PorchFest
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Website/Band performers/Map
This family-friendly, Free event features musicians from a wide variety of genres. Afternoon entertainment will include dozens of performers on porches throughout the city. Attendees will stroll from porch to porch and relax on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. Bring your own folding chair, water, and an umbrella just in case we get sprinkles or to block the sun. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Sea.Hear.Now Festival
Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 17, 18, 2022; Doors open 12:30pm
North Beach & Bradley Park
Asbury Park, NJ
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 Stevie Nicks, Gary Clark, JR., Green Day and More. 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 bands.

Annual Rock the Farm Festival
Annual Rock the Farm Festival
September 24th, 2022; Noon - 10pm (rain or shine)
Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: $40 Gen Adm Tier 2 - $200 VIP ACCESS
At the gate (If available) $45 Gen Adm *Kids 10 & Under are Free
Website- Tickets & Line-up
Rock the Farm is a premier family friendly music festival, featuring 10 hours of world class music across two stages, with a family-friendly kid-zone, Beer & wine garden, craft vendors, food trucks, games, and the infamous foam dance party.
This year's lineup:
TUSK | Fleetwood Mac, The Funky Monks | Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stiff Upper Lip | ACDC, We May Be Right | Billy Joel, ELO Tribute Show | ELO, Winslow | An Evening of Eagles Keep, The Faith | Bon Jovi, La Grange | ZZTOP, Jagged Little Thrill | Alanis Morissette, One Fine Tapestry | Carole King.
All proceeds from the festival benefit CFC Loud n Clear Foundation, an organization that promotes positive life choices by aiding drug recovery efforts.

October 2022 Central Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

Hamilton Irish Fest
Hamilton Irish Fest
Friday, Saturday, October 1st, 2nd, 2022: 1 P.M. - 9PM (raindate Sunday, October 3rd)
2419 Kuser Road
Hamilton Square, NJ
Web page
Admission is $5 for adults and children under the age of 15 are free when accompanied by an adult.
This Family friendly event features performances by Justin & Erin Koltenicki's School of Irish Dance a Traditional and Contemporary Irish Dance School. The award-winning Trenton AOH Monsignor Crean Pipes and Drums will also play during the day. Irish bands scheduled to appear include Celtic Connection and The Natterjacks. Music will be continuous from 1:00 pm thru 9:00 pm. Beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the Festival. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy two great days of Irish fun and entertainment.

County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest
County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022; 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. They will also feature vendors with t-shirts, clothing, handmade dog biscuits, soaps, honey & more.

Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival
Saturday, October 2, 2022: Gates open at 2 pm, showtime 3 pm
The Stone Pony Summer Stage
913 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park NJ
Features NOFX, Descendents, Face to Face & more.

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