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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

At this time, and until further notice,  COVID-19 executive orders  in effect apply to large public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks.

Some outdoor recreational areas and businesses have been able to restart their operations. These include;
Beaches, State and Municipal Parks, and recreational campgrounds are open for passive recreation, including fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking,  jogging, biking, birding, horseback riding, and more.

Atlantic City's casinos will be able to reopen July 2 at 25% capacity.

Playgrounds and outdoor amusement parks, water parks, and arcades in the Garden State can also reopen on July 2. Parks and boardwalk rides will be limited to 50% of typical guest capacity and must enforce social-distancing rules on rides and in lines. Face coverings for guests and staff are required

Currently most public gatherings are limited: Indoor gatherings are limited to 25% capacity of the rooms in which they will take place, with a maximum of 100 persons. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons.

Restaurants are open for outdoor dining only. Indoor dining has been postponed until further notice

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

Monday Evening Boardwalk Concerts
Seaside Heights Boardwalk Entertainment
Franklin Avenue Stage
Seaside Heights, NJ
Free Admission
July 13 Stiletto & Sax; July 20 Billy Wilkins; July 27 Kevin Brown; August 3 October Rose; August 10 Jukebox Legends; August 17 TBA & August 24 Billy Wilkins
Musical Performances start at 7pm on the Franklin Avenue Stage. Please bring your own beach chairs if you care to sit.

Brick's Summerfest Concert Series w/ Fireworks
Summerfest will be held on four Thursdays in August, 2020, 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:
Thursday, August 6 – Super Trans Am
Thursday, August 13 – Tribute to the 80's & 90's
Thursday, August 20 – The Amish Outlaws
Thursday, August 27 – The Nerds

July 2020 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Soulsational Music Festival
Soulsational Music Festival
July 25, 2020; 11 am - dusk (rain or shine)
Veterans Park
Bayville, NJ
This family event features live music on two stages, crafters, vendors, free yoga, vegetarian and organic food, food trucks, a beer garden, and a kids' village

August 2020 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Clearwater Ferstival
New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Festival
August 15, 16, 2020; Saturday: 11am - 7pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Riverside Gardens Park
West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ
Free event
Join in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pete Seegers birth. For "The Love of Pete"
Top Name Local & International Performers! on Three Stages.

Hi-Tide Summer Holiday Music Festival
Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park for 2020
August 21 - 23, 2020
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

Latin Festa
The Tu Sello Latino Festival
August 23, 2020; 11AM TO 7PM
The Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, New Jersey
Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event at the location.
This event will feature ive music with 1 stage with International and Local talent. The music will be Latin and Variety, Latin foods, arts and crafts, international artists and many more activities for the whole family. The purpose of this festival is to highlight the Latino culture in the United States and to bring the community together for one day of fun and cultural awareness!

Night Nation Running Music Festival
Night Nation Running Musical Festival
August 29, 2020; 8pm - 10:30pm
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
230 Pension Road
Englishtown, New Jersey 07726
Website/ Tickets Use coupon code PARTY to save on tickets!
The Night Nation Run is the World's first Running Music Festival! An ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Bubble Zones, Light Shows, Neon and Black Lights!
Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJ's!
The Night Nation Run is proud to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) as their official charity. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival
Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 29, 2020 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, kids activities, and food vendors with exotic and regional NJ food and crafts and Fireworks at dusk

September 2020 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Jersey Shore Festival
Jersey Shore Festival
September 11 - 12, 2020.: (rain or shine)
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website (Information and line-up)
(732) 203-7787
This event features performances by over 150 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 more.

Central Jersey Jazz Festival
Central Jersey Jazz Festival
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

Rock the Farm Festival
7th Annual Rock the Farm Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2020; Noon - 10pm (rain or shine)
Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: $25 to $150
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.
All proceeds from the festival benefit CFC Loud n Clear Foundation, an organization that promotes positive life choices by aiding drug recovery efforts. CFC has been featured on CBS, NBC, Fox, NJ 101.5, and so much more. CFC has assisted over 7,500 families since conception in 2012.

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.

The  New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
Friday - Sunday, October 16 - 18, 2020
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 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 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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