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

Asbury Park Concert Band – Thursdays on the Boardwalk
During the summer, every Thursday evening in July and August, 2019 at 7:00 PM next to Robinson Ale House.
Website/ Schedule

Music Mondays in Springwood Park
Every Monday from June 24th through August 27th, 2019 (final show is a Tuesday) starting at 6pm.
Springwood Park
Springwood Avenue
Between Atkins and Union Avenues
Asbury Park, NJ
Web Site/schedule
Contact: Jeri Houseworth, Phone: 732-598-1083, Email: jeri.houseworth@gmail.com
The series features diverse musical styles with a broad appeal to all of the Asbury Park community. There is FREE parking surrounding the park but is also easily accessible by bike or walking. This is a park so bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating or your dancing shoes!

Brick's Summerfest Concert Series

Summerfest will be held on four Thursdays in July, beginning July4th, until July 25th, 2019. 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

Berkeley Township "Sounds of Summer" Concert Series
Veterans Park
489 Forest Hills Parkway
Bayville, NJ
Concerts occur every night, beginng June 26, until August 21, 2019, with a special Community Pride Day on Saturday, September, 2019. All concerts begin at 6 pm unless noted.

Mercer County Park Summer Concert Series
Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Website & Tickets
Free admission to concert: (parking – $5 per car)
Concerts scheduled for: Pop Night June 22, 2019 @ 7pm; Kelly Bell Band & Swift Technique, July 20, 2019; 6-10pm; R&B / Hip-Hop Night feat. Day26, July 27, 2019; 6-10pm; Jazz Night with Jeff Bradshaw, Destinee Maree and more, August 3, 2019; 6-10pm; Country Night with Tucker Beathard & Conor Clemmons, August 9, 2019; 6 –10PM; & Woodstock Tribute ft. Kiss the Sky & Home Again, August 18, 2019: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Summer 2019 Free Concert Series
Long Branch, NJ
The concert series includes several programs: The Sunday evening Bands by the Beach at West End Park series running from Sunday, June 9th until August 25, 2019 @7pm. The Thursdays By the Sea Series at Pier Village running from June 13th until August 29th, 2019, @7pm. and the Tuesdays On Broadway series at Broadway Band Shell (behind Brookdale) running from July 9 until August 27, 2019 @ 7pm

August 2019 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Hi-Tide Summer Holiday - Asbury Park
Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park for 2019
August 16, 17, 18, 2019.
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 music includes The Neanderthals, Eddie Angel's Guitar Party ft. The Primitive Finks, Deke Dickerson & Bloodshot Bill, The Boss Martians, Jason Lee & The R.I.P.Tides, Impala, The Hula Girls, The Surfrajettes, Insect Surfers, Black Flamingos, Lulufin The Woo Hoo, Los Frenéticos, The Delstroyers, Slowey and The Boats, The Swingin' Palms VINYL DJs / DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd (WFMU), DJ Jukebox Jodi, DJ Devil Bat (Robbie from Black Flamingos), DJ Hi-Tide & more.

Tu Sello Latin Festa
The Tu Sello Latino Festival
Sunday, August 18th, 2019 : 12 pm to 8pm
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!

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival
Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 24th, 2019; 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.
Scheduled events:
1:00 PM National Anthem - Reanne Runge
1:15-2:15 PM Damian & The DCQ
2:30-3:30 PM Slidewinder Blues Band
3:45-4:45 PM Jane Stuart
5:00-6:00 PM The Shadetree Mechanics
6:15-7:15 PM The Mikey Junior Band
7:30 –9 PM Jeff Levine & Friends Featuring JT Bowen
Dusk Fireworks

September 2019 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Central Jersey Jazz Festival
Central Jersey Jazz Festival
September 13, 14, 15, 2019; 6:00pm — 10:00pm
at three venues
Free to the public
This event takes place at three venues.
On Friday in Flemington on Stangl Road, rain or shine, bring your own chairs. Performers include: Willerm Delisfort, Jeanne Gies and Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, with an additional performances by the NJPAC Jazz for Teens.
On Saturday in New Brunswick, rain or shine, bring your own chairs, on George St. (between Liberty St & Bayard St). Performers include: Dizzy Gillespie Afro Latin Experience, The DIVA Jazz Quintet and Jerome Jennings, with an aAdditional performances by the New Brunswick Jazz Brass
On Sunday in Somerville (rain or shine) bring their own blankets and chairs, at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse Green. Corner of E. Main & Grove Streets. Performers include: Nat Adderley, Jr, Brianna Thomas, Javon Jackson, with an additional performances by the NJPAC Jazz for Teens.

New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Festival
New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Festival
September 14, 15, 2019; Saturday: 11am - 7pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Larrison Hall Commons
Lincroft, NJ
Free event
Top Name Local & International Performers! on Three Stages br>
Sea Hear Now Music Festival
Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 21 - 22, 2019; 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 with alt-rockers Incubus and folksy surfer dude Jack Johnson headlining the two days, which will feature three stages -- two on the beach just north of Convention Hall and one in nearby Bradley Park -- and more than two-dozen of bands. This years big draws include; Dave Matthews Band, The Lumineers, Dropkick Murphys, Dispatch, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Work In Progress, Brick + Mortar, and many more.

Rock the Farm Festival
Rock the Farm Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2019; Noon - 10pm (rain or shine)
Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: $25 to $150
Website- Tickets & Line-up
Rock the Farm is a premier music festival located in central coastal New Jersey. Featuring craft vendors, food trucks, games, wine and beer bars, 8 hours of music across 2 stages, 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 2019 Central Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Trenton Irish Music Festival
Trenton Irish Music Festival
Friday, October 4th & Saturday, October 5th, 2019; Friday, 2pm - 11:00 P.M; & Saturday, beginning at 1:00 P.M.
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 event features live music (Irish bands, dancers & bag pipers), food trucks, a beer garden, and children's activities. the festival has an expanded free children's area from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM with activities for the kids, which include free pumpkin decorating for the first 75 kids compliments of Windsor Farms. Also, free for the kids is a face painting area and a soccer penalty kick contest. For those that love Irish Dance, the festival will feature performances by Rince O Chroi a Traditional and Contemporary Irish Dance School and The Denogla-Armore Academy of Irish Dance. The award-winning Monsignor Crean Pipes and Drums will also play during the day. Irish bands scheduled to appear are Diarmuid MacSuibhne and one of areas most popular Irish Bands, Band Of Rogues.

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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