Central Jersey Music Festivals
and Free Summer Concerts 
2024 Edition

Central Jersey Music Festivals

Discover The Best Central Jersey Music Festivals and Free Summer Concerts. Features Concerts with Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk.

The popular 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.

Experience the vibrant music scene of New Jersey through an array of concerts, outdoor music festivals, and free outdoor summer concert series appearing across New Jersey.

The festivals feature a mix of music genres, Blue Grass, Rock, Jazz, Country, and Folk. These events cater to music lovers of all ages and interests, taking place at captivating indoor and outdoor locales across New Jersey

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.

Many local communities offer Free, summertime weekly concert series, a short drive from your home.

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.

June 2024 Central Jersey
Music Festivals

Shedfest

Spring Shedfest Raritan Headwaters Music Festival
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024; 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve
2121 Larger Cross Road
Bedminster, NJ 
Visit their site to learn more
Cost: $30, $50 Day of Event, Kids age 12 and under FREE
This music festival features performers Joe Cirotti Trio, Nick Dunbar and Sad Cowboy, & Turpin Trio.
Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy live music, kid's activities, food trucks, and local craft beer & cider. This beautiful wildlife preserve is the perfect place to spend a day in the outdoors!
Proceeds from this event benefit Raritan Headwaters, a nonprofit conservation organization protecting land and water.

North to Shore festival

The North To Shore Jersey festival
June 10 through June 16, 2024
Multiple Venues
Asbury Park, NJ
Visit their site to learn more

This month-long New Jersey festival features all the talent, diversity and creativity this great state has to offer. Hosted by three incredible and unique cities, Atlantic City (June 17 through June 23), Asbury Park (June 10 through June 16 ) and Newark (June 24 through June 30).
The North To Shore festival will bring together 50+ venues for an over-the-top showcase of Jersey-wide.

July 2024 Central Jersey
Music Festivals

Sound waV Music Festaival

Sound.Wav Music And Arts Festival
Saturday, July 6, 2024; 1pm - 10pm ( rain or shine)
Pat's 30 Acres
4103 W Hurley Pond Rd
Wall Township, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Event Cost: $56
This community music festival for 18+ ages features a showcasing of the tri-states electronic dance music performers on two Stages with a vendor village featuring art, clothing, and more.

Princeton Festival

The Princeton Festival
July 7-22, 2024
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton St
Princeton, NJ
Visit their site to learn more

The Princeton Festival is a beautiful music, opera, and more tented pavilion on the grounds of beautiful Morven Museum & Garden. With opportunities for picnicking, socializing, and exploring the Museum's main building and superb garden before events.

Sourlands Music festival

Sourland Mountain Festival
Saturday, July 13, 2024; 3pm - 8:30pm (rain or shine)
Unionville Yards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
This annual family event features the communities of the Central New Jersey region coming together to present the best in musical talent, local food and drink, family fun, with a spectacular view. Festival-goers get to enjoy several hours of music, food, wine, spirits, craft beer, vendors, family activities, history, critters and wildlife education.

Soulsational Music festival

Soulsational Music Festival
Saturday, July 27, 2024; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (rain or shine)
Veterans Park
Bayville, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
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 2024 Central Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

Hi Tide Music fetival

Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park
August 16 - 18, 2024
Asbury Lanes & The Asbury Hotel
Asbury Park, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
This annual music festival features a weekend of Surf Music, Tiki Cocktails, Pool Parties, Record Hops,Seminars & more.

Long Branch Jazz music festival

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2024; from 1 PM - 9:30 PM (Rain or Shine)
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Boardwalk at 10 Ocean Blvd
Long Branch, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Free Event
This family music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues on stage. There will be food trucks, crafters, kids activities, and fireworks at dusk.

September 2024 Central Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

Sea Hear Now Music festival

Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 14, 15, 2024; 12:00pm
North Beach and Bradley Park
Asbury Park, NJ
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The event features a music, surf culture, and arts festival with over 25 performances over two days on three stages, all on the gorgeous Asbury Park Waterfront.

"Hot" Tickets for Upcoming
Central New Jersey Concerts 


Hardy, Kip Moore, Travis Denning & Ella Langley Quit!! Tour, June 20, 2024, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
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Alanis Morissette, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts & Morgan Wade, Wednesday, July 3, 2024, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
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Jason Aldean, July 13, 2024, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
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Sammy Hagar & Loverboy July 27, 2024, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
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Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago, August 3, 2024, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
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Avril Lavigne, August, 23, 2024, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
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Sea.Hear.Now Festival, September 14, 15, 2024, North Beach and Bradley Park, Asbury Park, NJ
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Tickets to Events at Popular
Central Jersey Entertainment Venues


Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan, NJ
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Asbury Park, NJ - Music/Concert Venues
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Wonder Bar - Buy Tickets: Ticketmaster | Vivid Seats
Stony Pony - Buy Tickets : Vivid Seats

Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank, NJ
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Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
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George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ
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McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ
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Mercer County Festival Grounds, Princeton Junction, NJ
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PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
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Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
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State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
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Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ
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