New Jersey Music Festivals, Concerts at Live Music Venues

2019 Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk

Music Festivals

The popular 2019 New 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  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.

North  Jersey Music Festivals

May 2019 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Crawfish Fest
Annual Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
May 31 - June 2, 2019
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
Rt. 206 to Plains Road
Frankford, NJ
Website & Tickets
On-site Camping and camping hook-ups.3 day New Orleans Style Music, Food, and Camping Festival. Featuring the best Music and Food that Louisiana and New Orleans has to offer. Cajun, Zydeco, Delta Blues, New Orleans R&B, Brass, Gospel and Jazz on 4 Stages.
This years lineup features:
Aaron Neville(Saturday), The Marcus King Band(Sunday), Neville Jacobs (Friday), Rebirth Brass Band, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Cowboy Mouth, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter Wolfman Washington and The Roadmasters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Bishop Gunn, Corey Henry & The Treme Funktet, John "Papa" Gros, Jonathon Long, Flow Tribe, Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Darcy Malone & The Tangle, Amanda Fish, The Iceman Special, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Tony Smith & The You Know How We do Crew and Big Mamou.

Jersey City Jazz Festival
Jersey City Jazz Festival
May 31 - June 9, 2019
J. Owen Grundy Park
Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ
Web Site For schedule and updated information
Free admission
The Jersey City Jazz Festival, formerly known as the Riverview Jazz Festival,is a 10-day celebration beginning with an opening party at J Owen Grundy Pier and culminate in a two-day outdoor free-to-the-public festival on the Newark Pedestrian Plaza near the Grove PATH.
Events during Jazz Week will be hosted throughout Jersey City and will include a featured show at White Eagle Hall.

June 2019 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Hot 97 Summer Jam
Hot 97 Summer Jam
June 2, 2019
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Website Tickets:
Enjoy two stages of the hottest artists in music, iconic sets from HOT 97's legendary DJs, and the biggest surprises at the greatest Hip Hop event of the year. This year's performers include: Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos, Tory Lanez, A Boogie, Rich The Kid, Funk Flex, Davido, Casanova, Melii, City Girls, Megan Thee Stallion & Kash Doll on the Stadium Stage! AND Trippie Redd, City Girls, Blueface, Melii, Nicole Bus & G4 Boyz on the Festival Stage!

Groove in the Grove
Annual Groove in the Grove Songwriter Festival
June 8, 2019: from 1 to 9pm.
Vasa Park
Budd Lake
1 Vasa Drive
Hackettstown, NJ
The Festival will be Rain or Shine - in case of inclement weather, all musical performances will be held in Vasa's large banquet hall.
This family friendly event features local and regional independent songwriters from the tri-state area, with a focus on original music. The venue boasts two outdoor performance stages, a large on-site play¬ground, plenty of parking and convenient bathroom facilities.

3rd Annual ParkFest
June 8, 20189: 11 am - 6 pm, rain or shine
Bread Lock Park
2627 Rt. 57
Stewartsville, NJ 08886
Free admission,
A free day of music, art, history, literature, and more returns to an historic Morris Canal site that is now a county park. ParkFest will once again feature an art show in the barn by local artists, a classic car show, exhibits by history and heritage groups, and "Authors Alley" where attendees can meet published authors on hand to discuss their work, which includes a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children's books. Musical entertainment on the ParkFest stage – built into the side of a barn with open air seating – will be a series of acoustic acts, soloists and small combos. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music.

Giralda Music Festival
Giralda Music & Arts Festival
Sunday, June 23, 2019; Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics, The concert starts at 6pm.
( rain or shine see below*)
Giralda Farms
Dodge Drive/Madison Ave. (Rt. 124)
Madison, NJ
Website and Tickets
(973) 285-5115, ext. 18
This family event features the state's top orchestra performing in a relaxed setting on the beautiful lawns of former Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge estate. In addition you will have the opportunity to see (and purchase) original artworks, enjoy family/children's arts activities, indulge your ice cream cravings at the fully stocked food trucks, and more, or just picnic with friends and family.
* Rain site is held at Mennen Arena 161 E. Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ. Doors open at 4pm

Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival
The Rock, Ribs & Ridges festival
June 29, 30, 2019
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
Website/ Information/Tickets
This weekend event features an outdoor concert with great Southern and classic rock music, a fanatic BBQ, and craft beers. This year's featured performers include:
Matt Coffy Band, Blackfoot, The Weight Band, Artimus Pyle Band, Farmer Phil Band, Outlaws, Marshall Tucker Band, and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.
The delicious barbecue is prepared regional chefs and award-winning competitive rib teams. Campers are welcomed with the campgrounds only a 3-minute walk from the festival.

Fanwood Summer Fan Jam
Fanwood Summer Fan Jam
Sunday, June 30, 2019: from 11am - 7pm
LaGrande Park
Fanwood, NJ
Admission is Free, Park for free at the Fanwood Train Station South Side Parking Lot on South Avenue!
This family festival features Live Bands, Food Trucks with specialty foods for all tastes, a Kid Zone with rides and activities, a Car Show hosted by Hot Rod Mike. and a Beer & Wine Garden.
Don’t miss the #1 Bruce Springstein Tribute: The B-Street Band!
Time Travel back to the 80’s with Amethyst, and rock out to Experiment 34, The Fan Jam Jelly Band and Three Piece Nugget.
The Music Lineup:
11 - 12pm; Three Piece Nugget  NJ Tastiest Rock Trio
12:15 -1:30pm; Fan Jam Jelly Band  Rock Hits from 70’s to today
2 - 3:45pm; B-Street Band  The longest-running Bruce Springsteen Tribute
4:15 - 5:15pm; Amethyst  ALL 80’s
5:45  - 7pm; Experiment 34  Alternative Hard Rock & Rap

Upcoming Ticketed Events - North Jersey Live Music Venues

Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ

Monty Hall - Jersey City, NJ

Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ

Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ

White Eagle Hall - Jersey City, NJ

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