The Best New Jersey Music Festivals and Events
2018 Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk
The popular 2018 New Jersey music festivals typically appear at large,
destination venues, mostly outdoors. Music enthusiasts of all ages and
interests can enjoy outdoor music festivals including blue grass,
country, rock, jazz, folk, contemporary, and many other types of music.
festivals range from jam sessions to multi-stage performances and can
feature any where from up-coming, new breed artists to established, well
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Multi-date North Jersey Music Festivals & Events
Clinton's Come Together Friday Night Music Festivals
Every Friday night and Saturday afternnon beginning May 25th and ending on September 14th, 2018
At he Art Museum & Downrown Main St.
July 2018 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events
The 20th Annual Black Potatoe Music Festival
July 13 - 15. 2018
Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main St
This event features over 40 bands performing on two stages. The festivals promotes independent national, regional and local music performers with little regard to industry trends ring your low-back lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen, personal point and shoot cameras and umbrellas (just in case – it is a rain or shine event) This years performers include Radney Foster, Olivia Frances, Willy Porter, Loretta Hagen, The Matt Angus Thing and Ellis Paul.
The box office opens at the same time as gates. Visit the webite e page for exact times of each artist's sets and days of performance.
Saturday and Sunday, July14 & 15, 2018
From noon to 9 pm
Dunnell Rd.and Jefferson Avenue
A two day family festival celebrating of community music and art. the event feature local music from more than 20 performers and arts put on by friends and neighbors of Maplewood. The event also includes art, collectibles, crafts, clothes, provided by local artists and merchants, food from many local food vendors. For kids there is a Kidzone with bouncy rides, face painting, arts and crafts, and ice cream.
The Somerset Folk Harp Festival
July 19 - 22, 2018
1 Hilton Court
This event features a 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world. The festival is of interest to a variety of people come to enjoy a particular style or type of music, solidify some specific skills, or try out something new --- with over 100 workshops and over 28 presenters to choose from. A highlight of the festivals are the inspirational daily concerts.
August 2018 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events
Montclair Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 11, 2018; Noon - 9:00PM (rain or Shine)
205 Claremont Avenue
The annual Montclair Jazz Festival� is the biggest single one-day event in Montclair! This family music festival features original American cultural tradition Jazz! No tickets required! Bring folding chairs or a picnic blanket and enjoy the music
One Love: Caribbean Music Festival
Saturday, August 18, 2018: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
51 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Event Cost: Free - $40
This annual music festival aims to promote the Caribbean Culture in New Jersey. Caribbean culture with unique heritage together with music, dance, food, carnival costumes and activities. Usually celebrated in August to raise awareness about Black Business Month. The fest aims to tie up closely with Non-Profit Organizations and small businesses that share the same goals and interests.
Festival will have 3 stages with the following names and genres playing on each: Bless Up Stage - Reggae/Dancehall To Mi Heart Stage-- Soca /Calypso/Afrobeats Wavy Stage - Hip-Hop & R&B.
Additionally there will be 50+ vendors selling food, beverages, or arts/crafts/Caribbean merchandise at their booths/tents.
Canal Day Festival
August 18, 2018 (Rain or Shine)
Hugh Force Canal Park
170 West Central Ave.
An old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. Come to a day of free family fun featuring a craft show, great food, educational events and enjoy a day of listening to a wide variety of musical entertainers. Musical performances from New Jersey’s best artists will feature Rock, Blues, Country, Classical as well as traditional and contemporary Irish Folk Music. performing on two stages. Learn about local history by taking a guided Morris Canal walking tour provided by the Canal Society of NJ. Experience life on the Morris Canal first hand by traveling down the canal on a free boat ride or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak. Fireworks festivities & display at Robert Street Park beginning at 7:00 PM Admission is Free
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