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New Jersey Music Festivals: Your Guide To The Best Concerts

Music Festivals

Discover The Best New Jersey Music Festivals At Live Venues. Uncover Concerts with Blue Grass, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Folk.

The popular 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.

State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people, effective November 23rd: Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 150 people
The following indoor gatherings are exempt and may continue under the current rules – limited to 25% of a room's capacity, up to 150 people:

  • Indoor performance venues, including concert venues
  • Restaurants with bars, and lounges that serve food and drink, however, must remove bar seating and close their indoor premises for business by 10 pm.

    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 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Bergen PAC Sunset Drive-In Concert Series
Selected Dates (rain or shine)
Westfield Garden State Plaza parking lot
1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
Website/Tickets (prices may fluctuate based on demand)
This concert Series is a reimagined live concert experience with artists performing full sets on an outdoor stage, complete with lighting and large LED screens, in the Westfield Garden State Plaza parking lot complete with full production, large LED screens, and food trucks.
Saturday Shows: Gates open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. (rain or shine).
Sunday Shows: Gates open at 4 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. (rain or shine).
Up to five people will be allowed per vehicle, which will be spaced and staggered for social distancing and optimal sightlines. Each vehicle will have an assigned parking spot and an adjacent social distancing area so that people can sit outside their car or inside their cars and still listen to the concert. Face coverings must be worn at all times, and attendees, if they wish to sit in a chair, must bring their own lawn chairs. When arriving on site to the event, FM frequency information will be given to you by one of our staff so you can hear the show on your car radio. Security staff will be on site to ensure safety protocols are followed. Not following safety guidelines can result in being removed from the venue immediately without a refund.
Vehicles will be spaced and staggered for social distancing and optimal sightlines. Tickets are sold per vehicle (up to 5 people) and come with two reserved parking spots so that patrons can safely sit outside if they like. Face coverings must always be worn when outside the vehicles. People can bring their own food to enjoy or visit food trucks on-site.
Aug 29: Dead On Live: Let There Be Songs to Fill The Air
Aug 30: Almost Queen<
Sept 11: Comedian Vic DiBitetto
Sept 12: The Machine Performs Pink Floyd
Sept 13: Eaglemania
Sept 26: Judy Collins

September 2020 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

JLPCC Labor Day Weekend Outdoor Concert
Septermber 5, 2020; 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jerseyland Park Community Center
783 Jerusalem Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Cost: Reserved Table Seating: $30.00 & Lawn Seating: $20.00 (BYOC/Tent)
Website/Tickets - Advance Tickets only
This outdoor concert features Valarie Adams and the Dimensions Band, with/DJ Kevin McAlliste, r and DJ Josh.
Food vendors will be on-site
Masks are required, social distancing encouraged

October 2020 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Postponed to October 3 and 4, 2020
From noon to 9 pm
Memorial Park
Dunnell Rd.and Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
Free Event
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.

Upcoming Ticketed Events - North Jersey Live Music Venues

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Monty Hall - Jersey City, NJ

Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ

Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ

White Eagle Hall - Jersey City, NJ

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