New Jersey Music Festivals
and Free Summer Concerts

Music Festivals

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

The popular North 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.

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.

Summertime in New Jersey features many fun-filled, inexpensive neighborhood outdoor concerts. Most of the venues suggest bringing a blanket or chair.
Below are some of the popular FREE concerts taking place at local parks and downtown areas:

September 2023 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival
Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival
Friday Night,  September 22 & Saturday Night, September 23, 2023 (Rain or Shine)
Pioneer’s Plaza
Speedwell Avenue between Headquarters Plaza and 1776, and on The Green
Morristown, NJ
Admission Free
Please bring blankets & lawn chairs.

October 2023 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival
Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, October 1, 2023: 11am to 6pm (rain or shine event)
Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.
Hoboken, NJ
Free Admission
This family event features 2 stages of live music, displays and sales by artists, crafters, food vendors and local businesses. Activities for children on 3rd St. in the Capital One Bank Parking Lot with rides, games, craft activities and mor

Crystal Springs Music Festival
Crystal Springs Music Fest
Saturday, October 7, 2023 (Rain Date: Saturday, October 15th
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Cost: Adults 18 and over: $65, Ages 4 - 17: $20, 3 & Under: Free
Admission (Fee covers festival entry and all activities. Food and drink is available a la carte)
The event features musical performances in a bucolic mountain setting at #NJsFavoriteResort.  Admission includes access to all entertainment and fall themed activities.  Tasty food & beverage will be available for purchase onsite from the Crystal Springs culinary team as well as a variety of food trucks

"Hot" Tickets for Upcoming Northern New Jersey
Concerts & Music Festivals

The Reunion Tour: Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, The Clark Sisters, David and Tamela Mann & Israel Houghton: Sunday, October 15, 2023 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Ticketmaster
You also can find seats on secondary market sites like Stub Hub

Mana: Sunday, October 22, 2023, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Ticketmaster

Dan And Shay; Friday, April 12, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Ticketmaster

George Strait, Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town; Saturday, June 8, 2024 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ - Ticketmaster

Upcoming Ticketed Events - New Jersey Music Venues

Prudential Center Concerts
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Concerts
Met Life Stadium Concerts

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