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

Multi-date North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Clinton's Come Together Friday Night Music Festivals
Enjoy music in downtown Clinton while you shop, dine, and have an overall great time!
Every Friday from May 24th through September 13th from 7-9pm!
At he Art Museum & Downrown Main St.
Clinton, NJ
Scheduled Perfomers & Locations

2019  Shipman Mansion Summer Concert Series
Every other Wednesday evening from June 12th, through August 7, 2019
Shipman Mansion
221 Edgewater Avenue
Edgewater Park, NJ 08010
Web Site - line-up
Contact: Beth Sumner-Ziegler, Phone: 973-223-3322, Email:
Event Cost: FREE
Tthe “Sounds of Summer” will be heard at the Shipman Summer Concert Series.
Five concerts are being held covering genres: Classic Rock, Blues & Soul, Country, Celtic & Reggae-Funk. 
The mansion opens its doors for the free performances at 6:00pm. Headlining band plays from 7pm to 8:30pm on the lawn of the Shipman Mansion. ,Hot dogs and other concessions will be available starting at 6 pm. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun! All events are rain or shine!

July 2019 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Black Potatoe Music Festival
The 23rd Annual Black Potatoe Music Festival
 July 11 - 14. 2019
Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main St
Clinton, NJ
Website - line-up & tickets
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)

Saturday and Sunday, July13 & 14, 2019
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.
Antibalas will headline Day 1, with Sister Sparrow featured on Day 2, prior to headliners (and closing act) Turkuaz.

The Somerset Folk Harp Festival
July 18 - 21, 2019
Hilton Parsippany
1 Hilton Court
Parsippany NJ
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.

Lincoln Park Music Festival
14th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival
July 26 to July 28, 2019
Lincoln Park
1035 – 1071 Broad Street
Newark, NJ
The festival is a Celebration of Spirit and Dance - is a cultural ambassador and signature event in the City of Newark. The music includes a range of entertainers performing a wide range of musical forms including Jazz, Gospel, House and Hip Hop and sounds from the African Diaspora. There will be a Youth performance showcase, green vendors, arts and craft vendors; local restaurants, organic farmers markets produce, and a health and wellness pavilion. For kids, the Festival will offer games, storytelling, golf clinics, skateboard clinics and a host of family oriented activities. LPMF is part of the economic development activities led by Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) in Newark, New Jersey’s historic Lincoln Park section. The Festival annually has an economic impact of over 5 million dollars. Dedicated to revitalizing the area, LPCCD provides this free event in celebration of the spirit of the community.

Montclair Jazz Festival
Montclair Jazz Festival
July 26, 2019 - August 10, 2019; Noon - 9:00PM (rain or Shine)
Nishuane Park
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Website - Line-up
Admission: Free
The annual Montclair Jazz Festival features 2 jam-packed weeks of music with 30+ musical acts. This family music festival features original American cultural tradition Jazz! No tickets required! Bring folding chairs or a picnic blanket and enjoy the music.

August 2019 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Chester Music Festival
Chester Music Festival
August 10, 2019; 11am - 5pm (Rain date August 11th)
Historic Downtown
Main Street and Perry Street, Grove Street
Chester, New Jersey 07930
Web Site/Line up schedule
Contact: Toni Perry, Phone: 973-223-2665, Email:
Event Cost: FREE
The event will feature live entertainment on two main stages
*Frontiers– The Ultimate "Journey" Tribute Band.
On Twitter, former lead vocalist Steve Perry wrote, "Hands Down. Frontiers is my favorite tribute band to Journey!"
*Diamonds of The Moon - "Pink Floyd" Tribute Band.
Other performances by: Blue Country, Dirty Blonds, Not Enough Jeffs, The Mike Esposito Experience, Tony Sky, Trevor Power Band.
Sponsored by the Historic Chester Business Association (HCBA), this one-day free event offerstrue music fans the opportunity to experience a COOL summer's day of classic LIVE Rock, Folk, and Country entertainment, terrific food, and the chance to Shop, Dine, and Explore all that Historic Chester, NJ has to offer.
Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and shades!
*FREE Offsite Parking at Dickerson/Bragg School (250 State Rte 24, Chester,
NJ) with FREE Shuttle to the Event.

One Love: Caribbean Music Festival
One Love: Caribbean Music Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Military Park
51 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Event Cost: Free, $45, & up to $225t
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
Canal Day Festival
August 24, 2019 (Rain or Shine)
Hugh Force Canal Park
170 West Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ
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

September 2019 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Scan Fest
Scan Fest
Sunday, September 1, 2019
The NJ Vasa Home Park
Budd Lake, NJ
Website & Tickets
There will be 6 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent.There will be other activities like field contests, wife-carry contest, norse 'kubb" game. Scan Fest is an all-day celebration of Scandinavia at its best – where you'll discover the customs…the history…the ethnic variety of the six Nordic nations: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Edgewater Arts & Music Festival
Edgewater Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, September 8, 2019; 11am -6pm
Veterans Field
1057 - 1165 River Road
Edgewater, NJ
This event features a juried art competition with live music on stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent.
They are Bergen County's largest juried art competition offering $5,000 in cash prizes in seven art divisions: Best of Show, Art, Photography, Craft, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts and Student competition.
There is a free street fair, free parking with continuous shuttle bus service from Edgewater Commons

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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