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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.

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.

2021 Multi-date North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

"Live From Hoboken": Summer Concert Series
Concerts run from June 14, thru August 19, 2021.
Concerst take place at multiple venues:
Sinatra Park, Southwest Park, and Shipyard Park.
Hobokwen, NJ
Admission: Free event.
Concert Schedule & line-up

Essex County Summer Music Series

Begiining Wednesday, June 30 and running throughout the summer ending on Saturday, September 11, 2021
Concerts will take place at Multiple parks throughout Essex County.
Schedule (Locations/Performers)
The 22 concerts feature local and international acts in jazz, rock and roll, big band, reggae and more. The June 30, July 1st, and August 2nd concerts have a Fireworks show at the conclusion. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer.

August 2021 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
August 21, 2021 (Rain or Shine) @ 10am
Hugh Force Canal Park
170 West Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ

Admission is Free
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 at Dusk

Hot 97 Summer Jam
Hot 97 Summer Jam
Sunday, August 22, 2021
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
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.

Crawfish Fest
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
Canceled ---August 27-29, 2021
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
Rt. 206 to Plains Road
Frankford, NJ
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 3 Stages. To really enjoy the "nor-leans" experience, you can try a taste of fresh Boiled Louisiana Crawfish trucked in alive, Crawfish Bread, Shrimp Creole, Crawfish Bread, Crawfish Pie, Alligator Sausage, Crawfish Po-boys, Jambalaya, Southern Fried Chicken and the other great dishes with a menu price of $12.00 or less per dish

Chester Music Festival
August 28, 2021; 11am - 5pm (Rain date August 29th
Historic Downtown
Main Street and Perry Street, Grove Street
Chester, New Jersey 07930
Contact: Kathy at 908-879-2900
Event Cost: FREE
The event will feature live entertainment on two main stages. Performances willl include Classic rock, folk, motown and country entertainment all day. HEADLINERS:
The Sensational Soul Cruisers - Perry Street Stage - 11 man horn group fronted by 4 soulful singers paying tribute to Otis Redding, The Drifters and other classics.
Frontiers – Grove Street Stage - The Ultimate "Journey" Tribute Band. Be transported back to the height of Journey's success.
Other outstanding performances by: Legacy - Perry Street Stage - Their energy is off the charts, performing current hits, 90s favorites, motown throwbacks and classic hits
Screaming Broccolli - Grove Street Stage - Greatest songs from the 90s and beyond.
Blue Country - Grove Street Stage - Local band performing country favorites
Offsite parking with FREE shuttle to the event. Bring your lawn chairs and shades.

October 2021 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Saturday and Sunday, October 2, 3, 2021
From noon to 9 pm
Memorial Park
Dunnell Rd.and Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
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.

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