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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.

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2021 Multi-date North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Raritan River Music Festival
Satudays in May, from May 8 until May 29, 2021 @ 4pm (Rain or Shine)
Blue Army Shrine
647 Mountain View Rd E
Asbury, NJ 08802 (NOT Asbury Park!)
Concerts will be held without Intermissions Tickets are available now for IN-PERSON attendance at the venue or LIVE-STREAM to your home. There will be no video recording of the concerts available – only live video, but you can watch from home or in the socially-distanced safety of the outdoor, covered venue. The modern, fully covered, outdoor facility will protect all audience members, regardless of the weather. Tickets will be sold to only 15% of capacity to ensure safe, socially-distanced seating. All audience members will wear protective face masks. No ticket transactions will be accomplished at the venue, minimizing close interactions. Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance to assure social distancing, but tickets can be exchanged any time before the concert for a link to the live-stream of the concert
Saturday, May 8 at 4:00 PM, Poorwill Lane Duo Hyeyung Sol Yoon, violin and Gregory Beaver cello. Between Worlds
Saturday, May 15 at 4:00 PM Bridget Kibbey, harp. Counterpoint in Motion
Saturday, May 22 at 4:00 PM duoJalal Kathryn Lockwood, viola and Yousif Sheronick, percussion. Lost in Time
Saturday, May 29 at 4:00 PM Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo Laura Oltman and Michael Newman, guitars. Two to Tango

Lot of Strings Music Festival
From Sunday, April 25th until Sunday, July 25, 2021
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ
(973) 971-3700
This festival features the most acclaimed ensembles from members of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, to Imani Winds, and Ethel. Once again the parking lot in New Jersey promises to be an epicenter of the classical music world! Bring your own chairs and refreshments and enjoy live entertainment atop the Morris Museum's elevated parking deck. 8'x8′ blocks are available for up to two patrons for just $50 for all concerts. Stunning sunsets, social distance, and glorious live music combine for a series of unforgettable evenings. All patrons are required to wear face masks except when eating or drinking in their own block.
Nicholas Tzavaras Plays Bach's Cello Suites 1-3, Sunday, April 25, at 7:00pm
Rhythm Method: Hidden Mothers Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 8:00pm
Catalyst Quartet Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:00pm
Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Woodwind Quintet Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 7:00pm
Members of American Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Trio Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Play Kenji Bunch and Mendelssohn Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 8:00pm
Tesla Quartet Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 8:00pm
Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Play Turina and Dvorak Turina Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 8:00pm
Nicholas Tzavaras Bach Cello Suites 2 Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 8:00pm
Members of American Symphony Orchestra Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 8:00pm
Alumni from Perlman Music Program play Brahms and Bruch Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 8:00pm
Montclair Orchestra Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 8:00pm

June 2021 North Jersey Music Festivals

Rock, Ribs, & Ridges Festival
Rock, Ribs and Ridges
June 25 - 27, 2021; 11:30am - 11:30pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
Website and Tickets
This event features a three day celebration of great Southern Rock music, finger-lickin' barbeque, camping, cold beer, and fun! Pitch a tent or bring an RV and camp the entire weekend. The party starts on Friday, and the campgrounds are only a 3-minute walk from the festival.

August 2021 North Jersey Music Festivals & Events

Crawfish Fest
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
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

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.

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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