New Jersey Music Festivals
and Free Summer Concerts
2024 Edition

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.


June 2024 North Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

Jersey City Jazz Festival
11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival
May 29 - June 2, 2024
Multiple Venues, White Eagle Hall, Nimbus Arts Center, The Statuary, Moore's Place, Hyatt House, The Canopy, and more!
Jersey City, NJ
Website
Free admission
With over 25,000 attendees expected to attend to enjoy over 30 amazing and diverse performances, making the 11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival one of the most accessible, largest, and most fun music events in the New York City Tri-state area!
Outdoor events will take place on June 1, 2, at Exchange Place Plaza and J. Owen Grundy Pier, on three stages with over 20 performances.
Indoor events wll take place May 29 - Sunday, June 2, at the White Eagle Hall, Nimbus Arts Center, The Statuary, Moore's Place, Hyatt House, The Canopy, and more!
The festival is a celebration not only of music, but of community. People from all walks of life gather at events throughout the city to party to an eclectic outpouring of music.

North to Shore Jersey Festival
The North To Shore Jersey festival
June 24 through June 30, 2024
Multiple Venues
Newark, NJ
Website/Performer/venue Schedule
Cost; Admission ranges from free to ticket entry, depending on venue & performer
This month-long New Jersey festival features all the talent, diversity and creativity this great state has to offer. Hosted by three incredible and unique cities, Atlantic City (June 17 through June 23), Asbury Park (June 10 through June 16 ) and Newark (June 24 through June 30).
The North To Shore festival will bring together 50+ venues for an over-the-top showcase of Jersey-wide.Once again, both global headliners and artists who make their homes in each festival city will take the stage in front of an audience drawn from across the state and around the region. Headliners to be announced in March 2024.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival
14th Annual Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival
June 28 - 30, 2024; 11:30am - 11:30pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
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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.
This years headliners include: Sugar Mountain, Matt Coffy Band, Molly Hatchet, Blackberry Smoke, Artimus Pyle Band, The Outlaws, and more.

July 2024 North Jersey
Music Festivals & Events

The Somerset Folk Harp Festival
The Somerset Folk Harp Festival
July 18-21, and July 27-28, 2024
The Hilton-Parsippany
Parsippany NJ
Website
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.

"Hot" Tickets for Upcoming
Northern New Jersey Concerts

Don Omar Sunday, March 10, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Zach Bryan, The Middle East & Levi Turner, March 14-15, 2024 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Bryan Adams Saturday, March 16, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Nicki Minaj Thursday, March 28, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Kane Brown, Tyler Hubbard & Parmalee, March 30, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Dan And Shay, April 12, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Judas Priest Friday, April 19, 2024, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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The Rolling Stones Thursday May 23, 26, 2024, MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
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George Strait, Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town Saturday, June 8, 2024, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
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Luke Combs, July 19, 20, 2024, MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
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Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney & Uncle Kracker Saturday, Aug 17, 2024, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
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Pink, Sheryl Crow, October 3, 2024, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
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Upcoming Ticketed Events - New Jersey Music Venues

Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
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Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ
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MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
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Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
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Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, NJ
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Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
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White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ
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