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July 11-12: Maplewoodstock at Memorial Park. Artists TBA.
Sept. 12: Dance on the Lawn at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. With Carolyn Dorfman Dance, New Jersey Ballet, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Megan Chu, Maurice Chestnut, others.
June 20: Weequahic Park House Music Festival. Artists TBA.
May 3: Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival. Artists TBA.
Sept. 10: NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band at Grundy Pier. Headliners TBA.
June 6: Woodbridge Summerfest featuring The Outlaws, The B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute), Real Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), at Merrill Park.
May 17: George Meyer and Suliman Tekalli, violinists, at United Methodist Church. Presented by State Theatre in partnership with the Center for Musical Excellence.
Thursday’s ROCK! Summer Concert Series, at Hall of Records
June 4: Rock of Ages
June 11: Mission Dance
June 18: Ruckus
June 25: Rocket Fish
July 2: Turnstyles
July 9: Moroccan Sheepherders
July 16: Pat Guadagno & Friends
July 23: Joe Baracata Band
July 30: Eddie Testa Band
Aug. 6: NRG
Aug. 13: Stephen Martinez
Aug. 20: Predator Dub Assassins
Aug. 27: The Wired Band
Fall Concert Series, at Hall of Records
Sept. 9: The Nerds
Sept. 16: Soul Sounds, featuring Layonne Holmes
Sept. 23: Full Throttle
Sept. 30: Matt O’Ree Band
Oct. 7: Phil Engel Band
Oct. 14: Motor City Revue
Oct. 11: County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest, West Main Street between Court Street and Throckmorton Street. Artists TBA.
Aug. 15: Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival at Morristown Green. Artists TBA.
May 17: Ocean County College Jazz Band (David Marowitz, director) at OCC’s Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts.
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