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Joanne Shaw Taylor will perform at The Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival, Sept. 14.

Below are listings for fee cultural events in New Jersey. They are listed alphabetically and grouped together by county. To request adding something to the list, please email the information to njartsdaily@gmail.com.

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Atlantic City

Mardi Gras on the Boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza
July 24: Tony Mart Legacy, “Last Waltz” tribute featuring Dave Malone of The Radiators, Mark Mullins of Bonerama, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bob Margolin and Johnny Sansone
July 31: Jeff Bradshaw, Everyday People (Sly & the Family Stone tribute)
Aug. 7: Devon Allman Project, The Billy Walton Band
Aug. 14: Bonerama, The Rumble (featuring Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr. of The Golden Eagles)
Aug. 21: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Howard Isaacson Band
Aug. 28: Samantha Fish, Billy C. Wirth & the Nighthawks
Sept. 4: The Tony Mart Allstars featuring Billy Walton and Brian “Coconutz” Varhelyi, classic rock guitar tribute

July 27: National R&B Music Society Free Summer Concert at Gardner’s Basin. Featuring Regina Belle; Ray, Goodman & Brown; Ted “Wizard” Mills; Black Ivory; Soul Generation (featuring Cliff Perkins); Mass Production; Blaq Rose; Crystal Spivey; Kemistry; Village Bridge; Chris-n-Teeb.

Buena Vista

Free Summer Concerts at Michael Debbi Park
July 24: Poor Mouth Henry
July 31: The Legacy Band
Aug. 14: DJ Nicky G

Somers Point

Concerts on the Beach at Morrow Beach
July 26: Tony Mart Legacy, “Last Waltz” tribute featuring Dave Malone of The Radiators, Mark Mullins of Bonerama, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bob Margolin and Johnny Sansone
Aug. 2: Tom Hambridge & the Rattlesnakes, Kevin Pakulis
Aug. 9: Third World
Aug. 16: Wildflower
Aug. 23: Jimmy Carpenter Band
Aug. 30: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
Sept. 6: Tony Mart Allstars

Ventnor

Summer Beach Jam at Newport Avenue Beach
Aug. 3: Derek Crider Band, Ricky Stevens
Aug. 10: Funk Daddy, The Flynns
Aug. 17: BeatleMania Again! (The Beatles tribute), ELVIS (Elvis Presley tribute)
Aug. 24: The Exceptions, Plaid Salmon
Aug. 31: Big House Band, Ricky Stevens

Sunset at Ski Beach series
July 24: BStreet Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute), JoBonanno & the Godsons
July 31: Dead Reckoning (Grateful Dead tribute)
Aug. 7: Sensational Soul Cruisers
Aug. 14: Countdown to Ecstasy (Steely Dan tribute), Sidestory Band
Aug. 21: Frontiers (Journey tribute), Kick It Out (Heart tribute)
Aug. 28: The Usual Suspects

Ventnor Music Fest at Suffolk Avenue Beach
July 26: The Usual Suspects, Ricky Stevens
July 27: The Loop, Legacy Band

BERGEN COUNTY

Fair Lawn

Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park
July 28: North Jersey Concert Band
Aug. 4: Kover Up Band
Aug. 11: Reminisce
Aug. 18: Ladies of the ’80s
Aug. 25: The Cameos

Hackensack

Shakespeare in the Park at Atlantic Street Park
July 24: “Twelfth Night”
Aug. 7 and 14: “Romeo & Juliet”

Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Atlantic Street Park
July 26: Kimon & the Prophets
Aug. 2: Jersey Sound
Aug. 9: Angel LaBoy
Aug. 16: Big House
Aug. 23: Gotham City Latin Jazz

Summer Concert Series on The Green
July 23: Armando Son Jiménez & Orchestra
July 30: Stifler’s Mom
Aug. 6: EagleMania, Eagles tribute

Mahwah

Summer Concert Series at The Bandshell, Ramapo College
July 25: Super Trans Am

Old Tappan

Summer Concerts at Oakes Park
July 24: Nash East
July 31: London Calling, The Beatles tribute

Ridgefield Park

July 24: Larry Umaña & His Latin Jazz Project, outdoors at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Ridgewood

Summer Concert Series at Kasschau Memorial Shell
July 23: Paper Jam
July 25: Sway & Soul
July 30: Elevens
Aug. 1: AM Gold (yacht rock)
Aug. 6: Declan Power Band
Aug. 8: Radio Stranger
Aug. 13: Thursday Eve Collective
Aug. 15: Fat Mezz
Aug. 20: Amped
Aug. 22: Mighty Spectrum Band
Aug. 27: The Stilettos
Aug. 29: Strictly ’60s Band
Sept. 5: The Nerds

Saddle Brook

Summer Concert Series at 55 Mayhill St.
Aug. 28: Altered State

July

Tenafly

Summer Concert Series at Huyler Park
July 23: Saron Crenshaw
July 25: Kanak
July 30: David Cedeño
Aug. 6: Second Contact
Aug. 8: Calvin Hill Quartet
Aug. 13: Van Martin, big band Sinatra tribute
Aug. 20: Gotham City Septet, featuring Richard Baratta
Aug. 22: Screaming Orphans
Aug. 27: Soulfarm
Sept. 3: Gentlemen of Soul

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Westampton

Summer Concerts at Burlington County Amphitheater
July 26: The Reagan Years, ’80s tribute
July 27: Back in Time, Huey Lewis & the News tribute
Aug. 2: Black Frost Band
Aug. 3: Haley Mae Campbell
Aug. 9: House of Hamill
Aug. 10: Nine Deeez Night, ’90s tribute
Aug. 16: Variable Elements
Aug. 23: Eco del Sur
Aug. 24: The Nerds

CAMDEN COUNTY

Camden

Sunset Jazz Series at Camden Waterfront.
July 29: Matt Cappy & Friends
Aug. 19: Brubeck Brothers Quartet featuring Dan and Chis Brubeck
Aug. 26: Jeffrey Osborne
Sept. 9: Symphony in C and That Which Connects
Sept. 16: Edgardo Cintron & the Mambo Magic Band

Haddon Heights

Sundown Music Series at McLaughlin Norcross Memorial Dell, Haddon Lake Park
July 24: Julia Pratt, Brittany Ann Tranbaugh
Aug. 7: Eve 6, Tonks
Aug. 14: Steven Page (formerly of Barenaked Ladies), Tom Hampton
Aug. 21: Raul Midón, Lia Menaker
Sept. 11: Jamie McLean Band, Rebecca Zimmerman

Haddon Township

Aug. 24: Summer of Love – ’60s, ’70s, ’80s Music Fest with AM Radio, Eddie Berner (formerly of A Flock of Seagulls) and The Priceless Band, Haddon Avenue between Strawbridge Avenue and Cooper Street.

Pennsauken

Twilight Concert Series at Jack Curtis Stadium, Cooper River Park
Aug. 8: Everclear
Aug. 15: Carl Cox
Aug. 22: The Bronx Wanderers
Sept. 5 (7 p.m.): The American Bombshells, Andrews Sisters tribute
Oct. 10 (7 p.m.): Lights Out (Frankie Valli tribute and more)

Voorhees

Summer Concert Series at Connolly Park
Aug. 15: The Beat Tells, Beatles tribute

CAPE MAY COUNTY

Middle Township

Summer Concert Series at Ockie Wisting Complex, Rio Grande
July 23: Subliminal Message Band
July 30: Animal House Band
Aug. 13: Independence Day
Aug. 20: The Mugshots

North Wildwood

Concerts Under the Stars, Lou Booth Amphitheater at Second and Ocean avenues
July 25: Jimmy & the Parrots
July 27: Chicago 9
Aug. 1: Lights Out, Frankie Valli tribute
Aug. 3: The Cameos
Aug. 8: Tony Sands, Rat Pack tribute
Aug. 10: Real Diamond, Neil Diamond tribute
Aug. 15: The Legacy Band
Aug. 17: Asbury Fever, Bruce Springsteen tribute
Aug. 22: Step by Step, Johnny Maestro tribute
Aug. 24: Jesse Garron, Elvis Presley tribute
Aug. 29: Lights Out
Aug. 31: Beatlemania, The Beatles tribute

Sea Isle City

Free Concerts Under the Stars at Excursion Park
July 27: Kick It Out, Heart tribute
Aug. 3: Real Diamond, Neil Diamond tribute
Aug. 10: Frontiers, Journey tribute
Aug. 17: Parrot Beach, Jimmy Buffett tribute
Aug. 24: Yellow Brick Road, Elton John tribute
Aug. 31: StevieMac, Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute

ESSEX COUNTY

Belleville

Aug. 7: No Standards at Belleville Park. Part of Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.

Bloomfield

Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series at Brookdale Park.
July 26: Motor City Revue
Aug. 2: Step by Step, Johnny Maestro tribute
Aug. 9: Garden State Groove

Caldwell

July 31: Danny V’s 52nd Street Band, Billy Joel tribute at Grover Cleveland Park. Part of Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.

Cedar Grove

July 30: Here’s Elton, Elton John tribute at Cedar Grove Park. Part of Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.

Livingston

Summer Concerts at the Gazebo, Memorial Park
July 24: Larger Than Life
July 31: The Counterfeiters

Montclair

Outdoor Concert Series at Wellmont Theater
July 25: Wallace Roney Jr., Jason Marshall Quartet (Montclair Jazz Festival Soundcheck Series)
July 27: “Jamfest” with Waterbury Road, Working Man’s Jed, Bard Band
Aug. 8: Ries Band
Aug. 14: Tribute to Prince and David Bowie
Aug. 22: Vanessa Perea, The Robert Edwards Big Band (Montclair Jazz Festival Soundcheck Series)
Sept. 18: Spafford

Sept. 14: Montclair Jazz Festival. “Downtown Jamboree” with Lisa Fischer, Christian McBride, Steve Turre, Jerome Jennings, Edmar Castañeda, Brianna Thomas, others.

Newark

Sounds of the City at Chambers Plaza, NJPAC
July 25: Galactic featuring singer Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph
Aug. 1: KRS-One
Aug. 8: Big Freedia

July 23: Nadine Simmons at Vailsburg Park. Part of Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.

Aug. 6: Volara at Independence Park. Part of Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.

Aug. 15: New Jersey Symphony at Victoria Theater at NJPAC. Jessica Rivero Altarriba, conductor. Season Preview concert will include Tchaikovsky’s “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin; Debussy’s Clair de Lune; selections from Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and Márquez’s Danzon No. 2.

Orange

Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series at Monte Irvin Park.
Aug. 10: Caribbean Festival
Aug. 24-25: Latino Festival

South Orange

Downtown After Sundown series at Spiotta Park
July 27: The Burners
Aug. 3: Sarah Hodd & the Drive
Aug. 10: Viva Flamenco
Aug. 17: Kärma & the Cadence Crew
Aug. 24: Laredo
Aug. 31: Valarie Adams & the Dimension Band

Summer Nights at Flood’s Hill, Meadowland Park
July 24: The Local Heroes
July 31: Emotional Rex

Verona

Summer Concert Series at First Congregational Church
July 25: Chuck Wood

Summer Concert Series at Town Hall

July 24: The Infernos
Aug. 7: The John McDermott Band

West Orange

Aug. 16: Memories Music at Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange. Part of Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

Deptford

Aug. 24: Poor Man Henry at Fasola Park

Glassboro

Aug. 30: The Bumpuses at Rowan Boulevard

Sewell

Concerts at James G. Atkinson Park
July 27: Peabody’s Wayback Machine
Aug. 10: Texas Leggs
Aug. 17: A Few Good Men

West Deptford

StreetFEST Summer Concert Series at RiverWinds Amphitheater
July 26: Don’t Call me Francis
Aug. 9: The Infernos
Aug. 23: Shot of Southern

HUDSON COUNTY

Bayonne

Summer Sounds by the Bay, 16th Street Park
July 24: Doobie Others (Doobie Brothers tribute)
July 31: Separate Ways (Journey tribute)
Aug. 7: Saints in the City (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
Aug. 14: Mahoney Brothers
Aug. 21: Super Trans Am (’70s tribute)

Hoboken

Concerts in the Park at Southwest Park
Aug. 5: Ron Albanese
Aug. 12: Zydeco Revelators

Concerts in the Park at Shipyard Park
July 23: The Fuzzy Lemons
July 30 Music With Corey

Concerts in the Park at Sinatra Park
July 25: TBA
Aug. 1: La Experiencia
Aug. 8: Lulada Club
Aug. 15: Julio Fernandez & Friends

Concerts in the Park at ResilienCity Park
July 29: DanceFest Hoboken
Aug. 6: Fleur Seule featuring singer Allyson Briggs (salsa)
Aug. 13: Fleur Seule, Burt Bacharach tribute

Wednesday Evening Concert Series at Church Square Park
July 24: Karyn Kuhl Band
July 31: Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help
Aug. 7: Rio the Messenger
Aug. 14: Gene D. Plumber
Aug. 21: Undercover
Aug. 28: Benny Harrison

Jersey City

Berry Lane Music Series at Berry Lane Park
July 25: Marlene Moniece
Aug. 1: DNX4
Aug. 8: The Smooth Band Orchestra
Aug. 15: ChillBrown
Aug. 22: Lil’ Maceo

Summerfest at Liberty State Park
July 23: Epic Soul Band
July 28: Spirit of Life Ensemble
July 30: The Outcrops
Aug. 4: Walter Parks & the Unlawful Assembly
Aug. 11: Valarie Adams & the Dimension Band
Aug. 13: Winard Harper

July 31: New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players, “Music of India — Ragas & Rhythms” at Provost Square Plaza.

Aug. 9: Exceptet, presented by Con Vivo Music at Barrow Mansion. Program includes Philip Glass’ Music in Similar Motion; Laure M. Hiendl’s In Abeyance.

Kearny

July 28: “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare in the Park series at Arlington Depot Park, Kearny.

Weehawken

Summer Concert Series at Hamilton Park
July 28: A Bad Day
Aug. 4: Felix Cabrera
Aug. 11: Two for the Road
Aug. 18: Christopher Howatt, Adara Bryan
Aug. 25: Rejectionist Front
Sept. 1: Jason Pendergraft Band

HUNTERDON COUNTY

Readington Township

Music Under the Stars Concert Series at Deer Path Park
July 25: Jake’s Rockin’ Country Band
Aug. 1: The Hunterdon Choral Alliance featuring Vocal Synergy, Evolution in Harmon, Hunterdon Harmonizers
Aug. 8: The Nerds

MERCER COUNTY

Lawrenceville

Music in the Park in Weeden Park
July 25: The Conversation
Aug. 1: Alex Otey Trio
Aug. 8: The Strange Brew Crew
Aug. 15: Skyler and JJ/LOW
Aug. 22: Clear Improv Ensemble
Aug. 29: Painting by Voice

Robbinsville

Free Summer Concerts at Lake Drive Gazebo
July 23: Kindred Spirit
July 30: Rick Martin Swing Orchestra
Aug. 13: DJ Reggie

West Windsor

Mercer County Summer Concert Series at Mercer County Festival Grounds
July 26: Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton tribute), Best of the Eagles
Aug. 2: Frontiers (Journey tribute), Queen Flash (Queen tribute)
Aug. 9: Swing Sabroso
Aug. 16: Discoteks
Aug. 23: Yellow Brick Road (Elton John tribute), David Clark’s All About Joel (Billy Joel tribute)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Carteret

Sept. 26: Middlesex County Jazz Festival. Lineup TBA.

Summer Concert Series at Joseph Medwick Park
Aug. 1: Parkway Soul
Aug. 8: Verdict
Aug. 15: Greg Giannascoli, marimba

Dunellen

Summer Concerts in Washington Park
July 25: MPack
Aug. 8: This Old Engine, Grateful Dead tribute
Aug. 22: Retro Ravin’

Edison

Sept. 25: Middlesex County Jazz Festival. Lineup TBA.

Jamesburg/Monroe Township

Summer Concert Series at Thompson Park
July 24: Jersey Polka Stars
July 31: Sandy Sasso & her Swingin’ Big Band
Aug. 7: Zydeco a Go Go
Aug. 14: Greg Giannascoli, marimba
Aug. 21: St. Peter’s Brass
Aug. 28: Kraus Memorial Band

Metuchen

Downtown Summer Sounds Concert Series at Metuchen Town Plaza
July 30: Sugarhill Gang

Middletown

Middletown Summer Concert Series, outdoors at Middletown Arts Center
July 30: Goldenseal
Aug. 13: The Weeklings

New Brunswick

Sept. 28: Middlesex County Jazz Festival. Lineup TBA.

Perth Amboy

Sept. 27: Middlesex County Jazz Festival. Lineup TBA.

Salsa by the Bay at Bayview Park
July 26: Eric Cabanilla y su Grupo K’ndela, Scarlet Mambo
Aug. 23: Swing Combo, Nancy Ynchaustegui

South Amboy

Summer Concert Series at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
July 24: The Wood Vibrations
July 31: Garden State Groove
Aug. 7: Zydeco a Go Go
Aug. 14: Parkway Soul
Aug. 21: Underwater Airlines
Aug. 28: Perry Brothers

South Plainfield

Summer Concert Series at Spring Lake Park
July 28: Jersey Polka Stars
Aug. 4: Perry Brothers
Aug. 11: Greg Giannascoli, marimba
Aug. 18: Garden State Symphonic Band
Aug. 25: Kraus Memorial Band

Woodbridge

Woodbridge Wednesdays at Parker Press Park
July 24: James Hunter, Emily Duff
July 31: Honey Island Swamp Band, Robinson Treacher
Aug. 7: Fantastic Cat
Aug. 14: Charlie Halloran & the Tropicales, Zydeco Revelators, Mireya Ramos
Aug. 21: Mary Fahl Band, Jesse Terry
Aug. 28: Light of Day Benefit with Joe D’Urso, Jake Thistle, James Maddock, Danielia Cotton, Miss Emily
Sept. 4: House of Hamill, Jann Klose
Sept. 11: Kat Wright Trio, Bandits on the Run
Sept. 18: Colebrook Road, Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light

Local Band Thursdays at Herbert Rankin Park, Sewaren
July 25: Kickback Band
Aug. 1: Blame It on Richie
Aug. 8: Dead Cowboys
Aug. 15: Seven Stone
Aug. 22: 9 South
Aug. 29: Uncle Pecos

Fun Fridays at Parker Press Park
July 26: Nine Deeez Night
Aug. 2: Flying Ivories
Aug. 9: Yacht Lobsters
Aug. 16: Rob Messina’s Dave Matthews Tribute
Aug. 23: ’80s Revolution

Country Sundays at Woodbridge High School Concert Field
July 28: Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell tribute)
Aug. 4: Eddie Clendening & the Blue Ribbon Boys (rockabilly Elvis Presley tribute)
Aug. 11: Southpaw
Aug. 18: Cosmic Jerry (Jerry Garcia tribute)
Aug. 25: E Boro Bandits
Sept. 1: Late for the Sky featuring Jake Thistle (Jackson Browne tribute)
Sept. 8: Rock This Town Orchestra (Brian Setzer/Stray Cats tribute)

Monday Oldies at Woodbridge High School Concert Field
July 29: Bobby Wilson
Aug. 5: Beatlemania Again (The Beatles tribute)
Aug. 12: Jesse Garron’s tribute to Elvis
Aug. 19: Bobby Miranda & the Happenings
Aug. 26: The Infernos

Tuesday Tributes at Woodbridge High School Concert Field
July 23: ELO Tribute Show (Electric Light Orchestra tribute)
July 30: Best of the Eagles (Eagles tribute)
Aug. 6: Best Friend’s Girl (The Cars tribute)
Aug. 13: StevieMac (Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute)
Aug. 20: 33 ⅓ Live (Queen tribute)
Aug. 27: Captain Jack (Billy Joel tribute)
Sept. 3: Time Travellers (The Moody Blues tribute)
Sept. 10: Human Wheels (John Mellencamp tribute)
Sept. 17: The Launch (Boston tribute)
Sept. 24: B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute

Sept. 29: Middlesex County Jazz Festival. Lineup TBA.

MONMOUTH COUNTY

Aberdeen Township

Summer Concert Series at Veterans Memorial Park
July 23: Gypsy, Stevie Nicks tribute
July 30: Soul Seduction
Aug. 6: ’80s Revolution
Aug. 13: Madison Avenue
Aug. 20: Southern Steel, Southern rock tribute
Aug. 27: Screaming Broccoli

Jazz in the Park at Cambridge Park
Oct. 5: Rusty Monks

Asbury Park

Asbury Park LIVE at First Avenue Green
July 24: Shallow Green, Black Ties, Tanner Grigoli
July 31: Blaise, Space, Drea, Octoberman
Aug. 7: Kuf Knotz & Cristine Elise, Chill Smith, Owen DiNapoli
Aug. 14: Foes of Fern, Teen Idle, Zoe Leibowitz
Aug. 20: Mercury Brothers, We’re Ghosts Now, Mel Lynn
Aug. 29: Alexander Simon & WHODAT? Live Crew, Bryan Hansen Band, Wavez

Music Mondays at Springwood Park
July 29: Sounds of Sandstorm, Space Band Moonsnot

Bradley Beach

Saturday Night Concert Series at Riley Park
July 27: Moroccan Sheepherders
Aug. 3: Five Wheel Drive
Aug. 10: The Ruckus
Aug. 17: The Verdict
Aug. 24: E Boro Bandits
Aug. 31: Eddie Testa Band
Sept. 7: Jump Back

Songwriters on the Beach, Boardwalk at Newark Avenue
July 25: San Fermin, Have a Good Season
Aug. 1: Cosmic Jerry Band, Jerry Garcia tribute
Aug. 8: Snacktime, Beauty
Aug. 15: Ari Hest, Mike Montali, Joseph Alton Miller
Aug. 22: Rhett Miller, Jake Thistle

Freehold

Fall Concert Series at Hall of Records
Sept. 4: JoBonanno & the Godsons
Sept. 11: Motor City Revue
Sept. 18: Almost Santana, Santana tribute
Sept. 25: The Gumbo Gumbas
Oct. 2: Undisputed
Oct. 9: 9South

Thursdays Rock Summer Concert Series at Hall of Records.
July 25: Shadetree Mechanics
Aug. 1: The Gab Cinque Band
Aug. 8: The Ruckus
Aug. 15: Van Halen Tribute Band
Aug. 20: Turnstyles, Billy Joel tribute

Holmdel

Garden State Arts Foundation concerts at PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 12: “Malt Shop Memories” featuring Bobby Wilson, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Vinnie Medugno, The Vogues, The Chantels, Frank Pizarro (formerly of The Platters), Vito Picone & the Elegants, The Chiclettes, Sounds of the Street
Sept. 17: “An Afternoon of Rock & Roll and R&B/Soul Music” featuring Richie Santa (Elvis Presley tribute), Terry Johnson’s Flamingos, Russell Thompkins & the New Stylistics
Sept. 19: Cousin Brucie Presents Chubby Checker, The Cowsills, The Happenings, The Coda Band
Sept. 24: Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA
Sept. 26: Cousin Brucie Presents Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Darlene Love, The Soundtrack of Our Lives (featuring Deborah Rennard and Al Sapienza)

Long Branch

Bands by the Beach at West End Park
July 28: Chuck Lambert Band
Aug. 4: The Cliffs (on West End Beach)
Aug. 11: Marc Muller’s Americana Jazz Project
Aug. 25: The VooDudes

Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival at Long Branch Great Lawn and Promenade
Aug. 24: Saron Crenshaw, Mikey Junior, James Popik & Supernova, Shadetree Mechanics, CMJ Jazz Band, Jo Wymer

Thursdays by the Sea at Pier Village
July 25: Eddie Testa Band
Aug. 1: Mushmouth
Aug. 8: Pat Roddy Band
Aug. 15: After the Reign
Aug. 22: The Haven
Aug. 29: Brian Kirk & the Jirks

Tuesdays on Broadway at Broadway Band Shell
July 23: David Cedeño & His Orchestra
July 30: Not on Call
Aug. 13: Grupo Warachando
Aug. 20: Latin Groove Band
Aug. 27: Latin Big Band

Aug. 17: Sensational Soul Cruisers at West End Cruise Night and Classic Car Show.

Matawan

Aug. 1: The Weeklings at Terhune Park.

Ocean Grove

July 24 and 31: Ocean Grove Summer Band at Boardwalk Pavilion.

Aug. 2, 14 and 28: Ocean Grove Summer Band at Boardwalk Pavilion.

Aug. 21: Ocean Grove Summer Band at Great Auditorium.

Red Bank

Jazz in the Park at Riverside Gardens Park
July 25: Vince Ector & Organatomy
Aug. 1: Don Braden Quartet
Aug. 8: Grace Fox Big Band
Aug. 15: Hendrik Meurkens Quartet

Westside Jazz Concerts at Johnny Jazz Park
Aug. 4: Eddie Allen, Louis Armstrong tribute
Aug. 11: Wayne Escoffery
Aug. 18: Winard Harper & Jeli Posse
Aug. 25: Count Basie tribute with Kenny Blake Quintet, Chuck Lambert Band, others

MORRIS COUNTY

East Hanover

Summer Concert Series at Lurker Park
July 23: Stan Ziska & the Del Satins
July 30: Asbury Fever, Bruce Springsteen tribute

Madison

Rose Pavilion Summer Outdoor Free Concert Series at Madison Community Arts Center
July 26: Bottle Hill Big Band
Aug. 9: Pyrenesia
Aug. 23: Forbidden Tropics
Sept. 6: Amanda Greatorex, Nick Kits

Morris Township

Summer Concerts at Ginty Field Gazebo
July 23: Jersey Sound
July 30: Ladies of the ’80s
Aug. 6: Reminisce
Aug. 13: Jake Thistle Band

Morristown

Sept. 14: Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival on Morristown Green. With Joanne Shaw Taylor, Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses, LaBamba’s Rock ‘n R&B Big Band, U.S. Navy Band Commodores, The Hot Sardines.

Aug. 21: Jake Wildhorn at Vail Mansion Plaza.

July 24: “Salsa at Sunset” with DJ KD at Pioneer Park.
Aug. 7: “Summer Soulful Dance Party” with DJ Frank D at Pioneer Park.

Succasunna

Summer Concerts Series at The Bandshell at Horseshoe Lake
July 25: Bobby Clark Band

OCEAN COUNTY

Berkeley Township

Sounds of Summer at Veterans Park, Bayville
July 24: Stifler’s Mom, Jukebox Legends
Aug. 7: Event Horizon, Dominique & Julian
Aug. 24: Alotta Colada
Sept. 14: Boy Band Project, Slap Happy

Seaside Heights

Tribute Band Concert Series at Beach Stage
July 25: Jagged Little Pills, Alanis Morissette tribute featuring Cara Cartney & the Seven Band
July 26: Joni Jam, tribute to Joni Mitchell featuring Emily Grove
Aug. 1: Splintered Sunlight, Grateful Dead tribute
Aug. 15: SoulShine, Allman Brothers Band tribute
Sept. 7: Yellow Brick Road, Elton John tribute
Sept. 8: Press Play: Songs of 1981 featuring Ray Andersen, Reagan Richards, Layonne Holmes, others.

Boardwalk Concert Series, Franklin Avenue Stage
July 29: Stiletto & the Saxman
Aug. 5: Sky’s the Limit, tribute to The Duprees
Aug. 12: Jukebox Legends, Laura & Amy with the Belle Tones
Aug. 19: Step by Step
Aug. 26: The Cameos

Carteret Avenue Stage on the Boardwalk
July 27: Dead Cowboys
July 28: ​​Twisted Ginger
Aug. 3: Heart Throbz
Aug. 4: Your Mom’s Hot
Aug. 10: Celler Dwellers
Aug. 11: School of Rock, Brick
Aug. 17: New Daze
Aug. 18: Late Life Crisis & George Leo
Aug. 24: INK
Aug. 25: Random Notes

Aug. 2 and 30: “Broadway Meets the Beach” at Franklin Avenue Stage, Seaside Heights.

Toms River

Summer Concert Series at Shelter Cove Beach
July 24: Garden State Radio
Aug. 7: The Infernos
Aug. 14: Austin City Nights
Aug. 21: Second Contact

Aug. 6: Twinkle at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.

PASSAIC COUNTY

Clifton

Summer Concerts at Botany Village’s Sullivan Square
July 26: Carlos Colina & the Grind

Wayne

Summer Concert Series at Wayne Municipal Complex
July 24: Carnaby St.
July 31: Jersey Sounds
Aug. 7: Steppin’ Out
Aug. 14: Discoteks
Aug. 28: North Jersey Concert Band

SUSSEX COUNTY

Sparta

Summer Concerts at Dykstra Concert Park
July 26: Manu Lanvin & the NYC Session Band
Aug. 2: Bobby Harden, The Fabulous Rhythm Aces (featuring Son Lewis)
Aug. 9: Rachel Z & Ozymosys, Mike Herz
Aug. 16: Jerry Vivino
Aug. 23: Katie Henry, Adam Jacob

UNION COUNTY

Cranford

Summer Sounds at Eastman Clock Plaza
July 25: Forget the Whale
Aug. 1: Lynette Sheard Experience
Aug. 8: Leonieke Scheuble’s 3 Generations of Jazz Trio
Aug. 15: Nikki Briar & the Sweetbriar Country Band
Aug. 22: The Pub Band
Aug. 29: Laurie Vega & the Soul Experience
Sept. 5: The Michael Craig Band

Hillside

Sept. 21: Jazz & Roots Festival with Third World, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Solomon Hicks, DJ Prince Hakim at The Lawn at Enlow Hall at Kean University, Hillside.

Linden

Summer Entertainment Series at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade
July 23: Discoteks
July 25, Aug. 22 and Sept. 12: House Music Fest
July 27: Legends of Linden
July 30: JoBonanno & the Godsons of Soul
Aug. 2 and Sept. 6: Bob Sumner
Aug. 6: Sensational Soul Cruisers
Aug. 13: El Grupo K’ndela
Aug. 20: The Verdict
Aug. 27: Larger Than Life, boy band tribute
Sept. 3: The Kootz
Sept. 20: Blues People

Rahway

Mayor’s Summer Concert Series, outside Union County Performing Arts Center
Aug. 1: AB Salute House, Kevin Simmons
Aug. 8: Amor Prohibido (Selena tribute), Swing Sabroso
Aug. 15: 24K Magic (Bruno Mars tribute), Raquel Liane
Aug. 22: 112, DJ Nubian

Summit

Hot Summer Nights Concert Series at Village Green
July 23: ’80s Revolution
July 30: The Band of Make Believe
Aug. 6: The Benjamins
Aug. 13: Diamonds in Jupiter
Aug. 20: Brian Kirk & the Jirks

Westfield

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival
July 23: Joe Taino Group, Soul Seduction, High Ridge Runners
July 30: Carrie Jackson, Glenn Alexander & Shadowland (featuring Oria and The New York Horns), Valencia School of Music
Aug. 6: Don Braden/Karl Latham’s Big Fun(k), The Wag, Howlin’ Poets
Aug. 13: Radam Schwartz, Rusty Monks, Higher Ground
Aug. 20: River Bound Blues, Big Bruce & the Messengers
Aug. 27: Mitch Marcus Quartet, Nikki Briar & the Sweet Briar Band, Better Late

WARREN COUNTY

Knowlton Township

Concerts at Ramsaysburg, Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead.
Aug. 24: Loni Bach String Quartet
Sept. 28: Marc Douglas Berardo, Walt Wilkins

Oxford

Summer Lawn Concert Series at Shippen Manor
July 28: Red Hot Ramblers
Aug. 4: Dave Keller Band
Aug. 11: Fish Eyed Blues
Aug. 18: Out Past Curfew
Aug. 25: Alex Radus Band
Sept. 1: Paddy & the Pale Boys

Washington

Sept. 21: Festival in the Borough. With Asbury Fever, Bernard Allison, Katie Henry, Zydeco Revelators, Jonathan Fritz Band, others.

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