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Englewood Public Libary

May 25 and June 22: “The Importance of Being Earnest”


Cape May

Cape May Music Festival
May 30: Atlantic Brass Band at Rotary Bandstand.



Summer Concerts in Taylor Park
June 20: Street Hassle
July 8: Jersey Sound
July 18: Tequila Rose
Aug. 1: Enough Said



McCarter Theatre Center Concerts in Palmer Square

May 9: Esteem All Stars
May 16: Pat Guadagno
May 23: The Suyat Band
May 30: Jeiris Cook Trio
June 6: Moroccan Sheepherders
June 13: Random Test Reggae
June 20: Ritmo Caliente


Woodbridge Township

Oldies Mondays, at Woodbridge High School
June 21: Jesse Garron, Elvis Presley tribute
June 28: The Mahoney Brothers
July 5: The Drifters
July 12: Shirley Alston Reeves
July 19: Johnny Maestro Tribute Band
July 26: The Cameos
Aug. 2: The Coasters
Aug. 9: The Capris
Aug. 16: Shadows of the ’60s
Aug. 23: Bobby Wilson, Jackie Wilson tribute
Aug. 30: The Infernos

Tribute Tuesdays, at Woodbridge High School
June 22: Sensational Soul Cruisers
June 29: Best of the Eagles (The Eagles tribute)
July 6: Real Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)
July 13: Frontiers (Journey tribute)
July 20: Starman (David Bowie tribute)
July 27: Forever Ray (Ray Charles tribute)
Aug. 3: Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute)
Aug. 10: Beatlemania Again (The Beatles tribute)
Aug. 17: The Blue Meanies (The Monkees tribute)
Aug. 24: Forever Simon and Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel tribute)
Aug. 31: Saints in the City (Bruce Springsteen tribute)

Woodbridge Wednesdays, at Woodbridge High School
June 23: Richard Thompson (Zara Phillips opens)
June 30: Tristan McIntosh (Jackson Pines opens)
July 7: Raul Malo
July 14: Crystal Bowersox (Michael Patrick opens)
July 21: Meta & the Cornerstones (Amish Darr opens)
July 28: Nella
Aug. 4: Screaming Orphans
Aug. 11: The Sea The Sea, Bandits on the Run
Aug. 18: Savoy Brown
Aug. 25: Honey Island Swamp Band (Kerri Powers opens)
Sept. 1: Willie Nile (Emily Duff opens)

Local Band Thursdays, at Woodbridge High School
June 24: Dead Cowboys
July 1: Moonlight Mile
July 8: Kickback Band
July 15: Recalibrators
July 22: Shaman
July 29: Shore Soundz
Aug. 5: Uncle Pecos
Aug. 12: 9South
Aug. 19: Seven Stone
Aug. 26: Marty & the Martians

Country Sundays, at Woodbridge High School
June 27: Southern Steel, Southern rock tribute
July 11: ZBTB, Zac Brown Band tribute
July 18: Kinderhook
July 25: The Guthrie Brothers
Aug. 1: Live at the Fillmore, Allman Brothers Band tribute
Aug. 8: Laurel Canyon, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute
Aug. 15: Pirate Flag, Kenny Chesney tribute
Aug. 22: Deadgrass, bluegrass Grateful Dead tribute
Aug. 29: Panama Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage tribute
Sept. 5: The Linda Ronstadt Experience, Linda Ronstadt tribute


Bradley Beach

Aug. 12: The Wag, Beatles tribute at Riley Park.


ROCK! Summer Concert Series at Hall of Records
June 3: Moroccan Sheepherders
June 10: Mission Dance
June 17: Turnstiles, Billy Joel tribute
June 24: Cover This
July 1: Eddie Testa Band
July 8: Rockit Fish
July 15: Joe Baracata Band
July 22: CSN Songs, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute
July 29: Peanut Butter Bridges Band
Aug. 5: The Breaking Plans & City Vision
Aug. 12: Full Throttle Band
Aug. 19: Stephen Martines
Aug. 26: Predator Dub Assassins

Fall Concert Series at Hall of Records
Sept. 8: The Nerds
Sept. 15: Williams Honor
Sept. 22: The Ruckus
Sept. 29: Motor City Revue
Oct. 6: Tequila Rose
Oct. 13: The Springsteen Experience

Oct. 10: County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest, West Main Street between Court Street and Throckmorton Street, Freehold. Artists TBA.


Downtown Concert Series at Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
June 25: Jumping the Gun
July 9: House of Hamill
July 23: Los Orquestra Nueve Del Sabor
Aug. 6: Matt Haughey
Aug. 20: Mama D and the Vexations
Sept. 3: Tom Sellwood


Aug. 21: Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival, Morris Green. Artists TBA.

Summer Concert Series at Horseshoe Lake Bandshell
July 15: The Psychedelicats
July 22: Due South
July 29: Davey & the Waverunners
Aug. 5: The Symphonics


Berkeley Township
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
June 23: AM Gold Yacht Rock Party, Jukebox Legends at Veterans Park, Bayville
July 7: Total Soul, Gerard Esposito at Veterans Park, Bayville
July 17: The Verdict at White Sands Beach, South Seaside Park
Aug. 4: Super Trans Am, Rock ‘n’ Rhythm at Veterans Park, Bayville
Sept. 11: New Power Soul, Stiletto & the Saxman at Berkeley Township Community Pride Day at Veterans Park, Bayville.

Brick Township

Aug. 11: Motor City Revue, Brick Township Recreation at Traders Cove.

Summer Concerts at the Gazebo
June 27: Strictly Sixties
July 4: Patriotic Band
July 11: Wilbur Wittemann Orchestra
July 18: Underwater Airlines Band
July 25: Little Bit of Heaven
Aug. 1: Sentimental Journey
Aug. 8: The Kootz
Aug. 15: Strictly Sixties
Aug. 22: Underwater Airlines & The WW Horns
Aug. 29: 32nd annual Big Band Bootcamp

Seaside Heights
Seaside Heights Beach
July 15: Captain Jack, Billy Joel tribute
July 22: SoulShine, Allman Brothers Band tribute
Aug. 12: Return to Paradise, Styx tribute



Summer Concert Series at Municipal Complex
June 30: Reminisce
July 14: BStreet Band, Bruce Springsteen tribute
July 21: Due South
July 28: Jersey Sound
Aug. 11: Peter & the Master Keys
Aug. 18: Screaming Broccoli
Aug. 25: 10 Til 2 Band


Washington Borough

Sept. 18: Festival in the Borough, Washington Borough (Warren County). With The Smithereens, Kinderhook, Katie Henry Band, Southbound, Bobby Harden Band, Don Kincaid & the Wait, Flexible Flyers, Kara Grainger, JerZgirls, others.


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