Six days a week: Woodbridge will offer free music on most nights during summer


Amy Helm performs at Parker Press Park in Woodbridge, July 12.

Many New Jersey communities present one free night of music each week, throughout some portion of the summer. Woodbridge, though, has put together what is probably New Jersey’s largest set of free shows, with five nights of music on some weeks, and six on others.

There will be oldies on Mondays; tribute bands on Tuesdays; folk, rock, jazz, blues and world music on Wednesdays; local bands on Thursdays; jazz on the second Friday of each month; and country on Sundays.

The schedule for local bands isn’t finalized yet, but here is the rest of it. For more information and updates, visit

(Update: A Summerfest Kickoff show has been added, June 22 at 4 p.m. at the Woodbridge Community Center, with The Benjamins and Moonlight Mile.).

GOLDEN OLDIES MONDAYS, 7:30 p.m. on the lawn at Woodbridge High School
June 26: The Duprees
July 10: Beginnings (Chicago tribute)
July 17: Emil Stucchio and the Classics
July 24: New York Bee Gees
July 31: The Mahoney Brothers present “Jukebox Heroes Live!”
Aug. 7: Shadows of the ’60s (Motown tribute)
Aug. 14: The Capris, Larry Chance & the Earls
Aug. 21: Brit Pack (Beatles tribute)
Aug. 28: The Infernos

TRIBUTE TUESDAYS, 7:30 p.m. on the lawn at Woodbridge High School
June 27: Radio Nashville
July 11: Riders on the Storm (Doors tribute)
July 18: EagleMania (Eagles tribute)
July 25: The British Invasion
Aug. 1: Broken Arrow (Neil Young tribute)
Aug. 8: Back to the Garden (Woodstock tribute)
Aug. 15: The Glimmer Twins (Rolling Stones tribute)
Aug. 22: Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute)
Aug. 29: The B-Street Band (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute)

WOODBRIDGE WEDNESDAYS, folk, rock, jazz blues and world music, 7:30 p.m. at Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave.
June 28: New Breed Brass Band, Arlan Feiles
July 5: Liz Vice, Derek Gripper
July 12: Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
July 19: John Fullbright, Emily Mure
July 26: Fémina, Gracie and Rachel
Aug. 2: Ari Hest, Chrissi Poland, Matt Nakoa, Honey Dewdrops
Aug. 9: Alsarah, Shilo Gold
Aug. 16: The Dustbowl Revival
Aug. 23: Eilen Jewel Band
Aug. 30: Harpeth Rising, Honor Finnegan
Sept. 6: Iain Matthews and Lipbone Redding

LOCAL BAND THURSDAYS, 7:30 p.m., Tanzman Park
June 29: Saloonatics
July 6: Good to Go
July 13: Shaman
July 20: Smokehouse
July 27: Blame It on Richie
Aug. 3: Seven Stone
Aug. 10: Smoke and Mirrors
Aug. 17: 9South
Aug. 24: Brandywine Road
Aug. 31: Marty and the Martians
Sept. 7: Love Revolution

SECOND FRIDAYS JAZZ, 7:30 p.m. at Pelzman Park, Avenel.
June 9: Michael Mwenso & the Shakes
July 14: Stephane Wrembel
Aug. 11: Duchess
Sept. 8: Huntertones

COUNTRY SUNDAYS, 6 p.m. at Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave.
July 2: Tennessee River (Alabama tribute)
July 9: Western Centuries
July 16: Truck Stop Troubadours
July 23: The Chapin Sisters, The Farmer and Adele
July 30: Radney Foster
Aug. 6: ZBTB (Zac Brown Band tribute)
Aug. 13: The Gibson Brothers
Aug. 20: Yarn
Aug. 27: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

FIREWORKS, at Alvin Williams Park
July 3: Fireworks, with music by AM Gold.

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Sanford Josephson April 11, 2017 - 9:25 am

If you’re going to have jazz, have someone I have heard of.

Me April 11, 2017 - 12:33 pm

City Hicks are also playing the fireworks on July 3 from 5:30pm-7pm.


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