MAJOR EVENTS

DAVE HOGAN

The Rolling Stones (from left, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts) perform at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, June 13 and 17.

This list of major arts events scheduled for New Jersey will be constantly updated throughout the year, as new events are announced.

Dec. 31: A New Jersey tradition continues with a New Year’s Eve concert by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.

Dec. 31: New Jersey First Night events include: First Night MorrisFirst Night Ocean County in Seaside HeightsFirst Night Ocean CityFirst Night Haddonfield; and First Night at Battleship New Jersey, Camden.

Jan. 11-21: The Light of Day Festival raises money for Parkinson’s Disease research with concerts in Asbury Park, Montclair, Philadelphia and New York.

Jan. 29-Feb. 24: The George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick will mount a world premiere production of “Little Girl Blue — The Nina Simone Musical.”

March 1: Rapper Snoop Dogg will star in a play — yes, a play, titled “Redemption of a Dogg” — at Prudential Hall at NJPAC in Newark.

March 2: Elton John brings his final tour, titled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, to the Prudential Center in Newark.

March 29-31: The long-running Fest for Beatles Fans, a celebration of all things Fab, presents its 2019 edition at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.

April 4-May 5: “Benny & Joon,” a musical based on the 1993 film that co-starred Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson, will make its East Coast premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.

April 12-14: Pianist Chick Corea’s Trilogy, featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, will be one of the headliners at the Spring 2019 edition of the biannual Exit 0 Jazz Festival, taking place in Cape May.

May 3-12: New Jersey’s leading film festival, the Montclair Film Festival, brings dozens of screenings and special events to various Montclair venues.

May 31-June 2: The 30th annual Crawfish Fest takes place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, with Aaron Neville, The Marcus King Band, The Rebirth Brass Band, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Cowboy Mouth, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and many others.

June 13, 17: In what may possibly be their last New Jersey shows ever, The Rolling Stones bring their No Filter Tour to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

June 19-23: John Prine will headline the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, which will take place at various locations in Tappan, N.Y., and Piermont, N.Y.

July 12-14: The 23rd annual Black Potatoe Music Festival takes place at the Red Mill Museum in Clinton. Artists TBA.

Sept. 21-22: The second annual Sea.Hear.Now Festival comes to Asbury Park, with artists TBA.