This list of major arts events scheduled for New Jersey will be constantly updated throughout the year, as new events are announced.
Through Feb. 3: “Springsteen on Broadway.” A Jersey Event in spirit, if not location.
Nov. 19: The Janet Jackson concert at the the Prudential Center in Newark that was postponed last year due to her pregnancy — she gave birth to her first child, a son, in January of this year — will take place on this date, as part of her socially conscious State of the World Tour.
Dec. 31: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will present their annual NJ New Year’s Eve concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.
Jan. 5-15: The annual Light of Day festival, raising money for Parkinson’s disease research, brings dozens of concerts to various venues in Asbury Park, Montclair, New York and Philadelphia.
March 9-11: It will be three days of music, memorabilia and more as the annual Fest for Beatles Fans comes to the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.
March 29-April 29: A new musical based on the Academy Award-winning 1973 film “The Sting” premieres at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.
May 4-June 3: “Turning Off the Morning News” at Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton. This will be the world premiere of a play by Christopher Durang, whose Tony-winning “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” premiered at the McCarter in 2012. “Turning Off the Morning News” is a “black comedy (that) exposes the mayhem of contemporary family life in a time of alternative facts, nonstop streaming news, and social media saturation,” according to a description on the McCarter web site.
May 6: New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.
June 1-3: Crawfish Fest at Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta. Artists will include Taj Mahal, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners, Marcia Ball, Bonerama, Samantha Fish, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Rosie Ledet, Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys, and Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution.
July 13: The 24th and final Warped Tour comes to the BB&T Pavilion in Camden.
July 13-15: Black Potatoe Music Festival at Red Mill Museum, Clinton. Artists TBA.
July 14: The 24th and final Warped Tour comes to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.
July 21: Taylor Swift brings her Reputation Stadium Tour to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
Sept. 11: Niall Horan of One Direction will bring his first major solo world tour to the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, with Maren Morris opening. Horan and Morris also perform at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, Sept. 15.
Sept. 22: Ed Sheeran brings his first stadium tour to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
Sept. 26: The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience tour will bring videos and live orchestral music from the popular HBO series to the Prudential Center in Newark.