This list of major arts events scheduled for New Jersey will be constantly updated throughout the year, as new events are announced.
Oct. 27: The New Jersey Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, with honorees including Southside Johnny, The Smithereens, Martha Stewart, George R.R. Martin and Jason Alexander.
Dec. 7: Montclair Film will present “An Evening With Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus” at Prudential Hall at NJPAC in Newark, Dec. 7, as its ninth annual fundraiser.
Dec. 31: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will present their traditional New Year’s Eve concert at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.
Jan. 10-20: The 20th annual Light of Day Festival takes place in various locations in Asbury Park, Montclair, New York City, Rockland County and Philadelphia, with artists TBA.
March 27-29: The annual Fest for Beatles Fans takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.
April 15: Elton John brings his final tour, titled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, to the Prudential Center in Newark.
April 23-26: The sixth annual Asbury Park Music and Film Festival takes place on these days; attractions TBA.
May 29-31: The 31st annual Crawfish Fest takes place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. Featuring Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Jonathon Long and others.
June 27: The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park hosts the annual Shadow of the City festival, with Bleachers and others TBA.
Aug. 22: Kenny Chesney brings his Chillaxification Tour to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead opening.
Sept. 19-20: The third annual Sea.Hear.Now festival takes place in Asbury Park. Artists TBA.
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