This list of major arts events scheduled for New Jersey will be constantly updated throughout the year, as new events are announced.
Oct. 1: “The Many Saints of Newark,” the feature-film prequel to “The Sopranos” — co-written and co-produced by “Sopranos” creator David Chase — will be released in theaters and on HBO Max.
Oct. 1-3: The fall edition of the biannual Exit Zero Jazz Festival takes place in Cape May with the Chris Botti, Terence Blanchard, the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Raul Midón & Lionel Loueke, Jazzmeia Horn and others.
Oct. 2-3: The annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival takes place at Memorial Park in Maplewood with Galactic, Friends of the Brothers (Allman Brothers Band tribute), Funk Yeah! and others.
Oct. 3: Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival takes place on Washington Street, with artist and vendors lining the streets and music by The Smithereens featuring Marshall Crenshaw, Freedy Johnston, the Karyn Kuhl Band, Tape Hiss, Manouche Bag, Milton, Swingadelic, Orquesta La Experiencia, Tony Corrao and others.
Oct. 21-30: Montclair Film Festival.
Nov. 26: The Fugees celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album The Score with a tour that comes to the Prudential Center in Newark on this date.
Jan. 7-17: The annual Light of Day Winterfest takes place in Asbury Park and other cities, with a series of concerts benefiting charities dealing with Parkinson’s Disease and related disorders. Artists TBA.
Feb. 25: Elton John brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to the Prudential Center in Newark, in a show postponed from April 2020.
March 24: The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn debuts the world-premiere production of “The Wanderer,” a jukebox musical based on the life and work of Dion (“A Teenager in Love,” “Runaround Sue,” “Abraham, Martin and John”). It runs through April 24.
April 1-3: The Fest for Beatles Fans, a huge convention, is scheduled for the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.
June 3-5: The postponed Crawfish Fest takes place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. Artists TBA.
June 14: The Doobie Brothers are reuniting with former lead singer Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour that comes to the PNC Bank Arts Center on this date, and the BB&T Pavilion in Camden on June 23. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will open both shows.
June 3-5: Crawfish Fest at Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta. Artists TBA.
June 16-19: Barefoot County Music Festival, Wildwood. Artists TBA.
Sept. 20-21, 2022: My Chemical Romance brings its eagerly awaited reunion tour to the Prudential Center in Newark.
May 5-7, 2023: The Bamboozle Festival returns, at a venue TBA.
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