This list of major arts events scheduled for New Jersey will be constantly updated throughout the year, as new events are announced.
Through June 30: “Springsteen on Broadway.” A Jersey Event in spirit, if not location.
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.
April 7-8: A week before being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bon Jovi performs at the Prudential Center in Newark.
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 20-22: Taylor Swift brings her Reputation Stadium Tour to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
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.
Oct. 18-21: The country’s largest poetry event this year will be the 31st biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, taking place at NJPAC and other Newark venues.