Major Events


Ms. Lauryn Hill will perform with and without The Fugees at the Prudential Center in Newark, Oct. 17.

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

Oct. 17: Ms. Lauryn Hill will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill — AND reunite with The Fugees, at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Oct. 20-29: The state’s most notable film festival, The Montclair Film Festival, takes place at various locations.

Oct. 29: Patti Scialfa, David Chase, Tony Orlando and others will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at a ceremony at NJPAC in Newark.

Nov. 9-12: The Exit Zero Jazz Festival takes place in Cape May, with Omara Portuondo, Abdullah Ibrahim, Meshell Ndegeocello, Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, The Vijay Iyer Trio, Steve Turre Generations and others.

Dec. 3: Dionne Warwick and Queen Latifah will be among those receiving Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The show will be taped for broadcast on a date TBA.

Jan. 17-28: The Light of Day Foundation‘s WinterFest 2024 will take place on these dates, with the main show scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, and other events taking place in Asbury Park, Montclair, Philadelphia, New York City and Rockland County.

June 20-23: Barefoot Country Music Fest, Wildwood. With Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and others TBA.

June 28-30: Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival at Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta. Lineup TBA.

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