This list of major arts events scheduled for New Jersey will be constantly updated throughout the year, as new events are announced.
June 3-5: The postponed Crawfish Fest takes place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, with Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and others.
June 10: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band will perform at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank. The band will include Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, Hamish Stuart, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.
June 12: Hot 97’s Summer Jam, traditionally New Jersey’s largest hip-hop concert of the year, takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Lineup 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.
June 16-19: Barefoot County Music Festival, Wildwood. Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Cole Swindell will co-headline.
July 29-31: New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport, Readington. Featuring bands (including Kansas) and other attractions in addition to the balloons.
Aug. 12-14: Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen and Dierks Bentley will co-headline the TidalWave Music Festival, on the beach in Atlantic City.
Sept. 2-4: The 50th Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, at the Salem County Fair Grounds in Woodstown, will feature the Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Seldom Scene, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass and others.
Sept. 16-18: XPoNential Music Festival at Waterfront Music Pavilion and Wiggins Park, Camden. With The War on Drugs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Patti Smith, The Revivalists, Jenny Lewis, Valerie June, Taj Mahal, Samantha Fish, others.
Sept. 17-18: The fourth annual Sea.Hear.Now Festival takes place in Asbury Park with Green Day, Stevie Nicks, Cage the Elephant, My Morning Jacket, Billy Strings, The Head and the Heart, Gary Clark Jr., Courtney Barnett, Michael Franti & Spearhead and others.
Sept. 20-21: My Chemical Romance brings its eagerly awaited reunion tour to the Prudential Center in Newark.
Oct. 21-30: Montclair Film Festival.
March 13: 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.
April 1-3: The 2022 edition of The Fest for Beatles Fans, an annual event in the New York area since 1974, takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.
May 5-7, 2023: The Bamboozle Festival returns, at a venue TBA.
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