MAJOR EVENTS

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WES ORSHOSKI

Ringo Starr performs in Asbury Park on May 31; and in Red Bank on June 10.

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

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. The main concert will take place at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, Jan. 14.

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, with guests including Wings guitarist Laurence Juber, Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band drummer Gregg Bissonette, Billy J. Kramer, Dan Dannemann of The Cyrcle, and the bands Liverpool and The Weeklings.

May 31: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band will perform at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. They’ll also be at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank on June 10.

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 16-19: Barefoot County Music Festival, Wildwood. Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Cole Swindell will co-headline.

Sept. 17-18: Fourth annual Sea.Hear.Now Festival takes place in Asbury Park. Artists TBA.

Sept. 20-21: My Chemical Romance brings its eagerly awaited reunion tour to the Prudential Center in Newark.

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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