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Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, April 14.

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

March 17-19: NJPAC and the Newark Public Library present “Philip Roth Unbound: Illuminating a Literary Legacy,” a festival devoted to the life and work of the late Newark-born writer. Roth, who died in 2018, would have turned 90 on March 19.

March 31-April 2: The 2023 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. Guests will include Peter Asher, Pattie Boyd, Mark Rivera, Terry Sylvester and the band The Weeklings.

April 7: The Eagles will perform their Hotel California album in its entirety, as well as other songs, at The Prudential Center in Newark.

April 14: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Prudential Center, Newark.

April 29: “New Directions in Folk” will be the theme of the New Jersey Folk Festival, taking place outdoors at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

May 5-7: The Bamboozle Festival returns, at Bader Field in Atlantic City. With Rick Ross, Steve Aoki, Limp Bizkit, Trippie Redd, Motionless in White, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Papa Roach, Say Anything, The Spill Canvas, Puddles Pity Party, Saves the Day and others.

May 5-7: Exit Zero Jazz Festival, Cape May. With Samara Joy, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latiun Jazz Orchestra, Carlos Henriquez Trio: Tito Puente & Tito Rodríguez Centennial Celebration, Adonis Rose & the Big Easy All-Stars, Orrin Evans, Camille Thurman, Charlie Sepulveda, others.

May 13: McDonald’s Gospelfest at Prudential Center, Newark. 40th anniversary celebration with Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Choir, The Clark Sisters, Stephanie Mills and others.

May 26-28: Taylor Swift brings her Eras Tour to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, with opening acts Phoebe Bridgers plus Gayle (May 26), Gracie Abrams (May 27) and Owenn (May 28).

May 27-28: Adjacent Festival on the Atlantic City Beach with Blink-182, Paramore, Bleachers, Turnstile, Japanese Breakfast, Coheed and Cambria, Jimmy Eat World, The Front Bottoms, Idles, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Beach Bunny, PUP, Thursday, others.

June 3-4: Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival at Bader Field. Lineup TBA.

June 15-18: Barefoot Country Music Fest, Wildwood. With Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray, Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollum and others TBA.

June 23-25: Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival at Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta. With Blackberry Smoke, 38 Special, The Artimus Pyle Band, others.

July 8-9: Maplewoodstock at Memorial Park, Maplewood. Artists TBA.

Aug. 11-13: The TidalWave Music Festival brings country artists including Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Brooks & Dunn, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch and Jo Dee Messina to the Atlantic City beach.

Sept. 1-3: The 51st annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival takes place at the Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown. Performers will include The Dan Tyminski Band, Dailey & Vincent, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, The Lonesome River Band and others.

Sept. 16-17: Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park. Artists TBA.

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