Major Events

by JAY LUSTIG
major entertainment events nj

KEVIN MAZUR/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE ROLLING STONES

The Rolling Stones will perform at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, May 23 and 26.

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

April 19-21: Exit Zero Jazz Festival, Cape May. With Branford Marsalis Quartet, Joey Alexander Quartet, Christian Sands Quartet, Matthew Whitaker, Dayramir González, others.

April 24: The second annual American Music Honors event presented by The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch will honor John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples and Dion DiMucci.

April 27: New Jersey Folk Festival at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Artists TBA.

May 23 and 26: The Rolling Stones will bring their Stones Tour ’24: Hackney Diamonds to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

June 10-16: The North to Shore Festival will take place at various Asbury Park venues, with artists to be announced, before moving to Atlantic City and Newark.

June 17-23: The North to Shore Festival will take place at various Atlantic City venues, with artists to be announced after a week in Asbury Park and before a week in Newark.

June 20-23: Barefoot Country Music Fest, Wildwood. With Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, The Beach Boys, Bret Michaels and others.

June 24-30: The North to Shore Festival will take place at various Newark venues, with artists to be announced, after a week in Asbury Park and a week in Atlantic City.

June 28-30: Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival at Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta. With Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Larkin Poe, Blackberry Smoke, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, The Artimus Pyle Band and others.

July 13-14: Maplewoodstock at Memorial Park, Maplewood. Lineup TBA.

Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1: Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival at Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown. With Del McCoury Band, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Danny Paisley, Asleep at the Wheel, Gibson Brothers, The Seldom Scene, others.

Sept. 14: Montclair Jazz Festival. Lineup TBA.

Sept. 14-15: Sea.Hear.Now festival, Asbury Park. Lineup TBA.

Sept. 20-22: XPoNential Music Festival at Wiggins Park, Camden. With Rosanne Cash, Phosphorescent, Blondshell, Bully, The Heavy Heavy, Lizzie No, Cedric Burnside, Grace Bowers, others.

Oct. 18-27: The 13th edition of the state’s largest film festival, The Montclair Film Festival, takes place at various locations.

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