This list of major arts events scheduled for New Jersey will be constantly updated throughout the year, as new events are announced.
Through July 30: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey produces one play every summer at the outdoor stage of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown. This year’s play will be “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
July 28-30: The 35th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning takes place at the Solberg Airport in Readington, with music from George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, the Plain White T’s, Jake Miller, the Laurie Berkner Band and others.
Aug. 1: Coldplay at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford.
Aug. 18: Lionel Richie’s All the Hits Tour, also featuring Mariah Carey, comes to the Prudential Center in Newark.
Aug. 20: Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival, Morristown Green. Free, outdoor festival with the Walter Trout Band, Ana Popovic, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, the Bucky Pizzarelli Quintet and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.
Aug. 23-24: Justin Bieber at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford.
Sept. 1-3: The annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival takes place at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, with the Del McCoury Band, Asleep at the Wheel, The Gibson Brothers, The Grascals, Blue Highway, April Verch and others.
Sept. 7: Roger Waters will offer “classic Pink Floyd, some new songs and solo work” on his Us + Them Tour, coming to the Prudential Center in Newark.
Sept. 11-12: Paul McCartney brings his One on One Tour to the Prudential Center in Newark.
Sept. 26: Bruno Mars at Prudential Center, Newark.
Sept. 28-Oct. 29: A new musical comedy based on the classic television show “The Honeymooners” premieres at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.
Oct. 5-8: Princeton University’s new Lewis Center for the Arts celebrates its opening with “A Festival of the Arts,” featuring music, dance, poetry, visual arts and more.
Oct. 11-Nov. 12: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University in Madison will present a stage adaptation of the 1998 Oscar-winning film, “Shakespeare in Love.” The production debuted in London in 2014.
Nov. 10-12: Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May with Fourplay, Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright and others.
Jan. 5-15: The annual Light of Day festival, raising money for Parkinson’s disease research, brings dozens of concerts to various venues in Asbury Park, Montclair, New York and Philadelphia.
March 9-11: It will be three days of music, memorabilia and more as the annual Fest for Beatles Fans comes to the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.
March 29-April 29: A new musical based on the Academy Award-winning 1973 film “The Sting” premieres at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.