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The Ultimate Guide To Free Summer Concerts in New Jersey – 2017

Outdoor Summer Concerts in NJ
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Get ready New Jersey – summer is almost here and many New Jersey communities are hosting free summer concerts in the parks (and on beaches)! These free outdoor concerts in New Jersey are a fantastic (and inexpensive) way to spend some quality time with family and friends on a warm summer evening, so grab a lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic dinner, and enjoy these free summer concerts in New Jersey!

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Free Summer Concerts in New Jersey – 2017

Free Summer Concerts in Atlantic County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Egg Harbor Township NJ
­2017 Rhythm In The Park Summer Concert Series

Tony Canale Park Amphitheater
Dogwood Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place in Tony Canale Park on Friday nights from June 30 through August 25. Concerts begin at 7pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Somers Point NJ
25th Annual Somers Point Beach Concert Series

William Morrow Beach Municipal Beach Park
Bay Avenue between Higbee & New Jersey Avenues
Somers Point, NJ

Somers Point’s annul beach concert series will take place on Friday evenings beginning the third Friday in June (6/16) until the second Friday in September (9/9). There will also be several special concerts during the July 4th holiday week and Labor Day weekend. Concerts begin at 7pm and admission is free.


Free Summer Concerts in Bergen County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Ridgewood NJ
Ridgewood Free Summer Entertainment Under the Stars

Veteran’s Field Band Shell
N. Maple Avenue between Franklin and Linwood Avenues
Ridgewood, NJ

Free summer concerts take place every Tuesday and Thursday night from June 1st through August 3rd (except July 4th) at the Band Shell at Veteran’s Field. Concerts begin at 8:30pm.


Free Summer Concerts in Burlington County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Moorestown NJ
Moorestown Summer Concert Series

Community House Lawn
16 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ

The 2017 Moorestown Summer Concert Series will take place on Monday evenings beginning on June 5th and ending on July 31st (no concert on July 3rd). Children’s shows (Kid’s Stage) begin at 6:30pm and are followed by a preview of an upcoming local play. Concerts (Main Stage) begin at 7:30pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a non perishable food item to donate to “Live Civilly”.

Free Summer Concerts in Mount Laurel NJ
Mount Laurel Summer Concert Series

See website for concert locations & schedule
Mount Laurel, NJ

Free summer concerts will be held in Mount Laurel beginning on July 6th and ending on August 10th. Concerts will be held at Laurel Acres Park and at the Mount Laurel Community Center on Thursdays and Fridays (see website for schedule). All concerts begin at 6:30pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Westampton NJ
Burlington County Amphitheater Summer Music Series

Burlington County Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard
Westampton, NJ

Free summer concerts will be presented at the Burlington County Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning the June 30th and ending on August 26th. Concerts begin at 7pm. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will move to Burlington County Institute of Technology (695 Woodlane Rd., Westampton).


Free Summer Concerts in Cape May County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Wildwood NJ
Isle Of Wild Festival 2017

Adventure Pier
3501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ

Throughout the summer, indie artists and School of Rock students will present free live music at Adventure Pier on the Boardwalk. See website for schedule.


Free Summer Concerts in Essex County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Bloomfield NJ
Summer of Fun Concerts in Bloomfield

various locations (see website for schedule/locations)
Bloomfield, NJ

The township of Bloomfield will present free summer concerts on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning on June 26th and ending on August 1st. Concerts will take place at the Town Green and Brookside Park (see website for schedule and locations). Concerts begin at 7pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Livingston NJ
Livingston Summer Concerts at the Gazebo

Memorial Park Gazebo
Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ

Livingston Township will present free summer concerts at the gazebo in Memorial Park on Sunday evenings in July. Concerts begin 7pm. In the event of rain, concerts will be held at Livingston High School.

Free Summer Concerts in Millburn NJ
Millburn Summer Concert Series

Taylor Park
100 Main Street
Millburn, NJ

Free summer concerts will be presented in Millburn’s Taylor Park on June 25, July 16, July 23, and July 30. Concerts begin at 7pm. Rain dates are the following Sunday for June 25th & July 30th concerts.

Free Summer Concerts in Newark NJ

NJ Performing Arts Center
Sounds of the City Outdoor Music Series

NJ Performing Arts Center Theater Square
One Center Street
Newark, NJ

The NJ Performing Arts Center will present their free 2017 Sounds of the City Outdoor Music Series on Thursday evenings in July and August. The free summer concert will feature reggae, funk, Latin music, world music, hip-hop, soul, and pop artists. Performances begin at 5:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in South Orange NJ
 Taste the Music: Concerts in the Park

Meadowland Park
70 N. Ridgewood Road
South Orange, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place on Flood’s Hill in South Orange’s Meadowlands Park on Wednesday nights beginning on June 29 and ending on August 3. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. A full menu of food will be available from local food trucks beginning at 6pm and there will be arts and crafts activities for children ages 5 and up.

Free Summer Concerts in West Caldwell NJ
West Caldwell Gazebo Concerts

Carne Park Gazebo
30 Clinton Road
West Caldwell, NJ

The township of West Caldwell will present free summer concerts at Carne Park Gazebo on Friday June 23rd and Thursdays throughout the month of July. Concerts begin at 6:30pm and are held weather permitting.


Free Summer Concerts in Hudson County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Hoboken NJ
Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series

Sinatra Park Amphitheater
401 Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place on the Hoboken waterfront at Sinatra Park on Thursday evenings beginning on June 15 and ending on August 17. Concerts will begin at 7:00pm and will feature a variety of music genres, including blues, jazz and swing. In addition, open mic showcases will be held on the following Mondays: June 13, July 18, and August 15.

Church Square Park Summer Concert Series

Church Square Park
Hoboken, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place in Hoboken’s Church Square Park on Wednesday evenings beginning on June 28th and ending on August 30th. Concerts will begin at 7:00pm. Church Square Park is located between 4th & 5th Street and Garden Street & Willow Avenue.

Free Summer Concerts in Weehawken NJ
Hudson Riverfront PAC Summer Concerts On the Hudson

Lincoln Harbor Park
Harbor Boulevard (just north of Chart House Restaurant pier)
Weehawken, NJ

The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center will present free summer concerts in Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken Waterfront. Concerts begin at 7:00pm. Schedule TBA.


Free Summer Concerts in Hunterdon County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Flemington NJ
Hunterdon County 41st Annual Music Under the Stars

Deer Path Park
120 West Woodschurch Road
Flemington, NJ

The 41st Annual Music Under the Stars series will celebrate four decades of local talent ranging from big band to classic rock. These free concerts take place Thursday evenings in Deer Path Park beginning on June 29th and ending on August 17th. Performance start at 7:00pm. Rainsite: Hunterdon Central Regional High School (84 Route 31, Flemington).


Free Summer Concerts in Mercer County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Princeton NJ
Princeton University Summer Concerts

Princeton University
Richardson Auditorium – Alexander Hall
Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts will present four free summer concerts in Richardson Auditorium (located in Alexander Hall) on June 28, July 9, July 18, and July 26. Performances will begin at 7:30pm. Free tickets (required) may be ordered online beginning a week prior to each concert.

Princeton Summer Courtyard Concert Series

Princeton Shopping Center
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ

Free summer concerts will be held at the courtyard in Princeton Shopping Center every Thursday beginning on June 22 and ending on August 24. Concerts begin at 6:00pm.

Palmer Square Princeton Summer Music

Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

Free summer concerts will be held in Princeton on Palmer Square’s Green every Saturday in July and August. Concerts begin at 2:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in West Windsor NJ
Mercer County Park Free Summer Concerts

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive or Old Trenton Road entrance
West Windsor, NJ

Mercer County’s Free Summer Concert Series will return to the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in 2017. Schedule TBA. Concerts begin at 6:00pm.


Free Summer Concerts in Middlesex County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in New Brunswick NJ
Hub City Sounds Music Festival Series

Various locations (see website for schedule / locations)
New Brunswick, NJ

Hub City Sounds is a free, family-friendly arts festival series with events for all tastes! Local artists are featured at neighborhood parks and theatre venues located in the heart of downtown New Brunswick. This weekly series will consist of over 50 performances showcasing Asian Indian, Latino, Caribbean, African American and Irish-American communities, highlighting multiple genres; including jazz, reggae, punk, soul, dance, salsa, drumming (traditional, African and Tabla), Celtic Rock, and more. See website for schedule and locations.

Free Summer Concerts in Woodbridge NJ
2017 Mayor’s Summer Concert Series

Various locations (see website for schedule / locations)
Woodbridge, NJ

The Mayor’s Summer Concert Series in Woodbridge features free concerts on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and second Friday nights throughout the summer. The concert series will feature oldies, classic rock, local bands, jazz, and an eclectic mix of music , so there’s something for everyone! Please bring donation of non-perishable food item to restock food pantries. See website for detailed schedule including concert locations.


Free Summer Concerts in Monmouth County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Freehold NJ
Summer Concerts at Freehold Raceway Mall

Freehold Raceway Mall
3710 Route 9
Freehold, NJ

The Freehold Raceway Mall will present free summer concerts on Tuesdays beginning on July 11 and ending on August 22. Concerts will take place outside the Cheesecake Factory and will begin at 6:30pm.

Freehold Rocks! Thursday Concert Series

Hall of Records
1 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ

The Freehold Rocks! free summer concert series will take place on Thursday evenings at the Hall of Records. The free concerts will take place beginning on June 8 and continuing through August 24. The concert series will feature widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. Performances begin at 7:30pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Keansburg NJ
Keansburg Summer Concert Series

Free summer concerts will be held at Baywalk East Beachway in Keansburg on Friday nights beginning on July 7 (no concert currently scheduled for 7/14) and continuing through August 25.  Concerts begin at 7:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Keyport NJ
Jazz and Blues on Front Street

Keyport Mini Park
West Front & Main Streets
Keyport, NJ

The Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative will present Jazz and Blues on Front Street, a free concert series at the Keyport Mini Park on June 29, July 13 & 27, August 17. Concerts begin at 7:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Long Branch NJ
Long Branch Summer Concert Series

Various Locations (see website for schedule / locations)

The city of Long Branch will host a number of free summer concerts including Bands By the Beach (Sundays), Tuesdays on Broadway, Thursdays By The Sea, and more. See website for concert schedule and locations.

Free Summer Concerts in Highlands NJ
Sandy Hook Beach Concert Series

Sandy Hook Beach E
Gateway National Recreation Area
Highlands, NJ

Enjoy free summer concerts on the beach at Sandy Hook every Wednesday evening beginning on June 14 and ending on August 9 (August 16th is a scheduled rain date). Free admission to the park after 5:00pm. Concerts begin at 6:00pm. Sponsored by the Sandy Hook Foundation.


Free Summer Concerts in Morris County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Boonton NJ
Boonton Music In The Park Summer Series

Grace Lord Park
W. Main Street & Essex Avenue
Boonton, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place at the Grace Lord Park Gazebo in Boonton every Wednesday beginning on June 28 and ending on August 16. Concerts begin at 7:00pm. Rain site: Darress Theatre (615 Main Street).

Free Summer Concerts in Florham Park NJ
Florham Park Gazebo Concert Series

The Great Lawn of the Borough Complex
111 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ

Free outdoor summer concerts will be held at the gazebo on the Great Lawn every Sunday beginning on June 11 and ending on July 30. Concerts begin at 7:00pm. Rain site: Ridgedale School (71 Ridgedale Avenue).

Free Summer Concerts in Madison NJ
Madison Downtown Concert Series

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ

Free summer concerts will be presented on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts. The concerts will take place on June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 26, and September 8 and will begin at 6:00pm. Picnicking is encouraged. In case of inclement weather the concerts are held inside the Museum with first come, first serve seating.

Free Summer Concerts in Mendham NJ
Mendham Summer Concerts in The Gazebo

Borough Park Gazebo
19 Mountain Avenue
Mendham, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place in the Mendham Borough Park Gazebo on Sunday nights throughout the month of July (no concert scheduled for 7/16 – scheduled rain date). Concerts begin at 7:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Morris Township NJ
Morris Township Summer Concert Series

Ginty Field Gazebo
50 Woodland Avenue
Morris Twp, NJ

Free summer concerts will be presented at Morris Township’s Ginty Field Gazebo on June 20 & 27, July 11, 18, & 25, August 1, and September 8 (Tuesdays). Concerts begin at 7:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Morristown NJ
Morris Arts Music Beyond Borders

Morristown Green
Washington Street
Morristown, NJ

Free summer concerts featuring music from around the world will be presented on June 27, July 11, July 25, and August 8. The concerts will take place at Morristown Green and will begin at 12:30pm. Rain site: Morristown United Methodist Church (50 Park Place on the Green).

Free Summer Concerts in Netcong NJ
Netcong Borough Summer Concert Series

DiRenzo Park
Dell Avenue (just off Allen Street)
Netcong, NJ

​The Borough of Netcong will present free summer concerts in DiRenzo Park on Friday evenings in July and August. Concerts begin at 7:00pm.


Free Summer Concerts in Ocean County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Berkeley Township NJ
Berkeley Township Summerfest 2017

Veterans Park
Bayville NJ

Berkeley Township will present free summer concerts in Veterans Park on June 28, July 12 & 26, August 2, 9, & 23, and September 10 & 17.


Free Summer Concerts in Passaic County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Little Falls NJ
Summer in the Park Concert Series

Memorial Park Gazebo
Main Street & Wilmore Road
Little Falls, NJ

The Little Falls Summer in the Park Concert Series will take place on Thursdays June 29 through August 31 at the Memorial Park Gazebo. Concerts begin at 7:00pm. In the event of rain, concerts will be held at the Civic Center (Warren and Center Streets).


Free Summer Concerts in Somerset County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Bernards Township NJ
Bernards Twp Jayne Hannigan Summer Concert Series

Pleasant Valley Park
Valley Road
Bernards Township, NJ

The Jayne Hannigan Summer Concert Series will take place Tuesdays July 11, 18, & 25 and August 1 at Bernards Township’s Pleasant Valley Park. The free concerts begin at 7:00pm. Rain site: Ridge High School (268 S. Finley Ave.).

Free Summer Concerts in Bridgewater NJ
 Somerset County Summer Concert Series

Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ

The Somerset County free Summer Concert Series will take place on Sunday nights (July 9 to August 6) at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. Concerts begin at 7:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Somerville NJ
Somerville Summer Stage on Division Steet

Division Street Plaza
Somerville, NJ

The Somerville Summer State will feature free concerts by regional and local talent that attracts audiences from Central Jersey and beyond. Genres include jazz, blues, reggae, folk, country, zydeco, bluegrass, rock, and more! Concerts take place Saturday evenings (July 8 – August 26) at the Division Street Plaza and begin at 7:00pm.


Free Summer Concerts in Union County NJ

Free Summer Concerts in Clark NJ
Union County Summer Arts Festival

Oak Ridge Park
136 Oak Ridge Road
Clark, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place in Oak Ridge Park as part of the Union County Summer Arts Festival. The concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings in August and will begin at 7:30pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Linden NJ
Linden Free Summer Concert Series

Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade
400 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ

Free summer concert will be presented at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden on throughout the summer. See website for schedule. Concerts begin at 7:30pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Mountainside NJ
Union County Summer Arts Festival

Echo Lake Park
Springfield Avenue
Mountainside, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place in Echo Lake Park as part of the Union County Summer Arts Festival. The concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings in July and will begin at 7:30pm.

Free Summer Concerts in New Providence NJ
New Providence Family Fun Nights Concert Series

Centennial Park
Springfield Avenue & Academy Street
New Providence, NJ

New Providence Business is proud to present four summer concerts offering music and entertainment for the whole family.  The free concerts will take place on July 13, 20, 27, and August 1 and will include many fun activities for the whole family, as well as free hot dogs provided by Prestige Diner and free Italian ice from Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream! Concerts begin at 7:00pm. In case of rain, concert is in the gym in Borough Hall (360 Elkwood Avenue).

Free Summer Concerts in Summit NJ
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series

Village Green
356 Broad Street
Summit, NJ

Free summer concerts will be presented at the Village Green in Summit on July 11, 18, 25, and August 8. There will be free ice cream (courtesy of Investors Bank) and food trucks will be on hand for the purchase of dinner. Concerts begin at 7:00pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Scotch Plains NJ
Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series

Alan Augustine Village Green
430 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place at the Alan Augustine Village Green in Scotch Plains on Thursday evenings beginning on July 13 and ending on August 3. Concerts begin at 7:30pm.

Free Summer Concerts in Westfield NJ
Westfield Summer Concert Series

Mindowaskin Park Bandstand
East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ

Free summer concerts will take place at Mindowaskin Park Bandstand in Westfield on Thursday evenings beginning on June 22 and ending on July 27. The concerts begin at 7:30pm.

 

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