Outdoor concerts are a great way to introduce children to a variety of different types of music – and Mom and Dad can sit back and enjoy themselves without worrying that their fidgety kids are bothering nearby music lovers.  Many towns throughout New Jersey put on a show throughout the summer months – from the beach to the lakeside to the village green.   So grab a blanket and chair, pack yourself a picnic and enjoy a concert under the stars!  

Outdoor Festivals

Old Tappan Free Summer Concert at Oakes Park
Wednesday, July 9-August 13.  7-9pm.  Central Ave, Old Tappan. 

Movies and Music Under the Stars at Fort Lee
Saturdays from July 5th to September 6th. FREE!   Live music from 7-8:30 PM and movies screen at sunset. Bring blankets and / or lawn chairs.  Outdoor stage / green of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center at 1355 Inwood Terrace in Fort Lee, NJ

Outdoor Concert at New Jersey Botanical Garden
June 13, 22. Bring a lawn chair.  2 Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ.

Jersey Sound (50's - 70's)
June 1, 6-10pm.  St Anthony's Church parking lot
Franklin St. Belleville, NJ

Musical entertainment at Wayne Day Festival
June 8, 11am.  FREE. 449 Halsey Rd, Wayne, NJ

Bradley Beach Summer Concert Series
Please bring lawn chairs for all concerts.  Monday Evenings - Opera by the Sea.  Tuesday Evenings - Country Music & Dance.  Wednesday Evenings - Bands.  Friday Evenings DJ - Dancing Under the Stars.  Check website for update schedule.  Fifth Avenue Gazebo on the Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach

Barnegat Summer Concert Series
7pm.  Every Saturday in June and Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from July to August 31Barnegat Dock 427 E Bay Ave BarnegatIn the event that the concerts must be moved indoors – All indoor concerts will be held at the Brackman Middle School – Barnegat Blvd, Barnegat NJ.

Freehold's Thursday Concert Series
Thursdays in June, July and August.  FREE. Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music.  Downtown Freehold.

Botany Summer Concert Series
Concerts held every Friday Night June - August and the 2nd Saturday Night June, July & August at 7pm.
6:30pm in Sullivan Square in the center of Botany Village.

Long Branch Presents Sizzling Summer 2014 in Fun City
June 15, 1pm.  Live rock 'n' roll on The Great Lawn. 
August 16,-10pm.  Live show.  Brigton Ave.
July 8, 15, 22.  7pm.  Downtown Tuesday Nights Shows at Broadway Bandshell.
August 23, 1-10pm.  Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival.  Fireworks on the Great Lawn by the Promenade.

Weeden Park Summer Concert Series
Thursday Nights at 7:00 PM June 12 to August 21.  FREE!  Enjoy fine music in a community park setting!  Bring friends and family to the park for a relaxing evening - and consider bringing a chair, blanket and picnic too.  Lawrenceville, NJ

Manchester Township's Concert Fest
June 28 (free children's ride 5-9pm, fireworks finale at 9:15pm), July 16-30, August 13-27.   FREE.   Bring lawn chairs & blankets.  Harry Wright Lake, Whiting, NJ

Sandy Hook Foundation Beach Concerts
Wednesday Nights 6pm June 18 to August 13, Beach E.  FREE!

Denville 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 7-9pm.  concert at 7pm.  Gardner Field Bandstand, Savage Road, Denville

Millburn's Summer Concert in Taylor Park
Sunday, June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3.  7-8pm.  Bring along a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy our free concerts in Taylor Park Food, Ice Cream & Refreshments will be sold.  Millburn.

Hoboken's Concert in the Park
Thursday starting May 29 to August 21.  FREE Outdoor Performances.  Frank Sinatra Dr. between 4th and 5th., Hoboken.

Summer Concerts On the Hudson
Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken Waterfront.  Free family-friendly concerts at 7pm.

Hunterdon County's Music Under the Stars
Every Thursday's from June 27-August 15.  7-8:30pm.   Bring your blankets, chairs, friends and family to share in this special celebration. 120 West Woodschurch Road in Readington Township

Scotch Plain's Cultural Art Concert Series
Thursday from July 10 to August 14.  Village Green at Alan Augustine Park.

NYC's Today's Toyota Concert Series
Fridays from May 16to Sept. 5.  Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.

GMA's Summer Concert Series
Fridays May 24  to Aug 30.  FREE!  Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, NYC.

River to River Festival
Global Music Concerts At South Street Seaport.  Downtown NYC’s completely free summer arts festival

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
July 20 to August 10.

Concerts under the Stars Series
Wed and Saturday from July 5th to August 24th.  FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre. 8pm.   2nd & Ocean Avenues, North Wildwood

Point Pleasant Jazz and Blues Festival
July 19.   12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Join the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation for live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food, crafter and sponsor exhibits. Riverfront Park, River Rd, Point Pleasant Borough.

Old Bridge Summer Concerts Series  
July 23, 30, August 6, 13.  7:30pm.  Geick Park off Route 516
Check our calendar for Concerts and Performance