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Free Summer Concerts in Central New Jersey

Somewhere in the middle of North Jersey and South Jersey exists Central New Jersey and there are some GREAT FREE summer concerts in Central New Jersey this summer. Whether you are closer to the north in Hunterdon County or closer to the south in Monmouth County there are free summer concerts near you.

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Free Summer Concerts in Central New Jersey

Below is the Jersey Family Fun Guide to free summer concerts in Central New Jersey aka Central Jersey, and yes we believe a Central Jersey exists. Please keep in mind that while the majority of these Central New Jersey summer concerts on our calendar are free, there may be a fee to attend some. Our event descriptions will always specify if there is a fee involved to attend and if you need to reserve your tickets in advance.

Please also note that for the purpose of this free summer concerts in Central New Jersey guide we have only listed summer concerts that repeat weekly or repeat fairly often during the summer. Our NJ Calendar of Events also includes one-time free NJ summer concerts. To find those concerts please click the appropriate link at the end of each county section.

This will be updated frequently throughout the summer. We are currently updating for 2024.

This guide to free summer concerts in Central New Jersey includes summer concerts in Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and Somerset County. We recognize that Ocean County extends into Central Jersey and South Jersey. For the purpose of this guide, Ocean County is included with our guide to free summer concerts in Ocean County. It is organized by municipalities for each county.

Looking for other free summer concerts in New Jersey?

We have guides to other free New Jersey summer concerts. Click the link for the concerts you are looking for.

Enjoy the music!

While viewing our summer concert calendar and schedule for Central New Jersey click on the event title for any event you would like more information about. If you have an event you would like to list or advertise on our Calendar of New Jersey events, please contact Jennifer Auer at [email protected] or see our event submission form and guidelines.

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A special note to concert bands and their booking agents

Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with the concert series you see listed here. We share news of these community concerts as an act of community service for our readers to help them find fun things to do in New Jersey. Any band or booking agent looking to be hired for a summer concert series should contact the venue or organizer directly. We list the organizer and venue in each event listing.

Free Summer Concerts in Central New Jersey

Hunterdon County Free Summer Concerts

Click below on a specific concert title for more information on that concert or concert series or a list of upcoming concert dates for that series.

Alexandria Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Bethlehem Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Bloomsbury Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Califon Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Clinton town Summer Concerts

For 2024, both of these summer concert series in Clinton, New Jersey have returned.

Clinton Township Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Delaware Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

East Amwell Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Flemington Summer Concerts

Music Under the Stars in Flemington 2024

This long-running Hunterdon County sponsored concert series is at the popular Deer Path Park. Enjoy the playground, bring a blanket, and dance to the music on select Thursdays from June to August.

Summer Concerts at the Hunterdon County Library 2024

Flemington Summer Concerts at the Hunterdon County Library will return for 2024. There are concerts in July and August at the library headquarters. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes.

Franklin Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Frenchtown Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Glen Gardner Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Hampton Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

High Bridge Summer Concerts

We are still waiting on 2024 details. Head to High Bridge Commons for fun summer concerts this year. There will be two summer concerts in High Bridge this year.

Holland Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Kingwood Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Lambertville Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Lebanon Borough Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Lebanon Township Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Milford Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Raritan Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Readington Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Stockton Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Tewksbury Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Union Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

West Amwell Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

For more concerts in this area of Central Jersey visit our Calendar of Hunterdon County Concerts.


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Mercer County Free Summer Concerts

Click below on a specific concert title for more information on that concert or concert series or a list of upcoming concert dates for that series.

East Windsor Summer Concerts 2024

Etra Lake Park hosts some of your favorite summertime tribute bands on select Sundays in July and August. You won’t want to miss these!

Ewing Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Hamilton Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Hightstown Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Hopewell Borough Summer Concerts

Hopewell Summer Concerts at Hopewell Borough Park will be back for 2024! There will be one concert each month this summer.

Hopewell Township Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Lawrence Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Pennington Summer Concerts 2024

In past years, Pennington has had park concerts at Howe Commons. They are back this year! There are dates in June, July, and September. Food Trucks and Community fun at the Howe Commons make for some great summer memories.

Princeton Township Summer Concerts

Palmer Square Summer Music Series 2024

Daytime summer concerts are back at Palmer Square! Grab some great food and listen to some awesome tunes.

Princeton Summer Concert Series at Princeton Shopping Center 2024

One more great concert series in Princeton takes place at the Princeton Shopping Center! Finish up your shopping early on Thursdays and Sundays and enjoy a variety of musical genres.

Robbinsville Summer Concert Series 2024

Tuesdays in July bring the music to Robbinsville! Enjoy your neighbors and bust out your dance moves.

Trenton Summer Concert Series

As of June 30, there were no details about this concert returning for 2024. Head into the city’s Mill Hill neighborhood to enjoy a variety of musical talents from July to August. Enjoy the sounds of live music with your neighbors!

Washington Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

West Windsor Summer Concerts

Mercer County Park Concerts in West Windsor 2024

As part of the Mercer County Park Concerts, there will be concerts at the Festival Grounds in West Windsor Township this summer.

For more concerts in this area of Central New Jersey visit our Calendar of Mercer County Concerts.


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Middlesex County Free Summer Concerts

Click below on a specific concert title for more information on that concert or concert series or a list of upcoming concert dates for that series.

Carteret Summer Concerts in the Park

Carteret has it going on with several different outdoor summer concert series in New Jersey. Joseph Medwick Park, Carteret Waterfront Park, and Carteret Park will all be bringing families weekly summer concerts.

Cranbury Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Dunellen Summer Concerts 2023

We’re excited to share the Dunellen’s Music in the Park Concert Series that the Dunellen Arts & Culture Commission just introduced. Their free summer concerts in NJ happen 4 times this summer in Washington Park.

East Brunswick Summer Concerts 2022

East Brunswick Acoustic Mondays 2022

Performances by East Brunswick residents Mondays at 7 this summer! The East Brunswick Summer Concerts will be held at Municipal Complex Courtyard

East Brunswick Kids Concerts at Municipal Complex 2022

The Kid’s Summer Fun Series is here for 2022! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy a fun-filled evening with great music!

Edison Summer Concerts 2021

We do not believe these concerts are returning for 2023. Details for the other Middlesex County Concerts in the Parks have been released but they did not include events for Edison. These Edison summer concerts have not taken place since 2021.

Helmetta Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Highland Park Summer Concerts 2022

Another new-to-us summer concert series is the Highland Park Concerts at Donaldson County Park. These free summer concerts in Highland Park occur about every 2 weeks in July and August.

Jamesburg Summer Concerts 2023

Summer Concerts in Jamesburg are back for Summer 2023 with weekly concerts in July and August.

Metuchen Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Middlesex Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Milltown Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Monroe Summer Concerts 2023

Monroe Township holds a series of concerts at Thompson Park and they’ll be back for 2023. Concerts happen weekly in July and August.

New Brunswick Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

North Brunswick Summer Concerts 2023

Bring your lawn chairs and dancing feet as the North Brunswick Township Concerts in the Park series returns for 2023! There will be a summer concert in June, July, and August.

Old Bridge Summer Concerts

In previous years, Old Bridge had free concerts in Geick Park. As of June 21, 2022 there are no details about this event for 2022.

  • Click to see the calendar of Old Bridge summer concerts.

Perth Amboy Summer Concerts

Live at the Ferry Slip 2022

Perth Amboy summer concerts are back for 2022. Enjoy great live music and beautiful views of Raritan Bay! Hang out at the Historic Ferry Slip and enjoy the chill vibe of the Perth Amboy Waterfront. The show is free and all ages. There is room for dancing and some limited seating available.

Perth Amboy Concerts By the Bay 2022

Perth Amboy outdoor summer concerts by the bay in Bayview Park are back for 2022.

Piscataway Summer Concerts

We are currently researching to see if this series will be back for 2022. The Piscataway Summer Concerts have not been held since 2019. Thursday nights from July 11th to August 29th at Columbus Park is where you’ll want to be! Hear some great bands and hang out with your neighbors.

Plainsboro Summer Concerts

In 2019, there were free movies in Plainsboro with concerts. They will be back for 2022.

Sayreville Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

South Amboy Summer Concerts 2022

Middlesex County hosts a series of Music in the Parks summer concerts. They will be back in South Amboy for 2023 with concerts in June, July, and August.

South Brunswick Summer Concerts

We are currently researching to see if this series will be back for 2022. The last three Fridays in July bring concerts to Woodlot Park. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the tunes with your neighbors!

  • Click over to learn more and see the line up of bands in our calendar of South Brunswick Concerts

South Plainfield Summer Concerts

South Plainfield Concerts at Spring Lake Park are back for 2023. This year there are MORE concerts than there were in previous years.

South River Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Spotswood Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Woodbridge Mayor’s Summer Concert Series 2023

No town in Middlesex County hosts more concerts than Woodbridge! See a live act Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday at various locations in Woodbridge.

For more concerts in this area of Central Jersey visit our Calendar of Middlesex County Concerts.


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Monmouth County Free Summer Concerts

Click below on a specific concert title for more information on that concert or concert series or a list of upcoming concert dates for that series.

Aberdeen Summer Concerts

Each summer Aberdeen likes to provide outdoor entertainment for the community. To fill this need, they have created a summer concert series that people can enjoy at Veteran’s Memorial Park. It runs throughout July and August.

Allenhurst Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Allentown Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Asbury Park Summer Concert Series 2022

Asbury Park Summer Concerts at Arthur Pryor Bandshell 2024

Thursdays bring live music to Asbury Park! The Asbury Park Summer Concerts will NOW be held at Arthur Pryor Bandshell. Concerts run from July to August.

Asbury Park Summer Concerts on the Boardwalk 2024

The Asbury Park boardwalk is home to more concerts on Wednesdays! Concerts run from June to August.

Asbury Park Summer Concerts at Springwood Park 2023

We are still researching details for 2024. Asbury Park can once again look forward to starting the week with Music Mondays in Springwood Park. There are performances booked through July and August.

Atlantic Highlands Summer Concerts

In 2019, there were Atlantic Highlands Summer Concerts at the gazebo. As of June 24, 2022 there are no details about this event for 2022.

  • Click for the calendar of Atlantic Highlands Summer Concerts.

Avon-by-the-Sea Summer Concerts 2024

Returning for 2024 are Avon by the Sea summer concerts. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays there will be concerts at the Woodland Avenue Boardwalk and Pavilion.

Belmar Concert Series 2024

Belmar is hopping with free summer concert series. Belmar summer concerts run from late May through the beginning of September. Bring a chair and get ready to dance! Local stores and restaurants will be open for concessions. Concerts rotate between the library and Pyanoe Plaza.

Bradley Beach Summer Concert Series 2024

Saturdays in the Park Concert Series happen Saturday nights in Riley Park in Bradley Beach. A second series, referred to as Songwriters On The Beach this Bradley Beach concert series takes place at the Newark Avenue Beach on Thursdays. Concerts run mid-June through September. Bring a chair!

Brielle Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Colts Neck Summer Concerts 2024

The summer concert series in Colts Neck has returned. Head to the town hall for an evening of live music and fun on Thursday evenings, June through August!

Deal Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Eatontown Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Englishtown Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Fair Haven Summer Concerts 2022

Fair Haven Dock Concert Series

Starting in June and ending in August, the dock in Fair Haven on Fair Haven Road hosts some great concerts! Concessions will be available for purchase.

Farmingdale Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Freehold Concert Series

Freehold summer concerts are back for 2024. With concerts nearly every day of the week in June, July and August, Freehold is the place to be to enjoy all kinds of musical acts this summer!

Hazlet Summer Concerts

The Hazlet Concerts in Veterans Park series returns. There are 3 different concerts, each with a different theme.

Highlands Summer Concerts 2024

We’re always excited to reintroduce you to another series of summer concerts in Central Jersey. The Highlands Summer Concerts was a new-to-us series last year in 2022. We’re glad it’s back for 2024. Grab your lawn chairs and head down to Veterans Memorial Park in Highlands for some tunes.

Holmdel Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Howell Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Interlaken Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Keansburg Summer Concert Series 2024

So many fun bands on Fridays in July and August at the Keansburg beaches. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the shows!

Keyport Summer Concert Series

This July and August enjoy the charming bayfront town of Keyport as they host concerts, the shops and restaurants stay open, and the music will keep you entertained!

Little Silver Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Loch Arbour Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Long Branch Concert Series 2024

Long Branch NJ hosts summer concerts from June – September with some of the biggest and best summer concert bands! Bring a seat but expect to be dancing. Sunday concerts are in West End Park. Tuesday concert are at the Broadway Band Shell and Thursday concerts are in Pier Village.

Manalapan Summer Concerts 2024

The Manalapan Summer Concerts will be held at Manalapan Recreation Center.

Manasquan Summer Concerts 2024

Manasquan Concerts on the Beach are back for 2024. July through August, on Thursdays, head to Main Beach in Manasquan for some fun concerts on the beach stage.

Marlboro Summer Concert Series 2022

Marlboro hosts a monthly concert at the recreation center in July and August. Bring a chair!

Matawan Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Middletown Summer Concerts 2022

Four summer concerts through July and August bring the community to the Middletown Arts Center. Bring a chair and refreshments!

Millstone Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Monmouth Beach Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Neptune City Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Neptune Township Summer Concerts 2024

Ocean Grove Summer Concerts at The Pier

Summer in Ocean Grove just got more fun with these concerts happening in July and August.

Ocean Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Oceanport Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Red Bank Summer Concerts

Red Bank Concerts at Riverside Gardens Park 2024

Riverside Gardens will fill with the sounds of jazz on Thursdays in July and August. Check the schedule for actual dates and bring a chair to enjoy the music.

Red Bank Street Festivals 2024

Roosevelt Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Rumson Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Sea Bright Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Sea Girt Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Shrewsbury Borough Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Shrewsbury Township Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

South Belmar Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Spring Lake Boro Summer Concerts 2024

Spring Lake Recreation is happy to announce its 2024 Summer Concert series! The Spring Lake Summer Concerts will be held at various locations. We have them all listed in our event listing.

Spring Lake Heights Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Tinton Falls Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Union Beach Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Upper Freehold Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Wall Summer Concerts

Wall Summer Performances in the Park

We are currently researching to see if this series will be back for 2021. The fields at the municipal complex host a great lineup of musical acts! Concessions will be sold to benefit the first aid squad and make sure you bring a chair or blanket.

  • Click over to learn more and see the lineup of bands in our calendar of Free Summer Performances in the Park – Wall.

West Long Branch Summer Concerts 2024

Each summer, West Long Branch holds summer concerts at Franklin Lake. Concerts are on Fridays during July and August.

For more concerts in this area of Central New Jersey visit our Calendar of Monmouth County Concerts.


band performing as part of an outdoor concert

Somerset County Free Summer Concerts

Click below on a specific concert title for more information on that concert or concert series or a list of upcoming concert dates for that series.

Bedminster Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Bernards Summer Concerts 2024

The Bernards Township Summer Concerts will be held at Pleasant Valley Park Amphitheatre.

Bernardsville Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Bound Brook Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Branchburg Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Bridgewater Summer Concerts 2024

This popular concert series continues at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater for 2024. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy these July – August outdoor concerts!

Far Hills Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Franklin Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Green Brook Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Hillsborough Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Manville Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Millstone Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Montgomery Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

North Plainfield Summer Concerts 2024

North Plainfield summer concerts at their outdoor stage are back! Look for these summer concerts in NJ from June through August.

Peapack & Gladstone Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Raritan Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Rocky Hill Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Somerville Summer Concerts 2024

Different genres take the stage Friday and Saturday nights in Somerville. The series spans May through September so get out and get dancing!

South Bound Brook Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

Warren Summer Concerts 2024

Warren Recreation’s 2024 Summer Concert Series is back. Come down and join the community for some great live music!

Watchung Summer Concerts

  • None that we are aware of at this time.

For more concerts in this area of Central Jersey visit our Calendar of Somerset County Concerts.

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