Free Summer Concerts in New Jersey

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 by

100 Days of Summer Family Fun in New Jersey

 

As the summer rolls around again, I can’t help but hear Will Smith’s Summertime playing in my head. There’s something about the song that gets me excited for the summer, day trips, barbecues … and yes free summer concerts in New Jersey.

 

Summer is the perfect time to grab a beach chair or blanket, a cooler full of snacks and your family and head outside to listen to some great tunes! Whether you prefer a concert on the beach, your neighborhood park, or a local zoo, we’ve got your listing of free summer concerts in New Jersey.

 

Dance and sing as a family at this summer’s free concerts!

 

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Free Summer Concerts in New Jersey

Below is the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of free summer concerts in New Jersey. Please keep in mind that while the majority of the 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.

 

Free Summer Concerts in New Jersey

 

 

This will be updated frequently throughout the summer. We are currently updating for 2019.

Enjoy the music!

While viewing our summer concert calendar for 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 Jenniferauer@jerseyfamilyfun.com.

 

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Free Summer Concerts in North Jersey

Bergen County Free Summer Concerts

Read below for more information the summer concert series in Northern New Jersey or a list of upcoming concert dates.

Park Ridge Summer Concert Series

Updated for 2019. Music starts at 7 PM in Veteran’s Park. Bring a chair or blanket!

Fort Lee Movies and Music Under the Stars 

Music starts at 7 pm and runs to 8:30 pm and films screen at sunset each Saturday evening from June 29th through August 31st. The Fort Lee Movies and Music Under the Stars are played at Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center at 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee.

Lyndhurst Music Under the Stars

The  Annual Lyndhurst Music Under the Stars runs from Wednesday, July 10, 2019 through July 13, 2019 at Town Hall Park on Delafield Avenue. 

Crestwood Lake Summer Concert Series

This series runs from June 22 – September 2 at beautiful Crestwood Lake. Snacks are available for purchase.

Ridgefield Park Summer Concerts in the Park

Enjoy a variety of musical genres weekly at McGowan Park. This series runs from June 26 – August 28.

Rutherford Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday from June 27 – August 8 head to Lincoln Park in Rutherford for summer concert series featuring all types of musical talent. Bring your chair!

Creskill Summer Concerts

Reagan Field is filled with the music of summer Mondays from July 8 – August 5. Bring your chair and your dancing skills!

Mahwah Summer Concerts

Ramapo College hosts an impressive lineup on Thursdays in July and August 1. Parking is $5/car and bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the tunes.

Teaneck Summer Concerts

Every Wednesday in July Votee Park is filled with the sounds of summer tunes!

North Arlington Summer Concerts

Some great summer bands perform in July at Riverside Park in North Arlington. Bring your chair and your family and enjoy the sounds!

For more concerts in this area of North Jersey visit our Calendar of Bergen County Concerts.

 


Essex 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.

West Caldwell Concert Series

It wouldn’t be summer without the sounds of concerts at the gazebo in West Caldwell. Concerts are Thursdays and other select days, with a great variety of genres. Food will be available for purchase.

Millburn Summer Concert Series

Taylor Park will be jumping on Sundays this summer with a lineup of fun family friendly bands. Check the schedule for exact dates and bring a chair and dancing shoes!

South Orange Concerts in the Park

Wednesdays in July you should be at Meadowland Park for a stellar lineup of bands! Enjoy the tunes and dance the night away.

Livingston Summer Concerts at the Gazebo

Bring your chair to the gazebo Sundays in July because the music will be pumping and your family will love it! 

Essex County Summer Concert Series

Fridays in July (and the first Friday in August) are reserved for some of the best bands around, all performing at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes!

Montclair Community Band Concerts

Bring your chair to one of these two fun concerts in July.

Cedar Grove Summer Concerts

Head to Morgan’s Farm for three great July concerts, sponsored by the Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce.

 

For more concerts in this area of Northern Jersey visit our Calendar of Essex County Concerts.

 


Hudson 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.

Secaucus Summer Concert Series

One of the longest running concert series – this starts in June and ends in mid-September! Be sure to check our listing as the locations change but the bands are amazing!

Weehawken Summer Concerts

Nothing beats a concert on the waterfront. Bring a blanket and enjoy one or all of the four concerts in July and August at Lincoln Harbor Park.

Guttenberg Summer Concerts 

These great concerts are held at different locations throughout the city. Grab a blanket and listen to some of the summer’s best bands!

Hoboken Summer Concerts

Concerts in Sinatra Park just sound better, right? Thursday evenings in June, July and August it’s the place to be. Grab a blanket and dance to a great mix of tunes!

 

For more concerts in this area of North Jersey visit our Calendar of Hudson County Concerts.

 


Morris 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.

Summer Concert Series at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Head to the lawn of the museum for summer tunes on Fridays this summer. Explore downtown Madison while you’re there!

Rockaway Summer Concert Series

This series starts in July and ends on Labor Day weekend. Head to the Park Lake Gazebo on Sundays for some community bonding over great music.

Morristown Summer Concerts at Vail Mansion

A diverse grouping of events and concerts await on various dates through the summer on the picturesque lawn of the Vail Mansion in Morristown.

Jefferson Township Summer Concerts

Spend your Friday nights in July and August dancing and singing at the gazebo at the municipal complex in Jefferson Township. No better place to sing and dance with your family!

Netcong Summer Concert Series

From June 28 – August 16 the music will be pumping on Fridays at DiRenzo Park. Plenty of genres will be represented!

Morris Township Summer Concerts

Tuesday nights brings the music to the gazebo at Ginty Field in Morris Township. Bring your family and your dancing shoes!

Music and Movies in the Park in Mount Olive

Turkey Brook Park is host to two dates of music AND movies! Catch a concert before a family friendly movie on a Friday.

Morristown Summer Concerts

Take a midday break and enjoy lunchtime concerts on the Morristown Green. Every other Tuesday experience some unique sounds – and bring a picnic!

Mendham Summer Concerts

Sundays at the Borough Park Gazebo; bring a blanket and your dancing shoes! 

Hanover Summer Concert Series

Mondays in Hanover are filled with great tunes! Check the calendar listing for exact location.

Florham Park Summer Concert Series

Gather at the gazebo and enjoy the tunes! Bring a blanket or chair, concessions will be available for purchase.

Morris Plains Summer Concerts

The beautiful Roberts Garden is the site for these great community concert events. Bring your lawn chairs on Sundays in July and one August date.

 

For more concerts in this area of Northern New Jersey visit our Calendar of Morris County Concerts.

 


Passaic 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.

NJ Botanical Garden Concerts

The gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for this year’s top bands. Join them on Fridays and don’t forget your lawn chair. $5 donation requested.

Totowa Summer Concerts

Wednesdays at the Totowa Municipal Building at 7 is the time and place to hear the best sounds in town. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing partner!

Little Falls Concerts in the Park

Thursdays are fun in Little Falls with weekly concerts and a Farmer’s Marketplace at Memorial Park. Bring a chair or blanket and plan to spend your evening singing, dancing and shopping with your neighbors.

Woodland Park Summer Concerts

Once a month head to Dowling Gardens for some pleasant tunes and time spent with the local community.

 

For more concerts in this area of North Jersey visit our Calendar of Passaic County Concerts.

 


Sussex 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.

Sussex Summer Concert Series at High Point State Park

The beach at Lake Marcia hosts two summer concerts, not to be missed! Donations requested, and bring a chair and a picnic for a great night out.

Hardyston Concerts in the Park

Fan favorite bands return Saturdays in July for this popular concert series. Head to the Wheatsworth Sports and Recreation Complex to join your neighbors for some great sounds of summer.

 

For more concerts in this area of Northern Jersey visit our Calendar of Sussex County Concerts.

 


Union 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.

New Providence Summer Concert Series

Centennial Park on Thursdays is the place to be, with a face painter, magician, free food and some fun bands. The last date is a Tuesday to coincide with National Night Out festivities.

Linden Summer Concert Series

The Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade offers Tuesday and Friday entertainment all summer long! Something for everyone and some of the state’s best summer bands. Get there early for a seat!

Union County Summer Arts Festival Concerts

Experience more than music with a yoga session before the concert at this popular Union County series. Check the calendar as they start in Mountainside and finish the season in Clark.

Westfield Summer Concerts

The charming town of Westfield is the backdrop for these June and July concerts performed by the Westfield Community Band. Bring a chair and enjoy!

Union Summer Concert Series

Thursdays in July you should be at Rabkin Park in Union for a great community night out. Bring a chair and enjoy – food will be available for purchase as well.

 

For more concerts in this area of North Jersey visit our Calendar of Union County Concerts.

 


Warren 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.

 

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson Farms

Their farm to table dinners are unmatched and are followed by a FREE concert! Enjoy other activities (costs may apply) and vendors to tempt your wallet. Friday nights at the farm are the place to be!

Oxford Summer Concerts at Shippen Manor

So much variety in these Sunday concerts on the lawn at Shippen Manor! Bring blankets and your neighbors for these fun community outings.

Phillipsburg Summer Concerts in the Park

Thursdays in Shappell Park, shop the farmers market and enjoy the tunes!

 

For more concerts in this area of Northern New Jersey visit our Calendar of Warren County Concerts.

 

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Free Summer Concerts in Central 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.

Music Under the Stars in Flemington

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 Thursdays from late June to mid August.

High Bridge Summer Concerts

Head to High Bridge Commons for three fun summer concerts.

Summer Concerts at the Hunterdon County Library

Two Saturdays in July and August find concerts at the library headquarters. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes.

 

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

 


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.

 

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

 


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.

 

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

 


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.

 

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

 


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.

Bridgewater Summer Concerts

This popular concert series continues Sundays at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy these July and August musical outings!

Somerville Summer Concerts

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

 

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

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Free Summer Concerts in South Jersey

Atlantic 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.

 

For more concerts in this area of South Jersey visit our Calendar of Atlantic County Concerts.

 


Burlington 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.

 

For more concerts in this area of South Jersey visit our Calendar of Burlington County Concerts.

 


Camden 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.

 

For more concerts in this area of South Jersey visit our Calendar of Camden County Concerts.

 


Cape May 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.

 

For more concerts at the Jersey Shore visit our Calendar of Cape May County Concerts.

 


Cumberland 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.

Bridgeton Sunday Night Concert

Bring a beach chair to the riverfront and enjoy concerts in July and August at 7 PM on Sundays.

Vineland Concert Series

Giampietro Park is the spot to hear some fun bands and dance on on the dance floor! Concerts are Monday, a great way to start your week.

 

For more concerts in this area of Southern Jersey visit our Calendar of Cumberland County Concerts.

 


Gloucester 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.

 

Washington Township Concerts in the Park

Select Sundays from June to September, head to the Washington Lake Park ampitheater for some great family friendly concerts.

Swedesboro Dancing in the Streets

Monthly dance parties in Swedesboro are not to be missed! Starting with a children’s dance performance and ending with a fun band, grab your chair and your dancing partner for a great night out.

 

 

For more concerts in this area of South Jersey visit our Calendar of Gloucester County Concerts.

 


Ocean 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.

Lavallette Summer Concerts

The gazebo is the place to be every Sunday from mid-July to the end of August. End a day at the beach with a night listening to beautiful tunes.

Free Summer Concerts at Tuckerton Seaport

One of our favorite NJ spots hosts summer concerts again in 2019. Bring your chair for these Friday night shows on the outdoor stage

 

 

For more concerts in this area of the Jersey Shore visit our Calendar of Ocean County Concerts.

 


Salem 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.

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For more concerts in this area of Southern New Jersey visit our Calendar of Salem County Concerts.

 

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

4 thoughts on “Free Summer Concerts in New Jersey

  1. Teresa Hulme says:

    Hi Jennifer I live in Lacey NJ. My son has CP and is in a wheelchair. His birthday is in August and would love to attend a concert. Can you direct me to any concerts that might be best for us?
    Thank you!
    Teresa

    • Jennifer A. says:

      Hi Teresa, I am not sure which venues would be best for your son. I would recommend using our list to contact the locations closest to you and talking to them about you and your son’s needs. Good luck. – Jenn

  2. Faith says:

    How can I add my event to the free concert list?

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