Three cities will play host to a month-long festival that will showcase the best music, comedy, film and technology New Jersey has to offer and tickets go on sale this Friday, March 17.
The North to Shore Festival is NJ’s first multi-city festival taking place over three weekends. Atlantic City will host the southern portion from June 7-11, Asbury Park will be the place for fun in the central part of the state from June 14-18, and Newark will be the party spot for northern NJ from June 21-25. There will be more than 50 venues hosting various events over the course of the month.
From concerts to comedy to movies to presentations from leaders in tech and business, North to Shore offers a variety of entertainment options for your whole family.
A large focus of the festival is to feature New Jersey’s homegrown talents. Local favorites will be joined by global headliners including Halsey, Santana, the B52s, Remember Jones, Bill Burr, Jay Wheeler, Stephen Colbert with Jim Gaffigan, Alanis Morissette with Aimee Mann, Marisa Monte, Daymond John, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Natalie Merchant, The Smithereens, Brian Fallon, Southside Johnny and dozens more. More artists will be added in the coming months.
If you love movies, a North to Shore Film Pass offers access to multiple screenings.
A Tech Pass gets you access to demos of NJ’s newest inventions, with a focus on those developing new sustainable, Earth-friendly innovations.
Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy made the announcement today from NJPAC’s Prudential Hall in Newark, alongside NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small.
“This superstar event, held over three weekends in June, will attract folks from all over, creating another great reason for tourists to visit the Garden State as well as opportunities for local businesses in three of our iconic cities to shine,” Gov. Murphy said. “These festivals will generate economic activity and have a significant impact on our region and we look forward to shining a light on the diversity, creativity and energy that makes New Jersey unique this summer.”
“Beyond our global superstar headliners, North to Shore will also showcase the headliners of tomorrow,” First Lady Murphy added. “From producers to artists, filmmakers to comedians, this month-long celebration will also serve as an opportunity to elevate dozens of local performers and talent. We look forward to sharing New Jersey’s exceptional culture with the rest of the country and enjoying a festival that will undoubtedly be like no other.”
Local producers and arts organizations in all three NJ cities can apply for funding to present events showcasing their city’s unique cultural community; applications will be accepted through March 24.
Ticket prices for North to Shore vary. There are no full festival passes and musical acts will have their own ticket sales. Some events will be free. Some venues may have age restrictions so check each concert, movie or comedy act you want to see before buying tickets for the kids.
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