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New Jersey’s parks and beaches host many outdoor concert series that run throughout the whole summer! The best part? They’re FREE! Here is our list of the hottest places to rock out on a summer night without dipping into your wallet.

Atlantic County

Atlantic City

Boardwalk Summer Concert Series

Kennedy Plaza, 2301 Boardwalk


Weekends from 6-9 pm

Bergen County


Hackensack Summer Concert Series

Hackensack Library, 274 Main St.


Sat. July 13 from 2-3 pm

The Navesink Brass Quintet will play a variety of songs from artists like Bruno Mars, plus a tribute to Queen. 


Kasschau Memorial Shell 

131 N. Maple Ave.


Tues. and Thurs.

Whether you like classic oldies or Rock and Soul, the Shell has it all, including a special children’s show. 

Old Tappan

 Old Tappan Summer Concert Series

Oakes Park, Central Ave.

Wed. at 7 pm


2019 TD Bank Summer Concert Series

Bandshell Lawn, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd.


Thurs. at 7:30 pm

Rock and pop tribute bands meet food trucks at this musical-meal mashup from Ramapo College and TD Bank.


Summer Concert Series

Veterans Park Westwood

Thurs. at 8 pm

Burlington County


Burlington County Amphitheater

5 Pioneer Blvd.


June 28-Aug. 24, Fri. and Sat. at 7 pm

With seating for up to 500, this outdoor concert hosts a variety of bands and performers the whole family will love.

Camden County

Pennsauken Twp.

2019 Twilight Summer Concert Theories

Cooper River Park, N. Park Dr.


8 pm

Cape May County

Cape May

Cape May Summer Concert Series

Rotary Park Bandstand, 400-498 Lafayette St.


Fri. and Sat. at 7 pm


Fox Park Amphitheatre Concert Series

4500 Ocean Ave.


Sun. at 7:30 pm

Essex County

Montclair & Bloomfield Twp.

Essex County Summer Concert Series

Brookdale Park


Brookdale Park’s musicians will be performing a Donna Summer and Bon Jovi tribute at this years summer series.


Summer Concerts in Taylor Park

375 Millburn Ave.


Sun. June 23, Sun. July 7, Thurs. July 18, Sun. July 21, Sun. Aug. 4 from 7-8:30pm

South Orange

South Orange Summer Nights: Concerts in the Park

Floods Hill, 101 N. Ridgewood Rd.


Thurs. from 7:30-9:30 pm

Think music, food trucks, art activities and more on a summer night.

Hudson County


Concerts in Sinatra Park

Sinatra Dr.


Thurs. at 7 pm

Stop by to listen to tributes, and mark your calendars for July 25 when they’ll try to break a world record for the most musicians playing on one song.

Hunterdon County


Flemington Car Shows 

2 Stangl Rd. and 44 Stangl Rd.


Every other Saturday May-Aug.

Each show also boasts hundreds of classic cars, accompanied by live musical performances and bouncy houses for kids. 

Hunterdon County 43rd Annual Music Under the Stars

Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Rd.


June 27-Aug. 15 from 7-9 pm

Mercer County


Palmer Square Summer Music Series

40 Nassau St.


Sat. from noon-2 pm

Summer Courtyard Concert Series

Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard, 301 N. Harrison St.


Thurs. from 6-8 pm

The Arts Council of Princeton is hosting a series of concerts featuring rock, folk, blues, jazz and other genres.

Trenton Downtown Association

Mill Hill Park, 165 East Front St., Trenton 


Thurs. at 6:30 pm

Monmouth County

Long Branch

City of Long Branch Summer Concerts

Bands by the Beach

West End Park, Brighton Ave.

Sun. from 7-8:30 pm

Tuesdays on Broadway

Broadway Band Shell

Tues. from 7-8:30 pm

Thursdays by the Sea

Pier Village, 50 Chelsea Ave.

Thurs. from 7-8:30 pm

Check each schedule for a detailed list of the lineup, which includes a huge variety of performers. 

Live! Summer Music Concert Series

Festival Plaza Pier Village, 50 Chelsea Ave.


Mon. from 7-8:30 pm


Hall of Records Summer Concert Series

1 E. Main St.


Thurs. from 7:30- 9:30 pm

Features widely known bands and local talent.

Freehold Raceway Mall Summer Concert Series

3710 U.S. 9 (outdoor village by The Cheesecake Factory and L.L.Bean)

Tues. from 6:30-8:30 pm


Keyport Summer Concert Series

Minipark, West Front St.


Thurs. from 7-9 pm

Middlesex County


The Mayor’s 2019 Summer Concert Series

1 Samuel Lupo Pl. 

Sun.-Thurs. at 7:30 pm

Bring your own picnic dinner or buy some munchies from the food trucks while you dance or sit back. Every night features a different genre of music, plus beer and wine will be available. 

Morris County


BACA Summer Concerts

Grace Lord Park, West Main St., and Essex Ave.

Wed. at 7 pm

Boonton’s Area Cultural Arts organization (BACA) fundraises each year for the summer concert series held in the picturesque Grace Lord Park.

East Hanover

East Hanover Summer Concerts

Lurker Park Main Field, 631 Ridgedale Ave.


Tues. at 7 pm


Downtown Concert Series

9 Main St.


Fri. from 6-8 pm

The concerts will be held on the lawn outside of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.

Morris Twp.

Gazebo Series at Ginty Field

Ginty Field, 50 Woodland Ave.


Tues. at 7 pm

Listen to the Hanover Wind Symphony while munching on free popcorn.


Netcong Summer Concerts

DiRenzo Park, Dell Rd.


Fri. from 7-9 pm

Combine music and ice cream for the ultimate summer night.

Florham Park

2019 Gazebo Summer Concerts

111 Ridgedale Ave.


Sun. at 7 pm


Summer Concert Series: Hoi Polloi

72 Eyland Ave.

Thurs. July 18 at 7-9 pm


There are four free weekly concerts happening from July to August.


Park Lake Summer Concert Series

Park Lake Gazebo, Mt. Hope Rd.


Sun. at 3 pm

Ocean County


Lavallette 2019 Summer Concert Series

Gazebo, Bay Blvd.

Thurs. and Fri. at 7 pm

The gazebo is located right by the bay and makes for the perfect backdrop for a summer concert. 

Passaic County

Little Falls

Summer in the Park Concert Series

Memorial Park, Main St. and Wilmore Rd.

973- 256-0170

Thurs. from 7-8:30 pm

The gazebo is hosting a wide variety of performers from kid bands to pop, soul and rock musicians.

Somerset County


Somerset Country 2019 Summer Concert Series

Duke Island Park, Old York Rd.


Thurs. from 7-8:30 pm


Somerville Summer Stage Concert Series

Division St., Somerville


Sat. 6-9 pm

Basking Ridge

Pleasant Valley Park

Pleasant Valley Park, Valley Rd.


Tues. at 7 pm

Union County

Mountainside & Clark

Union County Summer Arts Festival

Echo Lake Park, 1028 Springfield Ave.

Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Rd.


Wed. at 7:30 pm

Check schedule for weekly location.