2019 Summer Music Festivals in New Jersey

  • Summer Music Festival in New Jersey

It’s easy to find fun things to do in New Jersey—especially when you’re visiting during the summer months! While you’re here, check out some of the biggest summer music festivals and free live music events this year, and get ready for an unforgettable vacation.

June 2, 2019
Hot 97 Summer Jam
East Rutherford
Once again, MetLife Stadium will fill with today’s hottest artists in hip-hop and R&B in this highly anticipated music festival presented by radio station Hot 97 FM.

June 2, 2019
Radio 104.5 Birthday Show
Listen to chart-topping artists, such as The Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie and Phantogram as they perform at the BB&T Pavilion for this annual event by Radio 104.5 FM.

June 8, 2019
MAC Fest
East Orange
This year’s festival will feature an array of musicians at the City Hall Plaza, along with an art marketplace, interactive art, vendors and more.

June 22, 2019
Sourland Music Festival
Held in The Polo Field at Hillsborough Golf & Country Club and surrounded by pristine forestland, this music festival featuring jazz, rock, folk and blues offers a sweet summer escape to the country.

June 23, 2019
Baymen's Seafood & Music Festival
Fill your ears with live music and your belly with the freshest seafood around:  clams, crabs, scallops, shrimp and more.

June 29-30, 2019
Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
Nosh on mouthwatering barbecue by top regional chefs and award-winning competitive rib teams, and wash it all down with craft beer as you listen to live music at Sussex County Fairgrounds. Camp in your tent or RV to stay the whole weekend.

July 12-14, 2019
NJ State Barbeque Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Blues and barbecue join forces at this two-in-one festival featuring a fierce competition between barbecue teams, paired with the hottest blues acts from world-famous Beale Street.

July 12-14, 2019
Black Potatoe Music Festival
Want to discover the latest and greatest indie musicians? Then you won’t want to miss this annual festival.

July 13-14, 2019
Maplewoodstock Music & Art Festival
This family friendly music and arts festival features live performances, specialty food vendors, work by local artisans and kid-friendly amenities such as face painting, bouncy slides and a Kid Zone.

July 26-28, 2019
XPoNential Music Festival
Located along the scenic Camden waterfront, more than 30 big name acts and emerging music artists perform on three stages at this festival presented by WXPN 88.5 FM.

July 27, 2019
Soulsational Festival
Music and wellness go hand-in-hand at this free festival, featuring local musicians, free group classes, interactive exhibits, healthy food options and more.

August 24, 2019
Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
Free family fun is the draw at this annual old-time country fair, touting more than 100 unique craft vendors, delicious food, and educational events such as a guided walking tour of Morris Canal, free boat rides down the waterway, live musical performances and a fireworks display.