Enjoying an outdoor concert is one of the highlights of summer and if you can listen without paying a fortune per ticket, even better! Fortunately, free concert series are taking place on boardwalks, in parks, and on bandstands throughout the Garden State this summer. From Broadway to blues and everything in between, you’ll find music filling the area every night of the week.
Check out some of the offerings and add a cool new soundtrack to your summer nights:
Presented by Investors Bank, the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series has become a favorite summertime tradition in the City of Summit.
Every Tuesday night, thousands gather on the Village Green to enjoy some of the best bands of the East Coast as well as food trucks and free ice cream, courtesy of Investors Bank. All Concerts begin at 7:00 PM
Bring a beach or folding chair to the Gazebo, Memorial Oval, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. (Concerts Proudly Sponsored by Regal Bank, Livingston)
Concerts at the Gazebo, Memorial Oval, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston! Concerts begin at 7 p.m.:
- July 15 – The Jazz Lobsters Band (Swinging big band sounds)
- July 22 – Route 80 (A high-energy 80’s dance party)
- July 29 – B-Street Band (Tribute to misic of the Boss)
Proudly Sponsored by Regal Bank, Livingston In the event of rain, concert is moved to Livingston High School auditorium.
Township of Union’s 2018 Summer Concert Series: Thursdays 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rabkin Park
This concert will be held at Biertuempfel Park!
Garden State Radio – July 12th
Garden State Radio creates the ultimate audio/visual experience. Their signature performances will have everyone at Rabkin Park not only hearing the music, but seeing and feeling it as well. Bringing to life the biggest multi- genre anthems of the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and today spanning four decades of music.
Eaglemania – July 19th
Eaglemania has dedicated themselves to faithfully reproducing the music of The Eagles. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their stunning five part harmony and their uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of The Eagles.
Total Soul – July 26th
This R&B, Soul and Classic Disco style group, performs the covers of great artists from the 60’s through today. Their vocals and slick dance moves and smooth harmonies will have you singing and dancing along.
Live Jazz Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm
Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians.
Tuesdays On Broadway
Broadway Stage near McDonald’s behind Brookdale
Shows begin at 7 p.m.
July 10: Xol Azul Band
July 17 : Swing Sabroso
July 24: Sonido Costeño
July 31: Tito Puente, Jr.
Aug. 7: Zydeco-a-Go-Go
Aug. 14: David Cedeno and His Orchestra
Aug. 21: Marea Green Band
Aug. 28: Stone Flower
Thursdays By The Sea
Festival Plaza in Pier Village
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
July 12: 9 South
July 19: The Nerds
July 26: So Watt
Aug. 2: After The Reign
Aug. 9: Jerry Garcia Celebration w/ Marc Muller & Friends
Aug. 16: Danny V’s 52nd Street Band
Aug. 23: The Doughboys
Aug. 30: Brian Kirk & The Jirks (w/ fireworks)
Bands By The Beach
West End Park: Brighton & Ocean Avenues, near the Windmill
Sundays Starting at 7 p.m.
July 15: Tequila Rose
July 22: Philadelphia Funk Authority
July 29: Eddie Testa Band
Aug. 5: Eryn & The Whiskey Devils
Aug. 12: Remember Jones
Aug. 26: The VooDUDEs