List of Upcoming 2022 Music Festivals in New Jersey

Concerts are going strong for the rest of the year in New Jersey. Every artist who has announced a tour for 2020 and 2021 has postponed it to this year, so there are so many options to enjoy live music.

If you’re looking for more of an all-day activity, there are a few upcoming music festivals for all different genres, so there’s something for everyone.

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I grew up going to music festivals every summer from my teens into my 20s. The Vans Warped Tour was something my friends and I looked forward to all year. From 2002 until the very last in 2019, I did not miss a summer.

Vans Warped Tour

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I even met my husband at the Warped Tour in the summer of 2007 when his band Crash Romeo played on the tour.

Music festivals aren’t just about the music, they’re about the experience. It’s entertaining and an escape from the daily hustle and bustle. You meet new friends, enjoy food and drink, and watch multiple artists perform throughout the day or even the weekend.

We may be halfway through 2022, but summer has only just begun and music festival season has finally arrived.

Here’s what’s happening in New Jersey for the rest of the year:

Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Party

June 3-5

Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ

Live the southern lifestyle right here in New Jersey. The Crawfish Fest is exactly what it sounds like and if you don’t know what it is, it’s a crawfish boil that’s very popular in southern states like Louisiana.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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Enjoy good southern cuisine and two music stages all weekend long.

Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

June 4-5

Bader Field, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Two full days of pure beer, food and music. This festival features hundreds of beer, food and merchandise vendors, and best of all, legendary pop-punk bands New Found Glory and my all-time favorite Alkaline Trio performing live.

All participants must be 21 years old.

Barefoot Country 2022

June 16-19

Piers de Morey, Wildwood, NJ

This one is for country music fans. Some of country music’s biggest stars hit the beach in Wildwood. Artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Walker Hayes, Bret Michaels (yes, from Poison) and many more.

TidalWave Music Festival

August 12-14

Pier Playground, Atlantic City, NJ

Another for country fans featuring everyone’s favorite country boy, Luke Bryan.

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Other acts include Dierks Bentley, Chase Rice, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lauren Alaina and many more. This festival takes place on the beach in Atlantic City, near Caesars.

XPoNential Festival

September 16-18

Liberty Mortgage Pavilion, Camden, NJ

If you’re constantly on the lookout for new music from up-and-coming artists, this is a festival you want to check out. You may not know many of the artists on the lineup, but that’s the point, for you to discover new music.

SEA.HEAR.NOW Festival

September 17-18

North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park

A fall music festival at the beach sounds amazing and add the fact that Stevie Nicks and Green Day are headlining, I’m sold. Other acts include Cage the Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., The Head and The Heart, Peach Pit, and more.

The Hella Mega Tour – Chicago, Illinois

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Some professional surfers will also be in the ocean.

And you know you’re going to be hungry. Some of the best restaurants in Asbury Park will serve up great bites.

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September 24

Orange Loop Amphitheater, Atlantic City

This festival debuts with alternative/indie music, vendors and food trucks. Artists include Car Seat Headrest, Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail, Shannon and the Clams, and more.

Submersion Festival

October 7-8

Paradise Lake Campgrounds, Hammonton, NJ

No matter where you are on the electronic music spectrum, there’s a performance for you. Hope you are a night owl as this festival runs until sunrise all weekend. It’s also BYOB but be sure to read the rules about it.

Artists include Daily Bread, Kahn & Neek, Luke Vibrant, and more.

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The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kristen, producer of New Jersey morning show 101.5. All opinions expressed are his own.
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