10 Upcoming Concerts in New Jersey

There’s nothing better than a live performance by one of your favorite bands. The entire state of Jersey has a huge lineup of old and new bands that are touring this season. Some are anniversary tours, others are highlighting their new albums. Spring and summer time is when everyone is our touring, so make sure to keep an eye out to see if your favorites are coming to a place near you. Here are 10 upcoming concerts in New Jersey:

  1. Kansas: Thursday, April 26 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. This Classic Rock band is touring on their 40th anniversary of the album “Point Of No Return”.  
  2. Moe.: Tuesday, April 24 at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Moe is a jam band that formed in 1989. They became popular during the 1990s along with Phish and Widespread Panic.
  3. Buddy Guy: Friday, April 27 at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. This classic blues musician is known for developing Chicago blues and influenced many musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Jimmy Page.
  4. Blind Melon: Thursday, May 3 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ. You’ve got to love this 90s California based band. They are chill, easy, and lots of fun.
  5. The Temptations and The Four Tops: Sunday, May 13 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. These two Motown legends rocked the stages in the 60s and 70s and are back to put on an excellent show. You won’t want to miss singing along to all of your favorite oldies.
  6. Indigo Girls: Friday, May 25 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. These 2 ladies met in Georgia during grade school, and started performing together when they were in college in the late 80s. They are heros of the folk revival and brought folk music to the forefront again.
  7. Earth, Wind, and Fire: Tuesday, June 5 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center at Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ. A great 70s band that took funk, R&B, and soul to the next level. A number of musicians have been inspired by their work, and their songs are still fun to sing.
  8. Grizzly Bear: Friday, June 15, Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. This four man band developed out of the Rock crisis in the early 2000s in New York, when New York was the hotbed of new bands on the scene. They have been described as pycholdelphic pop and folk combined into one. It’s their first tour back in 4 years.
  9. Train and Hall & Oats: Friday, June 15 at Tropicana Casino in the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, NJ. The loveable, mainstream band that hit airwaves in the 90s with “Meet Virginia” is still producing new music that tops the charts. They are traveling around with Hall & Oats for an extra 80s treat.
  10. Thirty Seconds To Mars & Walk The Moon: Thursday, June 21 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Thirty Seconds to Mars came out of California in the late 1990s, and is still creating top hits today. The lead singer, Jared Leto, is also an actor that has starred in several movies. Walk The Moon busted out on the mainstream scene with “Shut Up And Dance”. It’s sure to be a stellar night.

A concert is an excellent date night idea, or a fun time with friends to do something out of the ordinary. Music takes on another form when you get to hear it live. You get to see and feel the experience making it a more enjoyable and memorable time.

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