Summer Sounds Happening with Free Concerts Region Wide

Make the most of 2024 summer nights with live music throughout the week

Summer 2024 is upon us, and the Southern Ocean Chamber reminds everyone that free concerts are part of the region’s tradition. The family friendly line ups, showcase local and national talent. It provides an evening out with little planning while soaking in beach and bayfront locations.  Concerts start up in June and July. The first are the Saturday Night Concerts happening at the Barnegat Municipal Dock beginning at 630pm running from June 15 through August 31.  The end of June begins concerts happening each Wednesday in Beach Haven’s Memorial Park at 730PM from June 26- Aug 28, Thursday at Ship Bottom Waterfront June 27 begins concerts running through August 29 with 830pm start time. Friday nights are for Fire Pits at the 68th Street Beach in Long Beach Township at 7pm running June 28 to Aug 30, Concerts also taking place their on Sundays from noon to 2pm starting June 30 through Sept 1. 

Round out your weekly calendar with concerts beginning in July with Monday at Barnegat Light Bay Park July 1 through August 26 at 7pm or head to Manahawkin Lake Park at 7pm on Mondays beginning July 8 through Aug 26. Catch a concert on Wednesday at Harvey Cedar Sunset Park at 630pm starting July 10 through August 21.  All of these concerts are free to public, please dress approximately for beach, grass and parking lot performances. Bring towels, chairs, and wagons to be comfortable. 

In addition to the free concerts, do not forget the amazing non profits that provide top talent in their venue, such as the Albert Music Hall in Waretown with Saturday night Bluegrass, Country and folk performances with doors opening at 5:30pm. Adults $6 and Children under 11 are only $1. For full event schedule, please visit their official site.  For curated concerts, the Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton bring national and international musicians to this unique Victorian venue for one of a kind sessions. Concerts schedule  as well as ticket prices vary, view and purchase directly with Lizzie Rose.  Another venue capturing the best touring acts is the Stafford Township Arts Center in Manahawkin (STAC), featuring original and tribute artists. Tickets can be purchased at their box office or online. View their calendar here. In addition to the mainland venues, Surflight Theatre and Long Beach Island Foundation host a variety of shows throughout the year. There websites are always updated and staff is ready to assist for individual or group sales.