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New concerts and shows are continuously added. Check the convenient links to listing websites OFTEN for new events. For smaller performance venues, see listings under Music & Dance and Theatre.

Asbury Park Events
Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000. Renowned for live music, Asbury Park is home to Convention Hall and The Paramount Theatre, a historic 1,600 seat theater on the boardwalk, and legendary clubs including The Stone Pony, Brighton Bar, Wonder Bar, Tim McLoones Supper Club and more, presenting nationally and locally known artists in concert. The Stone Pony expands its lineup during summer with an outdoor Summer Stage series. For current schedule, visit Stone Pony online or for listings for all venues, visit the Asbury Park Boardwalk website.
          Bonfires on the Beach, Fridays 7-11pm in June, Wednesdays 8-11pm July-Aug. 30, Fridays 8-11pm Sept. 1-30.
The Stone Pony Outdoor Summer Stage
913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, 732-502-0600. Gates open at 5pm most shows. All ages admitted; must be 21 in bar area. Ticketmaster for tickets, 800-745-3000. Visit website link for schedule.
Sep 23
           Pixies North America 2017, with special guests Sunflower Bean. 5:30pm.
Oct 6
           Rise Against, with special guests Pierce the Veil, White Lung.

BB&T Pavilion
1 Harbour Blvd. (Tnpk. exit 4), Camden, 800-745-3000. Outdoor amphitheater with huge lawn during the summer months converts to a fully enclosed theater in the fall and winter.

Beacon Theatre
74th & Broadway, New York, 866-858-0008. Group sales 800-223-7565. Concerts and a variety of special events are presented in a 2,800-seat landmark building.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
At the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY, 866-781-2922. A diverse selection of popular artists, film, educational and community programs are presented in a 15,000-capacity outdoor performing arts venue and indoor gallery space. The museum tells the story of the Sixties and the unique experience of the Woodstock Festival through film, interactive displays, text panels and artifacts.

Broadway–On & Off
For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000; Telecharge; Disney on Broadway online. See introduction to New York listings for info about Broadway shows and discount tickets. See listings under New York for additional family theater events and concerts.
Selected Shows
        1984, Hudson Theatre. Ages 14+.
        Anastasia, Broadhurst Theatre.
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
        Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Ages 13+.
        Blue Man Group,
Astor Place Theatre.
Neil Simon Theatre.
        Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
        Disney's Aladdin, New Amsterdam Theatre.
        The Gazillion Bubble Show,
New World Stages.
        Groundhog Day, The Musical,
August Wilson Theatre.
Richard Rodgers Theatre.
        Hello Dolly!,
Shubert Theatre.
        Kinky Boots,
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, teens.
        The Lion King,
Minskoff Theatre.
        Miss Saigon,
Broadway Theatre. Thru Jan. 13, 2018.
        Phantom of the Opera,
Majestic Theatre.
        School of Rock,
Winter Garden Theatre.
Orpheum Theatre.
        That Physics Show,
The Physics Theater.
Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Gershwin Theatre.

Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-629-3200. Summer outdoor concert season at Penn's Landing. Low-back folding chairs permitted.
May 1
         Season Tickets go on sale.
Guide to live music, concerts and festivals, nationwide.

Live Nation
From the website of Live Nation, one of the largest producers of live concerts in the world, you can search concerts by artist or venue and purchase tickets.

Madison Square Garden
The Stadium or WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave. at 33rd, 866-858-0008. Groups: 212-465-6080. Check website for new events or Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000.
         New York Rangers and New York Knicks home games.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown, 973-326-7651. Hosts special events and competitions. Spectators are welcome at youth hockey playoffs and championships, open skating competitions and special events. See listings under Spectator Sports and Sports-Ice Skating for sports and skating info.

Mercer County Park Festival Groups
Mercer County Park, West Windor, NJ, 609-448-1948. Summer performing arts stage offers 500-700 reserved seats and approx. 7,000 lawn seats. Call or visit website for summer lineup and to purchase tickets. Food vendors on site; no outside food, beverages or coolers permitted.
Sep 22-24
         Italian American Festival, 12pm-11pm. $5 per car.

Metife Stadium
One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, 201-559-1300. Sports, concerts and special events.

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
Raritan Center (Rt. 287 exit Rt. 514W), 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, 732-417-1400. Visit website link for new events.
Sep 21, Oct 5, 26, Nov 16, Dec 7
           Bodnar's Auction.

Sep 23-24
          Brick Fair 2017.
Oct 1
          NJ Bridal Show.
Oct 7-8
          Baby Show Expo.
Oct 13-15
          2017 New Jersey Auto Show.
Oct 28-29
          New Jersey Ultimate Womens Expo.
Nov 10-12
          Sugarloaf Craft Festival.
Nov 18-19
          Innovative Beads Expo.
Nov 25-26
          Greenbergs Train & Toy Show.
Dec 2-3
          Challenge of Champions.
Dec 29-31
          Discover the Dinosaur.
Jan 11-14, 2018
          Garden State Outdoor Show.
Jan 26-28
          The Fly Fishing Show.
Feb 3
          NJ Bridal Show.
Feb 9-11
          New Jersey Home Show.
Feb 15-18
          New Jersey Boat Sale and Expo.
Feb 22-25
          NJ Flower and Garden Show.
Mar 2-4
          Greater New Jersey Golf Show.
          Sugarloaf Craft Festival.

Mar 16-18
          Salt Water Fishing Expo.
Mar 23-25
          New Brunswick Kennel Club Dog Show.
Apr 6-8
          NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show.
Apr 13-15
          Super Pet Expo.
Apr 20-22
          Showstopper American Dance Championships.
Apr 26-29
          NJ Quilt Fest 2018.
Apr 27-29
          Sports & Memorabilia Show.

PNC Bank Arts Center
Parkway exit 116, Holmdel, box office: 732-203-2500. Outdoor concert season May-Sept. with seating in open-air pavilion and on lawn. Free heritage festivals and cultural performances presented by Garden State Arts Foundation, 732-442-9200.
Tickets on sale for new season.

Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St., Newark, 973-757-6000. Tickets: 800-745-3000; Ticketmaster.
         New Jersey Devils hockey and Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball.

Radio City Music Hall
Rockefeller Center, 60th St. & Ave. of the Americas, 866-858-0008. Groups: 212-465-6100.

Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place (intersection of Rt. 15, 565, 206), Augusta, 973-383-7644. Box office: 973-940-0222. Hosts special events, concerts and the Sussex County Miners, CanAm baseball league.
           Sussex County Miners, Can-Am baseball.

St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, 718-442-2900. Call box office or Ticketmaster for tickets; 800-745-3000. Restored 2,800-seat 1929 movie and vaudeville house presents concerts, comedy, Broadway touring companies, small and large scale children's shows, and school-time performances.
Selected Children & Family Theatre
Oct 15
           The Cat in the Hat, TheatreWorks USA. Ages 4-12. 4pm. $22.
Nov 19
           Olate Dogs: America's Got Talent Season 7 Winners, 2pm.

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA, 610-332-1300. Once the home plant of Bethlehem Steel, the ten-acre site is now a hub of music and art offering indoor and outdoor concerts, films, comedy, dance, family events, walking tours, open mic nights and a dozen different festivals annually. Free and ticketed events.
          Peas & Q's Family Programming, music, performances, storytelling, crafts, Sat. 11:30am. Inside in the Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons; outside on the Air Products Town Square.
          Free Summer Concerts, June-Sept. Most 7:30pm at Levitt Pavillion SteelStacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Visit website for schedule.
          MusikFest 2018, one of the largest and most diverse music festivals in the nation features 500+ shows on 14 stages over 10 days.

Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave. at Rt. 129 (Tnpk. exit 7A), Trenton, 609-656-3200, 800-298-4200. Hotline: 609-656-3222. Visit Comcast Tix for tickets. Group tickets: 609-656-3234, Hosts concerts and special events.

800-745-3000. One of the largest suppliers of tickets globally to music, sports, arts and theater events consolidates kid-friendly shows in the area at online under the "Family" heading.

Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, 800-298-4200. Event hotline: 215-336-3600. Sports–entertainment complex. For tickets, visit Comcast Tix.
         Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers, Philadelphia Soul indoor football league, Villanova Basketball and other college sports.

Wellmont Theater
5 Seymour St., Montclair, 800-745-3000. 2000-seat concert venue in renovated 1922 theater. Check Ticketmaster for upcoming events.