Summer is finally here in Ocean County. And as usual, that means there are dozens of outdoor summer concerts in the area. The concerts feature a variety of different musical acts for all ages. And best of all – most of these outdoor concerts are FREE. Just bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the great LIVE tunes. Here is your guide to outdoor summer concerts in Ocean County during 2015:
The Ocean County Carousel of Music, presented by the Parks and Recreation Department, returns in 2015. Over 40 FREE concerts will be presented from June 6th through September 12th. Concert venues include Beachwood Beach, Veterans Park in Bayville, Ocean County Park in Lakewood, the Ocean County Library in Toms River, Waterfront Park in Ship Bottom, 23rd Avenue in Seaside Park, the Bayfront in Toms River and Heritage Gazebo in Lavallette. There will be a large variety of acts performing; check out the schedule.
It is the 21st season for Brick Summerfest in Windward Park. The concerts this year feature the Amish Outlaws on July 2nd, the Bronx Wanderers on July 9th, the Infernos on July 16th and Time Machine on July 23rd. Shuttle buses are available.
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson features great musical acts, such as Israel & New Breed on June 20th, Jack & Jack on June 27th, Michael Montano on July 12th and Jacquie Lee on July 25th.
Check out Concerts by the Bay in Waterfront Park in Ship Bottom every Thursday from July 9th through August 20th at 7pm. Acts include Facedown on July 9th, Jimmy and the Parrots on July 30th and Drop Dead Sexy on August 20th.
Every Wednesday in July, come to Beach Haven’s Veterans Memorial Park for Concerts on the Green. This year’s acts include the Carnaby Street Band on July 8th, Tequila Rose Band on July 22nd and R&B Express on July 29th.
On Fridays at the Tuckerton Seaport, check out the Summer Concert Series. In 2015, there will be performances by Ladies Night Out on July 10th and the Billy Walton band on July 17th.
On Thursdays in July and August, come see the #throwbackthursday Tribute Band Series on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. This season features tributes to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, KISS and more. The shows begin at 8:30pm.