Free Outdoor Concerts in Liberty State Park are Back!

Photo of Liberty State Park by Steve Gold © Harmony Media, NJ

Summerfest concerts will once again be held in Liberty State Park on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. These outdoor concerts are free and run from July though September. From Big Band to Jazz, Pop to R&B, there’s a style of music for everyone to enjoy. The annual music series is presented by the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs with the music schedule provided by The Friends of Liberty State Park. Bring a chair, blanket, some snacks or pack a picnic and enjoy the music!


Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm
Located in the Public Gardens behind the Liberty House Restaurant – free parking in the ferry lot.

July 11 – Wilma Ann & the Jazz Disciples (Soul/Jazz)
July 18 – The Dynamics Party Band
July 25 – The Spirit of Life Ensemble (Jazz)

August 1 – No Show this Tuesday due to National Night Out
August 8 – The New York Exceptions (DooWop/Soul)
August 15 – Kareem Walkes (Jazz/Funk/Pop)
August 22 – Lauren Shub (Jazz/Swing)
August 29 Gordon James (Smooth Jazz)

September 5 – The Moonlighters Orchestra (Classic Swing/Big Band)
September 12 – Valerie Adams & The Dimensions Band (R&B/Soul)
September 19 – Michael Tate & 3D Rhythm of Life (Latin/Soul)

Sundays, 5-7 pm
Located on the North Field by the historic CRRNJ Terminal, 1 of Audrey Zapp Drive – free parking lot at the east end of Audrey Zapp Dr.

July 16 – Andrae Murchison (Jazz Band)
July 23 – The British Invasion Experience (1960’s British Rock)
July 30 – UnBrothers (Vintage Rock/R&B)

August 6 – EPICSOUL Band (Classic Soul/Funk/R&B)
August 13 – La Charanga 76 (Cuban Dance Music)
August 20 – Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes (Indie/Folk)
August 27 – The Funktion Band (Top 40: Motown Covers)

Download and Save Full Schedule Here: Summerfest_2017

For updates, changes or cancellations due to inclement weather call Friends of Liberty State Park at 201-792-1993 or visit

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Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.