Liberty State Park Music Festival: A Free Summer Concert Series in Jersey City

The Liberty State Park Music Festival is a free concert series held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. This long-running event, now in its 42nd year, offers a diverse lineup of music genres, including rock, jazz, R&B, folk, Latin, alt-country rock, and Broadway & show tunes. The festival takes place on Tuesday and Sunday evenings, providing entertainment for all ages.

Locations and Timings

The Liberty State Park Music Festival is held in two brand new locations within the park:

  1. Sunday Concert Series: The Sunday concerts take place at the North Cove Field, behind the ferry parking lot on Audrey Zapp Drive. The concerts start at 6 pm and run until 8 pm.
  2. Tuesday Concert Series: The Tuesday concerts are held at the South Overlook Lawn, near the picnic area and flags, on the park’s southside. These concerts start at 6:30 pm and run until 8:30 pm.

August 2023 Lineup

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The festival’s August 2023 lineup features a variety of musical acts:

Sunday Concert Series

  • August 5: 3D Rhythm of Life (Tropical Latin Soul)
  • August 12: Andrae Murchison (Soulful Jazz)
  • August 19: Sensational Country Blues Wonders (American Roots Music)
  • August 26: The MIGHTY Spectrum Band (Classic Rock)

Tuesday Concert Series

  • August 7: Debra Devi (Classic rock / Americana)
  • August 14: Wilma Ann & The Jazz Disciples (Soul / Jazz)
  • August 21: Kareen Walkes (Jazz / Funk / Pop)
  • August 28: Gully Hubbards (Americana/Alt-Country/rock)
  • September 4: NJCU Current & Alumni Singers (Broadway & Show Tunes)

Visitor Information

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnics and snacks, and there will be food trucks on-site for those who prefer not to pack their own. For more information, visitors can contact the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs at 201-547-6921 or visit the festival’s website at

Additional Summer Concerts in Jersey City

In addition to the Liberty State Park Music Festival, Jersey City also hosts the Summer in the City concert series, which brings live music and film to various locations throughout the city. This series includes:

  • Berry Lane Park Concerts on Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • SummerFest in Liberty State Park on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Sundays from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Movies in the Park citywide at sundown (approximately 8:30 pm)

The Liberty State Park Music Festival is a must-visit event for music lovers of all ages. With its diverse lineup, beautiful location, and free admission, it offers a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone.


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