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New Jersey – 50 States of Music


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New Jersey can thank legends like Frank Sinatra,

Sarah Vaughan, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen for putting it on the musical map, but the state is no less important to music in America today. Home to countless venues, festivals, and events, and teeming with eager talent, New Jersey can boast its musical bona fides for generations to come.


  • Bon Jovi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Ice-T
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Patti Smith
  • Paul Simon
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • The Fugees
  • The Misfits
  • Whitney Houston

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • BB&T Pavilion
    • Boardwalk Hall
    • Borgata Event Center
    • Count Basie Theatre
    • Etess Arena
    • Gentlemen Stopover Festival
    • Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival
    • Meadowlands Arena
    • MetLife Stadium
    • Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort Casino
    • Paramount Theatre
    • PNC Bank Arts Center
    • Prudential Center
    • Sea.Hear.Now Festival
    • Starland Ballroom
    • The Saint
    • The Stone Pony
    • The Wellmont Theater
    • Tropicana Showroom
    • Xponential Festival

    Music Schools

    • Kean University
    • Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University
    • John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University
    • New Jersey City University
    • Rowan University
    • The College of New Jersey
    • Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    • William Paterson University

    Major Music Conferences

    • Singer Songwriter Cape May
    • DJ Expo
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