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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.
The Stone Pony Outdoor Summer Stage 2016
913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, 732-502-0600. Gates open at 5pm. All ages admitted; must be 21 in bar area. Ticketmaster for tickets, 800-745-3000. Visit website link for schedule.

BB&T Pavilion
Formerly Susquehanna Bank Center
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.

Big Apple Circus
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, 800-922-3772, 888-541-3750. Intimate, classical one-ring circus at Lincoln Center Nov.-Jan. and other locations throughout the year.
         Lincoln Center, NYC.

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 Family-Friendly Shows
        Aladdin, Disney, New Amsterdam Theatre.
        Blue Man Group,
Astor Place Theatre.
Neil Simon Theaatre.
        The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
Barrymore Theatre,
        Fiddler on the Roof,
Broadway Theatre.
        FInding Neverland,
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
        The Gazillion Bubble Show,
New World Stages.
Richard Rodgers Theatre.
        Jersey Boys,
August Wilson Theatre, teens.
        Kinky Boots,
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, teens.
        Les Miserables,
Imperial Theatre.
        The King & I,
Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
        The Lion King,
Minskoff Theatre.
        The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe,
St. Luke's Theatre.
        Mad Libs Live!,
New World Stages.
        Matilda The Musical,
Shubert Theatre.
        Phantom of the Opera,
Majestic Theatre.
        School of Rock,
Winter Garden Theatre.
        Something Rotten!,
St. James Theatre, teens.
Orpheum Theatre.
        Tuck Everlasting The Musical,
Broadhurst 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.

Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Dr., Somerset, 732-469-4000. Many shows offer free admission for children.
Oct 21-23
         Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
Oct 29-30
         LEGO Brick Fair.
Nov 5-6
         Family Pet Shows.
Jan 7-8
         Greenberg's Train & Toy Show.
Jan 14-15
         The Harley Rendezvous.
Jan 20-22
         Garden State Home Show.
Feb 10-12
         New Jersey Golf Show.
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.
Feb 16-27
Sesame Street Live, The Theater at MSG.

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 2016 lineup and to purchase tickets. Food vendors on site; no outside food, beverages or coolers permitted.

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.

Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, 609-525-9300. Concert hall since 1929 hosts music, pageants, including the Miss New Jersey pageant, theater, children's theater, special events, and Ocean City Pops summer concert series.

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 classical performances presented by Garden State Arts Foundation, 732-442-9200.
May 31
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.
Selected Events
Nov 1
WWE: Smackdown, first live broadcast from The Rock. 7:15pm. Tickets start at $20.
Nov 3
Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus. 8pm. Joe, Murr, Q and Sal, stars of Impractical Jokers, star in a two-hour live event. The crew takes on two "punishments" and a four-part obstacle course. Tickets from $20.

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.
Sep 16-18
          Outdoor Recreation & Sportsmen's Expo.
Sep 29
          Harvest Fest Tasting Event.
Nov 18-Dec 30
          Christmas Light Show & Village, one-mile of displays, holiday music, photos with Santa, indoor arts & crafts.

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.

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 eight different festivals annually. Free and ticketed events.

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 and college basketball.
Selected Family Events
Nov 4
         Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions.

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