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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
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
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.
Apr 7
           Deadmau5, Lots of Shows in a Row.
Jun 25
           Dead & Company.

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.
Apr 30
           Wild Kratts Live!, 2 & 6pm.

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.

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.
        Cats,
Neil Simon Theaatre.
        Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Previews begin Mar. 28.
        The Gazillion Bubble Show,
New World Stages.
        Groundhog Day,
August Wilson Theatre.
        Hamilton,
Richard Rodgers Theatre.
        The Illusionists,
Palace Theatre.
        Kinky Boots,
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, teens.
        The Lion King,
Minskoff Theatre.
        The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe,
St. Luke's Theatre.
        Matilda The Musical,
Shubert Theatre.
        Phantom of the Opera,
Majestic Theatre.
        School of Rock,
Winter Garden Theatre.
        Something Rotten!,
St. James Theatre, teens.
        Stomp,
Orpheum Theatre.
        That Physics Show, Elektra Theatre.

        Wicked,
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.
Jan 27-29
           The Fly Fishing Show.
Feb 10-12
           New Jersey Golf & Travel Show.
Feb 17-19
           2017 Woodworking Show.
Feb 26
           Travel Expo 2017.
Mar 2-5
           NJ Quilt Festival 2017.
Mar 17-19
           Salt Water Fishing Expo.
Mar 24-26
           Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
Mar 31-Apr 2
           Discover the Dinosaurs.
Apr 28-30
           Sports & Memorabilia Show.
Jul 15-16
           Garden State Cat Show.

Jambase.com
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.
Winter
         New York Rangers and New York Knicks home games.
Feb 13-14
         141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Feb 16-26
         Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend, The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Feb 19-20
         Harlem Globetrotters 2017 World Tour.
Mar 23-26
         PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue, The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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.
Apr 29
         All County Garage Sale, 9am-4pm.

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 summer 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.
Jan 28-29
           Discover the Dinosaur.
Feb 10-12
           Super Pet Expo.
Feb 16-19
           New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo.
Feb 23-26
           NJ Flower & Garden Show.
Mar 10-12
           New Jersey Home Show.
Mar 17-18
           Kidzsignments.
Mar 18-19
           Greenberg's Train & Toy Show.
Mar 24-26
           New Brunswick Kennel Club.
Apr 7-9
           NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show.
Apr 22-23
           Innovative Beads Expo.
May 5-7
           Abilities Expo.

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
          
Tickets on sale for new season.

Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St., Newark, 973-757-6000. Tickets: 800-745-3000; Ticketmaster.
Winter

         New Jersey Devils hockey and Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball.
Selected Family Events
Jan 28-29
           Monster Jam Triple Threat Series.
Feb 17
           Harlem Globetrotters.
Mar 4
           USA Gymnastics The American Cup.
Mar 9-12
           Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey presents Out of This World.

Radio City Music Hall
Rockefeller Center, 60th St. & Ave. of the Americas, 866-858-0008. Groups: 212-465-6100.
Mar 31-Apr 1
           Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert.

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.
Feb 3-28
           Frozen Carnival in Ice, ice sculpture extravaganza, ice artists, indoor-outdoor event.
May-Sep
           Sussex County Miners, Can-Am baseball.

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.
Selected Children & Family Theatre
Jan 29
           Alice in Wonderland, ages 4-12. 4pm.
Feb 24
           Madagascar, ages 4-12. 6pm.
Apr 2
           The Wizard of Oz, ages 4-12. 4pm.
Apr 29
           Peppa Pig Live!, 5pm.
May 19
           Seussical the Musical, ages 4-12. 6pm.

SteelStacks
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.
Sat
          Peas & Q's Family Programming, music, performances, storytelling, crafts, Sat. 11:30am. Inside in the Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons; outside on the Air Products Town Square.

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.
Selected Family Events
Mar 3-4
           Harlem Globetrotters 2017 World Tour.
Mar 17-19
           Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Out of This World.

Ticketmaster
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.
Ongoing
         Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers, Philadelphia Soul indoor football league, Villanova Basketball and other college sports.
Selected Family Events
Feb 16-20
           Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Out of This World.
Feb 26
           Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience.
Mar 4-5
           The Original Harlem Globetrotters.
Mar 8-12
           Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight.

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