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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 next summer's 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.
Apr 9-10
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Big Splash!

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 Oct.-Jan. and other locations throughout the year.
         Lincoln Center, NYC.
Feb 12-Mar 13
         TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater.

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.
        The Berenstain Bears LIVE in Family Matters, the Musical,
               Manhattan Movement & Arts Center.
        Blue Man Group,
Astor Place Theatre.
        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.
        Jersey Boys,
August Wilson Theatre, teens.
        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.
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.
Feb 13-14
         Great Train Expo.
Feb 19-21
         Woodworking Show.
Feb 26-28
         New Jersey Golf Show.
Mar 3-6
         New Jersey Quilt Festival 2016.
Mar 11-13
         Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
Mar 18-20
         Salt Water Fishing Expo.
Apr 1-3
         APEX Gaming.
Apr 8-10
         Paddlesport 2016.
Apr 22-24
         Sports & Memorabilia Show.
May 6-8
         Anime Expo.
Jul 16-17
         Garden State Cat 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 11-21
Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!
Mar 5
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage.

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.
Selected Family Events
Apr 30
         All County Garage Sale, 9-4.
May 12-18
         Shrine Circus, two shows per day. For info and tickets, 973-992-2860.
Jul 9-10
         Garden State Comic Fest, 10-6.

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.
Feb 11-14
NJ Flower & Garden Show.
Feb 18-21
New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo.
Mar 4-6
New Jersey Home Show.
Mar 10, 17, Apr 21, May 26
Bodnar Auction, antiques and collectibles.
Mar 12-13
iHobby Show 2016.
Mar 19-20
NJ Bridal Show.
Mar 25-27
New Brunswick Kennel Club Dog Show.
Apr 1-3
Country Folk Art Craft Show.
Apr 8-10
NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show.
April 29-May 1
The 2016 Abilities Expo.
May 15
Asian American Festival.

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
2016 Season Tickets on sale.

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.
Mar 4
Nastia Liukin Cup, 36 gymnasts.
Mar 5
AT&T American Cup, gymnastics champions.
Mar 9-13
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends.

Mar 19
The Who Hits 50.

Apr 2
Rihanna - Anti World Tour 2016 with special guest Travis Scott.

Apr 10
          Hip Hops Final 4.

Jun 2
Selena Gomez "Revival" World Tour.
Jul 9
Justin Bieber - Purpose World Tour.

Jul 12
Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas "Future Now: The Tour."
Aug 17
Janet Jackson "Unbreakable" World Tour.
Sep 16-18
Toruk The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar.

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.
Feb 5-28
           Frozen in Ice Ice Sculpture Extravaganza, indoor/outdoor event features more than 100 tons of ice transformed into displays by Sculpted Ice Works ice artists, ice bar, ice slide, carving demos, wagon rides, hot food and beverages. Free parking.

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 Events
Apr 10
The Wizard of Oz.
May 20
Curious George.

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, Home for Trenton Freedom professional indoor football as well as concerts and special events.
Selected Family Events
Feb 12-13
           Monster X Tour.
Mar 5
           Harlem Globetrotters 2016 World Tour.

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, and college basketball.
Selected Family Events
Feb 17-21
         Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Legends.
Mar 6, 12
         Harlem Globetrotters.

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