Outdoor summer concerts are a big part of the season in Bergen County. It seems every year more towns have them or add to what they did before. This is because they’re so popular. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening with your family and friends. Local restaurants are open making this a great opportunity for a fun evening. Grab dinner downtown and then enjoy live music under the stars.
You’ll find that outdoor summer concerts have already begun this week in many towns. A lot run on a weekly basis through the middle of August. Others towns have only 1 or 2. Don’t worry If you miss this week because there’s a lot coming all summer.
In addition to the summer concert series, there are other things going on this summer but I thought this would be a good guide for you on concerts happening this season.
Crestwood Lake is the location (access is Klomburg Dr). No food are beverages are allowed because there’s a concession stand, Concerts start at 6 pm and there’s quite a lineup ahead. Dates are: July 9,16,22 & 30; August 6, 12, 19 & 26; September 3, 9, 17 & 23.
Carlstadt has a series of summer concerts that run into September held at 7 pm in the Village Green Park (off of Broad St between 3rd & 4th). Dates are July 12 & 19, August 2, 16,& 30 and September 6 & 30. The lineup of bands looks terrific too.
Demarest has it’s concerts by the Gazebo at the Demarest Duck Pond. This is just north of Hardenburgh alongside Piermont Road. Concerts are at 7:30 pm and the dates are July 13, 20 & 27 as well as August 3,10 & 24. All concerts start at 7:30 pm. Plan on eating out before the concert too because Edgewater has a ton of fabulous restaurants.
Edgewater has Memorial Field for it’s summer concerts which is next to the Ferry Marina. Concerts begin at 7 pm and are as follows: July 7, 14, 21 & 28; August 4, 11, 18 & 25; September 1, 8, 15 & 22.
Elmwood Park –
It’s happening Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm at the Band Shell (500 Mola Blvd) in town. Dates are July 12, 19 & 26 followed by August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 plus September 10. I don’t know how long Elmwood Park has been doing this but every year the concerts they have are a tremendous amount of fun.
Let’s not forget the Englewood Public Library concert series Jazz Under The Stars happening Thursday nights at 7:30. Details are in a previous blog article of mine.
Fort Lee –
Fort Lee has a unique way of doing things because they combine a concert and a movie. First there’s a 1 hour concert then 2 days later you see a movie. They call it their Sumner 2022 Movie & Concert Series. Concerts are at 7:30 pm and movies are at 8:30 pm. All the details are here for you – just click on this link.
Summer Concerts On The Green (Main St & Washington Pl) are held every Tuesday night at 7:30 from July 12th through August 19th. This is a very unique setting too – across from both an historic Church and the County Court House.
The Overpeck Park Amphitheater is perhaps the biggest venue of them all plus you have the park itself which runs on both sides of Fort Lee Road. This is the southern end of the park. Concert dates are July 11, 18 & 26 plus August 1st. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm.
All concerts are at Memorial Park (1 Memorial Drive) and are July 15, and in August the 2nd and 26th. These 1 hour concerts start at 7 pm.
Lyndhurst is another town that does things a little differently. The Catholic Church in town, Our Lady of Mt Carmel, has a huge feast that people come to from all over. Lyndhurst has 4 days of concerts at the same time. So July 13-16 Lyndhurst has these 4 days of concerts called Music Under the Stars. Because they have 2 different concerts each night, you have a total of 8 to dance to at 7 and 9 pm. Location is the Town Hall Park on Delafield Ave and all the details are on this link.
Ramapo College is the location for another TD Bank sponsored series of concerts in July. Parking is $5 but the concert is free. Dates are July 7, 14 and 21 all starting at 7 pm. Additionally, the Mahwah Public Library has concerts at 2 pm on July 10, 17, 24 & 31 plus August 7, 14, 21 & 28. September has 3 concerts on the 11th, 18th & 25th followed by the last on October 2nd. All details are through this link.
Midland Park –
July is concert month in Midland Park. There are 4 free outdoor summer concerts all starting at 7 pm held at the Midland Park Memorial Library (250 Godwin Ave). Dates are July 8, 13 20 & 27/
North Arlington –
Part of the Bergen County summer concert series, North Arlington has 3 concerts at Riverside County Park (off Riverside Ave) in July beginning at 7 pm. Dates are July 9, 16 & 31.
Old Tappan –
Oakes Park in town is where free outdoor summer concerts are held in July. Dates are July 13, 20 & 27. Oakes Park is opposite 184 Central Ave so use this for GPS. Concerts begin at 7 pm and if the weather is a problem, they’ll move it to the Fire House Community Room (231 Tappan Rd).
Although the address is 116 E Century Road, it’s really the Band Shell behind the library. You’ll understand once you get there. Concerts begin at 7:30 and dates are July 9, 16, 23 & 30 plus August 6 & 13.
Park Ridge –
How about a concert in an 18th century barn? This is what you’ll get on Sundays this summer at the Wortendyke Barn Museum (13 Pascack Rd) on Sundays. Seats are provided but you can sit on the lawn and enjoy the music if you wish too (or all the seats are taken). Dates are July 28, August 25 and September 29 at 4 pm plus October 27 at 1 pm.
In addition to the Wortendyke Barn concert series by Bergen County, Park Ridge has it’s own series of outdoor summer concerts. These are held at Davies Memorial Park (J Healy Dr) starting at 6:30 pm. Dates are July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18 25.
Ridgefield Park –
This can be a little confusing because locations and times can be very different. While they began in June (I usually don’t start writing about summer events then), I’ll just give you this link for their July and August concerts.
It’s Ridgewood’s 64th year of free outdoor summer concerts held at the Kasschau Memorial Shell (125 N Maple Ave). Concerts begin at 8:30 pm and are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights through early August. Dates coming up are July 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 plus August 2 & 4.
Rutherford has it’s concerts in Lincoln Park (Park & Ridge Rd) and they all begin at 8 pm. If you haven’t been to Rutherford, come here for dinner first. This is such a cool town with wonderful restaurants. Concert dates are July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4 & 11.
Saddle River –
You will hear a series of “timeless classics” from the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, July 9th, at 7 pm in Rindlaub Park (145 E Saddle River Rd). Any opportunity to hear this elegant symphony band is a treasure.
Tenafly has a very popular concert schedule in the summer. Concerts are held at Huyler Park downtown on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 pm through August. Because Tenafly has a lot of great restaurants in all price points, it’s an ideal setup for dinner out and then live music after.
Held Thursdays in July at 8 pm at Veterans Memorial Park, this annual concert series is a big hit. Dates are July 7, 14, 21 and 28. This is from the Westwood Recreation Department. However there’s also a concert series on Fridays and Sundays.
There’s also the Westwood Community Band made up of local volunteer musicians. They give concerts (also at Veterans Memorial Park) through July and on Labor Day Weekend. Concerts begin at 7 pm on Fridays and 2 pm on Sundays. Dates are July 8, 15, 22 and 29 on Fridays. Sundays are July 17, 24 and September 4th. If it rains, the concert is moved to the Westwood Community Center at 55 Jefferson Ave.
Think this is enough? Westwood doesn’t. They have a special concert by the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, July 10th, at 4 pm at Veterans Memorial Park. Think music is a big deal in Westwood? I certainly do.
Wyckoff YMCA –
Starting at 7 pm this Thursday (July 8th), Wyckoff’s Band on the Sand concert features classic hits from the 60’s on. This is a fun concert that will get you up and dancing!
Since these are outdoor summer concerts, you’ll need lawn chairs or a blanket. Snacks would be a good idea too but you can also make it a full day because there are so many great restaurants in all of these towns. If you’d like to know more about Bergen County, get in touch with me. You’ll find that we have a lot to offer in so many ways. Because Bergen County is so diverse in it’s real estate offerings and it’s population, I bet you’ll be amazed at what we have for you!