Top places for live music venues: Where to find the best sounds in town!

Top places for live music venues: Where to find the best sounds in town!

Whether you’re a die-hard music enthusiast or simply seeking to add a dash of rhythm to your evening, discover these locations with live music! From quaint cafes hosting acoustic sets to venue halls and bustling restaurants and downtowns, there’s a stage for every taste.

band performing live outdoors

Downtown Somerville – Every Saturday night from Memorial Day weekend into September, head to Downtown Somerville on Division Street for some live music. Pull up a chair or listen close by at one of your favorite outdoor dining spots in town.

Main Street Bernardsville – Groove under the open skies as Music on Main takes over the third Thursday of every month from June to October! There will be a mix of genres featuring your favoirte local artists. Bring your friends, grab a seat, and let the music weave its magic through the air!

22 West Tap & Grill (Bridgewater)

band performing Oktoberfest set - accordion, guitar, and drums shown
Garrett Tatano Band performs at Flounder Brewing’s Oktoberfest

Flounder Brewing (Hillsborough)

Jersey Cyclone Brewing (Somerset)

Mannion’s Irish Pub (Somerville)

Stage House Tavern (Somerset)

Village Brewing (Somerville)

Petrock’s Bar & Grille (Hillsborough)

singer and guitarist performing live music
Sick Star Nation performs at Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn (Branchburg)

Green Knoll Grill (Bridgewater)

Willie McBride’s (Branchburg)

Ambee Coffee (Somerville)

Farmstead Arts (Bernards)

Sieminski Theater (Bernards)

Watchung Arts Center (Watchung)

Villagers Theater (Somerset)

Brook Arts Center (Bound Brook)

woman at piano singing
Courtesy of the State Theatre of New Jersey

State Theatre of New Jersey (New Brunswick)

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