North to Shore: The Festival Only Jersey Could Handle

Are you ready for the most exciting festival of the summer? The North to Shore Festival is an all-new music, art, and culture festival coming to New Jersey in June 2023 and you won’t want to miss it. From live music performances to interactive art displays and from stand-up comedy to film screenings, this festival promises to have something for everyone. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from this upcoming event! 

What is North to Shore? 

The North to Shore Festival is a brand-new event celebrating the culture, music, technology, comedy, and fun that can be found in the Garden State. This festival is a must-see for anyone looking to experience the best of what New Jersey has to offer. With exciting activities for all ages and interests, the North to Shore Festival is the perfect event to attend with family and friends. 

The festival is a combination of live music performances, comedy shows, panel discussions, dance shows, film screenings, art shows, and much more. Visitors can sample the delicious local cuisine, explore the picturesque landscapes, or participate in one of the many activities offered throughout the festival.  

The festival takes place in three locations: Atlantic City, Asbury Park, and Newark. Each location offers a unique experience and allows visitors to explore different aspects of New Jersey’s culture and history. Whether you are a long-time resident or visiting for the first time, the North to Shore Festival is a fantastic way to discover all that New Jersey has to offer. Don’t miss out on this exciting event – mark your calendars for June 2023 and get ready for a summer of fun and adventure in New Jersey! 

Atlantic City 

Monopoly City, NJ is ready to host the first-ever North to Shore Festival, showcasing everything that makes Atlantic City an incredible place. Be sure to check out the in-depth schedule, but with over 50 events, you’re sure to find something fun and interesting!  

June 3 Through June 11: 

  • Jazmine Sullivan and Jhene Aiko 
  • Montclair Film Festival: Beach Screenings 
  • Jay Wheeler 
  • Ricardo Arjona 
  • Panels on Mental and Physical Health with Whole Health Pavilion 
  • Interactive Art Exhibits 
  • Community-Created Murals 
  • Joe McGinty and the Loser’s Lounge
  • Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw 
  • Remember Jones 
  • Low Cut Connie 
  • Artist Workshops 
  • Cover Bands 
  • Dance Shows 
  • Pool Parties 
  • And so much more! 

Asbury Park 

In the City by the Sea, music reigns supreme. But this June, get ready for even more artistry in Music City, NJ. With venues ranging from small to large, Asbury Park is known for having something for everyone.  

June 14 Through June 18: 

  • Brian Fallon 
  • Demi Lovato 
  • The B52’s 
  • Nicole Atkins 
  • A Celebration of Clarence Clemons 
  • TechUnited NJ: Better Capitol Conference 
  • TechUnited NJ: Catalyst Awards with Bill Nye 
  • Asbury Park Bazaar 
  • Drag Queen Story Hour 
  • Gallery Shows 
  • Singer/Songwriter Showcase 
  • The Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw 
  • Old School Dance Party with Bouie Brothers Disco 
  • Hip Hop in the Round 
  • And many more events! 


Newark is the cultural capital of New Jersey, even if it’s not the actual capital. And boy oh boy, are they pulling out all the stops for North to Shore’s inaugural year. DJs, dance shows, stand-up comedy, live music, and tons more await you in Newark.  

June 21 Through June 25: 

  • Alanis Morissette with Aimee Mann 
  • Bill Burr 
  • Ross Mathews 
  • Santana 
  • Newark International Film Festival 
  • Marisa Monte 
  • Shark Tank’s Daymond John 
  • Natalie Merchant with the St Luke’s Orchestra
  • Halsey 
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 
  • Jazmine Sullivan with Jhene Aiko (Yep – they’re in Newark, too!) 
  • Stephen Colbert with Jim Gaffigan 
  • And even more being announced soon!

Sounds Awesome, Right?! 

We know. We’re excited, too. And what makes us even more excited is that you don’t have to buy a big expensive festival pass to go to North to Shore. You can purchase individual tickets to the events that interest you. Oh, and did we mention that more than half of the events are free?! With so many amazing events, it’s no wonder it’s here in New Jersey.