WITHIN HIGHLANDS– Almost every bar/restaurant in Highlands has live music Thursday-Sundays in the summer and some have live music all year, check their instagrams to see who’s on the line up.
Proving Ground – Sports bar and restaurant with live music ALL year (every day in the summer from TWO locations!).
Chubby Pickle – You'll find all kinds of music acts all year-round plus their popular Open Mic nights every Tuesday which showcases everyone from pros to nervous first timers.
Off the Hook – This charming pub with great views hosts bands that are off the hook all year round.
Seafarer – This serene waterfront bar, restaurant and event venue hosts musicians almost every night in the summer.
One Willow – Live music flows from the Captains Bar overlooking the NYC skyline all summer.
Sandbox @Seastreak – Musicians serenade beach goers early summer through early October from the sand stage.
WITHIN 30 MIN DRIVE:
Rory’s Pub - Sea Bright - This cheery Irish Pub has a guitar player at least once a week inside or on the patio weather permitting. 10 minute drive
Nip and Tuck Bar & Grill – Long Branch – This venue rocks live shows all year round! 20 min drive
PNC Arts Center - Holmdel - Outdoor venue that hosts world class shows from country artists to rock gods to comedians from Spring – Fall. 25 min drive
Stone Pony - Asbury Park - The Stone Pony is a legendary club that features local and national acts and is most known for being the place where NJ's hometown hero Bruce Springsteen got his start. 30 min drive
Asbury Lanes -Asbury Park - from the local kids' music academy to your favorite cover band, there's always a lively show going on at Asbury Lanes.
Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank - A true place for the arts you'll find musical acts, theatre and more at Count Basie.