Rock Out at the Music Fest in Palmer Square

Imagine that you can relive some of your favorite songs and reminisce about bands you loved growing up. Now a full day, all-access festival setting that lets you share these memories with your family and friends.

Now, stop imagining and start planning!

Music Fest, in Princeton’s Palmer Square, offers this very experience. It is a one-day festival happening on September 15.

The event runs from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Throughout the day, you’ll be treated to the classic sounds of Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and more. No, these all-time greats won’t all converge on Princeton. But there will be the next best thing: tribute bands who have studied their music, know the style, and never disappoint. Best of all, access to the festival is free and open to the public.

What Makes This Music Fest Unique

Some of the most popular and prolific artists of the modern era have called New Jersey home. Their talent was honed here and some of their best songs were written here. They often give back to their community or ensure that the broader public knows where they come from and where their roots are.

From Sinatra to Springsteen to Paul Simon, New Jersey has birthed prolific artists who have influenced the musical landscape around the world.

Music Fest is special in that it celebrates these artists, allowing locals to reminisce and remember the greatness that has come out of New Jersey.

This one-day music festival doesn’t just feature all of the greatest hits by New Jersey native favorites. There will also be some cool retail experiences, family-friendly activities, and food offered by local vendors. The event features two stages of music where you can rock out and reminisce to all of the songs you love.

Where to Stay

If you’re traveling from out of town, one great thing about the Central New Jersey area is that there are many options for lodgings and accommodations. One popular choice is the Hyatt Regency Princeton, which is a favorite for locals and visitors, alike. It has everything you need to be your home away from home while you’re at the festival. Centrally located near Route 1 and the Princeton Junction Train Station, the hotel’s location gives you easy access to other sites to see nearby no matter if you’re driving or using public transportation.

If you want to re-live even more distant New Jersey history, you should consider staying at the Nassau Inn. The Inn has been a fixture in Princeton for over 250 years. Revolution-era heroes like Paul Revere and Thomas Paine have raised a glass to freedom near its massive stone hearth.

For more information on Music Fest, visit their page on the Palmer Square website or find details in your local New Jersey guide. It’s worth a day trip or weekend getaway to kick back, relax, and reminisce with some of your favorite music. Just remember to bring a blanket or some lawn chairs! 

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