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Artistic opportunities from theater to music to dance and more are no strangers to Burlington and Ocean county residents.

Burlington County Amphitheater

5 Pioneer Blvd.
Westampton, NJ 08060 609-265-5858 

The Burlington County Amphitheater hosts a free summer concert series with seating for 500. The amphitheater is adjacent to the Burlington County Library. For information on upcoming acts, visit the amphitheater’s website.

Garden State Philharmonic

1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753 732-255-0460 

The Garden State Philharmonic’s concerts preserve classical music, promote arts education, and foster an appreciation and love of music. The season typically includes a four- to five-concert subscription series, a winter holiday concert, specialty concerts and a free Fourth of July concert.

Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753 732-255-0500 

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, on the campus of Ocean County College, is a performing arts center dedicated to providing art and entertainment to Ocean County and the Jersey Shore. The center features music performances, theater, film and dance. It is home to the Garden State Philharmonic, various educational performing arts organizations, an art gallery, and the Ocean County and New Jersey state teen arts festivals.

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

120 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

The LBIF is a nonprofit center for culture, education and recreation. The center offers adult and youth art workshops like basketry, bookmaking, ceramics, creative writing, culinary arts, drawing, glasswork, painting, photography, woodworking and more. Programming is diverse and includes book discussions, dances, film festivals and musical performances. Other recreational offerings include aerobics, ballet, jazz, kayaking, tennis, yoga and more.

The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe

2305 Grand Central Ave.
Lavallette, NJ 08735 732-854-2779 

1309 Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 844-854-2779 

The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe is a vaudeville-style nightly Broadway cabaret. Performers maneuver around the entire shop, singing to guests and incorporating them into the show. Enjoy delicious ice cream and a show in Lavallette or Seaside Heights.

The Strand Center for the Arts

400 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701 732-367-7789 

The Strand Center for the Arts hosts a variety of national acts, concerts, music, dance, theater, comedy and arts education. The historic 1,042-seat theater opened its doors in 1922.

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