There’s nothing quite like the experience of enjoying live music outdoors by some of your favorite major artists.  As New Jerseyans, we’re fortunate to have some great locations for big concerts. At the top of the list is the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ with its easy access (located at exit 116 at the Garden State Parkway) and its great half-covered/ half-open layout.

So many big names have performed at PNC Bank Arts Center, and so far this summer’s lineup of shows is no exception. This year, the concerts start before Memorial Day Weekend, on May 11th! So whether you’re the up-close-and-personal front row ticket buyer or the laid back relax on the lawn (or party on the lawn) type of concert-goer, there’s another great season of concerts, events, and festivals coming soon with something for everybody!

Here’s the lineup of 2012 shows (so far):


Friday, May 11: Rob Zombie and Megadeth at 7:00PM – TICKETS

Saturday, June 2: Garden State Beer Expo at Noon (Session 1) and 5:30PM (Session 2) – TICKETS ON SALE 4/2/12 AT 10:00AM

Tuesday, June 12: Drake – The Club Paradise Tour at 7:00PM (with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana) – TICKETS ON SALE 3/30/12 at 11:00AM

Saturday, June 23: James Taylor and Band at 8:00PM – TICKETS

Wednesday, June 27: The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour at 7:30PM – TICKETS

Friday, June 29: An Evening with Yanni Under The Stars at 8:00PM – TICKETS

Saturday, June 30: Stevie Nicks at 8:00PM – TICKETS

Saturday, July 21: Summerland 2012 Tour at 7:00PM (with Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground) – TICKETS ON SALE 3/30/12 at 12:00PM

Friday, September 21: THE TOUR 2012: KISS AND MÖTLEY CRÜE at 7:00PM – TICKETS

It’s possible that more shows can be added to this schedule, so be sure to check back as we make our way toward summer season!

Are you excited about this year’s summer concert schedule? What’s the best concert you’ve seen at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel?