NJ Festival Named One of the ‘Best New Festivals’ in the U.S.
Festivals are a great way to celebrate music, art, food, culture, and community. And it seems that each year a new festival gets added to our bucket list. USA Today, 10 Best compiled a list of the best new festivals in the U.S. From music celebrations to cultural experiences, and food adventures, they had their expert panel nominate their top picks for the best new festivals. Then their readers voted for their favorites.
A New Jersey festival makes the list.
An Atlantic City two-day beachside festival made the list at number 10. The Adjacent Festival took place over Memorial Day weekend last year at the shore with headliners including Paramore and Blink-182.
When the festival first hit the scene their social media pages began with posts asking, “What is Adjacent?” leading up to the official announcement of the festival.
There has been no announcement whether or not the festival will return. Although there are fans of the festival hoping for a comeback. One person commented on their Facebook, “Please bring it back next year.” Another person commented under a post with a crying plea, “Please come back. I’m begging.” It may be best to keep an eye out for updates on their social media pages.
Number one best new festival.
Topping USA Today’s list for the best new festival is the Troy Art Block in New York. If you do plan on making the trek sometime in the future to Troy, this festival may be worth checking out. Last year, Troy Art Block commissioned 27 temporary murals for the town from multiple artists. They even held panel discussions, live painting sessions, and a block party to draw attention to local businesses.
Other festivals on their list include the Because They’re Funny Comedy Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Route 66 Festival in Amarillo, Texas.
Check out the complete list of the best new festivals here.