Tired of the same old Monday through Friday work-day routine? Why should the kids be the only ones to enjoy summer? Break up the weekday monotony. Add some fun with a visit to the Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival this July and August.
What: Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival
Where: Downtown Westfield
When: Every Tuesday from July 2nd to August 27th, from 7 pm to 9 pm
Contact: Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444
Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival 2019
Formerly known as the “Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival”, organizers decided to update the name for this year’s festival to communicate its inclusiveness of all genres of music. In addition to jazz, local musicians play blues, rock, country, indie-folk, Motown, bluegrass, funk, R & B, pop, and Big Band classics.
Each week brings a new act to the four separate stages set up around the downtown Westfield area. Start off with a little jazz on one stage. Then move on to another stage for some country tunes. Enjoy funk/blues fusion at another stage. Then finish up with a bit of Latin jazz for dessert. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to make yourself comfortable while you listen.
2019 Festival Line-up
Four separate stages. Four separate acts. Nine weeks in a row. Stage A will be set up at 137 Central Ave. Stage B goes up on the corner of North and Elm. Visit Stage C at 170 Elm St. Or watch musical acts perform on Stage D in Foundation Park.
The festival kicks off on Tuesday, July 2nd with country crooner Nikki Briar and the Sweet Briar Band on Quimby St. In addition to great music, Nikki teaches her audience to line dance. It’s lots of fun. For a complete list of musical acts performing on which stages throughout the entire two-month-long festival, visit WestfieldToday.com. In case of rain, the festival moves to Wednesday night that week.