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Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival

2018 Cover A web 6 5 18Live Jazz Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm

Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. 

Click here for the 2018 performance schedule.  

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7pm to 9pm. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

Four jazz performances each night can be heard outside in downtown Westfield at various locations - on Central Avenue in front of Banana Republic, the lawn in front of the North Avenue Train Station, Elm Street in front of the Baptist Church, and in Foundation Park across the street from 439 South Ave. W. (near the corner of South Ave W. and Westfield Ave.). 

Quimby Street will be closed for special opening and closing celebrations of the Jazz Festival on July 10 and August 28.

“Sweet Sounds Downtown is extremely popular for all ages. From contemporary or traditional jazz to blues to big band, there are live performances to please everyone.” said Sherry Cronin, DWC Executive Director. “The event is great for businesses downtown on Tuesday night.” According to Beth Brenner, Asst. Executive Director, “We have a mix of bands which played in past festivals as well as new bands this year. Sweet Sounds has become so popular that we unfortunately have to turn away many talented groups.”

While listening to the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, enjoy dining at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants or stroll and shop along the charming downtown streets.