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Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield Kicks Off July 3rd

Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield Kicks Off July 3rd

Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7-9pm

Tuesday, July 3rd marks the first night of the 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC). Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7pm to 9pm. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

Kicking off this year’s festival at 7pm sharp on July 3rd will be: Bradford Hayes on Central Avenue in front of Turning Point restaurant; Eric Mintel on Elm Street at the lawn of the First Baptist Church; RGM Project at the North Side Train Station; and The Murphtets in Foundation Park at South Ave. and Westfield Ave.  

The entire 2018 upcoming performance schedule will be available online at in mid-June.  

Due to the overwhelming success of this event, and to make the experience of moving from location to location easier and safer, the DWC has eliminated PNC Bank Plaza as a venue and will instead utilize the four other locations mentioned above.  

Quimby Street will be closed for special opening and closing celebrations of the Jazz Festival on July 10 and August 28. July 10 will feature a special concert performance by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. The season finale on August 28 will feature the ever popular Jazz Lobsters while three other performances take place around town.   

The music fills the streets until 9pm, so bring the whole family and enjoy a night of great music, fun, and dining. We hope to see you there!

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) formed in 1996, is the management entity of the Special Improvement District. It is governed by a seven member Board of Directors, has two full-time and one part-time staff members and numerous volunteers serving on Design, Promotion, Economic Vitality and Organization Committees. The vision of the DWC is for Westfield, NJ to be a preferred destination where people want to live, work and visit. Westfield is honored to be one of over 40 designated Main Street Communities in New Jersey, a program of the National Trust’s National Main Street Center. Westfield is also honored to have won the 2004 Great American Main Street Award, the 2010 America in Bloom Award and the 2013 Great Places in NJ award by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association. 

Photo credit: Paul Mecca of Westfield Neighbors Magazine

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