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.

“We are looking forward to the 22nd season of the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival every Tuesday in July and August.  There are 37 different groups with a wide variety of musical  performances.  You won’t find a boring, sleepy jazz set in our Sweet Sounds. While there are serious, highly acclaimed musicians, the groups are here to entertain and have fun!  In addition to our Westfield based performers from NJ Festival Orchestra, Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, Watson, and B. Ro & The Groove Merchants, we have musicians who travel from Brooklyn, NYC and Philadelphia to part of our signature events.” says Sherry Cronin, Executive Director, Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC).  

According to Beth Brenner, Asst. Executive Director, DWC, “The committee worked very hard this year in creating a diversified slate of performers. You will find big band, blues, funk, Latin, swing, steel guitar, and many other styles of musical performances.  We even have a New Orleans roving band this year.  Come downtown, shop, dine and unwind to some Sweet Sounds!” 

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.

We hope to see you there!