Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival
Live Jazz Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm
The 19th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival 2015 will begin on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians.
NEW THIS YEAR!
A fifth performance location has been added this year during the month of July. For four Tuesdays in July a jazz group will also be performing on the sidewalk of Gallery U Boutique at 439 South Ave. W. (at the corner of Westfield Ave.). The venue is a short walk from the PNC Plaza venue at E. Broad St. and North Ave. W.
Seating will be provided by Gallery U during the performances on a first come first served basis.
Music and art naturally go hand in hand, so artwork by members of the Westfield Art Association will be on exhibit in Gallery U during the performances in July with each Tuesday featuring different WAA artists. In addition, Mulberry House Restaurant will have organic and locally sourced snacks available during the performances.
About the Jazz Festival:
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 day, 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, the plaza at the corner of East Broad and North Avenue, and Elm Street in front of the Baptist Church.
This year a fifth location has been added during the month of July. For four Tuesdays in July a jazz group will also be performing on the sidewalk of Gallery U Boutique at 439 South Ave. W. (at the corner of Westfield Ave.). The venue is a short walk from the PNC Plaza venue at E. Broad St. and North Ave. W.
“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 great bands which played in past festivals as well as new bands this year. Sweet Sounds has become so popular that we have to turn away many talented groups.”
While enjoying the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, enjoy dining at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants or shop and stroll through downtown. For more information about Westfield and other downtown events taking place, call the DWC at 908.789.9444 for free a Destination Westfield brochure including a shopping, dining and service directory as well as an events calendar.
Also visit cherisclassiccandids.com to view pictures taken each Tuesday evening of the Jazz Festival by photographer, Cheri Rogowsky.