Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival
Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm
Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the 23rnd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. 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. 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.
New for 2019: The festival music is no longer just jazz! Our bands have always included jazz, blues, latin, funk, and soul music. Now the genres also include rock & roll, country, alternative, and a local talent spotlight.
We hope to see you there!
Country on Quimby for Opening Night of Sweet Sounds Downtown
Downtown Westfield Corporation begins its 23rd year of Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival every Tuesday night in July and August. This year, there are some exciting new changes which include even more genres of music.
On opening night, July 2, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm along with the three other Sweet Sounds Downtown band locations, Quimby Street will be closed to traffic so spectators can enjoy “Country on Quimby”. The sweet sounds of Nikki Briar and the Sweet Briar Band will kick off with their country performance along with some line dancing. The Garden State Cowgirl will be there to rock your world! A taste of country, a lick of rock is what hot, sassy, country rocker Nikki Briar brings to every performance. Nikki Briar - defined in the past as the East Coast's hardest working female country artist has slid herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world!
While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar. Nikki has opened up for national and international acts such as Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Parmalee, LoCash, Blackjack Billy, Outshyne, Steven Lee Olson, Meghan Linsey, Chase Bryant, Chris Janson, Rodney Atkins, Granger Smith, Cassadee Pope, the Outlaws, Blackhawk, Blackberry Smoke, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Big Country. She also is a songwriter and has released several albums.
Don’t forget your dancing shoes because you won’t be able to stop yourself from joining in the line dancing fun. Then stroll around to the other three locations and enjoy the music of Bradford Hayes, jazz saxophonist at 137 Central Avenue, Carrie Jackson, jazz vocalist at 170 Elm Street, and 3rd Gear, a local spotlight blues/rock band at Foundation Park at 439 South Ave. W.