Every summer, downtown Westfield fills up with the sweet, sweet sounds of live music. This summer proves no exception. Last week, the Sweet Sounds Downtown Westfield Music Festival 2022 kicked off with some classic Jazz, Big Band music, and a rock cover band called the Drop the Needle Trio. But that was only the beginning of a whole summer of fantastic concerts to scintillate your eardrums and bring a smile to your lips.
What: Sweet Sounds Downtown Westfield Music Festival 2022
Where: Four locations around Downtown Westfield
When: Every Tuesday from 7 am to 9 pm throughout July & August
Contact: Westfield Town Hall (908) 789-4040 or via email
Sweet Sounds Downtown Westfield Music Festival 2022
The Sweet Sounds Downtown Westfield Music Festival takes place around the downtown area every Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm throughout July and August. In the past, three different acts were performed on three different stages around downtown Westfield. But organizers wanted to bring a little extra harmony this year. So, they included a fourth stage.
- Stage A – Central Ave Stage (137 Central Ave)
- Stage B – Quimby St/Elm St Stage (125 Quimby St)
- Stage C – Foundation Park Stage (439 South Ave W)
- Stage D – Evalyn Dunn Gallery Annex (331 W Broad St)
In case it rains on a random Tuesday in July or August, that week’s concerts will be performed on Wednesday of that week instead. So, do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat, and take in a free live concert for dessert during the Sweet Sounds Downtown Westfield Music Festival.
Sweet Sounds Line-Up
July 12th: (A) Carrie Jackson (Jazz), (B) Big Bruce & The Messengers (Motown/R&B), (C) Radio Star (rock music)
July 19th: (A) Bradford Hayes (Jazz), (B) Glenn Alexander & Shadowland (Jazz Rock), (C) Valencia Music School (Rock)
July 26th: (A) The Joe Taino Group (Latin Jazz), (B) Kolor Blynd Band (R&B), (C) Free Speech (Jazz)
August 2nd: (A) Don Braden/Karl Latham Big Fun(k) (Jazz), (B) The Wag (Rock), (C) Higher Ground (Rock)
August 9th: (A) Charlie Apicella & Iron City (Jazz), (B) Thos Shipley (Jazz vocals), (C) Better Late (Rock)
August 16th: (A) Gordon James (Jazz), (B) Soul Seduction (R&B), (C) Little Secret (Americana)
August 23rd: (A) Mauricio de Souza (Latin Jazz), (B) Elena & Boo Demolition String Band (Country/Bluegrass), (C) NJ Workshop for the Arts (Jazz/Rock)
August 30th: (A) BD Lenz All-Stars (Funk/Motown), (B) Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band (Country), (C) Save Mary (Rock)
Stage D Every Tuesday – NJ Youth Symphony