Local Events June 16, 2023

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival 2023

Some people consider Memorial Day as the beginning of summer. But the official start to summer is June 21st. And while the air quality lately may have not been the greatest, it should clear out in plenty of time to enjoy the Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival 2023 in Westfield.

What: Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival 2023
Where: Downtown Westfield
When: From 7 pm to 9 pm Every Tuesday between July 11th to August 29th
Admission: FREE
Contact: Downtown Westfield Corporation (908)789-4040 or via email

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival 2023

Each summer, downtown Westfield transforms into a live music extravaganza. Every Tuesday evening after the 4th of July through the end of August features different artists on three stages. Jazz groups feature prominently on the Central Ave Stage (137 Central Ave). The Quimby Stage (located at Quimby and Elm) features primarily R & B, Mowtown, Rock, Soul, and even Country music. Then, on the third stage at Foundation Park (439 S Ave W), local talent gets the spotlight. And all of this comes absolutely free of charge to the public. All you need to do is show up downtown on any Tuesday night to enjoy this treat for your ears. While you’re at it, please patronize some of our lovely local shops in the downtown area as well. If Mother Nature decides not to cooperate on Tuesday, then the Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival moves to Wednesday for that week.

Sweet Sounds Line-Up

Central Ave Stage 

  • July 11th – Bradford Hayes (Jazz)
  • July 18th – Mitch Marcus Quartet (Progressive Jazz)
  • July 25th – Joe Taino Group (Latin Jazz)
  • August 1st – Carrie Jackson (Jazz vocalist)
  • August 8th – Big Fun(k) (Funky Jazz)
  • August 15th – Eric Mintel (Jazz)
  • August 22nd – Elena & Boo Demolition String Band (Bluegrass)
  • August 29th – Bossa Brasil (Latin Jazz)

Quimby Stage

  • July 11th – Rusty Monks (Funk/Rock/Latin Jazz)
  • July 18th – Kolor Blynd Band (R & B)
  • July 25th – The Wag (Classic Rock/Beatles)
  • August 1st – Big Bruce & The Messengers (Motown)
  • August 8th – Glenn Alexander & Shadowland (Jazz)
  • August 15th – Soul Seduction (R & B)
  • August 22nd – Karickter Band (R & B/Soul)
  • August 29th – The Sweet Briar Band (Country)

Foundation Park Stage

  • July 11th – High Ridge Runners (Bluegrass)
  • July 18th – Valencia School of Music (Rock)
  • July 25th – Say It Ain’t Scorcho (Weezer)
  • August 1st – Higher Ground (Rock)
  • August 8th – Better Late (Rock)
  • August 15th – Twice Heard (Rock)
  • August 22nd – NJ Workshop for the Arts (Rock & Jazz)
  • August 29th – Drop the Needle (Rock

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes