Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ - Tuesday, July 2, marks the first night of the 23rd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival, brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC). Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

This year in addition to jazz music, the festival will also be featuring rock and roll, country music and many other music genres. The music can be enjoyed at four main venues. This includes 137 Central Avenue (by Turning Point Restaurant), 301 North Avenue West (North Ave Train Station), 170 Elm Street (First Baptist Church) and 439 South Avenue West (Foundation Park) all located in Westfield.  

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The entire 2019 upcoming performance schedule is available online at

Quimby Street will be closed for special opening and closing celebrations of the Sweet Sounds Music Festival on July 2 and August 27. July 2 will feature a special “Country on Quimby” concert performed by Nikki Briar and the Sweet Briar Band complete with line dancing. The season finale on August 27 will feature the ever popular Jazz Lobsters, a community favorite for many years.   The North Avenue location will not take place on those special evenings but the other three venues will include performances as normal.  

The music fills the streets from 7pm to 9pm every Tuesday, so bring the whole family and enjoy a night of great music, fun, and dining. We hope to see you there!

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) formed in 1996, is the management entity of the Special Improvement District. The vision of the DWC is for Westfield, NJ to be a preferred destination where people want to live, work and visit. Westfield is honored to be one of over 40 designated Main Street Communities in New Jersey, a program of the National Trust’s National Main Street Center. Westfield is also honored to have won the 2004 Great American Main Street Award, the 2010 America in Bloom Award and the 2013 Great Places in NJ award by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association.