A popular music event that had to be canceled last year is due to return to Wellington next month.
‘Sounds in the Square’ has been held in Wellington for 15 years, providing a range of entertainment in the middle of the city during the month of July.
âIt’s great to come back to do Sounds in The Square again in July, supported by our friends on Wellington City Council, after the pandemic forced us to cancel it in 2020,â said Rob Francis of the Wellington H2A community group.
The festival will kick off with local musician Dave Busby who will entertain people in the Market Square on July 3rd.
Other attractions throughout the month will include the Wellington Brass Band performing on the church green to ensure social distancing.
Rob added, âWith the reappearance of buyers, the opening of new businesses and a renewed appreciation for all things local, the return of our live musicians to Market Square will hopefully be another reason to spend a Saturday. sunny in Wellington.
âWe’ll have live music every Saturday in July, with everything from pop covers to jazz classics, brass banders to a barber choir.
“After so long without live music and so little opportunity to get out and enjoy the city, this year’s events will be very special.”
Sounds in the Square started when Rob and a few associates thought it would be a good idea to have live music in the middle of town during the summer months.
Another organizer, Tony Nicholls, said: “It is a chance for people to hear the fantastic musicians that we have on our doorstep who will make them smile while they shop.”
Rob Francis and Tony Nicholls went on to formalize things by creating Wellington H2A, launching Midsummer Fayre and Charter Day, but Sounds in The Square is where it all started.