Popular music event returns to Wellington


A popular music event that had to be canceled last year is due to return to Wellington next month.

Musician David Busby and one of the organizers Tony Francis

‘Sounds in the Square’ has been held in Wellington for 15 years, bringing a range of entertainment to the middle of town during the month of July.

“It’s great to be back to do Sounds in The Square again in July, supported by our friends at Wellington City Council, after the pandemic forced us to cancel it in 2020,” said Rob Francis of the community group Wellington H2A.

The festival will kick off with local musician Dave Busby entertaining people in the Market Square on July 3.

Other attractions throughout the month will include the Wellington Brass Band performing on the church green to ensure social distancing.

Rob added: “With shoppers reappearing, new businesses opening and a renewed appreciation for all things local, the return of our live musicians to Market Square will hopefully be another reason to drop by on a Saturday. sunny in Wellington.

“We’ll have live music every Saturday in July, with everything from pop covers to jazz classics, marching bands to a barbershop choir.

“After so long without live music and so few opportunities to get out and enjoy the city, this year’s events will be even more 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.

Fellow organizer Tony Nicholls said: “It’s a chance for people to hear the fantastic musicians we have on our doorstep who will put a smile on their face as they shop.”

Rob Francis and Tony Nicholls then made things official by creating Wellington H2A, launching the Midsummer Fayre and Charter Day, but Sounds in The Square was where it all started.


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