Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

Welcome to the official website of the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival. It is also a resource for jazz and blues enthusiasts, with links to musicians and bands that have featured in the festival.

The next festival is to be held on:

11, 12, 13 August 2017


Badges cost $60 for all three days


Children under 15 are free.

Saturday day passes available.

  • Top acts from the US, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Be in the Bay of Islands as it comes alive with the sounds of smooth jazz and sultry blues.
  • Three days of music, over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues 
  • Fantastic venues in Paihia and Russell.

Plus loads of free street music

You will also be able to access our free shuttle bus around the venues around Paihia.