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 New Zealand and Australia.
  • 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, Waitangi and Russell.

Plus loads of free street music

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