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:

10, 11, 12 August 2018


Badges cost $60 for all three days

Please note that badges are not posted out. Just exchange your order for a metal badge when you arrive at the festival from any of the venues.

You can buy badges from this website or any of the venues.
​People who have ordered weekend ferry passes need to pick them up from the festival registration desk at Scenic Hotel, 58 Seaview Road, Paihia.

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.