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.


Looking forward to next year...

2022 dates are 12, 13, 14 August


Badges cost $80 for all three days

$60 for day passes


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. Just print out the order or show us on your phone. It's easy!
You can buy badges from this website or any of the venues.

We have a new ticketing system through Eventbrite.

Ferry Passes
People who have ordered weekend ferry passes can pick them up from venues with their badges. Please keep in mind if you are staying in Russell, pick up your ferry passes from The Duke of Marlborough Hotel. Ferry passes are only worthwhile if you want to travel back and forth several times.

Children under 15 are free.

  • Top acts from 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, Haruru Falls and Russell.

Plus loads of free street music

Free shuttle bus
You will also be able to hop on our free shuttle bus around the venues around Paihia and Haruru Falls.


A printed programme booklet with information about all the musicians will be available for $5 from any venue.