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Venues 2024

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival - Official Venues 2024

These are the places where all the magic happens! The official KJBF 2024 venues and festival hubs.

The KJBF would like to thank the participating venues for having the courage to be part of the KJBF 2024.

All official venues support live music and have sponsored the 2024 KJBF. Eat, drink & be merry in these venues - they are great supporters of culture!


NEW FOR 2024
Books, Coffee, Wine, Music... Bouquiniste!
Bouquiniste is the place where you can enjoy a Brewtown espresso, a local wine,
listen to some great tunes and pick up all the best books!


Shop 1, Centrepoint, 106 Terralong St, Kiama

Cin Cin Wine Bar

NEW for 2024
Kiama's newest funky wine bar, dine and music destination by the sea. Just up the road from the "less is more" little blowhole!


Shop 6/4 Tingira Crescent, Kiama

El Corazon

A great Mexican restaurant overlooking Kiama Harbour. Both food and service are superb! Tacos, salads and tequila in a bright space with Mexican wrestler posters and a wall of hot sauces. A great spot to enjoy the festival vibes.


6 Terralong St, Kiama

JJ's Indian Restaurant

JJ's is a Kiama favourite with authentic Indian food, fantastic staff and a super mural. Tucked away from the main street JJ's boasts a great range of tasty vegan & vegetarian delights as well as something for everyone. JJ's is a Festival favourite and you will not be disappointed.


2/127 Terralong St, Kiama

Kiama Golf Club

Located on the banks of the Minnamurra River, Kiama Golf Club is an Illawarra landmark and no trip to the area is complete without a visit to the clubhouse.
Great outlook, good food & a great relaxed atmosphere to kick back and enjoy some soul lifting tunes.


79-81 Oxley Ave, Kiama Downs

Kiama Surf Lifesaving Club

The official KJBF Blues hub, the iconic Kiama Surf Club.

The amazing Kiama Surf Club right located right on Surf Beach is the place to be.
Don't miss Frank Sultana presents Blues with a View plus much more.
Full bar run by the incredible surf club volunteers and every single drink helps the club!


74 Manning Street, Kiama

Little Betty's

Kiama's freshest neighbourhood drinking den serving speciality cocktails, craft beer, banger wines, fresh local produce, and lots of live music.


1/55 Collins St, Kiama

Minnamurra Cafe & General Store

Spoil yourself and take a break. Choose from a delicious range of freshly prepared meals and treats available to eat in or take away. Whether it be house-made cakes, scones or triple chocolate brownies, we have something the whole family will enjoy. Send the kids for a swim while you soak up the music.


1A Rangoon Rd, Minnamurra
0428 102 977

Natural Necessity

NEW FOR 2024
Located in beautiful Gerringong, Natural Necessity has been family owned and run for over 40 years, with the mission of being Australia’s Ultimate Surf Shop.
Mix in some coffee and Jazz & Blues tunes and this is indeed Australia’s Ultimate Surf Shop!


115 Fern St, Gerringong

Parfait Patisserie

Parfait Patisserie offers a wide range of french inspired pastries, petite guateux, cakes and breads. Everything is handcrafted from scratch on site by our talented pastry chefs and bakers. We make everything fresh daily, to ensure the highest of quality and consistency knowing that you will get an amazing taste and look every time you visit.


38-40 Manning St, Kiama

SS Peter & Paul's Church

Immerse yourself in gospel song at a special Sunday morning service.
Gospel Service Sunday 12:00pm - 1:15pm


94-112 Manning St, Kiama

Scoops / Nude Nutrition

Scoops & Nude Nutrition join forces for a full flavoured jazz and blues vibe. Something for everyone. Icecream, sorbet, Italian gelato, coffee, juices, smoothies, and lots of other nourishing delights.


58-60 Terralong St, Kiama

Slow Dough

NEW FOR 2024
Welcome to Kiama's freshly baked Slow Dough bakery smack bang on the corner of Bong Bong and Manning.
Slow Dough was conceived with the philosophy of slowing down and bringing people together around good, wholesome food... and music!!!!


19 Bong Bong St, Kiama

Stone Wall Cafe

Stone Wall Cafe, a friendly community hub located just seconds from the beach and Kiama's historical landmarks... and a favorite busking spot right at the start of our Manning St Arts Precinct.


Shop 2, 8 Manning St, Kiama

The G

Located in Kiama, The Grand offers food & accommodation with old school hospitality.
The G is up for some fun & is a friend of the Festival.


49 Manning Street, Kiama

Top Shops

The top shops have formed their own groove! Catch a gig out the back of the top shops on Manning St for some cool jazz and blues.

Brooding Italian Cafe

Manning Street Cellars

Jemfish Takeaway

Top Shops Grocery


160-162 Manning St, Kiama

Wild Patch Cafe

Wild Patch Cafe is perfect for coffee and smoothies over breakfast and lunch. Be sure to catch some festival vibes at this favorite busking spot!


14 Manning St, Kiama

Burnett's Sound Garden

Kiama's landscaping and building supply, Plant Nursery and Garden Centre has moved into becoming a cultural hub.
Art shows, talks, crop & swap, music performances & parties sees this industrial quarry space come to life. Be surprised, inspired & back for more.


80 Barney St, Kiama

Diggies Kiama

Coastal views and a sea breeze mix with fresh food and epic cocktails - this festival location is sublime. Beach culture is brought to life via a seasonal menu sourced from high quality, local ingredients. We keep it simple, fresh and groovy.


1 Blowhole Point Rd, Kiama

Finding Filmores

Fillmores is Kiama's cultural hub & unofficial clubhouse for the Kiama Jazz & Blues. Relaxed industrial underground vibe, it is the birthplace of cool for this seaside village. Finding Fillmores is half the fun, once you know where it is you will be back, with friends.


U2/ 38-40 Manning St, Kiama
(entry by foot via the laneway)

Kiama Bowling Club

Always up for a good time. The beer is cold, the company is hot. This old school Bowlo mixes vintage with modern in its decor & its patronage. A fine supporter of music, the bowlo is gold. Not quite Petersham but we are working on it. Get ready for a good time.


100 Shoalhaven St, Kiama

Kiama Library

A special joint Friends of Kiama Library and Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival event - a talk with Hamish Duncan, author of Out in L.A.: The Red Hot Chili Peppers 1983.
Sat 2pm - 4pm


7 Railway Parade, Kiama

Le Petite Grand & Cafe de Rude

Embark on a musical journey with the Next Gen Jazz artists from Wollongong Conservatorium's renowned jazz program at Le Petite Grand & Cafe de Rude.

Let the rhythmic waves of young talents serenade you against the backdrop of Black Beach.

Don't miss this fusion of emerging talents and seasoned performers, presented by Wollongong Conservatorium in partnership with Laughter House Entertainment.


Black Beach, Kiama

Little Earth Cafe

Kiama’s favourite little cafe, right up the road from the little blowhole. Made by locals and for the locals, supplying high quality goodies from local producers. We run a small, ever-changing all-day menu with a few popular breakfast items. Brilliant way to begin your day with sweet tunes - a festival hero.


10 Tingira Cres, Kiama

Moist 'N' Glazed

Get donuts, get moist, get glazed... just get it!
And listen to some sweet street side music...


Unit 2/28 Bong Bong St, Kiama

Nirand Thai

This restaurant is one of our favourites & has a birds eye view of the park and lovely indoor / outdoor seating. Food is nourishing, delicious and the breath of the wok has to be tasted to be believed. Family run, generous, fresh & lots of veg options. Staff are authentic & it has a real country town feel. Book in, you won't be disappointed.


Shop3/4/110 Terralong St, Kiama
(02) 4233 2112

Penny Whistlers

Music and cafes go together like seagulls and chips – and here at Penny's, we love our tunes. The food is fresh & delicious. Lover of music & all things tasty - Penny's is worth following. Just quietly, we think they've got the best spot in Kiama – overlooking the harbour and soaking up those sea views all day long.


5/31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama

Saltwater Cafe

Saltwater specialises in rockin fish and chips, gourmet burgers, schnitzels, salads, breakfast and great coffee!

And awesome music :)


104 Terralong St, Kiama


Set on Kiama's Surf Beach with beautiful views of the ocean and coastline. The menu is based around locally sourced and home-grown ingredients, showcasing the very best of the South Coast's produce. We also offer 'Silica to go', our take-away kiosk, featuring fresh, sustainability caught fish. Silica restaurant is fully licenced. Silica is the business! Conscious, creative, and without a doubt, a Festival highlight every year.


72 Manning St, Kiama

Stoic Brewery

Gerringong locals, Father and Son Steve and Andrew, founded Stoic in 2018 with a vision of creating a space where the community can come together and enjoy locally brewed beer and cider in amongst the vats. A place that feels like home with a community of people that feel like family.


6/45 Rowlins Rd, Gerringong

The Bandstand - Coronation Park

Bandstand, Rotunda or Gazebo? Hard to say but anyways plenty of music for your listening pleasure will be blasting from this purpose designed domed topped structure located in Coronation Park, Surf Beach.


Surf Beach, Manning St, Kiama

The Hungry Monkey

The HM has proven that the secret to a good burger is more of an art form than anything else. They are dedicated to creating food that makes a statement & has customer satisfaction and a wholesome dining experience a core focus. The KJBF are super happy to have the Hungry Monkey be a stage for an afternoon chill.


5/32 Collins St, Kiama

Uniting Church Kiama

The official KJBF Jazz hub, the Uniting Chruch Kiama.

What better place to hear some top notch jazz than Kiama's oldest operation building. Located smack bang in the middle of Kiama's creative spaces, the acoustically perfect Kiama Uniting Church is not only the KJBF jazz hub, but also the place to pick up merch and passes.


19 Bong Bong St, Kiama


Yves is a bar and bistro with chic decor and stunning views over Kiama Harbour and the Pacific Ocean delivering a modern coastal atmosphere.

The bistro draws inspiration from our seaside location and mouth-watering local produce. The a la carte menu provides dishes that will inspire and delight as well as catering to a more casual dining experience offering playful coastal classics and a tasty snack menu.


31 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama

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