The KJBF would like to thank the participating venues for having the courage to be part of the KJBF 2021. They support the musicians and are part of the glue that holds this festival together. Eat/ drink & be merry in these venues - they are great supporters of culture!
Perched on the top of a hill in the back streets of Kiama, with incredible ocean and countryside views, the Art Bar serves up delicious tapas, local and international wines, craft beers, changing contemporary art exhibitions, a great Sunday Session of live music and irresistible cocktails.
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.
GEZZA (GERRINGONG TOWN HALL)
This iconic building is ready for us to breathe some life into her.
Walking distance to the train & the gigs allow time to catch the 23.50 train north
106 Fern St, Gerringong
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.
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.
Our restaurant is set on Kiama's Surf Beach with beautiful views of the ocean and coastline. Our 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.
Located in Kiama, The Grand offers food & accomodation with old school hospitality.
The G is up for some fun & is a friend of the Festival.
49 Manning Street, Kiam
THE PAVILLION. THE PAV
Kiama's "Opera House" stage is ready.
Three fine gentlemen are poised to perform.
Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail from the gorgeous Henry Clive Caravan Bar, a vintage caravan bar that oozes elegance and class.
Who said Chivalry is dead.
2 Bong Bong St, Kiama
BROODING ITALIAN CAFE
The Broody Italian is proud of its coffee, cherry black, wood roasted , perfect start for a festival morning. Breakfast is brilliant & lunch is a flavoursome dream. Super friendly staff & you’ll find yourself coming back time and again.
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.
HINDMARSH PARK / JAZZ TREES
BYO picnic rug/ chairs & social spacing is a must.
Please take home a song in your heart & all your rubbish - this is a zero waste event.
Located within Kiama's town centre, off the main street (Terralong Street)
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 for a Friday night Festival kick back to soul lifting tunes from the talented Liam Wright.
MINNAMURRA GENERAL STORE & CAFE
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 NSW 2533
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.
Strap in for an experience.
We will raise the roof on this transformed venue.
Let's give Joyce a thrill.
Joyce Wheatley Community Centre.
107 Terralong St, Kiama
THE HILL BAR
This is your go to spot on the South Coast of NSW. Located in Fern Street in Gerringong, it offers a modern coastal atmosphere, with industrial decor and stunning views of Werri Beach and the surrounding farmlands. It is the perfect spot for a casual beer in the sun, weeknight dinner with the family, or a long lunch with your team.
Super fun for the festival - we love having them onboard.
BURNETTS ON BARNEY
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
Fillmores is Kiama's newest cultural hub & 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.
U3/ 38-40 manning st (entry by foot via the laneway)
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 Kicks off with Triple Karma Friday night. You will not be disappointed.
KIAMA SHORES CAFE
Enjoy breakfast & Lunch at our restaurant on site – Shores Cafe Restaurant. The meals are Italian inspired using fresh local produce. Centre of town & view to the park - a perfect perch for this year's Festival. Enjoy a cocktail & soak up the sounds.
This restaurant is one of our favourites & has a birdseye 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
Music and cafes go together like seagulls and chips – and here at Pennys, 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.
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.