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VENUES 2022

The KJBF would like to thank the participating venues for having the courage to be part of the KJBF 2022. 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!

ATTENTION FESTIVAL FOLK: Venue Change

The Park off: The Pavilion ON!

Due to the swampy conditions in the park  - we are landing Sunday's beautiful ball of music to higher & dryer land. Sunday is now at Kiama's very own Carnegie Hall - the Pavilion.

Clean, dry, spectacular views & a mighty fine dancefloor. Fully licensed & fully fun

The festival will bring it - still awesome, still feel good & free 

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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.

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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.

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1 Blowhole Point Rd, Kiama

Finding Filmores

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.

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U3/ 38-40 Manning St, Kiama
(entry by foot via the laneway)

Jazz Alley

Catch some tunes at the pop-up sideshow venue - Jazz Alley. Tucked in between Vinnies and Chatterbox on Terralong St, Jazz Alley is a new festival hub for jazz and blues fans. Grab a coffee and head to alley. Some seating provided.

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78-80 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.

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79-81 Oxley Ave, Kiama Downs

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.

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10 Tingira Cres, 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.

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

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.

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38-40 Manning St, Kiama

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.

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5/31 Shoalhaven 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.

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58-60 Terralong St, Kiama

Stacks / Cactus Cafe

Stacks On!
The farm to plate burger house in Jones Beach, Stacks Burger House offers locally sourced quality burgers, All-Press espresso & craft beer!
Get down in the Downs

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21 Johnson St, Kiama Downs

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.

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49 Manning Street, 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.

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5/32 Collins St, 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
https://thebroodingitalian.com.au/

Manning Street Cellars
http://www.manningstreetcellars.com.au/

Jemfish Takeaway
https://www.facebook.com/JemfishTakeawayKiama/

Top Shops Grocery
https://mgskiama.business.site/

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160-162 Manning St, Kiama

Check-In Lounge

Strap in for an experience and prepared to be sonically transported at the Check In Lounge
Pop up bar & refreshments by Trolley'd - https://trolleyd.com.au/
We will raise the roof on this transformed venue.
Let's give Joyce a thrill.

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Joyce Wheatley Community Centre. 107 Terralong St, 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.

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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.

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2/127 Terralong St, Kiama

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.

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100 Shoalhaven St, 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.

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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.

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1A Rangoon Rd, Minnamurra
0428 102 977

Old Fire Station

Get your digging hands ready
The OFS transforms into a festival favourite - Vintage & Vinyl & all things groovy
Even Daisy has got her Fezzy on thanks to this years artist Cooked Rabbit (aka Jack Clark)
Stop in, grab a program & that record you have been searching for.

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40 Shoalhaven St, Kiama

Park Stage (SEE THE PAVILION)

NOTE: Due to the wet weather conditions we have relocated all Park gigs to The Pavilion.

Due to the swampy conditions in the park - we are landing Sunday's beautiful ball of music to higher & dryer land. Sunday's Park gigs are now at Kiama's very own Carnegie Hall - The Pavilion.
Clean, dry, spectacular views & a mighty fine dancefloor. The Bar is open, game on!

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Located within Kiama's town centre, off the main street (Terralong Street)

SS Peter & Paul's Church

Immerse yourself in gospel song at a special Sunday morning service.

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94-112 Manning St, Kiama

Silica

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.

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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.

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6/45 Rowlins Rd, Gerringong

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.

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98 Fern St, Gerringong

The Pavilion

Situated amidst Norfolk Pines and positioned on the headland overlooking Kiama’s Surf Beach, The Pavilion Kiama is the perfect place to relocate all Park gigs when its really wet and yucky.

ALL PARK EVENTS ARE NOW AT THE PAVILION

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2 Bong Bong St, Kiama

Uniting Church Kiama

What better place to hear some top notch jazz and blues than the Uniting Church Kiama on Bong Bong

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19 Bong Bong St, Kiama