The Portobello Blues Festival is a three-day programme of concerts, workshops, a market, open mic sessions and the all-new Talent Quest. It will be held in the various Portobello and Bays venues and will take place for the second time in 2017. A Street Food Village will be set up at the Park next to the Coronation Hall, in Portobello.
Portobello and Bays will come alive with fantastic local and international musical talent including: JC Blues (Chile), Stanford Murray (UK), Tony Painting & the Power (Auckland), One Good Eye JT (Auckland), Strait Shooters (Hawks Bay, Wellington and Portobello), Bulletproof Convertible (Dunedin),and many more.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute (Friday Night) $40 pre-sales, $48 door sales, $32 seniors/students
Saturday Night Concert $40 pre-sales, $48 door sales, $32 seniors/students
Saturday Night Cosy Concert $25 pre-sales, $35 door sales, $20 seniors/students
Festival Pass* $80, $50 seniors/students
Under 18s are not eligible to attend the above evening concerts. ID will be asked at the door.
Festival Pass entitles the bearer to attend any of the concerts and workshops free of charge and to catch the Blues Cruise transportation on Friday and Saturday night.
** Seniors = 65 years and over. Seniors and students must provide ID.
The organisers reserve the right of refusal.
Friday 10th March
6–7 pm: Bays Talent Quest
7-11 pm: Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute
7pm onwards: Solo musos in different locations
Saturday 11th March
12 – 2 pm: Workshops
12 – 2 pm: Bands & solo musos in different locations
2–5 pm: Bays Talent Quest
12–5 pm: Market
6pm onwards: solo musos in different locations
7-11pm: Main Concert
7-10pm: Cosy Concert
Sunday 12th March
12–2 pm: Bands
3–5 pm: Open Mic
5–7 pm: Closing concert for sponsors, volunteers and venues + press. Winners of Talent Quest awarded prize.