Planning for the next festival

The 38th Merimbula Jazz Festival will be held on the weekend of 8-11 June 2018. Nothing much happens for the remainder of 2017, but we will start to update the web site around Christmas, so check back for details from mid December. Sign up to our mailing list, and we will send you information when planning starts.

For those planning their first performance, please note that we do not pay bands to play, nor do we pay for travel and accommodation. Bands register for free, but musicians are required to pay a nominal registration fee, and in return we provide a couple of free drinks vouchers. After the festival, a small disbursement is paid back to the musicians who performed.

Merimbula is the “Festival for Musicians” – great musicians and their jazz music create memorable Merimbula Jazz Festivals. The format and organisation set down by the founding Committee has worked well for years, so, as the old saying still goes – “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”