2015 Event Archive

2015 Portobello Blues Festival


The Festival’s two main concerts will be on Friday and Saturday night at the Portobello Hotel and the Coronation Hall respectively.  Tickets are now on sale or by contacting event@portobellobluesfestival.co.nz or 022 136 5515.

Pre-sales are highly encouraged due to limited space in both venues, with a chunk of tickets already sold for Saturday night.

Responsible transport options available.


Come down to the Portobello Park on Saturday 7th March to enjoy a free lunchtime concert, grab some lunch and browse through arts and community stalls.  Plenty of activities for kiddies too!  Bring a blanket, settle in and enjoy a family day out.

The lunchtime concert will cover a range of easy listening music with blues undertones to upbeat toe-tapping bluegrass tunes.  Check the programme for the line-up and timing. The concert will be at 12-3pm.

Open mic

The Saturday lunchtime concert will be followed by an Open Mic session for which members of the community are invited to register at event@portobellobluesfestival.co.nz or call 022 136 5515. A second Open Mic session will also take place at the Portobello Hotel on Sunday 8th March.

Jayden TJ2

Never played the ukulele but always wanted to have a go? Register for one of two music workshops on Saturday 7th March, 10am and 11am at the Portobello Coronation Hall.  

Find out how the very talented Jayden TJ, one of the workshop tutors, from the age of 5 has mastered this amazing instrument and how he has since travelled the world playing music. Jayden is just 10 but has recently completed a tour of Asia with many adult musicians performing in concerts such as the ‘Beatles Tribute Show’ in Vietnam. 

Register at event@portobellobluesfestival.co.nz or call 022 136 5515. These workshops are for kids from 6 years and up.
Cost: $5