Blues on the Bay

Warrenpoint hosts six days of live music with leading blues and jazz artists plus quality cuisine and a host of workshops

Festival Details


Wednesday, 24 May 2017 to Monday, 29 May 2017

Picturesque Warrenpoint is once again set to play host to some of the world’s leading blues and jazz performers who are heading to the County Down town for the 19th International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival from May 24 to 29 2017. The festival, sponsored by Diageo, attracts thousands of music loving tourists with many coming from across the globe to visit the renowned festival which offers over 90 free events. 

The festival features six days of amazing blues, jazz, music workshops and specialist cuisine and is jam-packed with artists from across the globe and from closer to home.

It will also host a special concert at Warrenpoint Town Hall on May 26 featuring the original members of Rory Gallagher’s band; Gerry McAvoy and Brendan O’Neil. Gallagher’s band will be joined over the weekend by a number of local artists including Lisburn based jazz, soul, gospel and funk singer Dana Masters, who currently supports Van Morrison on tour.

The 19th International Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival is supported by; Diageo Northern Ireland, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, The Quays Newry, WBR Chamber of Commerce and Tourism NI.

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