The 2018 Wellington Jazz Festival was our biggest yet with 30,000 music lovers coming out to play at what has now grown to become New Zealand's biggest mid-winter music festival.

Now we're ready to do it all again — but we need your help. Host your own Wellington Jazz Festival happening and get ready to join the party!

There are two ways to get involved ...

Musicians & Venues

Are you a musician? Or do you run a great Wellington venue? If so, host your own Wellington Jazz Festival gig. In 2018 there were 165 gigs at more than 50 city-wide venues ranging from jam sessions to live album recordings.


Food & Drink Offers

You don't even have to host a live music gig to join the party. Cafes, bars and restaurants can register one-off, jazz-inspired Pre- or Post-show Food and Drink Offers too.



From a sold-out crowd to a cosy booth for two, the cool capital comes out to play at this annual mid-winter musical feast. We're working harder than ever to raise the event's national profile, and it's a perfect opportunity to grow your business at this traditionally quiet time of year.

Register your Events and/or Food & Drink Offers and we'll promote it alongside our incredible headliners performing at the Michael Fowler Centre.

All events registered will be promoted on the mobile-friendly Wellington Jazz Festival website including a dedicated event page (with room for images, video and links to ticketing) and inclusion in the searchable event listings, plus we'll supply you with signage to help promote your involvement. Selected events will also feature in the printed programme.


Plan to be a part of the buzz. In 2019 our key dates are:

3 March > Registrations for Event and Food & Drink Offers due
6 March > First release headliners announced
15 April > Second release Events live on website. Printed programme distributed.
20 May > Food & Drink Offers live on website
5 — 9 June > 2019 Wellington Jazz Festival

Still got questions?

Drop us a line any time via We'd love to chat.