Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


The Portobello Blues Festival 2019

The Portobello Blues Festival 2019

***For immediate release***
The Portobello Blues Festival was established in 2015 and has bought a lot of joy to the Dunedin community ever since. The running of the festival has just been handed over to TBSOM Entertainment (The Bedford School Of Music ltd) and they have huge long term plans for this incredible festival. This year will see the festival made annual by popular demand. They plan to showcase NZ songwriters as much as possible while keeping the incredibly high standard that has been set by the festivals organizers. This years events will include a massive finale concert, a songwriters showcase, workshops in Songwriting & performance for all ages, talent quest, open mic/jam session, buskers, a showcase presentation from Oamaru's Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival, plus a free concert in the Octagon. The event organizers Miriam & Jae Bedford are no strangers to the blues stage or events co-ordination. They have run and been involved in The Future Is Now Festival & Tours, Fire & Steam, Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival, Christmas at Friendly Bay, New Years Party Oamaru & so much more.
The Bedfords are currently seeking sponsorship to cover cost and pay the festival entertainers. Naming rights & event/artist sponsorship is also available. If you are interested in sponsorship or volunteering please message
This years festival will be on March 8th & 9th. Look out for artist & event announcements on Facebook.
Rockin Edin Blues Open Mic/Jam Session Ft Festival acts & more
Free March 9th Portobello Coronation Hall 3.30pm
Talent Quest - The Bedford School Of Music & Performing Arts NZ
Free March 9th Portobello Coronation Hall 12-1.30pm
Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival Showcase
Free March 9th Portobello Coronation Hall 1.30-2.30
Artists TBA
Song Poets Corner Kiwi Blues Showcase
Jae Bedford, Darryl Baser, Lachie Hayes, Dave Coleclough. More artists TBA
Free March 9th Portobello Coronation Hall 2.30-3.30
Portobello Blues Festival Variety Showcase 7-11pm R18
The Bedfords, Dave Coleclough, Winners of PBF Talent Quest, Lachie Hayes. Sonic Blues DJ. More artists TBA
$30 March 9th Portobello Coronation Hall
TBSOM Workshops
SongWriting 101 with Darryl Baser, Singing, Guitar with Dave Coleclough, Drums, Music Theory, Harmonica, piano
Free March 9th Portobello Coronation Hall 10am - 12pm $10
Portobello Blues Festival Showcase
Free March 8th Octagon 7pm
Portobello Blues Festival Buskers Showcase
Free March 8th Dunedin Streets 11am-1pm

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Renée, Wystan Curnow, Michael Harlow:: PM's Awards For Literary Achievement

Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. More>>


It's A Coo: Kererū Crowned Bird Of The Year For 2018

With a whoosh-whoosh, the kererū has swooped to glory for the first time, in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition. More>>


Mustelids: Zealandia Traps Weasel Intruder

Zealandia has successfully trapped a weasel discovered within the protected wildlife sanctuary... The female weasel was found in a DOC200 trap by a Zealandia Ranger, at the southern end of the sanctuary where the animal was first detected. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Stray Echoes Leave No Trace

Writer and director Dustin Feneley's feature debut is a beautifully lyrical and cinematic tone poem that brings an unflinching eye to loneliness and isolation. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland