Devonport Jazz

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Devonport Jazz

Feel the rhythm, and watch the colours of your world twist and turn at the Devonport Jazz Festival. Devonport’s annual jazz festival is renowned in Tasmania; and attracts talent from Australia and the world. There are events each day of the festival, happening at multiple venues. Whether you want to lounge, sip a café, or stroll around the park with your kids, there is an event for you.

What Is It?

The Devonport Jazz festival is a local jazz festival held across four days. Included in the festival are multiple musical ensembles and events catered to all sorts of music lovers (read: there’s a heck of a lot more than just jazz).

What Can You Expect?

Festival attendees can expect a family-friendly, smoke-free environment with plenty of local and national talent. They also have events specifically catered to young children.

Who Does It Appeal To?

Like gypsy jazz classics, singers of all shapes and sizes, trumpets, horns, and fingerpicking guitarists? Then this festival may be for you. Also included are tributes the greats of jazz (like Fats Waller) and some of the best known jazz and blues artists in Tasmania. Australian Jazz hall of famers are also usually in attendance. If you’re lucky, you may even see one inducted.

Why Go?

The festival includes award-winning jazz and acapella groups. It also features 1930’s- and 40’s-style big bands, and local gospel and choir ensembles.

Community events such as Street Eats also coincide with the festival. In addition, Devonport is a great place to check out local artisans. The region is also famous for its great food and sumptuous wine.

When and Where?

Bluff Beach, Devonport, Tasmania, AustraliaThe festival takes place annually on the last weekend of July, and is held in the picturesque town of Devonport. Here, visitors will discover a small, green town located on Tassie’s north coast. From the local yacht club, to pubs, auditoriums, cafes and parks, the Devonport Jazz Festival is a full -on town event that even expands outside of Devonport itself.

Getting There?

You can get a flight directly into Devonport. It’s also only about an hour’s drive from Launceston airport, and 3 hours from Hobart. From the Devonport Airport, you can either hire a car or take a bus.

Local Tips

Enjoy local street food or eat at one of the cafes an event is taking place at. The Jazz festival isn’t just at one place, it’s all over. For fun, stroll around town and enjoy the sites while stopping to catch individual festival events.

Cost

In years past, tickets were free if you booked by telephone. Today, however, there is an entry fee. Currently, a Devonport Jazz Festival pass costs $89 AUD. With it, attendees may go to 15 events. In some cases, the tickets are sold directly by the venues themselves.

Map of Devonport Jazz

Sheffield Motor Inn
Sheffield - North West
Burnie Central Townhouse Hotel
Burnie - North West
Burnie City Apartments
Burnie - North West
The Spotted Salmon Cottage
Ulverstone - North
In the Center of Devonport With Air Conditioning, Parking, Washing Machine
Devonport - North Coast
Bass & Flinders Motor Inn
Ulverstone - North
Mole Creek Cabins
Mole Creek - North
Hawley House
Hawley Beach - Devonport
In the Center of Devonport With Parking, Washing Machine
Devonport - North
Latrobe Art Apartments
Latrobe - Devonport
Devonport Historic Cottages
Devonport - North
No. 6 – Your Home Away From Home
Devonport - North
Devonport Serenity – Space for the Whole Family
Devonport - North
Sherwood View Accommodation
Latrobe - Devonport
Kentish Hills Retreat
Sheffield - North West
Roses of Chudleigh Holiday Cottage
Chudleigh - North
Sunrise Devonport
Devonport - North
The Grand On Macfie
Devonport - North
Elimatta Motor Inn
Devonport - North
Manna Hill Farm
West Kentish - North
The Port Masters Lodgings
Devonport - North
Bonney’s Inn
Deloraine - North
Blueberry B & B
Heybridge - North
Convenient & Professionally Styled Home Parking
Devonport - North
Waves & Whitehorses – Beach Side Property
Leith - North
Low Head Pilot Station
Low Head - North
Glenbrook House and Cottage
Penguin - North
The Lighthouse Hotel
Ulverstone - North
Birchwood on the River
Devonport - North
Dannebrog Lodge
Devonport - North
Seaview House Ulverstone
Devonport - North
Barclay Motor Inn
Devonport - North
Penguin Waterfront Escape
Penguin - North West Coast
Shearwater Resort
Shearwater - North
BIG4 Ulverstone Holiday Park
Ulverstone - North
Kentisbury Country House
West Kentish - North
Views Forever, Sunsets, Beaches, Trails & City
Devonport - North
Beauty Point Tourist Park
Beauty Point - North
Designer Home in Perfect Location + Parking
Devonport - North
Lucinda B&B
Latrobe - North
Beaches ‘n’ Greens
Greens Beach - North Coast
Discovery Parks – Devonport
Devonport - North
Formby Hotel
Devonport - North
Waterfront Apartments
Miandetta - North
575 m From the Center of Devonport With Air Conditioning, Parking, Washing Machine
Devonport - North
Ocean Beach Villa
East Devonport - North
Silver Ridge Retreat
Claude Road - North
Ulverstone Boutique Accommodation
Ulverstone - North
Hide-away Cottage Retreat
Mooreville - North
Shearwater Cottages
Shearwater - North
The Tickled Trout
Ulverstone - North
Henry’s Cottage – Luxury in the Heart of Devonport
Devonport - North
Beachway Motel & Restaurant
Ulverstone - North
Lucas Hotel
Latrobe - North
Willaway Motel Apartments
Ulverstone - North
Boscobel of Tasmania
Ulverstone - North
Ulverstone River Edge Apartments
Ulverstone - North
Edgewater Hotel
Devonport - North
Ulverstone River Retreat
Ulverstone - North
Abel Tasman Caravan Park
Devonport - North
Quality Hotel Gateway
Devonport - North
Bay View Holiday Village
East Devonport - North
Black Rock Retreat
Howth - North
A Little bit of Class at a Liitle Cost
Devonport - North
Acacia Bed and Breakfast
Sheffield - North

Where to Stay

The Grand On Macfie

Devonport - North

Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is within 2 km of Devonport Regional Gallery and Home Hill. Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Mersey Bluff are also within 3 km.
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a library and a garden. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecue grills and a front-desk safe.
All 5 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find minibars, premium bedding, and coffee makers.

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Dannebrog Lodge

Devonport - North

Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Devonport Regional Gallery.

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Sunrise Devonport

Devonport - North

Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Mersey Bluff, and Tiagarra Aboriginal Museum. Devonport Regional Gallery and Home Hill are also within 5 km.

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Quality Hotel Gateway

Devonport - North

Located in the heart of Devonport, this hotel is within 2 km of Devonport Regional Gallery and Bass Strait Maritime Centre. Mersey Bluff and Home Hill are also within 3 km.

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Birchwood on the River

Devonport - North

Located in the heart of Devonport, this apartment building is within 2 km of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Devonport Regional Gallery, and Mersey Bluff.

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Formby Hotel

Devonport - North

Situated in Devonport, this hotel is within 2 km of Devonport Regional Gallery and Bass Strait Maritime Centre. Home Hill and Mersey Bluff are also within 3 km.

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Views Forever, Sunsets, Beaches, Trails & City

Devonport - North

Situated in Devonport, this apartment building is close to Mersey Bluff, Tiagarra Aboriginal Museum, and Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

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