Poulsbo Blues & Jazz

2024 Festival


We are thrilled to announce that our festival has officially sold out!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the incredible attendees who have made this event a tremendous success. The overwhelming response has been truly inspiring. For those who missed out this time, we appreciate your enthusiasm and encourage you to check back soon for information on 2025 tickets. We’re already gearing up for another unforgettable experience, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our festival community in the coming year. Stay tuned for updates and get ready to join us for an even more spectacular celebration in 2025!

Concert Series


Embark on a soul-stirring musical odyssey at the Slippery Pig, our small club nestled in the heart of the city, where the Blues and Jazz Concert Series is set to commence on April 18th. The inaugural act is none other than the electrifying Marcel Smith, a maestro whose guitar strings tell stories and whose voice carries the weight of the blues with unmatched authenticity.

Join us on June 27th to see Ben Rice and PDX Hustle in person at the Slippery Pig Brewery. And again on August 22nd for three-time Grammy nominee John Primer.

We are sold out for the 2024 festival. Be sure to check back in the spring for 2025 tickets.

“Little Norway becomes Little New Orleans!”

Join us at the Poulsbo Blues and Jazz Festival, located in downtown historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway,” from February 23-24, 2024. This exclusive intimate event will be like no other. 13 amazing bands over the course of 8 hours in select venues. Tickets are limited. The experience will be coveted. Don’t miss out.

This fun-filled weekend includes a Friday night kick-off at The Slippery Pig, hosted by Rockin’ Ruby’s Records, followed by an evening of live music on Saturday. Four local venues will be hosting shows featuring a total of 12 bands from 5:45 pm to midnight. Join us from midnight to 2am for a musician’s jam at the One Ten Lounge.

The festival is entirely indoors and easily walkable, so leave your car behind. For those planning to stay the night, there are several nearby hotels to choose from, allowing you to explore our charming town on Sunday! Poulsbo will be bustling all weekend with its restaurants, shops, and the world-famous Sluy’s bakery for delicious donuts.

Rockin Ruby’s Records is giving 20% off music purchases for PBJ attendees with proof of ticket purchase!

The Poulsbo Blues and Jazz Festival is created and produced by Mary Gorman and Joe Hulsey. After extensive travel to over 100 music festivals they felt it was time that their town have its own. PB&J was born. The festival is a vital part of our community and benefits the Poulsbo Rotary Club’s ongoing efforts. Hurry, though, as the festival is limited to the first 500 attendees.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Friday, February 23, 2024
5pm kick-off party at The Slippery Pig featuring The Steph Johnson Trio featuring Rob Thorsen. Hosted by Rockin’ Ruby’s Records.

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Main event in downtown Poulsbo from 5:45pm to 2am.

Tickets:
SOLD OUT

Limited to first 500 attendees.


Learn more about the Washington Blues Society!

This is not a camping/seat saving event.

The only way for this festival to be enjoyed by all is to keep it moving. All the bands are absolutely Fantastic.

  • There will be no subpar bands or venues.
  • Start times will be staggered throughout the night to allow you to see as many as possible.
  • If you leave a venue you cannot “save” the seat for later.
  • If your friends aren’t there when you arrive you can’t save a seat for them.
  • If our Venue Captains see left items for longer than ten minutes they will be taken to lost and found.
  • Please be willing to make new friends and share tables.

Let’s make it enjoyable for all and please go see as many bands at as many venues as you can. No one wants to be left out in the cold!

Friday Night Kick-Off Party at The Slippery Pig

18801 Front St NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Music Venues

Western Red Brewing
19168 Jensen Way NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

One Ten Lounge
18881 Front Street NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Slippery Pig Brewery
8801 Front Street NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

The Brass Kraken Pub
18779 Front Street NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370


Musicians

Eugenie Jones
www.eugeniejones.com

Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method
www.pollyokeary.com

Rafael Tranquilino
www.traffmusic.com

Front Street Revue
@FrontStreetRevue

Stacy Jones Band
stacyjonesband.com

Fat Saturn
www.fatsaturn.com

Dave Carson and the Jazzaholics
www.davecarson.org

Joel Astley Band
@joelastleymusic

Big Mama’s Blues Brigade featuring Jacqueline Tabor
www.taborjazz.com

The Steph Johnson Trio featuring Rob Thorsen
stephjohnsonband.com
robthorsen.com

Unpants My Heart


Merch

You can buy merch online through our partner 1905 Gear or come on over to Juicy J’s Smoked Burgers the day of the event and buy some merch and meet the Washington Blues Society reps while you are there.

Wristbands

Wristbands will be mailed to you a few weeks before the event.

PB&J takes place in historic Downtown Poulsbo

All venues are within a short walk of each other and free parking is available throughout downtown.

Venue Map

Parking Map

Schedule

Click the link below to view the complete event schedule. Please note that venues and times may change as we get closer to the event.

FAQs

Can I save a seat or camp in one venue?
No. The only way for this festival to be enjoyed by all is to keep it moving. All the bands are absolutely Fantastic. There will be no subpar bands or venues. Start times will be staggered throughout the night to allow you to see as many as possible. If you leave a venue you cannot “save” the seat for later. If your friends aren’t there when you arrive you can’t save a seat for them. If our Venue Captains see left items for longer than ten minutes they will be taken to lost and found. Please be willing to make new friends and share tables. Let’s make it enjoyable for all and please go see as many bands at as many venues as you can. No one wants to be left out in the cold!!

Where should I park?
Parking is available throughout all of downtown Poulsbo. You will find some on Front Street, along the waterfront and in the King Olaf lot located at 19065 Jensen Way.

What time does the festival begin?
Friday night 5-7PM at The Slippery Pig, 18801 Front St NE.

Saturday night the first band starts at 5:45pm. The last scheduled band ends at midnight. There will be a jam session at One Ten Lounge from midnight to 2am.

Where can I get a map of the venues?
A map of the venues and a time table will be sent to you with your wristbands a few weeks before the event.

Where do I pick up my wrist band?
A map of the venues and a time table will be sent to you with your wristbands a few weeks before the event.

How many bands and venues will there be?
There will be four venues and 13 bands

Is the festival outside?
No, all venues are inside. All venues have bathrooms, a bar and many have food for purchase.

Do I need to drive from venue to venue?
No driving needed. All venues are within a couple minute walk from each other.

Is there food available?
Yes! There are many wonderful restaurants in downtown Poulsbo. Several of the music venues have full kitchens as well

Will there be alcohol available?
Yes! Three venues have a full bar. The brewery serves beer, wine and cider.

Can children attend?
The Slippery Pig and the Western Red Brewing allows children until 11pm.

Are PB&J shirts available for purchase?
You can order your swag online and have it shipped directly to you. There will be a limited quantity available on the night for purchase at Juicy J’s Smoked Burgers.

I still have questions, how may I get answers?
If you have questions that have not been answered, please send an email to [email protected] and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.


Sponsors

Teri Cowen & Leo Fried

Where to Stay

Extend your stay for the Poulsbo Blues & Jazz Festival! On the Kitsap Peninsula, Poulsbo is a charming waterfront town renowned for its picturesque downtown, Norwegian heritage, and outdoor activities. With Front Street’s vibrant mix of shops, eateries, and galleries, why not make a weekend of it? Enjoy the local charm during the day, and join us for the festival in the evening. Don’t miss out on the full Poulsbo experience – plan a weekend getaway!

A small upscale boutique hotel, Hotel Scandi offers 9 guest rooms centered around a common gathering space. Sleeps 24 guests. 4 well-appointed clean communal restrooms. Located on Front Street in the heart of Poulsbo.

360-919-0241
[email protected]


Fairfield Inn & Suites is a 3-story hotel overlooking Liberty Bay, with beautiful views of Mt. Rainier. Located in the new College Marketplace community.

360-394-0055


Newly renovated Guesthouse Poulsbo hotel with complimentary deluxe hot breakfast served daily and high-speed internet access.

All newly furnished guestrooms include 55″ HD TV, fridge, and a microwave. Come relax in their 14-person hot tub open all year around!

360-697-4400
[email protected]


The Poulsbo Inn is nestled in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, with beautiful downtown Poulsbo just minutes away. The Inn offers guestrooms featuring the rich colors of the Northwest and a cozy mountain lodge feel.

360-779-3921
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