Poulsbo Blues & Jazz

Every ticket guarantees a seat • Dinner service available for purchase • Under 21’s welcome


Marcel Smith

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.


Lady A

Join us on June 1st to see Lady A in person at the Slippery Pig Brewery.

Special Return to Poulsbo. After a crazy great performance at the Inaugural Poulsbo Blues and Jazz Festival, LADY A IS BACK!

Lady A has been a Pacific NW favorite for 20+ year in the business. Nationally and Internationally known, Lady A, has a high energy show that has been compared to the likes of “Tina Turner” and “Chaka Khan” ~ a smile that easily draws the audience in with her sultry-husky voice and contemporary blues-funk style and like a Good pot-a-Gumbo, Lady A is best served HOT!

https://www.ladyababyblues.com/home


Ben Rice & PDX Hustle

Join us on June 27th to see Ben Rice and PDX Hustle in person at the Slippery Pig Brewery.

Ben Rice’s music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet at the same time fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like “fearless,” “inventive” and “powerful,” and he routinly brings audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben is as much at home fronting his electric band as he is captivating a crowd solo with nothing but his voice and his acoustic resonator guitar.

https://benriceandthehustle.com/


Stacy Jones Band

The Stacy Jones Band rocked the Slippery Pig as the opening act at the Inaugural Poulsbo Blues and Jazz Festival, and she is going to do it again! If you missed her, here is your chance. If you were there you know what is about to go down.

The Award-Winning Seattle singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stacy Jones and her Award-winning Band who deliver high energy Roots Rock, Blues, and Americana are a don’t miss.

http://stacyjonesband.com/


John Primer

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa’s, Checkerboard and Rosa’s Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend. Join us as we welcome this three time Grammy Award winner to Poulsbo.

Tickets are going fast. Don’t delay. We will be having a VIP concert on Friday night at the Son’s of Norway for 400 Bluesers. Headliner and warm up band announcement coming soon. Then on Saturday night we will have six venues with four bands at each. We are starting at 3pm this year. It will be a full day filled with loads of great blues and jazz. Don’t be left out of the second annual. Pick up a VIP Friday night ticket too. We intend to blow your mind, AGAIN!


Join us at the Poulsbo Blues and Jazz Festival, located in downtown historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway,” from February 21-22, 2025. This exclusive intimate event will be like no other. 26 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 Son’s of Norway followed by an evening of live music on Saturday. Six local venues will be hosting shows featuring a total of 26 bands from 2:45 pm to 11pm.

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.

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 1100 attendees.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Friday, February 21, 2025
5pm VIP concert at The Son’s of Norway. Warm up band and headliner to be announced soon.

Saturday, February 22, 2025
Main event in downtown Poulsbo from 2:45pm to 11pm.


Learn more about the Washington Blues Society!

Western Red Brewing
19168 Jensen Way NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Slippery Pig Brewery
8801 Front Street NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

One Ten Lounge
18881 Front Street NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370


FAQs

Can I save speak loudly over the band and annoy the other attendees?
No. Please keep conversations to a minimum while the band is playing.

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 doors at 5pm. Music at 6pm.

Saturday the first band starts at 2:45pm. The last scheduled band ends at 11pm.

Where can I get a map of the venues?
A map of the venues and a time table will be available on the night at the Son’s of Norway.

Where do I pick up my wrist band?
Come to the Son’s of Norway and pick up your wrist band, a map and a schedule card. 18991 Front St, Poulsbo.

How many bands and venues will there be?
There will be six venues and 24 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?
There will be a limited quantity available on the night for purchase at The Son’s of Norway.

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.

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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