Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival

The Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival returns to The Barbican, 9 to 11 August 2019.


The Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival returns for a third year to the Parade on the Barbican, 10 to 11 August 2019.

Come along, enjoy a drink and a bite to eat while listening to some amazing music.

This is a free event.



We have reluctantly had to cancel the first day of this year’s Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival on Friday 9 August, due to forecast bad weather.

The main concern for us is the potential wind strength (which affects infrastructure safety) and direction (which can increase the amount of rain hitting the stage and electrical equipment). While we understand that spectators and performers will be disappointed, public safety has to be our number one priority.

The festival is still on for Saturday but will get underway at 1.15pm (just over an hour later than planned).

The opening act will now be Jack Cookson and he will be performing in the Blues Bar and Grill while our production team finish setting up.

The stage on The Parade is expected to be ready by 2.30pm and the rest of the day should run as planned. 

Sunday will also go ahead as planned, from midday to 6pm. 

If we do need to make any further changes we will let everyone know as early as possible. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. 


Saturday 10 August

Time Act
1.15pm Jack Cookson
2.30pm La Vie En Rose
3.45pm Sons of the Delta
5pm Jazz Lounge
6.30pm Jessica and the Rabbits
7.45pm Jeff “the Horse” Horsey
9pm Russell Sinclair
10pm  Finish


Sunday 11 August

Time Act
12noon Ronnie Jones Quartet
1.15pm Rob C Force
2.30pm Common As Kings
3.45pm UK Meltones
5pm Andy Quick
6pm Finish


To find out where to park click here.


Email events@plymouth.gov.uk.

Cost: Free

Venue: Barbican and Sutton Harbour

Categories: Entertainment | Major event | Music and concerts

  • Saturday, 10 August 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 11 August 2019 - 10:00pm