Inverloch Jazz Festival celebrates 30 years of Jazz By The Sea

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Inverloch Jazz Festival celebrates 30 years of Jazz By The Sea

Words by Staff Writer

South Gippsland seaside town of Inverloch will be transformed for their annual Inverloch Jazz Festival, this year celebrating a major milestone.

Running across 3 days from Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August, the Inverloch Jazz Festival returns to the region, ready to step into its third decade.

Celebrating 30 years, since their 1994 inception, this year’s lineup promises a musical journey through classic jazz, soulful melodies and smooth contemporary beats. From big bands to duos, funk jazz to Latin jazz, legendary artists and emerging talents, this festival will have you foot-tapping, finger-snapping and grooving in your seat.

  • WHERE: Inverloch. All venues are indoor and walking distance from each other.
  • WHEN: Fri 2 – Sun 4 Aug 2024
  • COST: Tickets start from $55 for a single gig, or go all-in for the weekend at $120

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Inverloch Jazz Festival is always a favourite on the towns yearly calendar, bringing together musicians from all over the country to fundraise and feast to the sound of drums, bass, piano and guitar. The music festival is one that values the community and the calibre of jazz music in Australia. Celebrating its thirty-year anniversary, the beloved seaside festival is turning up their programming for what is set to be a huge year.

This year, the Inverloch Jazz Festival program is pooling with talent across a whopping 45 bands, with 15 of them new faces to the festival, and 150 artists. Ranging from traditional and big band to contemporary, Latin and funk, fusion and more, the festival will be a feast for the ears.

The program will stretch across 5 venues all within an easy stroll from the town centre, and from each other, putting the stunning surrounds of Inverloch as a festival highlight. They include the RSL, Warrawee, The Hub, Inlet Cottage and the Bowls Club.

It’s a great excuse to travel into the town for the festivities, with there being no shortage of accommodation across Inverloch, mostly reserved for the summertime surf crowds. Outside of the music festivities make sure to head into one of the nearby cellar doors, check out the hospitality of the warm country cafes, bars and restaurants and simply soak in the stunning views.

To find out more about the full program and performer and to purchase tickets, visit

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