Welcome to Cairns Blues Festival.

Founded in 2009, the Cairns Blues Festival committee have hosted many live blues music events around Far North Queensland.
From large Blues Music Festivals with all the bells and whistles,
to smaller and more intimate Blues Music gigs;
 all events are produced and organised by a small and very dedicated volunteer committee who just love great Blues Music.


We're lucky to work with a number of local and National acts.

Musician Applications are open for the Blues Lounge Series

Please register your interest here


We strive to provide regular and memorable cairns music events
showcasing the varied and amazing talents of our local and national musicians and developed
for  those who love blues as much as we do.

cairns music events and surrounds

We've produced everything from from full scale cairns music events in the CBD
to a stunning Fitzroy Island Blues Festival and Blues by the Sea in beautiful Cardwell.

We work hard to bring the magic of blues to Far North QLD.

Music is life, that's why our hearts have beats.  

Cairns Blues Festival's Annual New Years Eve Bash

Come and celebrate the New Year with the Cairns Blues Festival at Machans Beach Community Hall. 
This has become and institution over recent years and is not to be missed!

$15 Entry at the door - 6pm - Kids FREE
Food and Bar provided (no BYO)
There are plenty of Air BNB's in Machans if you want to avoid having to get home on the night and enjoy
New Years Day at beautiful Machans Beach. 

Three Live Acts!

The Barron Brothers - Dan's Blues Explosion - Carinda Christie

Carinda Christie

Carinda Christie

Carinda Christie's act is all acoustic. She sings, plays acoustic guitar, Dobro Slide guitar and stomp box, and lights up the show with humorous and entertaining anecdotes about life and music. Her repertoire of diverse energetic originals, leaning towards a folk, pop, rock and blues combination, appeals to audiences of all ages.


Dan's Blues Explosion

Well known Cairns drummer Dan Solowiej of Johnnos Blues bar fame has put a rockin blues band together that will rattle the walls of the old hall!! Drums, piano and guitar and who knows what other instruments or musicians, plus the gravelly blues that only Dan can deliver. This is going to be some night!

The Barron Brothers

Local lads Dan, John and Matt will start off the night with some old favourites just to get your toes a tappin and the room a shakin'. These guys know how to get the party started, so make sure you get in early for a decent dose of NYE fun as only can happen at Machans Beach.  


About the Artists: Cardwell Blues by the Sea #2

Wilson PhelpsNeville Wilson and Craig Phelps are both singer-songwriters who have had solid solo, band and entertainment management careers. Each are widely known & respected, they worked together in Darwin and have now joined forces to bring their unique styles and panache to North QLD. You can expect passionate guitar solos and haunting harp riffs, …


What would life be without a little blues?

Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.