Bahrain Jazz Fest, Bahrain’s biggest national music festival and the region’s most authentic jazz festival, brings together the finest jazz musicians from around the world and Bahrain. The event is the perfect opportunity to experience world-class artists performing modern jazz music whilst also showcasing Bahrain jazz artists to the world.


Since its inception in 2017, the island’s exciting touristic festival has attracted more than 8000 international and regional visitors and has hosted over 30 international and local artists. A complete family-friendly event, the open-air festival will feature two stages, interactive kids’ zones, Bahrain’s best food trucks, craft markets and more! Over the years, the festival has actively promoted up-and coming local talent through several initiatives such as band hunts, workshops, performances etc and continues to open up opportunities for the local music community.

This year will see the introduction of a cashless payment solution through RFID chip wristbands for all festival goers. Each attendee will be able to top-up their wristbands using credit or debit cards at various loading stations around the venue. The main idea behind this is to elevate the customer experience of being able to seamlessly spend across the food and beverage markets etc with minimal waiting time. Bahrain Jazz Fest’s plan to go cashless also falls in line with the digital mandate that is adopted by their strategic festival partner, Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain EDB) Through this they will be the first event in Bahrain to have technology integrated in such a big way and it will also measure the Bahrain Jazz Fest with the rest of the popular tech-savvy integrated music festivals around the world.

Jazz Trail / Club Nights

When? 24th Oct Where? Alto Who? Mohammed Rashid Trio Who? DJ Sparx

When? 25th Oct Where? Wyndham Garden Manama Who? Dominant 7 Jazz Band Who? Cactus

When? 26th Oct Where? Coda Jazz Lounge Who? Likwid Who? Tarsha Thomas and Coda JazzKatz Band

When? 27th Oct Where? Big Texas BBQ Who? Rodbluesharp Who? Bluesaders

When? 28th Oct Where? LNT Gastropub Who? May Paddy Who? Mr. Fari

When? 29th Oct Where? Hazel Who? Finesse

When? 30th Oct Where? TBC Who? TBC


Buddy Whittington

American blues guitar great Buddy Whittington ‘entered the arena’ on December 28, 1956, in Fort Worth, and became enamoured of the electric guitar mesmerising countless kids in the years to come.In 1993, Buddy Whittington joined the Bluesbreakers playing guitar for blues icon John Mayall and for the next ten years energised the band with his unique and fiery ideas.


Oneida James

Famously known as bass player for Joe Cocker, Oneida James is currently leader and founder of touring and recording project, Oneida James Band and have headlined numerous sold out festivals and theatre venues in Spain And France. She is a recording artist as well as a vocalist


Here’s some handy info…

  • Park and Rides – Every hour on the hour from 11am -11pm from:
  • Wyndham Garden Hotel, Juffair
  • Ramada Amwaj Suites Hotel, Amwaj Islands
  •  Dilmun Club, Saar
  •  Seef
  •  Corporate Tickets are available at discounts on bulk purchase orders.
  •  Please email for more information.
  •  Enhanced Children’s Areas:
  •  Art installations
  •  Musical Walls
  •  Soft Play Areas
  •  Porsche Mini Circuit for toddlers
  •  Markets – Best of artisanal craft available in Bahrain
  •  Porsche Activation Area
  •  Mastercard Priceless Activation area
  •  Exclusive Accommodation Rates from Wyndham Garden Manama
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