The Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival will be returning to the Parade on the Barbican from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August 2021!
The smooth sounds of summer will fill the Barbican during this popular free festival.
The line-up includes a great range of musical genres, from foot stomping blues to soulful rock, acoustic soloists to the diverse rhythms of Latin jazz. Relax with a drink and a bite to eat from one of the many nearby bars and pubs, or put on your dancing shoes and party the night away.
We’ve planned a fantastic range of music across the three day festival, take a look at the links below to find out more about all the performers.
Friday 6 August
12pm – Jon Walsh | Blues & Jazz
1.15pm – The Martin Dale Latin Quartet | Jazz, Latin, Swing & Blues
2.30pm – Andy Quick (solo) | Retro Blues
3.45pm – Vince Lee & The Big Combo | Blues
5pm – Adam Sweet Band | Blues Rock
6.30pm – Gozer Godspeed & The Neon Gamblers | Blues, Rock, Folk
7.45pm – Joanna Cooke | Soul, Blues
9pm – Smokey’s King Shufflers | Blues
Saturday 7 August
12pm – Caddick and Parkes | Soul
1.15pm – The Sultans | Jump, Jive, Swing & Latin
2.30pm – Liam Ward & Malcolm Thorne | Blues
3.45pm – Jessica and the Rabbits | Soul/Rock & Roll
5pm – Geoff Carne | Blues
6.30pm – Neil May Quartet | Jazz
7.45pm – Tailfin | Rock & Roll
9pm – Benny Guitar Carr | Blues & Jazz
Sunday 8 August
12pm – Orpheus Latin Jazz | Jazz
1.15pm – Jeff ‘the horse’ Horsey | Blues
2.30pm – Blacktop Deluxe/Keith Howe | Blues Rock
3.45pm – Bad Knees Blues Band | Blues
5pm – The Sam Kennedy Trio | Blues, Rock & Roll
The event takes place outside, but visitors are reminded that they can take steps to keep themselves and others safe by taking regular lateral flow tests and wearing face masks in indoor spaces (like inside pubs or bars). Many businesses have kept Covid-19 safety restrictions in place, so please respect their rules.