About Jazz Jubilee by the Sea

Every October, Basin Street Regulars host “Jazz Jubilee by the Sea”, a world class traditional jazz festival held in beautiful Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande. This festival has been successful each year since it began in 1976, with fans streaming in from all over the country and even the world. It is held for three days in five or six venues, including the Pismo Beach Veteran’s Memorial Building, South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande and “on the beach” at the Addie Street parking lot. Buses will get you to all the venues. Locally catered food and drinks are available at all locations. We have dance floors at all venues for your dancing pleasure! There are three-day badges, one-day badges, discounted badges for those under 30 years old and ½ price tickets after 5 PM each day. And children 12 and under are free.

The festival takes place during the last full weekend in October. It is organized and operated solely by Volunteers. This is a separate event from our regular Sunday sessions. Click here to be a Jubilee Volunteer. Revenue from the festival helps fund the monthly BSR Sunday Sessions as well as our extensive Youth Programs. Badge sales alone do not cover the cost of the Jubilee. We need additional financial support to help us fund the Jubilee every year. Our supporters are called “Friends of the Jubilee” and are entitled to special privileges, depending on their level of support. All donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate.