Each May Bank Holiday weekend the village hosts over 40 live music and dance performances that range from big name concerts to small workshops; from lively pub gigs to intimate side shows and a healthy dose of fringe attractions to compliment. The festival continues to grow from strength to strength with the audience numbers growing year on year. 

It’s a really unique festival we have created together, full of heart, fun and community and we need your help to keep it that way.

BJF is run entirely by by volunteers, all with the same vision to make these events accessible to all and to engage our Community on the Mizen Head.

With your help we will continue to make and create this festival and strive for it to get better and better each year.  This will have a positive effect for you, your business, the community and the audience. 

Did you know? Ballydehob’s jazz festival is now a year round organisation producing artistic events throughout the year!! 

Over 90% of the events are free thanks to the work of a dedicated band of volunteers, the support of the Arts Council & Cork County Council, Cully & Scully, Richmond Marketing and most importantly local businesses and a very active local community. 

Over 50 musical performances throughout the weekend 

Over 50 creative workshops throughout the year 

Dozens of local artists involved and employed 

Year round arts activity that fuels the economy

Designs and funds the Halloween promenade parade spectacle 

Putting artists and musicians into schools 


Become a Jazz Champion

Be like the champion of Ballydehob Dan ‘Danno’ O’Mahony.  We love jazz champions.

€100 (Name listed on website, BJF jazz sticker)

Become a Jazz Angel 

Everyone loves a jazz angel. Sponsor the BJF24 festival and watch the positive effect it will have on your community and cultural landscape. Jazz angels keep the festival going each year. 

€250 Suggested Donation

(Name listed on website, BJF jazz sticker)

Become a Jazz Legacy

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you believe in the importance of creativity in West Cork?

Sponsor the now world famous New Orlean’s Jazz funeral Parade down the streets of Ballydehob. A truly unique event that brings the community,the bands and all the partcipating artists together on the street to celebrate.The Jazz parade is a family friendly highlight of the weekend and attracts people from all over Ireland. 

We would love to discuss how you could be the brand ambassador for this much loved event. 


Please make cheques payable to:


c/o Levis, Main Str. Ballydehob 

For Bank payment:

Account Number: 16684542

Bank Sort Code: 990717


IBAN: IE44IPBS99071716684542

Reference : BJF2024 Donation 

& Your Name 

For cash payment please contact 

The Ballydehob Jazz Festival Comittee

to arrange. Email us at