The BOP Blues Club, based in Rotorua NZ, aims to promote Blues music in the Bay of Plenty. Established in 2006, is based in Rotorua New Zealand, it aims to promote Blues Music in Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty. Club/Jam nights are held at the Rotorua Citizen Club 1146 Rangiuru Street, 3010 on the first Wednesday of the month. This is a great opportunity to network with others who love the Blues, both Musicians and Enthusiasts.
Bop Blues Club also puts on the very popular annual Rotorua Blues Festival which runs over the Queens Birthday long weekend which falls on the 1st Monday of June, making for a much-looked-forward-to June long weekend. This Festival has been running since 2011 and attracts Blues Bands and enthusiasts from all over New Zealand and Australia.
Objectives of the Bay of Plenty Blues Club
- To promote and further the playing, performance, enjoyment and study of Blues music by way of concerts, public performances, tuition, encouragement and support to Blues musicians of all ages and those interested in Blues
- To nurture and develop Blues among young and aspiring musicians
- To develop a network of people with a common interest in Blues music