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Nothing brings people together like music. That is why we provide the platform for an ever-developing programme of learning, expression and performance.  We connect musicians of every skill level and genre to the residents of the Western Bay of Plenty and beyond. Committed to building social connections and cultural diversity through music we provide the space, the team and enthusiastic audience.

A supportive environment, eclectic and intriguing space offering boutique performances of music and theatre.

Upcoming gigs

Upcoming gigs
  • Otumoetai College Band Showcase
    Otumoetai College Band Showcase
    Sat, 01 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    01 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    01 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Featuring: Blah Blah, The B-Sides & Bloody Overalls
  • Gian Marco Ciampa at The Jam Factory
    Gian Marco Ciampa at The Jam Factory
    Mon, 03 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    03 Jun 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    03 Jun 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    One of the world's best classical guitarists. A must for people that like classical music, classical guitar, instrumental music, flamenco music. Gian Marco Ciampa, graduated with full marks, honors and Honorable Mention in guitar at the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome.
  • Gig Starters - Live at The Jam Factory
    Gig Starters - Live at The Jam Factory
    Thu, 06 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    06 Jun 2024, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    06 Jun 2024, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Keen to put on your first gig but don’t know where to start? Want to come to an epic all-ages show for free?
  • Bad Schematics at The Jam Factory
    Bad Schematics at The Jam Factory
    Fri, 07 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    07 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    07 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Both on stage and in the studio Bad Schematics have a musical chemistry that is palpable, creating a sound exploding with energy and passion.
  • Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 2
    Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 2
    Tue, 11 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    11 Jun 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    11 Jun 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Tuesdays, 11th June - 2nd July Different session times for age groups
  • The Nukes at The Jam Factory
    The Nukes at The Jam Factory
    Fri, 14 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    14 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    14 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    The Nukes. Aotearoa’s original ukulele trio.
  • Graeme James at The Jam Factory
    Graeme James at The Jam Factory
    Sat, 15 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    15 Jun 2024, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    15 Jun 2024, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Kiwi folk sensation Graeme James is back with his first original body of work in two years, ‘Luminous Times’.
  • Band And Deliver at The Jam Factory (Free event)
    Band And Deliver at The Jam Factory (Free event)
    Fri, 21 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    21 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    21 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    After a hugely successful series of gigs in 2023, Band And Deliver returns to The Jam Factory in 2024. Featuring local college-age bands and performers, as per last year’s format. All gigs are on Fridays.
  • Read Between The Rhymes (Poetry in The Incubator)
    Read Between The Rhymes (Poetry in The Incubator)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 25 Jun
    The Incubator Gallery
    25 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Incubator Gallery, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    25 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Incubator Gallery, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    On the last Tuesday of each month, we gather to share poetry. You can bring your own poetry or a piece of poetry you happen to enjoy. You can read or you can sit and listen. All poetry is welcome and all poets are welcome.
  • The Afrolites, Drosan, Moving Forces of Society at The Jam Factory
    The Afrolites, Drosan, Moving Forces of Society at The Jam Factory
    Sat, 29 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    29 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    29 Jun 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    This stellar line up will bring some very funky grooves to the night. Influences abound amongst these talented musicians. Jazz, funk, soul, R&B, reggae.....and more
  • Junk at The Jam Factory
    Junk at The Jam Factory
    Sat, 06 Jul
    The Jam Factory
    06 Jul 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    06 Jul 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Junk is a 5-piece rock band from Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, playing original funky blues and alt rock.
  • Brother Sister at The Jam Factory
    Brother Sister at The Jam Factory
    Sat, 13 Jul
    The Jam Factory
    13 Jul 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    13 Jul 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Fresh from their sunny debut at this year's Fringe Festival, Brother Sister bring their snappy, electro pop back to Tauranga
  • Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 3
    Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 3
    Tue, 23 Jul
    The Jam Factory
    23 Jul 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    23 Jul 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Tuesdays, 23rd July - 13th August Different session times for age groups
  • Libbianski at The Jam Factory
    Libbianski at The Jam Factory
    Sat, 10 Aug
    The Jam Factory
    10 Aug 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    10 Aug 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    High octane shoegaze alternative rock

Our team

Our team
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 Band & Deliver -Youth band initiative

 

Band and Deliver

Special Projects Feature: 

Band and Deliver is an environment for young musicians & bands to look, listen, and learn. It opens the doors to whatever they want their musical journey to be. An exciting project returning to the Jam Factory this year with the mission to enable young people a hands on experience in live gig planning and performance in a nurtured environment steeped in collaboration.

 

About to kick off its second year showcasing a new lineup of new musical stars, Band and Deliver is a brainchild collaboration made up of the following musical champions:

  • Aaron Wright - a Music Educator, Head of Department at Tauranga Boys college and seasoned musician.

  • Marc Anderson - Event and Festival Producer, is also a musician with an incredible career working in production. He has worked with international acts such as Tom Jones, Shirley Basset, Jimmy Barnes, Mary J Blige, Prince and even Michael Jackson.

Along with the Jam Factory team, Nigel Gregory, and Bret Williams, both have a hardwired commitment to create accessible and supported opportunities to see young musicians flourish and to help develop their own audience and following.

 

"Band and Deliver is an exciting project that enables young musos and their peers to gain live music performance, production experience and confidence in a chilled and nurturing environment that is steeped in creative camaraderie. I have played drums since I was 12...I wanted to be a rock star and there was no local platform to help take the path to get there with confidence. Nowadays there are more avenues for young musicians if they want to have more fun with music and learn more and there is proof of this with the amount of young exceptional talent coming up through the ranks heading off to make their name nationally and globally succeeding in their dreams of a music career. Band and Deliver strives to be one of Tauranga’s local platforms to show it’s possible to to go far when they set their minds to it in music. Band and Deliver is a place where young people can communicate with each other musically, meet follow musicians, jam, and learn that it can be fun but also sound professional! Band and Deliver is not only for aspiring performers, but those interested to learn musicians’ stage craft – there’s a cooperative skill to learn between sound and performers on stage." - Marc Anderson
 

Season one featured some high energy acts and super talented singer-songwriters from Otumoetai College, Pāpāmoa College, Tauranga Boys college as well as other young independent musos. We hope to pump up the involvement this time round!

 

Acknowledgement for the sponsorship and support of the Creative Communities Scheme Tauranga, Maca Productions, The Incubator Creative Hub and the volunteer time of those who make these events possible
 

If you are a school-age performer, solo, duo or band, who wants to take part, or a sponsor looking to support this ongoing initiative please contact us.

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Our space

Our space
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Location

The Jam Factory is located in the Historic Village at 159, 17th Avenue -Tauranga. The Village was formerly a museum site back in the day, and features clusters of historic buildings - some relocated from historical places around New Zealand. The Village is home to 6 art galleries, designer boutiques, artisan shops, vinyl/record store, a barber, dance studios, The Whipped Baker Café, Whakairo Māori carving studio, a theatre, a boutique cinema, sculpture trails, murals, craft workshops, ceramics & pottery studios, a restaurant, The Men's Shed, a photography studio and plant nursery, upcycled clothing boutiques and many community organisations.

Type of events

Our venue can be used for a range of events including; Music performances, theatre shows, comedy performance, dance performances, corporate creative functions, meetings, team building workshops and yoga classes. 

Parking

We have free on-street parking spaces on 17th Avenue.  Performers can arrange with the team to get access for packing and unpacking gear.