SOME of the Illawarra's finest musical talent shared stages with artists from throughout the country at the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival.
The 32nd installment of the annual festival took place on the weekend, bringing a diverse array of sounds and all free performances to the municipality.
The musical extravaganza featured more than 70 gigs at in excess of 30 venues.
About 35 acts from throughout the Kiama municipality, the Illawarra and Australia performed during the three-day event.
One of the festival's organisers, Tom Oxley said music fans travelled from far and wide to attend the Kiama event.
He said the festival had been well-received by the strong number of punters who attended.
Mr Oxley said this year's festival featured a new format, with the main stage entertainment in Hindmarsh Park being expanded from the previous three hours on Sunday afternoon to 11 hours of music across Saturday and Sunday.
"It's a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, community festival," he said.
Mr Oxley said this year's highlights included Brekky Boy, a piano-driven instrumental trio from Coledale, as well as Melbourne singer/songwriter and lead guitarist Jesse Valach.