The 2016 Norwegian Jazz Club of the year with its venue situated right on the water in the village of Hemnesberget.

In September 2014, after lots of hard work by club members, Hemnesjazz proudly opened the doors of their very own clubhouse. The venue, next to the Coop supermarket, was previously a hardware store – hence everyone still refers to it as Jernvaren.

Today, Jernvaren offers intense music experiences, at more-or-less-weekly concerts and during the renowned annual Hemnes Jazz Festival. Musicians come from far and wide for that festival, as do appreciative audiences.

When the Corona-virus epidemic forced cultural venues in Helgeland to shut down, Jernvaren offered its concerts online, through the Helgeland Virtual Stage (Helgeland Digitalscene).

Jernvaren is known for excellent acoustics and great ambience. The venue is intimate and accommodates about 180 people. Fortunately, an outdoor arena has recently been added just outside, which offers fine open-air concerts right by the marina in Hemnesberget.