All Weekend

Dust off that cowboy hat and grab your boots for the California Rodeo Salinas! Wednesday kicks off the rodeo ground action with Professional Bull Riding followed by “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night” on Thursday. The remainder of the weekend is full of PRCA Rodeo action, horse parades, bullfights, food vendors and a family carnival. Wednesday-Sunday. 1034 North Main Street, Salinas. $7-$20. Click here for tickets.

Bach has taken over Carmel-by-the-Sea for an incredible line-up of concerts, talks and educational events. The hub of the Carmel Bach Festival takes place at the Sunset Center while other events are spread out throughout the Monterey Peninsula. Various venues and ticket prices.

Friday

Kick of the weekend with a free concert at Carmel Plaza. Tonight the Chicano All Stars take the stage with a food and wine package hosted by 400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries, I Brand & Family Wines and Alvarado Street Brewery. 5pm-7pm. Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event, $15 for food and wine ticket.

Sip and stroll through the beautiful gardens and patio at La Playa Hotel during Carmel by the Glass: Fiesta Garden Party. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy award-winning wines from Carmel-by-the-Sea tasting rooms, fiesta-style food and live music. 5pm-8pm. Camino Real & 8th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $65.

Saturday

Today the Monterey County Fair & Event Center transforms into Americanaland with nationally known Americana music artists. The Americana Festival features performances by Paul Thorn, Jim Lauderdale, and The Americans as well as food and craft vendors. 11am. 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

Comedian Rodney Carrington stops by Sherwood Hall this evening for not one but two hilarious shows. Rodney will take the stage with his colorful antics as part of the California Rodeo Salinas. 6pm and 9pm. 940 N. Main Street, Salinas. $32-$62.

Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for a free concert by Kendra McKinley. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Kick back this Sunday afternoon at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside for their Sunday Blues Concert. Listen to live music and enjoy a variety of food and craft vendors. 1pm-4:30pm. 1249 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside. Free event.