Music Festivals in Monterey

Music Festivals in Monterey

Music Festivals

From the Jazz Bash by the Bay to the California Roots Music and Arts Festival, Monterey County's line-up of music festivals makes for a invigorating getaway. In September, the annual Monterey Jazz Festival hits a chord as the world's longest continuously running jazz festival delivering and showcase for such artists as India.Arie, Sonny Rollins and Poncho Sanchez. Auto and arts enthusiasts can combine both passions at the annual Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival, while more classic pursuits can be had at the annual Carmel Bach Festival. For those set on a Bob Marley fix, the Monterey Bay Reggaefest features 25 performances under the summer sun. There is something to please every music lover in Monterey County with festivals geared towards jazz, reggae, blues, swing and much more.

 

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09-01-2014

Special Events

Monterey Bay Greek Festival

08/30/2014 - 09/01/2014
4 Custom House Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Custom House Plaza
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The St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church of Monterey County will hold its 28th annual Monterey Bay Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend at the Monterey Custom House Plaza Monterey State Park near Fisherman's Wharf. The event is open to the public and admission is free. In addition to traditional Greek foods, the festiva... more

Monterey County Fair

08/27/2014 - 09/01/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food! more

09-03-2014

Wednesday Pachanga Night Noche Latina

9:00pm -2:00am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
Location: Karaoke on the Fireside lounge 9:30 pm-1:00 am
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Join us every Wednesday from 9pm-2am as we feature the best in banda, norteña & cumbia music. Including the finest national acts from Mexico & Latin America. more

09-04-2014

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
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In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

09-05-2014

Festa Italia

09/05/2014 - 09/07/2014
4 Custom House Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Custom House Plaza
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Festa Italia will include Italian food booths, beer & wine, calamari, pasta, steak sandwiches, Italian rice balls, sausage, cannoli, pizza gelato & plenty of fun! Admission is free. more

Friday Live Comedy on the Planet

8:00 pm-1:30 am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Planet Gemini is Monterey’s #1 comedy and dance nightspot! Featuring local & nationally known headlining comedians and major stars as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv and more!!! Join us for gratifying entertainment every Friday & Saturday evening. We feature one Comedy show from 9:15-10... more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
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In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza

09/05/2014
5pm-7pm
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Plaza
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It's summer and it's time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza's SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES opens Friday, July 25 and continues through September 26 with ten consecutive Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment at the garden courtyard of the Plaza. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and s... more

Wine, Art & Music Walk

09/05/2014
6:00pm-9:00pm
Pacific Grove
Type: Special Events
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A walking tour of Pacific Grove's finest art venues. The event is complimentary and open to the public. Art Walk maps will be available at any of the participating locations and at the Chamber. The hours are from 6:00-9:00 pm. More info: 831-373-3304 or www.pacificgrove.org. more

09-06-2014

Festa Italia

09/05/2014 - 09/07/2014
4 Custom House Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Custom House Plaza
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Festa Italia will include Italian food booths, beer & wine, calamari, pasta, steak sandwiches, Italian rice balls, sausage, cannoli, pizza gelato & plenty of fun! Admission is free. more

Mariachi Festival

09/06/2014
7pm-10pm
One Main Street
Venue: National Steinbeck Center
Type: Special Events
Location: National Steinbeck Center
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The National Steinbeck Center is proud to announce the third annual Mariachi Festival, which takes place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, September 6 at the Center. A special premium tequila tasting precedes the festival from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Center, which is located at 1 Main St., Salinas. Tickets are $100 for the festival, ... more

Saturday Live Comedy on the Planet

8:00 pm-1:30 am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Planet Gemini is Monterey’s #1 comedy and dance nightspot! Featuring local & nationally known headlining comedians and major stars as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv and more!!! Join us for gratifying entertainment every Friday & Saturday evening. We feature one Comedy show from 9:15-10... more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
Visit Website

In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

09-07-2014

Festa Italia

09/05/2014 - 09/07/2014
4 Custom House Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Custom House Plaza
Visit Website

Festa Italia will include Italian food booths, beer & wine, calamari, pasta, steak sandwiches, Italian rice balls, sausage, cannoli, pizza gelato & plenty of fun! Admission is free. more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
Visit Website

In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

Sunday Salsa

9:00 pm -1:30am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Planet Gemini offers the biggest sizzling Salsa Party on Sunday Nights. Drink specials with live music & entertainment by the best bay area, local and national bands and of course our popular resident DJ and host Carlos Henriquez. Planet Gemini is the place for you on a Sunday Night! A night of Salsa will rejuvenate ... more

09-10-2014

Wednesday Pachanga Night Noche Latina

9:00pm -2:00am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
Location: Karaoke on the Fireside lounge 9:30 pm-1:00 am
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Join us every Wednesday from 9pm-2am as we feature the best in banda, norteña & cumbia music. Including the finest national acts from Mexico & Latin America. more

09-11-2014

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
Visit Website

In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

09-12-2014

Friday Live Comedy on the Planet

8:00 pm-1:30 am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Planet Gemini is Monterey’s #1 comedy and dance nightspot! Featuring local & nationally known headlining comedians and major stars as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv and more!!! Join us for gratifying entertainment every Friday & Saturday evening. We feature one Comedy show from 9:15-10... more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
Visit Website

In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

Summer Live Music Series at Carmel Plaza

09/12/2014
5pm-7pm
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Carmel Plaza
Visit Website

It's summer and it's time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza's SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES opens Friday, July 25 and continues through September 26 with ten consecutive Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment at the garden courtyard of the Plaza. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and s... more

09-13-2014

Carmel-by-the-Glass

09/13/2014
1:30pm-5pm
Corner of Ocean Avenue and Junipero
Type: Special Events
Location: Devendorf Park
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Please join your friends and neighbors at the 3nd Annual Carmel-by-the-Glass. Mingle with locals and visitors while you enjoy regional wines, light bites and music all set to a wine harvest theme. All twelve of Carmel's wine tasting rooms will showcase their wines, with light appetizers provided by Carmel restaurants and... more

Saturday Live Comedy on the Planet

8:00 pm-1:30 am
2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Planet Gemini is Monterey’s #1 comedy and dance nightspot! Featuring local & nationally known headlining comedians and major stars as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv and more!!! Join us for gratifying entertainment every Friday & Saturday evening. We feature one Comedy show from 9:15-10... more

Shrek the Musical

08/16/2014 - 09/28/2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue
Type: Special Events
Location: Golden Bough Theatre
Visit Website

In a faraway kingdom, an unseemly ogre reluctantly rescues a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a gingerbread man with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero! Shrek is the hilarious story o... more

The Burning of Rome at Fernwood Tavern

09/13/2014
10pm
47200 Highway 1
Venue: Fernwood Tavern
Type: Special Events
Location: Fernwood Tavern
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The Burning of Rome performs tonight at the Fernwood Tavern. Music begins at 10pm. more

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