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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09-21-2014

Special Events

Monterey Jazz Festival

09/19/2014 - 09/21/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Rd.
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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Wheter you prefer jazz, blues, folk, or American song, the discerning jazz music fan is sure to find both old favorites and visionary new artists to love at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Visit the official site for a full listing of the 500+ performers scheduled to grace the eight Monterey Jazz Festival stages. 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

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

09-24-2014

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam at the Sunset Center

09/24/2014
8pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Sunset Center
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Renowned for such Traffic hits "Feelin' Alright" and "Hole In My Shoe" plus his solo signature tracks "We Just Disagree" and "Only You Know and I Know," Dave Mason is excited to perform the music of Traffic. "I think that it is important to keep alive the legacy of four young ... more

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

09-25-2014

Screening of the film "Visitors" with a Q&A with director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass

09/25/2014
8 pm
48603 Highway One
Venue: Henry Miller Memorial Library
Type: Special Events
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The Henry Miller Library and the Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival presents a screening of the film "Visitors" with a Q&A with director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass on Thursday, Sept. 25th at 8 pm at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. The Library is a nonprofit arts center located in the h... 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

09-26-2014

An Evening with Philip Glass: Music & Poetry at the Henry Miller Library

09/26/2014
7 pm
48603 Highway One
Venue: Henry Miller Memorial Library
Type: Special Events
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Days and Nights Festival is proud to present an evening of music and poetry at the Henry Miller Library. Joining Philip Glass are festival favorites Tim Fain and Matt Haimovitz; Philip will also play with Jaron Lanier (rare instruments) and Jonathan Rose (bass). We're especially proud to have Jaron Lanier join the festiv... 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

LeAnn Rimes

09/26/2014
8:00 pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
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LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the "Best New Artist" category. She has placed 42 singles on ... 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

09/26/2014
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

09-27-2014

Brian Greene's "Icarus at the Edge of Time" at the Sunset Center

09/27/2014
7pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Sunset Center
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Leading theoretical physicist Brian Greene is an ardent scientific populariser with a number of best-selling books to his name. This screening of the film version of his Icarus at the Edge of Time features a live performance of Philip Glass' score conducted by Michael Riesman and Greene himself providing live narration. ... more

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra at Fernwood Tavern

09/27/2014
10pm
47200 Highway 1
Venue: Fernwood Tavern
Type: Special Events
Location: Fernwood Tavern
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Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra perform tonight at the Fernwood Tavern. Music begins at 10pm. 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

09-28-2014

Ira Glass at the Sunset Center

09/28/2014
6pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Sunset Center
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Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that- as Ira puts it- "have no business being together- dance and radio." The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories. The show includes radio interviews ... 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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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

 

 

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