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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11-22-2014

Special Events

Marc and the Casuals at Fernwood Tavern

11/22/2014
10pm
47200 Highway 1
Venue: Fernwood Tavern
Type: Special Events
Location: Fernwood Tavern
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Marc and the Casuals perform tonight at the Fernwood Tavern. Music begins at 10pm. more

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival and Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace

11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
1 Portola Plaza
Venue: Monterey Conference Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey Conference Center
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The very special 16th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival and Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace (www.montereycowboy.org) will be held from Friday through Sunday, November 21-23, 2014. The festival will be held at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza in downtown Monterey, CA. This popula... more

Monterey Symphony presents "City Lights" at the Sunset Center

11/22/2014
8:00pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
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Be transported to colorful cities in Spain, the United States, and France as we celebrate the vibrancy of city lights, lovers, joy, and sensuality. The entire concert is a tribute to the orchestra's tremendous versatility. French composer Claude Debussy, transports us to a Fantasyland with his widely-celebrated Prelude t... 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

11-23-2014

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival and Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace

11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
1 Portola Plaza
Venue: Monterey Conference Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey Conference Center
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The very special 16th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival and Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace (www.montereycowboy.org) will be held from Friday through Sunday, November 21-23, 2014. The festival will be held at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza in downtown Monterey, CA. This popula... more

Monterey Symphony presents "City Lights" at the Sunset Center

11/23/2014
3:00pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
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Be transported to colorful cities in Spain, the United States, and France as we celebrate the vibrancy of city lights, lovers, joy, and sensuality. The entire concert is a tribute to the orchestra's tremendous versatility. French composer Claude Debussy, transports us to a Fantasyland with his widely-celebrated Prelude t... 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

11-25-2014

The Second City Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue at the Sunset Center

11/25/2014
7:00 pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
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We are thrilled to welcome back audience favorite The Second City with their uniquely hilarious take on the holidays. The Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue captures all the magic, mystery, and mayhem of the season with original songs, brand new sketches, and some classic favorites. The Second City is known for producing some of... more

11-26-2014

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

11-28-2014

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS & LIVE MUSIC by Youth Music Monterey

11/28/2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Ocean Ave and Mission St
Venue: Carmel Plaza
Type: Special Events
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Black Friday Highlights: Morning deals at Anthropologie and Janie & Jack starting at 7:00 A.M., Parts Unknown 30% off all men’s and women’s leather jackets from 8-10 A.M., Madrigal 20% off selected items for men and women, J.Jill 25% off all inventory. Additional incentives throughout the Plaza stores. Wh... more

Cannery Row Tree Lighting Ceremony

11/28/2014
5pm-9pm
Cannery Row
Venue: Cannery Row
Type: Special Events
Location: Steinbeck Plaza on Cannery Row
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Kick off the holiday season on Cannery Row with the 20th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. This FREE event is open to all. Please join in the wonderful holiday spirit and family festivities to be held in Steinbeck Plaza and the Plaza in front of Bubba Gump's. 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

TGIF at Wave Street Studios

11/07/2014 - 02/13/2015
7pm - 11pm
774 Wave St
Venue: Wave Street Studios
Type: Special Events
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Mix, Mingle, Unwind, Dance and be Entertained: TGIF @ Wave Street Studios, Cannery Row Fridays 7 pm - 11 pm. Smile Pretty We BROADCAST "LIVE" WORLDWIDE at 9 pm SHARP! Tickets: Eventbrite.com Pub menu Event Sponsors: Wave Street Studios WiredIN Carmel Wine from my Heart Gangsta Grill Marianne's Ice Cream Event... more

11-29-2014

Chris Isaak's Holiday Tour at the Sunset Center

11/29/2014
8:00 pm
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
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As entertaining as he is talented, Chris Isaak performs one of the best live shows around. With his sultry voice that moves easily from rockabilly to blues to rock-and-roll and back again, Isaak proves he is one of the great musicians of the last 30 years. As a child spinning his parents 45's in their Stockton, Califor... 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

The Bad Dogs at Fernwood Tavern

11/29/2014
10pm
47200 Highway 1
Venue: Fernwood Tavern
Type: Special Events
Location: Fernwood Tavern
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Bad Dogs perform tonight at the Fernwood Tavern. Music begins at 10pm. more

11-30-2014

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

11/30/2014
6pm
One Main Street
Type: Special Events
Location: Oldtown Salinas
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Kick off your holidays at the annual Salinas family and community delight that attracts over 10,000 spectators. Parade entrants range from marching bands, floats and dancers to walking groups and classic cars. The route winds up South Main Street and through Oldtown to the National Steinbeck Center. Celebrity announcers ... 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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