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. BBQ and blues enthusiasts can combine both passions at the Blues, Brews and Barbecue Festival, while more classic pursuits can be had at the annual Carmel Bach Festival. 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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05-24-2015

Special Events

Amy Grant at the Sunset Center

05/24/2015
7pm
San Carlos St at Ninth Ave
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Sunset Center
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Amy Grant has built a long, successful career that spans over 25 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into her experience as an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. Grant is beloved for both her Contemporary Christian music and mainstream hits like "Baby Baby," "... more

California Roots Music & Arts Festival

05/22/2015 - 05/24/2015
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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The 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival is a three-day event packed with live music, fantastic food, refreshing beverages, creative artwork and sustainable practices. Reggae acts from around the globe culminate at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for good vibes during the Memorial Day weekend. ... more

Lightning in a Bottle Festival

05/21/2015 - 05/25/2015
2610 San Antonio Rd
Venue: Lake San Antonio
Type: Special Events
Location: Lake San Antonio
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At Lightning in a Bottle, you have a unique opportunity to stumble upon many experiences outside of the musical stages that are full of lively, participatory fun and shenanigans. The interactive areas at LIB truly allow you to lose yourself in an entire universe of play. From fully immersive environments to roving intera... more

MayFest Monterey Bay

05/23/2015 - 05/25/2015
11am-7pm
4 Custom House Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Custom House Plaza
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This FREE admission 3 DAY FESTIVAL created for the community at large will occur over the Memorial Weekend, May 23, 24 and 25th from 11 AM - 7 PM at the Custom House Plaza, Monterey Historic Park, located across from the Fisherman's Wharf. Mayfest has something to offer everyone of every nationality and includes loca... more

PacRep presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

05/14/2015 - 05/31/2015
Thu - Sat 7:30pm Sun 2pm
Casanova between 8th and 9th
Venue: Circle Theatre
Type: Special Events
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike May 14 - 31, 2015 Circle Theatre In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia's quiet life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winnin... 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

05-25-2015

Lightning in a Bottle Festival

05/21/2015 - 05/25/2015
2610 San Antonio Rd
Venue: Lake San Antonio
Type: Special Events
Location: Lake San Antonio
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At Lightning in a Bottle, you have a unique opportunity to stumble upon many experiences outside of the musical stages that are full of lively, participatory fun and shenanigans. The interactive areas at LIB truly allow you to lose yourself in an entire universe of play. From fully immersive environments to roving intera... more

MayFest Monterey Bay

05/23/2015 - 05/25/2015
11am-7pm
4 Custom House Plaza
Type: Special Events
Location: Custom House Plaza
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This FREE admission 3 DAY FESTIVAL created for the community at large will occur over the Memorial Weekend, May 23, 24 and 25th from 11 AM - 7 PM at the Custom House Plaza, Monterey Historic Park, located across from the Fisherman's Wharf. Mayfest has something to offer everyone of every nationality and includes loca... more

Memorial Day Concert at Colton Hall

05/25/2015
2pm
570 Pacific Street
Venue: Colton Hall Museum & Old Jail
Type: Special Events
Location: Lawn at Colton Hall
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The Monterey County Pops! is pleased to announce the resumption of its traditional Memorial Day concert. This year the free concert will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 on the Monterey City Hall (Colton Hall) lawn at 2:00 p.m. The grounds will open at 10:30 a.m. when the Pops begins its rehearsal. The concert ... more

05-27-2015

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

05-28-2015

PacRep presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

05/14/2015 - 05/31/2015
Thu - Sat 7:30pm Sun 2pm
Casanova between 8th and 9th
Venue: Circle Theatre
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike May 14 - 31, 2015 Circle Theatre In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia's quiet life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winnin... more

05-29-2015

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

PacRep presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

05/14/2015 - 05/31/2015
Thu - Sat 7:30pm Sun 2pm
Casanova between 8th and 9th
Venue: Circle Theatre
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike May 14 - 31, 2015 Circle Theatre In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia's quiet life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winnin... more

05-30-2015

Artichoke Festival

05/30/2015 - 05/31/2015
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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In 2015 the Castroville Artichoke Festival will celebrate it's 56th year at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The fun includes: great entertainment, Artichoke Eating Contest, Argo-Art, Field Tours, Ca Wine Expo, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Artichoke Food Demos, Farmers Market, Artichoke Food Booths, and m... more

David Holodilof Band at Fernwood Tavern

05/30/2015
10pm
47200 Highway 1
Venue: Fernwood Tavern
Type: Special Events
Location: Fernwood Tavern
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The David Holodilof Band performs tonight at the Fernwood Tavern. Music begins at 10pm. more

PacRep presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

05/14/2015 - 05/31/2015
Thu - Sat 7:30pm Sun 2pm
Casanova between 8th and 9th
Venue: Circle Theatre
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike May 14 - 31, 2015 Circle Theatre In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia's quiet life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winnin... 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

05-31-2015

Artichoke Festival

05/30/2015 - 05/31/2015
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Visit Website  |  Send Email

In 2015 the Castroville Artichoke Festival will celebrate it's 56th year at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The fun includes: great entertainment, Artichoke Eating Contest, Argo-Art, Field Tours, Ca Wine Expo, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Artichoke Food Demos, Farmers Market, Artichoke Food Booths, and m... more

Harpist Noel Wan at the Sunset Center

05/31/2015
3pm
San Carlos St at Ninth Ave
Venue: Sunset Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Sunset Center
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A native of San Jose, California, Noel Wan is an internationally acclaimed harpist and passionate advocate of new music and multimedia collaboration. Since age fifteen, she has garnered international prizes from The Netherlands, Israel, and Japan,including FIrst Prize in the 1st Dutch Harp Festival. An avid performer, N... more

PacRep presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

05/14/2015 - 05/31/2015
Thu - Sat 7:30pm Sun 2pm
Casanova between 8th and 9th
Venue: Circle Theatre
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike May 14 - 31, 2015 Circle Theatre In this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mashup from master of comedy Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia's quiet life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. A Tony Award-winnin... 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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