Blues, Brews and Barbecue at Monterey Bay

Blues, Brews and Barbecue at Monterey Bay

Blues, Brews & Barbecue at Monterey Bay

August 8-9, 2015

This page has all the events that took place in 2014. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2015's events!

From July 26 to July 27 Monterey becomes the center of the blues world when the Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival takes over the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Don't miss this weekend full of great music, fantastic food, outstanding beer and an unmatched ambiance!


The two day blues festival features the legends of blues, the standard bearers of the blues and the next generation of the blues.

Performers at the 2014 festival include:

  • Kenny Neal
  • Memphis Gold
  • Homemade Jamz Blues Band
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Elvin Bishop
  • Terrie Odabi
  • Curtis Salgado

With so many performers playing on separate stages, you can't see everything! Plan in advance by referring to the schedule on the official Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival website.

Brews & BBQ

Experience some of the best in barbecue! BBQ joints from across the state fire up their pits and prepare savory brisket, sausage, pork and beef ribs for sampling.The blues festival also features a BBQ cooking competition for 1st responders and a competition for microbreweries.

Accommodations and Dining

Looking for a place to stay? You'll have easy access to the fairgrounds from any of Monterey's lovely hotels, motels and inns, as well as many of the accommodations in Seaside, at prices that suit a wide variety of budgets. Monterey's restaurants range from casual to upscale, with a focus on fresh ingredients and local seafood.


Tickets to the Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival can be purchased at the official ticketing website.

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