Fernwood Taven in Big Sur heats up this weekend for two days packed full of music during The Acoustic/Electric Festival. This event features bands that have made a name with West Coast music tastemakers by mashing up multiple genres for unique sounds, as well as the wild indie circus act BiG SuRCuS. Headline acts include Forrest Day, The Silent Comedy, Battlehooch and The Electric Remedy. Friday-Saturday, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur.
It’s the first Friday of the month which can only mean one thing, First Fridays Art Walk! Oldtown Salinas welcomes guests to enjoy live music, food and local art in a family fun atmosphere. 5pm-8pm, Oldtown Salinas. Free admission. Pierce Ranch Vineyards near Cannery Row invites you to “wine” down to music from Eliza Rickman. Her beautiful voice is perfectly paired with her toy piano and a glass of Zinfandel. 8pm, 499 Wave Street, Monterey. Free cover. Relax with acoustic rock guitarist Rex Wheeler tonight. He will be performing at the London Bridge Pub. 9pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Keep your New Year’s resolution going with a hike in Carmel Valley. Today guides with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District set out for a hike to Snively’s Ridge. The steep hike may seem challenging but the epic views of the ocean and valley will make it well worth your efforts. This 4.5 mile hike is expected to last 3-4 hours. Don’t forget to wear good hiking shoes, water, lunch and snacks. 9am, Garland Visitors Center, Carmel Valley. Free. Head over to London Bridge Pub and check out John Michael’s killer vocals. Enjoy his acoustic rock music over a nice beverage or dessert. 9:30pm, 256 Figueroa St., Wharf #2, Monterey. No cover.
Catch a few of the football games on one of the nine TV screens at the Mucky Duck and chill out to live reggae music all at the same time! Reggae master Tony Miles will be playing on the back patio until the late evening. 4pm-8pm, 479 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free cover.