Summertime is officially here which calls for outdoors activities, including live music! Spend an evening enjoying outdoor tunes at an array of venues scattered throughout the county; and best of all they are all FREE! Click here for a full list of events in the area. 

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Wind down your work week at Asilomar Conference Grounds’ Sunset Music Series with lite bites, local wines and fun jams. Live music is held during sunset at Phoebe’s Café every Friday evening from 6:30pm-9pm. June 22-August 24, 2018.

Carmel Plaza

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Carmel Plaza whenever the Summer Live Music Series returns! This popular gathering in Carmel-by-the-Sea showcases local musicians, food, beer and wine. Concerts are held on Fridays from 5pm-7pm. June 29-August 17, 2018. 

Lovers Point Beach House Café

New to Pacific Grove this year is a summer concert series at iconic Lovers Point Beach. The Lovers Point Beach House Café, just below the Beach House restaurant hosts an array of performers including Johnny Tsunami, Tony Miles and Boscoe’s Brood. Concerts are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm-7pm. June 15-July 14, 2018. 

Folktale Winery

Bask in the warmth of sunny Carmel Valley and soak in sumptuous wines and relaxing tunes. Folktale Winery hosts performers on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Click here for a full list of events. 

Folktale Winery

Hahn Family Wines

Wind down your weekend every Sunday from 12pm-4pm at Hahn Family Wines. Along the scenic River Road Wine Trail in Salinas Valley, Hahn Winery’s views, wine and live music on the deck are hard to beat! June 3-August 26, 2018.

Estate Vineyard ATV Adventure at Hahn Vineyards

Del Monte Shopping Center

Enjoy covers from tribute bands during your next shopping spree at the Del Monte Shopping Center. Every Friday night from 6pm-8pm the outdoor shopping mall hosts a tribute band with covers from Billy Joel, Chicago, The Beatles and many more. June 1-June 29, 2018.

Esteban Restaurant

Things get jazzed up at Esteban’s, inside Casa Munras, every Thursday from 5pm-7pm. Grab dinner at this Spanish favorite and listen to local jazz students as they perform on the Terraza.  June 21-September 13, 2018. 

Sunset Lounge at Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Watch an epic sunset at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands accompanied by soothing jazz music. Entertainment is offered most nights of the week throughout the year. 

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

While not entirely free, Evenings by the Bay is free to those with paid admission into the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This summertime favorite features extended evening hours with live music and food and beverage for purchase. Evenings by the Bay are held every Saturday from 6pm-8pm. June 30-September 1, 2018. 

Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant

Sunday afternoons at the River Inn are a long standing tradition in Big Sur. Bring a blanket and grab a spot on the lawn (or a Adirondack chair in the river if you’re lucky) and enjoy the Backyard BBQ and Bar or secure a table on the Riverside Deck and enjoy lunch from the River Inn Restaurant menu. Live music including jazz, folk, and zydeco is performed every Sunday afternoon from May through mid-October.

Big Sur River Inn

Sly McFly’s on Cannery Row

Located on historic Cannery Row, Sly McFly’s is the place to go for live music and great food. Featuring premier bands from the Central Coast playing a wide variety of music from classic rock to modern pop and a little bit of everything in between. Music starts at 8:30pm during the week and there are two performances on the weekends starting at 2:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

Sly McFly's