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Rebels & Renegades Music Festival

Monterey County Fair & Event Center 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Price: $145+
  • Description:

    Rebels & Renegades will once again take place at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey, CA, this year bringing music to festival goers over three days; October 6-8, 2023. With Rebels & Renegades, promoters Dan and Amy Sheehan enjoyed the challenge of creating a fresh festival experience grown from their family's love of exactly what they are programming: left-of-center country, Americana, folk, outlaw, Texas country, bluegrass, and roots music. Reverent when it matters and irreverent where a change would do good, Rebels & Renegades is their nod to the outlaw in everyone. The inaugural year of Rebels & Renegades took place in October of 2022 and was celebrated by Rolling Stone for its "no genres allowed" programming ethos. Bringing the hippies and the cowboys together with some killer music, interactive art stations, a local makers marketplace and delicious food peddlers, Rebels & Renegades salutes the outlaw in all of us.



    Tickets are on sale now.

    Event Times:

    • Gates open each day at 12 pm each day
    • Music kicks off at 1 pm each day

    Required Items to bring:

    • Proof of ticket purchased
    • Credit/Debit card (All Bars are Cashless) and/or cash
    • Government issued photo I.D.
    • Positive vibes & big sunny smiles

    Items You Are Permitted to Bring:

    • One empty water bottle (for use at our free water refill stations).
    • Clear bag (All bags must adhere to a clear bag policy)
    • Sunscreen & blankets
    • Cowboy boots, hula hoops, rings on your fingers & bells on your shoes
    • Strollers or wagons to carry our youngest cowpokes
    • Non-Professional, point & shoot cameras (attached lenses must be smaller than 2 inches).

    Clear Bag Policy:

    The venue requires all events to adhere to a clear bag policy. You can review the clear bag guidelines here.

    What Not To Bring:

    • NO weapons, fireworks or explosives
    • NO alcohol or illegal substances
    • NO butane
    • NO drones or aircraft.
    • NO pets (legitimate service animals as covered by law are all good)
    • NO chairs, tents, pop-ups, canopies or umbrellas
    • NO squirt guns
    • NO Laser pens or similar focused light devices
    • NO backpacks
    • NO cameras with detachable lenses. Attached lenses must be smaller than 2 inches
    • NO Selfie-Sticks, Go Pros, Tripods, Drones
    • NO glass containers
    • NO outside beverages (exception is milk/formula for little ones)
    • NO outside food
    • NO coolers of any size
    • NO unauthorized vendors
    • NO unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, and promotional materials (including stickers, vending items, etc)
    • NO Bicycles or skateboards
    • NO negative vibes – Please be kind to the staff & volunteers!


    • We welcome families of all ages.
    • Kids 3 and under are free with a paid adult.
    • Strollers and wagon for carrying the kiddos are permitted.
    • We encourage parents to stop by our Info Booth (just inside Front Gate) when they arrive to pick up a child ID wristband so if anyone gets lost, our team can reunite families quickly.
    • There is a Pony Pass available for kids 4-10 years old.


    Rebels & Renegades Music Festival is a fully accessible event and we are continually trying to improve our accessible accommodations. Please read through our ADA Access page where we explain all our services including mobility assistance, alternative communication and visual accommodations. Feel free to contact us at:



2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

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