Monterey Music Festivals

A place as soulful and rejuvenating as Monterey County is bound to inspire music that transcends joy. Attend events from an exciting lineup of music festivals tailored to the lover of jazz, reggae, blues, swing and more. Be sure to check out some of Monterey's most lively music venues like the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Golden State Theatre in Monterey and Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley.

Check out Monterey County Music Festivals below, and plan an exhilarating trip with more arts & cultural experiences. Don't forget to check out our full calendar of events to explore more arts & cultural events, food & drink festivals, sporting extravaganzas and local community events for every season of the year.

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Jazz Bash by the Bay March 4-6, 2022 This exciting weekend of vintage jazz and swing brings together the many colorful forms of the roots of early jazz: Dixieland, traditional jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, ragtime, blues and zydeco.
California Roots Festival May 26-29, 2022 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.
WeatherTech Sports Car Championship April 29 - May 1, 2022 Reggae acts from around the globe culminate for good vibes and irie times. This three-day event is packed with live music, creative artwork and sustainable practices.
International Blues Festival June 25, 2022 Don't miss this bluesy event full of great music, fantastic food vendors, and an unmatched ambiance.
Carmel Bach Festival July 16-30, 2022 California’s oldest music festival celebrates over 80-years of history with 14 days of performances, talks and educational events.
Monterey Jazz Festival September 23-25, 2022 MJF is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world. Whether you prefer jazz, blues, folk, or American song, the discerning jazz music fan is sure to find both old favorites and visionary new artists to love.

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