Monterey Jazz Festival

September 22-24, 2023

Experience the best that jazz has to offer at the 65th anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival. This year’s event will feature four stages and hundreds of artists, including Gregory Porter, Chucho Valdés, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Moodswing Reunion, Veronica Swift, Artemis, and many others! Purchase your tickets on the official Monterey Jazz Festival website.

The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world. It is held annually on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. ever since its inception in 1958. The nonprofit Monterey Jazz Festival is committed to celebrating America's creativity and cultural heritage by presenting legendary jazz musicians, composers, and young rising stars.


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 at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Notable performers to appear in previous years includes Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Kenny Barron, Dave Holland and many others. Visit the official site for a full listing of the scheduled performances that grace the eight Monterey Jazz Festival stages.


The Monterey Jazz Festival is more than just a three-day event. As a nonprofit, Monterey Jazz Festival is devoted to education by presenting year-round local, regional, national, and international programs. Schools in Monterey County and thousands of students have been the benefactors of the Festival’s educational efforts through the Traveling Clinicians Program, Summer Jazz Camp and Monterey County All-Star Bands, which embark on annual performance trips each summer. The Festival now spends over $500,000 annually on its programs, including the Next Generation Jazz Festival, gathering the best student bands from across the nation each spring, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, selecting the country’s best musicians for summer tour each year, and the Artist-In-Residence program, which brings an renowned artist to work with young musicians in performances and clinics at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz Camp, and at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Monterey Jazz Festival Hotels

Hotels in Monterey as well as nearby cities like Carmel, Pacific Grove, Seaside and Marina often sell out well in advance of the Monterey Jazz Festival, one of the most popular annual Monterey, California events. Reserve as far ahead as you can and be sure to check our "Specials" page for the latest hot hotel deals!