Monterey Jazz Festival

http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org
Open Date:

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Close Date:

Sun, Sep 29, 2019

 
Description:

Since 1958, the world's longest running jazz festival with some of the world's greatest jazz musicians. Held every September on the Monterey County Fairgrounds the Monterey Jazz Festival began as a dream for founder Jimmy Lyons and his co-founder and colleague, Ralph Gleason. It was a dream of a "sylvan setting with the best jazz people in the whole world playing on the same stage, having a whole weekend of jazz." That dream became reality in 1958, with the first Monterey Jazz Festival bringing in artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Lewis, Shelly Manne, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ernestine Anderson, Harry James, Max Roach, and Billie Holiday. Every year since then, every third full weekend in September sees the same caliber of talent grace the now eight stages on the Monterey Fairgrounds, as the Monterey Jazz Festival presents the best jazz performers in the world for a three-day celebration of the best in jazz. In addition, the Monterey Jazz Festival features jazz conversations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, clinics, and an international array of food, shopping, and festivities spread throughout the 20-acre Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Location:

2004 Fairgrounds Road

Monterey, CA

93940
Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Entertainment Paid, Food, Gate Admission, Handicapped Access, Music
Hours:
Check website for exact details and schedule
Admission:
Admission Fee - Advanced tickets avialable
Attendance:
45,000
Phone Number:
(831) 373-3366
Alt. Phone Number:
(925) 275-9255
This info may change due to circumstances,
please verify details before venturing out.
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