The longest continuously-running jazz fest in the world.
3 Days Over 300 artists. A bucket list experience! Be at MJF65!
SEP 23 AT 7 PM – SEP 25 AT 9 PM
65th Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fair Grounds
2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA 93940.
For parking rules, please see the bottom.
Tickets are on sale at: montereyjazzfestival.org/tickets
Schedule of Latino concerts!
It’s #HispanicHeritageMonth – here’s to a month of enjoying and highlighting achievements and talents of those in the community.
At Monterey Jazz Festival, we will have super-talented artists like @ChuchoValdesMusic @LasCafeteras @FlordeToloache and more!
Held every September on the Monterey Fairgrounds site where the Festival was first presented in 1958 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 September sees the same caliber of talent grace the 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 Fairgrounds.
ON-SITE FAIRGROUND PARKING:
Located on-site at the Monterey County Fairgrounds off Garden Road, close to the Fairgrounds.
On-site parking is available for advance purchase if you are an Arena Package ticket holder. One parking ticket will be issued for each vehicle for each day purchased and includes one space for the day with in/out parking privileges. Limited availability. Motor home, bus, and limousine parking is not available in the on-site Parking Lot.
Please note the following:
> Parking passes will be available for purchase online or onsite at Monterey Peninsula College Parking Lot A for $20
> Onsite Parking Passes must be purchased at the MPC Lot A shuttle tent, located at the intersection of Via Lavandera and Lot A bus stop
> If you have purchased a Parking Pass in advance you will need to exchange it for a hand stamp which will allow for access to the MST shuttle to the Festival. That can be done at the MPC Lot A shuttle tent.
> MPC Parking Detail Download
Monterey Jazz Festival is not responsible for losses or damages to vehicles. Please lock your vehicle.