Monterey Jazz Festival 2019

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    Multiple dates from Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th

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    Monterey Jazz Festival 2019

    Price: $45-$435

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    2019 Monterey Jazz Festival

    September 27-29, 2019 / 500 Artists / 120+ Shows / 8 Stages / 3 Nights & 2 Days

    The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

    We are pleased to present the world's best jazz entertainment in the Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest-running jazz festival in the world.

    Held every September on the Monterey County 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, the Festival takes place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California. Every Festival weekend 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.

    If you are a vendor and would like to apply to the 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, please click here.

    If you are a volunteer and would like to apply to the 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, please click here.

    Monterey Jazz Festival is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit corporation.

    We are proud to provide year-round Jazz Education Programs, showcased in our annual Next Generation Jazz Festival. If you are a student performer or band director and would like to find out information about the Next Generation Jazz Festival, please click here.


    Monterey County Fairgrounds
    2000 Fairground Road in

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    The event runs from 12:00pm to 11:00pm on the following dates.
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