Musicians, artists, and lovers have come together for years in the annual celebration of the Summer of Love honoring how the Monterey Pop Festival changed music history as we know it. Now in its 50th year, we celebrate with music performances, art exhibitions and other special performances all summer long. Unbeknownst to many, the Monterey Jazz Festival originally inspired the Monterey Pop Festival to take place with its central Californian location, drawing musicians from San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the 60th Anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival by submitting a romantic photo from the Spindrift Inn or the Monterey area. The winner will receive two adult tickets at the Monterey Jazz Festival for Sunday shows in the Arena (Jimmy Lyons Stage) AND access to the other seven Grounds general admission stages located throughout the fairgrounds as well as one free night’s stay at the Spindrift Inn in an Ocean View King room for Sunday evening, September 17th. In order to be eligible for the contest, please submit photos via Facebook and tag Spindrift Inn or on Instagram by tagging #spindriftinn and #summeroflove in the caption. Contest closes by end of day on September 5th and winner will be chosen and contacted via direct message on Friday, September 8th.