Monterey is for music lovers. Whether you like jazz, blues, folk, rock, or California surf beats, Monterey comes alive with the sound of music this month. Get into the groove at the Monterey Jazz Festival and enjoy concerts at the historic Golden State Theater. Discover the magic and music of Monterey this season.
Full PostMonterey is for music lovers. This beautiful coastal destination, south of Santa Cruz, offers a vibrant music and entertainment scene. Home of the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival for 64 years and the historic Golden State Theater, Monterey also offers many live music venues where you can hear local and national acts throughout the year.
Discover the magic and music of Monterey this season. Whether you like jazz, blues, folk, rock, or California surf beats, Monterey comes alive with the sound of music this month. Here are a few ways you can get into the groove.
Experience the Monterey Jazz FestivalThis year's three-day Monterey Jazz Festival harkens back to its musical roots and welcomes jazz lovers from across the country. The festival takes place September 24 – 26 at the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds.
The 64th Monterey Jazz Festival features a brilliant lineup of GRAMMY Award-winning artists, including Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Gerald Clayton.
The Monterey Jazz Festival will feature performances on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena and the Courtyard Stage. Tip: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required to enter the festival.
Concerts at the Golden State TheaterIf you love music like we do, head to the Golden State Theatre in Monterey for a concert this month. Located in the heart of Old Monterey, this historic performance venue was recently restored with plush velvet seats and a state-of-the-art sound system, so the acoustics rock.
Built in 1926, the theater features an Old-World grand lobby and mezzanine and the indefinable magic of a historic Monterey landmark. Enjoy the iconic California sounds of the Beach Boys at the Golden Gate Theater on September 16th. And if you love Judy Collins, the award-winning singer-songwriter plays on September 25th.
Make Inns of Monterey Your Happy PlacesWhen you stay with Inns of Monterey, you are in the heart of the city's cultural experiences. We offer a collection of five boutique hotels in Old Town Monterey and on Cannery Row, steps from the Golden State Theater and restaurants and bars with live music. Our charming Monterey hotels offer beautiful rooms and suites with city and bay views, all within a few miles of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Stay Longer & Save Packages at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaReady for a California coast vacation? If you're craving ocean breezes and outdoor adventure, we're ready to welcome you back to Monterey this season. Relax in hacienda-style accommodations in historic downtown Monterey. And enjoy modern Spanish fare at our award-winning restaurant, Estéban, with a large, heated patio.
When you stay 3 nights at Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa in Old Town Monterey, you will receive 15% off any room that includes a flexible cancel plan. Stay 4 nights and save 25% off, the perfect way to turn any road trip into a Northern California vacation.