It was another amazing weekend filled with music and fun out at the Monterey Jazz Festival. As the official hotel sponsors of the festival, the Inns of Monterey hosted a special tent for viewing a short video presentation of the hotels. Many fans stopped by for a chance to win an overnight stay at one of our three hotels. They were also treated to some yummy jelly beans courtesy of our friends from Jelly Belly. Other highlights of our time out at the festival included several fly overs by the US Army Thunderbirds while they were performing at the California International airshow. Their stunts were spectacular! Getting down to the music, it is hard to say who our favorite act was. Of course the legendary Tony Benet, introduced by none other than Clint Eastwood, was a huge hit. Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty were both at the top of our list. And we can't forget the stars from high schools and colleges around the country. These 'Next Generation' Jazz musicians full of talent and passion for music were inspiring to all. Check back for announcements of our 2012 Jazz Festival contest winner. We hope to see you at next year’s Festival scheduled for September 20-22, 2013. The Inns of Monterey are pleased to be the official hotels for the 2013 festival for fourth consecutive year!