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How To Experience the Monterey Jazz Festival

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How To Experience the Monterey Jazz Festival
In its 65th season, the annual Monterey Jazz Festival comes back to California's central coast for three days of jazz music and merrymaking. Experience the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world on the oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.
Since 1958, Monterey Jazz Festival has been celebrating America's creativity and cultural heritage by presenting legendary jazz musicians, composers, and rising stars. MJF 65 keeps this tradition alive, September 23-25, 2022, presenting hundreds of artists on four outdoor stages.
Experience incredible jazz, blues, and folk music at this year's Monterey Jazz Festival with iconic and visionary artists, including, Gregory Porter, Moodswing Reunion, Veronica Swift, Artemis, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

Festival Eats and Drinks

Monterey Jazz Festival will also feature a mix of local food and drink vendors. Enjoy eclectic global cuisine in the garden food court, from local seafood to BBQ to vegetarian. Stop at one of the many bars throughout the fairgrounds for wine, beer, specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

Getting to the Monterey Jazz Festival

Just a 10-minute drive from the festival, Monterey Regional Airport offers non-stop flights from six major cities. San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose airports are within a two-hour drive. If you are driving, you can park in the lot at the Monterey Peninsula College. The parking lot for the 2022 festival opens 30 minutes prior to gate opening times each day. Your parking ticket must be shown to ride the MST shuttle to the festival grounds.
If you don't purchase parking, we recommend taking a local rideshare like Uber and Lyft from your hotel to avoid limited parking and crowds.

Monterey Jazz Festival Hotels

The Inns of Monterey are a collection of five unique boutique hotels, each providing an environment of warm hospitality, local charm, and distinctive service. Stay within minutes of the Monterey Jazz Festival at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in historic downtown Monterey, the beachfront Spindrift Inn, oceanfront Monterey Bay Inn, the gracious Victorian Inn, and the boutique Wave Street Inn. Book direct with us and save 20%!
Our hotels are located minutes from the Monterey County Fairgrounds, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Old Fisherman's Wharf. Experience an authentic and intimate Monterey experience with Inns of Monterey.
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