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Monterey Jazz Festival

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    28 Sat
    GROUNDS TICKET (no Arena Access): Saturday September 28, 2024

    GROUNDS TICKET (no Arena Access): Saturday September 28, 2024

    Monterey, CA
    United States
    Show at 11:00 AM


    Single Day Tickets Go On Sale xxxx

    Saturday Grounds tickets
    give you access to 22 performances on three outdoor stages (Garden Stage, West End Stage and Courtyard Stage) and one indoor stage (Pacific Jazz Café). Highlights include the John Santos Sextet, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Donny McCaslin, Christian McBride’s New Jawn, Isaiah Sharkey, and many others. 

    Grounds tickets include
    : full access to all Grounds stages and performances, and access to the food and drink options for purchase in the grounds area. Grounds tickets do NOT include access to the Arena and Jimmy Lyons Arena Stage performances. 

    If you’d like access to the Arena performances on the Jimmy Lyons Arena Stage, go to ARENA TICKETS to purchase and see the different options there, including a new GA Lawn section.  

    Military and Student discounts are available in person with military or student ID at the festival box office beginning Sept 20.  Limit of four per military ID and one per student ID

    Gates open at 11:00 AM

    Not On Sale

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA
United States
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz and expands the boundaries of and opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

We are proud to provide year-round Jazz Education Programs, showcased in our annual Next Generation Jazz Festival. 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 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.