Monterey Jazz Festival
Next Show Dates: September 2013 (announced in the Spring of 2013)
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest running jazz festival in the world. It is held annually on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey Fairgrounds, located at 2000 Fairgrounds Road in Monterey, California. This has been the site of the Festival since its inception in 1958.
More than 500 top jazz artists perform throughout the weekend on 7 stages spread throughout the grounds.
Outdoor stages include the Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage, the Garden Stage and the Courtyard Stage. Indoor stages include the Night Club/Bill Berry Stage, Dizzy’s Den, the Jazz Theater, and the Coffee House Gallery.
2000 Fairground Road; Monterey, CA 93940
From the North: Take Highway 1 to Monterey Bay area and exit at Casa Verde. Turn left onto Casa Verde and follow to the Fairgrounds.
From the South: Take Highway 1 to Monterey Bay area and exit at Casa Verde. Turn right onto Casa Verde and follow to the Fairgrounds.
From Highway 101 and Salinas: Take Highway 68 Westbound toward Monterey. Take the Fremont Street exit. Stay on Fremont Street and turn right at Casa Verde and follow to the Fairgrounds.
From the Airport: Exit the airport and turn right onto Garden Road. Turn right onto Fairgrounds Road which will lead to the Main Entrance of the Fairgrounds.