One of the hidden jewels in the state of California is Monterey. It is a kind of small town with a rustic feel. Because it is on the coast, the weather can be cool…or cold. There are some interesting attractions, such as Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, and lets not forget that Carmel – Pebble Beach is right down the street, and that is home to one of the most famous golf courses in the world.
Heck, HBO has a series, Big Little Lies, that is set in Monterey.
Now let us add a little music to the mix.
The Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 will be happening September 15th-17th, 2017. In a nutshell:
- 500 artists
- 100+ shows
- 8 stages
- 3 nights & 2 days
Here are some of the names that will be performing:
- Herbie Hancock
- Kenny Barron Trio
- Dee Dee Bridgewater
- Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
- Leslie Odom, Jr
By the way, the Monterey Jazz Festival has been providing jazz education programs for over 50 years. They invite the top student musicians from all over to participate in the Generation Next Jazz Festival. They sponsor a couple of Jazz in the Schools Program, where top artists go into the schools in the Monterey area.
Check out this Digital Music Education Project
So overall, the Monterey Jazz Festival organization has been doing big things for many years.
There will be several ticket options for you to choose from:
- Full Weekend Arena Packages
- Full Weekend Grounds Packages
- Single Day Tickets
There will be military and student discounts.
We have a couple of options to book your flight and hotel accommodations: