Monterey is among the famous tourist destination in the United States features some of the finest attractions, places to see, festivals and events. This year Monterey Jazz Festival will be held at Monterey County Fairgrounds on September 18 to 20. The Jazz Festival is the long-lasting running annual jazz event held in the world. First premiered in1958 on October 3, with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons founder of this great event, since than it become world famous. Over more than 40,000 fans and visitors have already attended the 57th edition of the two-day and three night celebration last year. The Festival features over 500 artists and performers on eight stages spread over in a 20-acre ground i.e. Monterey County Fair and Event Center nestled in Monterey, CA.
Motive of the Festival: The Monterey Jazz Festival is a three-day event and the main purpose of the festival is to fund jazz education programs throughout the United States just not for not for profit. Much amount of money is raised each year by the Festival and its associated activities, which provides scholarships for learning and promising young musicians. Top and brilliant student musicians are also invited and called to participate in the “Next Generation Festival” each spring.
Music at Festival: For the music and art lovers the Monterey Jazz Festival is the ideal place to attend. Whether preferring for jazz, folk, blues or American song, the discerning jazz music, visitors will sure find both old favorites and visionary new artists. Last year favorite performers at Festival includes Shawn Colvin, Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Michael Feinstein, Marcus Miller, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and over more than 500 performers scheduled to grace the eight Monterey Jazz Festival stages.
Famous Children’s Activities: At the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21st is Family Day which includes extended activities and entertainment featuring famous Percussion Play-shop, Jazzy Jumper, and the Instrument Petting Zoo, where the young ones and children can got chance at hands-on experience playing professional-level instruments. The Family Day celebrates as the youth of today and the musicians of tomorrow with school jazz bands, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and the top ensembles from the previous Festival.
Other Activities: The Monterey Jazz Festival has plenty of other activities to keep visitors entertained all time except live music and performances. Other things like popular The Taste Tent features best beer, wine and delicious food from several local Monterey restaurants and foodies. This great festival also features an auction of unique jazz items and memorabilia, jazz-related vendors, an exclusive displays on the history of the Festival complete with memorabilia, DJs, jazz movies and more.
Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets: Different price ticket are available in which, daily Grounds Tickets are available for advance purchase from $45 for adults and $20 for children. Grounds Ticket prices further increased when purchasing after Monday, September 16. Full-on event Arena 3-Day Packages, available from $290. 3-Day Grounds Packages, starting at $125, consist of three Grounds Tickets.
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