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Monterey Fairgrounds History

Ever since the 1967, the Monterey Fairgrounds has been hosting plenty of big-time events, helping to make it somewhat of an iconic part of the entertainment scene around Monterey, California. Known as one of the most beautiful spots on the West Coast, which is saying something, Monterey is a destination for people from around the world, and it doesn't get any better than heading out to see a big event at the Monterey Fairgrounds. Most notably, though, the Monterey Fairgrounds hosts the Monterey Jazz Festival, bringing together talented jazz musicians for an unbelievable display of jazz.

And it's during the Monterey Jazz Festival that the Monterey Fairgrounds really pops to life, as this is a festival that has deep ties to the jazz community and has bringing world-class musicians to town for decades at this point. The Monterey County Fairgrounds also hosts the First City Festival as well as the annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival and several other events as well. Once you're there, you'll understand loud and clear why this has become one of the staples of the entertainment scene around Monterey, as the Fairgrounds tend to have a steady stream of amazing events throughout the year.


Monterey Fairgrounds Events

There is nothing quite like a unique festival that brings together the camaraderie, as you'll end up with an experience that you won't soon forget. With top-tier acts like B.B. King, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and plenty of other legends having played at the Monterey Fairgrounds during the jazz festival, this is a venue that has seen more than its fair share of legends over the years. Now more than ever, this is just one of those events that you definitely don't want to skip, as the atmosphere is sure to be something to behold once again this summer.


Monterey Fairgrounds Trivia

Did you know that parts of Clint Eastwood's film Play Misty for Me was filmed at the Monterey Fairgrounds?

An avid jazz fan, movie star and Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood filmed a portion of his very first directorial effort, Play Misty for Me, right here at Monterey Fairgrounds. That year, the jazz festival was headlined by none other than Duke Ellington, one of the most famous jazz musicians of all-time.


Monterey Fairgrounds Experience

There has never been a better time to head out to a great festival loaded with moments that you'll be talking about well after it's over. Sure, there are plenty of ways to listen to be entertained these days, but it's a completely different experience to actually be there so you can feel the pulse of the crowd and delve into the many different events that go down at the Monterey Fairgrounds. With nearly five years of experience entertaining the masses, the Monterey Fairgrounds is the absolutely perfect place to be if you're looking for an amazing cultural event in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Thanks to plenty of options on the schedule and some iconic events that continue to bring in music lovers by the thousands, Monterey Fairgrounds is the place to be if you're looking for a great show.

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First City Festival 2 Day Pass with Beck, The National, Phantogram, The Naked and Famous, Best Coast, Cocorosie, Dawes, Cults and more Tickets (August 23-24) Aug 23, 2014 11:55 AM
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