Live Music

Hear music the way it was meant to be: live, in person. Indoors or outdoors, small venue or large, experience a unique performance and have fun being part of an audience.

Upcoming Events

Blaise DiGirolamo at Puma Road

 
7/12/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist and singer Blaise DiGirolamo performing cover songs and originals. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite...

Ryan Sesma at Albatross Ridge

 
7/12/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents musician Ryan Sesma. Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Al James Trio at Pearl Hour

 
7/12/24
 
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents the Al James Trio on Friday, July 12, 9pm-12am. $5 cover charge. Ages 21+ only.

Al James's rootsy, soulful delivery is flavored by a variety of influences - everything from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder. His thoughtful, upbeat vocals and onstage charisma make for a great night of music.

RJ DeMarco at Albatross Ridge

 
7/13/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents singer-songwriter RJ DeMarco . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selection of craft beer.

Cement Ship at Puma Road

 
7/13/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Cement Ship . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

About Cement Ship

Cement Ship,...

Alligator at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
7/13/24
 
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

On the second Saturday of every month at 7pm, Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Alligator , a legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player. Advance reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Scotty Wright at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
7/13/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz vocalist Scotty Wright on Saturday, July 13. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy some excellent jazz music and good drinks.

About Scotty Wright

With...

Jazz Night at MidiCi: Janice's Jazz Jam

 
7/14/24
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey invites you to join us for Jazz Night every Sunday, 5pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature Janice's Jazz Jam, featuring vocalist Janice Perl.

Wednesday Jazz Night at Pearl Hour

 
7/17/24
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Every Wednesday, Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents an evening of live jazz music featuring the Ben Herod Trio beginning at 8pm. $10 cover. Ages 21 and over only.

Hear Ben Herod on saxophone and clarinet, Zach Westfall on bass,...

The Bassment at Pearl Hour

 
7/18/24
 
$15
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents The Bassment , a Monterey based, ever-changing improvisational jam band fusing hip hop, neo-soul, and funk...with an emphasis on funk. $15 cover charge. Ages 21+ only.

Kristen Gradwohl at Puma Road

 
7/19/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Kristen Gradwohl. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

About Puma Road

Puma Road is a small,...

Kris Angelis at Albatross Ridge

 
7/19/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents award-winning singer-songwriter Kris Angelis . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Joyce Sampson at Puma Road

 
7/20/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Joyce Sampson . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Kris Angelis at Albatross Ridge

 
7/20/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents singer-songwriter Kris Angelis . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

About Kris Angelis

Kris Angelis's...

Marcie Chapa at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
7/20/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents percussionist Marcie Chapa on Saturday, July 20. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm.

Marcie has performed with Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Jill Scott, Al Jarreau, and Mary J Blige.

Matt Masih at Puma Road

 
7/26/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Matt Masih. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

About Puma Road

Puma Road is a small,...

Johan Sotelo at Albatross Ridge

 
7/26/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents singer-songwriter Johan Sotelo . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Dan Cioper at Albatross Ridge

 
7/27/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents singer-songwriter Dan Cioper . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

About Albatross Ridge

Albatross Ridge...

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
7/27/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Linda Arceo , an accomplished singer, songwriter, and acoustic rhythm guitarist. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
7/28/24
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Glenn Bell . In recent years, he has performed as a member of the bands Sensory Tribe, The BASSment, and Yeobo.

Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Y&T at Golden State Theatre 2024

 
8/10/24
 
$35-$65
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Y&T on Saturday, August 10 at 8pm. Tickets are $35-$65. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here .

About Y&T

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT,...

Billy Jones at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
8/17/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz drummer Billy Jones on Saturday, August 17. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy some excellent jazz music and good drinks.

About Billy Jones

Billy...

A Journey of Sufi Music and Poetry at Wendi Kirby Music

 
8/22/24
 
$40/$35/$25
 
Wendi Kirby Music, LLC

Wendi Kirby Music presents A Journey of Sufi Music and Poetry on Thursday, August 22, 7pm-8pm. The evening will be hosted by writer and MIIS professor Nukhet Kardam and Middle Eastern musician Amir Etemadzadeh. Advance tickets are $35 general admission, $25 for students. Tickets are $40 at the door.

Monterey Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival 2024

 
9/6/24
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

The annual Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival honors the local fishermen of Monterey, past and present. Enjoy three days of wonderful Italian food and drink and amazing entertainment, September 6-8 at Custom House Plaza. Hours are Friday, 3pm-9pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm; and Sunday, 10am-6pm. Admission is free.

Benise Fiesta!

 
10/6/24
 
$109.50/$69.50/$49.50 + Facility Fee
 
Campbell Heritage Theatre

For Benise, music has always been a journey. From his humble beginnings as a street performer, to being featured on the #1 rated show in the USA – Dancing With The Stars, and performing around the world. “I wanted to...

Led Zeppelin Concert Experience - Zep Live!

 
10/19/24
 
$39/$49/$59/$69 + Facility Fee
 
Campbell Heritage Theatre

Experience the ultimate rock tribute to Led Zeppelin in this live musical performance starring 'Zeppelin Live,' (formerly 'Heartbreaker') the West Coast's most spectacular Led Zeppelin Tribute Show.

Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience

 
11/2/24
 
$39/$49/$59/$69 + Facility Fee
 
Campbell Heritage Theatre

Over thirty five Beatles hits are included in this exciting touring stage show, performed in historic detail by the world's most celebrated and authentic Beatles tribute artists in a spectacular new show that has dazzled audiences worldwide.

Leonid & Friends - A Tribute to the Music of Chicago

 
11/9/24
 
$128.50/$58.50/$38.50 + Facility Fee
 
Campbell Heritage Theatre

In just three short years, LEONID & FRIENDS have blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality, and fire of American super-group Chicago.

Leonid Vorobyev’s goal was a...

Nick Carter - Who I Am Tour

 
11/22/24
 
$90-99 + facility fee
 
Campbell Heritage Theatre

Sparking his career at the age of 12, Nick Carter quickly became an international pop superstar as the youngest member of the iconic boy band, Backstreet Boys.

A Tribute to the Legendary Linda Ronstadt Featuring Shannon Rae

 
1/24/25
 
$45/$55/$65 + $4.00 facility fee
 
Campbell Heritage Theatre

Ronstadt Revival featuring Shannon Rae is the premier tribute to Linda Ronstadt. The show features a full 7-piece band, including fiddle and pedal steel, to bring you the true authentic sound of the Ronstadt catalog.

Past Events

The Bassment at Pearl Hour

 
9/22/22
 
$15
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents The Bassment, a Monterey based, ever-changing improvisational jam band fusing hip hop, neo-soul, and funk...with an emphasis on funk. $15 cover charge. Ages 21+ only.

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
3/26/23
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Glenn Bell . In recent years, he has performed as a member of the bands Sensory Tribe and The BASSment.

Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Mike Lent at Characters Bar, Marriott Hotel

 
7/6/24
 
no cover
 
Monterey Marriott Hotel

Characters Bar at Monterey Marriott Hotel presents jazz guitarist Mike Lent on Saturday, July 6. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy some excellent jazz music and good drinks.

About Mike Lent

Michael...

Kito Rayburn at Albatross Ridge

 
7/6/24
 
 
Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen

Albatross Ridge Winery and Kitchen presents singer-songwriter Kito Rayburn . Experience the magic of live music along with award-winning wines, tapas style light bites, and a rotating selecting of craft beer.

Orchid Saloon at Puma Road

 
2/12/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Orchid Saloon, featuring musicians Chelsea Riddle and Glenn Bell. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

First Night Monterey 2020

 
12/31/19
 
 
Old Monterey District

A community celebration of the arts, First Night Monterey is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration held on New Year’s Eve, 3pm-midnight, in the heart of Downtown Old Monterey. Join us as we dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2020! Featuring multiple performance venues.

Lavender Fields at Tessora’s Barra di Vino

 
11/3/18
 
No Cover
 
Tessora's Barra di Vino

Lavender Fields is a little Pop and Soul, a bit Country and Rock, and a touch of Folk and R&B. There's no cover, but there is a 2 item minimum for the show.

Casey Frazier at Melville Tavern

 
2/6/24
 
 
Melville Tavern

Melville Tavern hosts live music every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature singer-songwriter Casey Frazier . Arrive early and enjoy our Happy Hour, 4pm-6pm. Dinner reservations recommended. No cover.

Dave Holodiloff at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
3/6/24
 
No cover
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roys Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Dave Holodiloff , performing a solo acoustic set of originals, jazz, bluegrass, Latin, Celtic, pop, and more every Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. No cover. All ages.