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

Open Mic Night at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
12/1/22
 
free
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Come to Bon Ton L'Roy's every Thursday, 7pm-10pm, and share some music at our Open Mic Night. Join this friendly, supportive group of people for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers and make some new friends.

Táchira Flamenco Dance & Music Company Every Saturday 4:30

 
12/3/22
 
$15-25
 
Peña Pachamama

The stage floor burns with pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. High energy and passion defines a new dimension in Spanish dance traditions. Tachiria Flamenco...

Táchira Flamenco Dance & Music Company Every Saturday 4:30

 
12/3/22
 
$15-25
 
Peña Pachamama

The stage floor burns with pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. High energy and passion defines a new dimension in Spanish dance traditions. Tachiria Flamenco...

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
12/3/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Local guitarist Glenn Bell...

Peter Martin with Ben Herod at Puma Road

 
12/4/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Peter Martin with jazz saxophonist Ben Herod. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
12/9/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Linda Arceo is an...

Magenta Spreen at Puma Road

 
12/10/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Magenta Spreen brings together singer-songwriters Kristen Gradwohl and Talmon...

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
12/11/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Adam Astrup and vocalist Miranda Perl. 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 Puma Road

 
12/16/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Kris Angelis. Enjoy wine tastings and wines by the glass or bottle while listening to her great music.

Switchfoot at Golden State Theatre 2022

 
12/16/22
 
$33-$213
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Switchfoot on their This Is Our Christmas Tour . Looking to warm up your holidays? Switchfoot is here for you with some California surf-rock holiday cheer.

An album full of nostalgia? Sunshine? Maybe even some honest anti-consumerist lyrics about Christmas muzak at the mall? Yes, yes, and yes - hear everything from fresh new takes on traditional classics to a few new, instant classics. To purchase tickets, please click here .

The Fragonards at Puma Road

 
12/17/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents the indie folk duo The Fragonards . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
12/18/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents jazz guitarist Peter Martin and bassist Zach Westfall. 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 2023

 
12/31/22
 
 
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 2023! Featuring multiple performance venues. Purchase your admission button here.

Please note: Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and valid ID is required to enter indoor venues. Masks are required indoors and recommended outdoors.

Past Events

The Bassment at Pearl Hour

 
11/25/22
 
$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.

311 at Golden State Theatre 2022

 
5/18/22
 
$69-$272
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents the official California Roots Pre-Party featuring 311 and a special guest on Wednesday, May 18 at 8pm. Tickets are $69-$272. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click...

The Joint Chiefs Perform at Pearl Hour

 
11/26/22
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents a night of infectious grooves with The Joint Chiefs on Saturday, November 26 at 9pm. Get ready for a night of funk, acid jazz, and classic R&B music! $10 cover. Ages 21+ only.

Yachtley Crew at Golden State Theatre 2022

 
3/19/22
 
$20/$25/$35
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents Yachtley Crew on Saturday, March 19 at 8pm. General admission tickets are $20 for the floor, $35 for the front upper balcony, and $25 for the back upper balcony. For more...

Y&T at Golden State Theatre 2021

 
9/18/21
 
$39-$99
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre hosts Y&T on Saturday, September 18 at 8pm. Tickets are $39-$99. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here .

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before...

Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte at Golden State Theatre 2022

 
9/18/22
 
$59.50-$129.50
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte on Sunday, September 18 at 8pm. To purchase tickets, please click here .

Ramon Ayala was born in the Mexican city of Monterrey in 1945. At the age of 5 an accordion was placed in his hands...and the rest is history. He has since produced 105 records, becoming known as the King of the Accordion and bringing Mexican Norteno music to adoring audiences everywhere.

Peter Martin and Zach Westfall at Puma Road

 
9/18/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents jazz guitarist Peter Martin and bassist Zach Westfall. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Zhjon at Puma Road

 
5/27/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Matisyahu at Golden State Theatre 2021

 
12/4/21
 
$25-$99
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre hosts Matisyahu , now on his 2021 Festival of Light Tour. Tickets are $25-$99. Matisyahu is a Jewish American musician known for blending Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae, rock, and hip hop beatboxing sounds. His 2005 single "King Without a Crown" was a Top 40 hit in the US.

Monterey Festa Italia Fisherman's Festival 2022

 
9/9/22
 
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 9-11 at Custom House Plaza. Hours are Friday, 3pm-9pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm; and Sunday, 10am-6pm. Admission is free.

Jazz Night at MidiCi: Jaqui Hope & Bill Spencer

 
3/13/22
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Monterey invites you to join us for Jazz Night every Sunday, 5pm-8pm. Tonight we'll feature Jaqui Hope and Bill Spencer.

Come and enjoy our appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas, paninis, and desserts while you listen to local jazz musicians...

Monterey Bay Greek Festival 2022

 
9/23/22
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

All are welcome to the Monterey Bay Greek Festival, a weekend of family fun featuring Greek cuisine, live Greek music, and shopping, September 23-25 at Custom House Plaza. Hours are 5pm-9pm on Friday, 11am-7pm on Saturday, and 11am-4pm on Sunday. Admission is free.

Lindsay Beery at Puma Road

 
2/4/20
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local singer-songwriter Lindsay Beery every Tuesday in February and March, 5pm-7pm. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to this talented musician with a...

Zhjon at Puma Road

 
8/6/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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