The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will be held on September 20-22, 2013.
It's my 3rd year attending this festival and I can tell you there is so much jazz in store for you whether you buy a grounds only ticket OR an arena package.
April 1st thru May 10th - You will be able to renew Arena Packages
May 21st - New Arena and Grounds Packages will go on sale to the public
July 8th - Single Day Arena & Grounds tickets go on sale
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- You can do the whole 3 day package or you can buy separate days. However much jazz you want to handle.
Everyone is responsible for securing their own lodging in Monterey. If you are serious about going, I would suggest that you make your lodging reservations now. I will be staying at the El Castell again this year since it's virtually right across the street from the festival grounds.
Any questions, please comment here or send me a message.
Please do not sign up on this meetup event if you are just attending the jazz festival, but have no intention in hanging out with the other members. This event is organized for the purpose of fellow jazz fans to actually connect at the festival either for meals, between performances or sitting together during performances.
I am organizing a dinner at 5pm on Friday before the festival begins at the Monterey Fish House sames at the past two years. See the separate Meetup Event.
Message me your name & cell# so you can be added to my group text message. This way I can send out a group text message on where to meet.
For Saturday I'm going to suggest meeting at the Garden Stage around 1pm.
For Sunday, we will select a spot inside the Festival grounds at the beginning of the day for people to gather and meet.
Previously at the festival, everyone exchanged cell #'s so you could find others to hang out with during the festival and that worked well.
If you have a smartphone, there is a MJF app that has all the artist info, schedule, map, etc. I've been using it and it's really
Here's a link to the PDF time schedule of performances. I recommend printing out this PDF so you can start mapping out your schedule and speak with the others. It helps figure what is going on concurrently and make your pick. http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2013/sites/default/files/uploads/MJF%202013%20Master%20Schedule.pdf