The fun begins at 7pm on Friday June 24th at Monterey Fairgrounds when the sounds of legendary Blues Artists fill the air all weekend long. Over 15 Blues artists will perform throught the weekend. 2011 Grammy Winner, Mavis Staples will be the featured act on Sunday. One does not have to be a Blues fan to enjoy this festive and fun weekend in Monterey. Blues Festival Weekend in Monterey has become a favorite weekend getaway destinations for reunions, family fun, and a great start to the Summer. Dare I say that one of my favorite activity involoves the delicious food that is served all weekend long!