Here on the Monterey Peninsula, June and September are considered the unofficial start and end to the Summer Season. Both June and September host internationally acclaimed music festivals, perfect bookends to a Summer Season of racing, eating, car shopping and many other great activities on the Monterey Peninsula. In June, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival is considered one of the premier Blues festivals in the country, continuing to attract and feature world-renowned blues artists as well as young budding artists. This year is the 27th Annual edition (June 22-24) of this spectacular show featuring Blues talent from all across the country.
September wraps up the Summer Season with another music festival, the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival (September 21-23), a similar gathering of the elite jazz-makers in the world. Both events are held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, so plan ahead and book early at our hotel because parking is very limited at the festivals. A shuttle bus to the festivals operates from the Monterey Peninsula College parking Lot A, so you can leave your car at the lot for a minimal fee ($10.00/day) and enjoy the music at the Fairgrounds without parking problems. Better yet, if you book your room at our sister Comfort Inn Monterey Bay, www.montereygetaway.com, you just walk to the Fairgrounds. No parking hassles.