MONTEREY, Calif. (KION) Organizers of the Monterey Jazz festival announced that the music will be returning to the Central Coast after cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival is scheduled for Sept. 24 to 26, and organizers say the performers will harken back to the event's roots.
“After such a challenging year, we can’t wait to reunite the jazz community in Monterey and to celebrate our resilience,” says Colleen Bailey, Executive Director.
Below is the lineup for this year's event.
- Sept. 24- Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny Side-Eye
- Sept. 25- Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Las Cafeteras, Miho Hazama and m_unit (2021 Commission Artist) and surprise guests
- Sept. 26- George Benson, Kandace Springs, Christian Sands Group (2021 Artist-in-Residence), Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Gerald Clayton and surprise guests
The event will be held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, and organizers say attendance will be capped at 50% capacity. Tickets will be available in early July.