Monterey Bay Blues Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Monterey, California USA
Festival Contact Information

Monterey Bay Blues Festival
P. O. Box 1400
Seaside, California 93955-1400
Phone: (01) 831-393-2652
Fax: (01) 831-393-8273

Festival Description

The first festival, held in 1986, drew about 2,000 to the fairgrounds, since that time the annual festival now enjoys many thousands flocking to enjoy the festival. Today the Monterey Bay Blues Festival is considered one of the premier Blues Festivals in the country. It continues to attract and feature world-renowned blues artists as well as young budding artists of the future. The festival has and continues to feature the likes of the late Johnny Lee Hooker, B.B. King, the Neville Brothers, Little Milton, Etta James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Shemekia Copeland, Johnny Otis, and James Brown while at the same time giving youthful high school students an opportunity to thrill their audiences at the same festival. The Monterey Bay Blues Festival was established in 1986 as a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors, who generously gave of their time, year round, to prepare for the festival held on the fourth Saturday weekend in June in a beautiful oak-studded, park-like venue in Monterey, California.

Festival Dates June 22 - 24, 2012
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Practical Info:

  • Monterey County Fairgrounds
    2004 Fairground Road
    Monterey, California 93940 USA
    Phone: (01) 831-372-5863
    Fax:  (01) 831-372-8248
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  • By phone
    (01) 831-394-2652
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