Dates and Gate Opening Times

Dates for the 2014 - 2022 Monterey Jazz Festival

The Festival takes place on the third full weekend in September at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California. A full weekend is one which includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Dates for upcoming Monterey Jazz Festivals are:

September 19 - 21, 2014
September 18 - 20, 2015

September 16 - 18, 2016
September 15 - 17, 2017
September 21 - 23, 2018
September 20 - 22, 2019
September 18 - 20, 2020
September 17 - 19, 2021
September 16 - 18, 2022

2014 Gate Opening Times

Monterey Jazz Festival gates open at:

6:00 pm / Friday, September 19, 2014
11:30 am / Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:30 am / Sunday, September 21, 2014

Arena and Grounds Stage Tickets have specific dates and times for entry.  Please see details below:

Arena Tickets

The Arena Ticket allows one person per ticket to enter the Fairgrounds. Once you have left the Fairgrounds, an Arena ticket does not allow you to re-enter the Fairgrounds with that ticket. Please note: Each Arena ticket is valid only for the date and time specified on the front of the ticket. You may enter the Fairgrounds only during that time period.

Friday, September 19, 2014:

  • Tickets for Arena Show #1 are valid Friday from 6:00 pm until closing.

Saturday, September 20, 2014:

  • Tickets for Arena Show #2 are valid Saturday from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Tickets for Arena Show #3 are valid Saturday from 4:00 pm to closing.

Sunday, September 21, 2014:

  • Tickets for Arena Show #4 are valid Sunday from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Tickets for Arena Show #5 are valid Sunday from 4:00 pm until closing.

Shows in the Arena last approximately 4 hours.

Grounds Stage Tickets

A Grounds Stage Ticket allows one person per ticket to enter the Fairgrounds only for the day and date specified on the ticket.
A Grounds Stage Ticket will not allow you into the Arena.
A Grounds Stage Ticket does not allow you to re-enter the Fairgrounds once you have left.

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