Dates and Gate Opening Times
Dates for the 2016 - 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 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
2016 Gate Opening Times
Monterey Jazz Festival gates open at:
6:00 pm / Friday, September 16, 2016
11:30 am / Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:30 am / Sunday, September 18, 2016
Arena and Grounds Stage Tickets have specific dates and times for entry. Please see details below:
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 16, 2016:
- Tickets for Arena Show #1 are valid Friday from 6:00 pm until closing.
Saturday, September 17, 2016:
- 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 18, 2016:
- 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.
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.