Three-Day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages On Sale Tuesday, May 21 for the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2013

Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages Start at $225,
Full Weekend Grounds Ticket Packages are $125

Headliners Include Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin, Bob James & David Sanborn, George Benson, Dave Holland’s PRISM, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Gregory Porter, and Many More

May 13, 2013; Monterey, CA; Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20–22 at the Monterey Fairgrounds go on sale Tuesday, May 21. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 888.248.6499.

Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages start at $225 and offer a reserved seat to each of the five concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena (renewable annually), plus access to the seven additional Grounds Stages, and all Festival activities.

Full Weekend Grounds Packages are $125 and offer access to performances and activities on seven Grounds Stages, plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts in the Jazz Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines.

2013’s GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup includes headliners Diana Krall, in her only Northern California performance; Wayne Shorter Quartet; Bobby McFerrin; Bob James & David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd & James Genus; Dave Holland’s PRISM featuring Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland; Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints; George Benson; The Relatives; Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; and Gregory Porter.

Grounds Stages performers include Joe Lovano Us Five, Snarky Puppy, Gregory Porter, Dave Douglas Quintet, Uri Caine Trio, Roberta Fonseca, Carmen Lundy, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints, Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Orrin Evans Trio, Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Relatives, Lou Donaldson Quartet, Bobby Hutcherson Quartet, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Anthony Wilson Trio with Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner, Mary Stallings, Craig Taborn Trio, Phronesis, Tammy Hall Quintet, Davina & The Vagabonds, Claire Daly Quartet: Baritone Monk, California Honeydrops, Paul Contos Quartet, Prez Kids, 7 Come 11, Along Came Betty, and many more.

For event details including a complete list of performers at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival, please visit

Also on sale are Full Weekend Premier Club hospitality passes, priced at $265. Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, visits by Festival artists, a no-host bar, complimentary buffet meal and non-alcoholic beverages, live music, private restrooms, and a Festival Souvenir Magazine. The Premier Club will feature a Motema Music 10th Anniversary Celebration reception, Friday, September 20 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Saturday, September 21 includes a Motema Music Artist Meet & Greet. Purchase of an Arena or Grounds Ticket is required to purchase a Premier Club pass.

The Festival features 500 artists, and more than 100 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, and exhibits on eight stages and more, for 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of international cuisine, shopping, and more on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Single Day Arena Tickets include a reserved seat (non-renewable) for the Arena shows on the day selected, and are $66 for Friday and $132 for Saturday or Sunday. Single Day Grounds Tickets start as low as $40, and include access to seven Grounds stages and activities, plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts in the Jazz Theater presented by Alaska Airlines. Single Day Arena and Single Day Grounds Tickets go on sale July 8, and can be purchased online at or by calling 888.248.6499.