Poppy Hills Golf Club Presents Third Annual Father’s Day Blues Festival in the Forest, June 18

Entertainment Includes John Németh, Tony Lindsay’s The Soul Soldiers; the Al James Band and the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Combo

Proceeds Support Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz Education Programs

Monterey, Calif., May 16, 2017; Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach is sponsoring a special fundraising concert for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Star Band on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, from 11:30 – 5:30pm.

Taking place on the driving range of the Poppy Hills Golf Course, the Third Annual Father’s Day Blues Festival in the Forest features singer, harmonica player and Blues Music Award winner John Németh; former Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay presenting The Soul Soldiers; the Al James Band, and the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Combo. Read more about the artists.

In addition to music, food and beverages will be available from gourmet food trucks, the Mad Otter Beer Garden, and Ketel One Courtyard, with inflatable slides, obstacle courses, games, face-painters and other organized activities for children.

“This is a truly unique music festival because it is focused on the entire family,” said Poppy Hills General Manager Brad Shupe. “Dads get a chance to relax while watching some of the best blues artists in America while kids are treated to a special and safe playground. There is no better way to celebrate Father's Day.”

Tickets for the Third Annual Blues Festival in the Forest are $30. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 831.622.8239 or visit www.poppyhillsgolf.com/blues. Poppy Hills Golf Club is located at 3200 Lopez Road in Pebble Beach. Lawn chairs are allowed, and there will be an umbrella section.

Proceeds from Father’s Day Blues Festival in the Forest supports the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz Education Programs.

“'Blues in the Forest’ has achieved status as one of the premier music and arts events on the Monterey Peninsula in one of the most beautiful settings in our area,” said Paul Contos, MJF Education Director. “MJF Education treasures the relationship forged with Poppy Hills Golf in providing support for our comprehensive year-round programs reaching youth locally as well as nationally.”

Sponsors of the Blues Festival in the Forest include Poppy Hills Golf Club, Mad Otter Beer, Ketel One, Crema Creative Media, Portola Hotel & Spa, and Scheid Family Wines.

Monterey Jazz Festival’s year-round jazz education programs enhance the musical training and experience of the most gifted young musicians in the County through the Festival’s High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which provide 32 high school students the opportunity to study and perform at an advanced level to augment their respective school music programs. Participating students are selected by the professional jazz musicians and educators in the Jazz in the Schools program, and perform at various community and service organization events that take place throughout the year.

Past musical tours have included performances at jazz festivals and other venues throughout Japan, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Each September, the All-Star Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble are featured in a final performance on stage at the Night Club during the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Participating students in 2017 represent the cities of Carmel, Gonzales, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas, and Seaside.

About Poppy Hills Golf Club
The Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach is located in the peaceful and serene Del Monte Forest. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1986, Poppy Hills has co-hosted the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 through 2009, and was a four-time host of the Spalding Pebble Beach Invitational. Poppy Hills recently underwent an extensive renovation centered on water conservation and reopened in April 2014.

About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

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For more information, please contact:

Timothy Orr
Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
831.646.8670
timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org
www.montereyjazzfestival.org