64th Monterey Jazz Festival announces tickets are sold out for 2021
The Monterey Jazz Festival has announced that tickets for its 64th edition have sold out for the weekend of September 24-26. Tickets went on sale to the general public on July 14 and officially sold out on July 20.
“The demand for festival tickets became clear that people missed the sense of joy and community that comes with live musical events like the Monterey Jazz Festival,” said Colleen Bailey, Executive Director of MJF. “We have truly missed our community and look forward to welcoming them again in September.”
“It’s exciting to be able to produce a live festival in 2021,” said MJF artistic director Tim Jackson. “To have such strong support from our customers is very rewarding and we look forward to an emotional, powerful and fun weekend! “
The festival lineup includes 22 two-stage performances for 21 hours of continuous music from several GRAMMY Award-winning artists in the arena, including Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Ledisi, Christian Sands Group, Kandace Springs with special guest Immanuel Wilkins, Las Cafeteras, Miho Hazama and m_unit, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Gerald Clayton.
The Yamaha Courtyard Stage includes several daily sets from the Mimi Fox Organ Trio, the Giveton Gelin Quartet, the Immanuel Wilkins Quartet and the Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo. The two-stage festival ran at 50% capacity, which included new lawn seats in the arena to provide maximum protection and comfort for attendees.
MJF64 will also offer a wide range of food options, including barbecue, vegan, vegetarian, Japanese, Mexican, Cajun, Jamaican, and Indian cuisines, among others. The festival will also host three on-site bars with a range of beers, wines and cocktails. The official MJF store will also carry a full line of 2021 products.
To extend the musical events after the music ends each day, MJF plans to unveil its MJF After Hours program later this summer. In partnership with concert halls and restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula, MJF After Hours will extend the live jazz experience throughout the weekend. More information will be available in August. The Monterey Jazz Festival will continue to work with current and emerging guidelines from the State of California, County, and local health agencies to ensure a safe experience for all festival patrons, staff, volunteers, and performers, including improved cleaning protocols. For security updates, see the MJF FAQ page.For more information on MJF64 and MJF After Hours, visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org Founded in 1958, 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.