Monterey International Pop Festival

 International Monterey Pop Festival 1967

About

It was June 16, 17 & 18, 1967. The Monterey International Pop Festival takes place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. A historic 3-day celebration of up and coming artists, relative unknowns and many future legends of the burgeoning rock scene unfolds. Rock and Roll is changed forever.

Serving as a key event leading up to the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival not only jumpstarted the music-driven culture of the 60s and 70s, but continues to shape today’s global concert industry and festival landscape.

Exactly 50 years later to the day – June 16, 17 & 18, 2017 – the original Monterey Pop will be commemorated with a new event, Monterey International Pop Festival – Celebrates 50 Years. Held at the very same place where the legendary festival transpired, the 2017 celebration features performances by Jack Johnson, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Leon Bridges, Norah Jones, The Head and The Heart, Father John Misty, Regina Spektor, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James and many more. The goal of this celebration is to memorialize Monterey Pop’s importance, legacy and lasting impact on contemporary culture with live music performances, unique experiential activations, historic memorabilia and art installations.

Venue & Available Accommodations

Monterey County Fairgrounds

  • 2004 Fairground Road
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • United States
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