Monterey Pop Festival

Event has passed (Fri Jun 16, 2017 - Sun Jun 18, 2017)
Monterey County Fairgrounds
12noon - 11pm


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.

This Year's Lineup includes:

Jack Johnson
Phil Lesh
Booker T
Charles Bradley
Dr. Dog
Father John Misty
Gary Clark, Jr.
The Head and the Heart
Hiss Golden Messenger
Jackie Greene
Cisco Adler
Donavon Frankenreiter
G. Love
Jim James
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Langhorne Slim & The Law
Nicki Bluhm
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Norah Jones
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Leon Bridges
Eric Burdon & the Animals
Regina Spektor
Sara Watkins



  1. Monterey County Fairgrounds 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA