Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds
- When: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 11 a.m.
- Where: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey
- Cost: $40 - $335
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Jazz
One of the best things about the Monterey Jazz Fest is that no two years are ever the same. The event's marketing associate likens the way the lineups are constructed to the genre itself. “Jazz is kind of like an improvisation where you try not to duplicate what you just played and that’s the way [MJF] books itself,” he says. “Other festivals have the same performers year after year as headliners; our lineup is different every year.” Tony Bennett, Esperanza Spalding, Bil Frisell and Pat Metheny are only a few of the 55th incarnation's headliners. [AJ]
6pm-midnight Friday, September 21, 11:30am Saturday, September 22 and 11am-11:30pm Sunday, September 23. Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey. $225-$335 3-day arena; $66 Friday arena; $132 Saturday or Sunday arena; $125 (military/student $50) 3-day grounds; $40 Friday grounds; $50 Saturday or Sunday grounds. 394-8432. www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2012/