MJF61 Ticket Information

The 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival takes place September 21-23, 2018.

You can purchase tickets online, or by calling 888.248.6499.

Below: The seating chart for the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena.
Click here for a more detailed map of the Arena; including ADA Seating locations.

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Full Weekend Arena Packages

$460 (Sections 1-2-3-4, Side Boxes)
$415 (Sections 5-6-7-8, Side Bleachers A-M) 
$435 (Center Bleachers 100-210,101-211, AA-BB)
$365 (Sections 9-10-11-12)

Arena Packages include a reserved seat (renewable each year), for all five shows, on the Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage AND access to the other seven Grounds general admission stages located throughout the Fairgrounds for the entire weekend. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the Arena. Arena ticket holders may re-enter the fairgrounds with a current ticket.

Full Weekend Grounds Packages

$170 (Adult)
$50 (Youth 3-18, Student, Military)

Grounds Packages include one (1) Grounds ticket for each day of the Festival. They provide access to seven general admission stages located throughout the Fairgrounds. You do not have access to the Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage with this ticket. Children 2 and under are free. Youth are ages 3-18. Grounds ticket holders must exit and enter through Gate 3 ONLY for readmittance.

Single Day Arena Tickets

$92 (Friday)

$184 (Saturday)

$184 (Sunday)

One (1) reserved seat for all shows on one (1) particular day, on the Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage AND access to the other seven Grounds general admission stages located throughout the Fairgrounds. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the Arena.

Single Day Grounds Tickets

$50 (Friday)

$70 (Saturday)

$70 (Sunday)

$20 (Friday, Saturday or Sunday - Youth 3-18, Student, Military)

One (1) Grounds ticket for each day of the Festival. This ticket grants you access to seven general admission stages located throughout the Fairgrounds. You do not have access to the Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage with this ticket. Children 2 and under are free. Youth are ages 3-18. Grounds ticket holders must exit and enter through Gate 3 ONLY for readmittance. 

Premier Club

$340 (All Weekend)

$90 (Friday)

$150 (Saturday)

$150 (Sunday)

The Premier Club is the VIP experience for the Monterey Jazz Festival. It’s a centrally located exclusive club with visits and meet-and-greets by performing artists. Monterey wines and gourmet cuisine by AQUA TERRA Culinary are included, plus closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, private restrooms, indoor and outdoor patio seating, a hosted top-shelf bar, and more.

Fairgrounds Parking

$125 (All Weekend)  SOLD OUT

$25 (Friday)

$50 (Saturday)

$50 (Sunday)

Located on-site at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with In/Out privileges. This parking is available for purchase exclusively for patrons who have purchased the Full Weekend Arena Package or Premier Club Hospitality.

Monterey Peninsula College General Parking

$45 (All Weekend)

$15 (Friday)

$15 (Saturday)

$15 (Sunday)

Located off-site at Monterey Peninsula College, just 10 minutes from the Fairgrounds. General Parking includes a free shuttle to and from the Fairgrounds. There are no In/Out privileges with this parking.

RV Parking on the Fairgrounds

$199 per night (3-night minimum)

Located on-site at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with In/Out privileges for chase/tow cars ONLY. This parking is available for purchase exclusively for patrons who have purchased the Full Weekend Arena Package or the Full Weekend Grounds Package. Learn more about RV parking.

Military Discount

$50 (Weekend Grounds Package)
$20 Single Day Grounds (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

Available for purchase at the Box Office the week of the Festival ONLY. Military Active Duty, Guard, Reserves, Gold Star, Retirees and Veterans must show valid Military I.D.

Student / Youth Discount

$50 (Weekend Grounds Package)
$20 Single Day Grounds (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

Available for purchase at the Box Office the week of the Festival ONLY. Must show a valid Student I.D. Children 2 and under are free. Youth are ages 3-18.

Ticket prices do not include a $2 facility fee.

Tickets can also be bought in person at the MJF Ticket Office, located at 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey during Festival week, September 17-23, 2018.

People with Disabilities / Hearing Impaired Information

Please contact the Ticket Office if you require wheelchair seating or access. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at no charge at Patron Services, located on the Fairgrounds. More information here

Read about what you can and can't bring to the festival, and other important FAQs.