Monterey Pop Festival 2017

Monterey Pop Festival 2017

June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017
June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Monterey
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The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.[1] Crowd estimates for the festival have ranged from 25,000-90,000 people, who congregated in and around the festival grounds.[2][3][4] The fairgrounds’ enclosed performance arena, where the music took place, had an approved festival capacity of 7,000, but it was estimated that 8,500 jammed into it for Saturday night’s show, with many extra attendees standing around the sides of the arena.[5] Festival-goers who wanted to see the musical performances were required to have either an 'all-festival' ticket or a separate ticket for each of the five scheduled concert events they wanted to attend in the arena: Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night, and Sunday afternoon and night. Ticket prices varied by seating area, and ranged from $3 to $6.50 ($22–47, adjusted for inflation).[6]

The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding.

The Monterey Pop Festival embodied the theme of California as a focal point for the counterculture and is generally regarded as one of the beginnings of the "Summer of Love" in 1967;[7] the first rock festival had been held just one week earlier at Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Because Monterey was widely promoted and heavily attended, featured historic performances, and was the subject of a popular theatrical documentary film, it became an inspiration and a template for future music festivals, including the Woodstock Festival two years later.

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Phil Lesh
 
bornMarch 15, 1940
Berkeley, California, U.S.
 
Regina Spektor
 
bornFebruary 18, 1980
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Josh Tillman
 
 
Norah Jones
 
bornMarch 30, 1979
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

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Todd Michael "Leon" Bridges[1][2] (born July 13, 1989)[3] is an American gospel and soul singer and songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas.[4] He is best known for his song "Coming Home", which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify.[5] Bridges' debut album, also titled Coming Home, was released on June 23, 2015, on Columbia Records.[6]

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Jack Hody Johnson[1] (born May 18, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter,[2] musician, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and a former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. Johnson has reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart with his albums Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George in 2006, Sleep Through the Static in 2008, To the Sea in 2010, and From Here to Now to You in 2013. Johnson's In Between Dreams album peaked at number 2 on the chart in 2005 and again in 2013.[3]

Johnson is active in the ecology and sustainability movement, often with an ocean-centric focus. Johnson and wife Kim created the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation and the Kōkua Hawaii Foundation.[4] In 2008 Johnson adopted the concept of greening (reduce and reuse), and donated 100% of the proceeds of the Sleep Through the Static tour to the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. Similarly, the proceeds from the 2010 To the Sea album tour went to All At Once, a Johnson backed collaborative of greening charities promoting fan involvement.[5][6][7]

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Philip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940) is a musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career.

After the band's disbanding in 1995, Lesh continued the tradition of Grateful Dead family music with side project Phil Lesh and Friends, which paid homage to the Dead's music by playing their originals, common covers, and the songs of the members of his band. Phil Lesh & Friends helped keep a legitimate entity for the band's music to continue. Recently, Lesh has opened a music venue called Terrapin Crossroads. He scaled back his touring regimen in 2014 but continues to perform with Phil Lesh & Friends at select venues. From 2009 to 2014 he performed in Furthur alongside his former Grateful Dead band mate Bob Weir.

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Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey County Fairgrounds is the site of the annual Monterey County Fair.

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Booker T. Talks 'Emotional' Return to Monterey Pop Festival 50 Years Later
  –  June 20, 2017
Of the now-legendary performances at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967, perhaps none carried the social weight of Otis Redding's. In a sharply segregated music landscape, the young soul singer had been a staple on R&B charts since 1963.
Monterey International Pop Festival a model for festivals that followed
  –  June 19, 2017
Monterey Pop is considered the first significant music festival to showcase rock and pop artists, and it also was the first large-scale USA concert event for the Hendrix Experience and The Who. Historic Brexit divorce negotiations begin in Brussels The ...
PHOTOS: Monterey Pop Festival’s 50th
  –  June 19, 2017
By comparison with its bigger cousins, Outside Lands and Coachella, Monterey Pop 2017 was a breeze ... breezes was downright pleasant for most of the festival. Though there were no truly “international” acts, the lineup was quite eclectic—mirroring ...
How Janis Joplin and Otis Redding Conquered Monterey Pop Festival
  –  June 18, 2017
Hunter S. Thompson christened it Hashbury. Today, Woodstock is more famous, but Monterey International Pop Festival not only came first, but brought a wider audience to many of Woodstock’s most famous performers. Two years before Jimi Hendrix wowed ...
Festival fashion OGs and newbies come together at Monterey Pop
  –  June 18, 2017
Rita Zero of Santa Cruz, Calif. at the Monterey International Pop Festival Celebrates 50 Years at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. on June 18, 2017. Photo: Nic Coury, Special To The Chronicle For anyone who thinks music festival fashion ...
Monterey Pop Festival 50: What people are saying
  –  June 17, 2017
People are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Monterey International Pop Festival this weekend (June 16-18 ... pic.twitter.com/l4uN8bxpCE — Monterey Pop 50 (@montereypop50) June 17, 2017 .@NRateliff and @leonbridges are covering # ...
Monterey International Pop Festival kicks off 50th anniversary
  –  June 17, 2017
The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary ... âœŒï¸ pic.twitter.com/iTSh6ZL6eA — Monterey Pop 50 (@montereypop50) June 16, 2017 One sign of changing times is the ticket price. The original prices ...
PHOTOS: Monterey International Pop Festival Celebrates 50 Years
  –  June 17, 2017
The Monterey International Pop Festival Celebrates 50 Years at the Monterey County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Monterey on Friday June 16, 2017.
Monterey Pop celebrates 50th with Eric Burdon, Norah Jones
  –  June 17, 2017
A pair of women walk with flowers in their hair during the Monterey International Pop Festival Friday, June 16, 2017, in Monterey, Calif. The festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that's ...
Monterey Pop celebrates 50th with Eric Burdon, Norah Jones
  –  June 16, 2017
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that's bringing back a few acts from a half century ago. Grammy-winning record producer Lou Adler ...
Monterey International Pop Festival kicks off 50th anniversary
  –  June 16, 2017
People listen to Charles Bradley and his Extarordinaires during the Monterey International Pop Festival Friday, June 16, 2017, in Monterey, Calif. The festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that ...
Monterey Pop celebrates 50th with Eric Burdon, Norah Jones
  –  June 16, 2017
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that's bringing back a few acts from a half century ago.
Monterey Pop Festival “50 Years Later”
  –  June 16, 2017
The Monterey International Pop Festival was the first commercial American rock festival held on June 16-18, 1967, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. The Pop Festival would later become the inspiration and model for subsequent music ...
Monterey Pop celebrates 50th with Eric Burdon, Norah Jones
  –  June 16, 2017
MONTEREY, Calif. – The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that’s bringing back a few acts from a half century ago. Back in 1967, the Monterey festival was the ...
A Look Back At Monterey Pop, 50 Years Later
  –  June 15, 2017
In the 21st century, destination music festivals seem like a dime a dozen. But just 50 years ago, there was only one: the Monterey International Pop Festival, which featured more than 30 artists and bands playing over the course of three days in the summer ...
Backstage beefs, onstage magic: Monterey Pop 50 years later
  –  June 13, 2017
June 12, 2017 at 10:01 pm | By BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP ... of the "Summer of Love" and paved the way for today's popular festivals. The Monterey International Pop Festival created the template for giving emerging artists exposure alongside blockbuster ...
Monterey Pop Festival honors its 50th with impressive talent
  –  June 10, 2017
... Norah Jones will appear at the Monterey Pop Festival 2017 (Photo: Provided) Gregg Perloff, CEO of Another Planet Entertainment who in association with Goldenvoice and the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation is presenting this 50th ...

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