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Monterey Jazz Festival Returns this September

George Benson & Herbie Hancock are headlining the 64th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, returning to an in-person event this year. The 3-day festival is taking place Friday September 24, 2021 - Sunday September 26, 2021.

The festival says that other performers include: "Multiple GRAMMY-Award winning lineup features Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Christian Sands Group, Kandace Springs, Las Cafeteras, Miho Hazama and m_unit, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Gerald Clayton, with more artists to be announced soon!"

The Monterey Jazz Festival operates as a nonprofit, presenting educational programs year-round. Learn more about the educational programming this festival supports here.

After going virtual in 2020, the festival does have enhanced safety measures for this year's festival including reducing capacity to 50% to allow for increased social distancing.

Tickets will go on sale in early July.

Learn more about the festival and sign up for ticket alerts here.

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