It’s been 50 years since the “Summer Of Love” changed the world of pop culture and music with help from the original Monterey International Pop Festival. The famous event, which helped set the foundation for the mainstream festival circuit that dominates live music today, announced its 50th anniversary lineup earlier this week. To celebrate half a century of the Monterey International Pop Festival's influence on music, this year's poster features Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Jack Johnson, Leon Bridges, Norah Jones, The Head and The Heart, Father John Misty, Regina Spektor and more.
Taking place June 16-18 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, the celebratory event will be releasing their full lineup in the weeks to come. Festival fanatics should already be marking their calendars and arranging travel plans for the three-day event, as the historical event will be making their 50th birthday one to remember for music fans across generations.
The Grammy Museum at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles will also be opening a new exhibition on the history of the famous festival. Starting May 11, fans will be able to explore “Monterey International Pop Festival: Music, Love, and Flowers, 1967,” an exhibit curated by the museum alongside Lou Adler, the festival’s co-founder. The exhibit is set to feature artifacts from Adler’s private collection in addition to photos and memorabilia from the 1967 event.
"Monterey Pop was about the music, is still about the music, and that's why it remains relevant on this 50th Anniversary," Adler said about the new exhibit in a statement.
Monterey International Pop Festival ticket options:
June 16-18 — 3-Day general admission and VIP options (Click here for tickets)
June 16 — Friday pass (Click here for tickets)
June 17 — Saturday pass (Click here for tickets)
June 18 — Sunday pass (Click here for tickets)