Music & Arts In Monterey

Music & Arts In Monterey

Downtown Monterey, California is the spot on the Monterey Peninsula to visit when searching for the best in local art and music this holiday season. From quaint galleries and coffee shops to larger venues like the Golden State Theater and Monterey Museum of Art, there is something for everyone’s style and taste – all within walking distance to the Portola Hotel & Spa.

The Golden State Theatre

Located on Alvarado Street, just a few blocks from the Portola, the Golden State Theatre has some impressive talent lined up for the remainder of 2019. Enjoy Irish dancing, singing and traditional music the evening of November 29th during An Irish Christmas 2019, or Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin on December 7th. Don’t miss the Chris Isaak Christmas Show on December 12th or the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show featuring Nicki Bluhm on December 17th. For tickets and more information visit goldenstatetheatre.com/.

The Golden State Theatre

Photo courtesy of Old Monterey

Monterey Museum of Art

Miniatures 2019 is one of the most anticipated art exhibitions of the year, slated for November 7-December 15, 2019. Now in its 26th year, this fundraiser for the museum features an impressive line-up of local artists whose work was created especially for this show, with sales benefiting the museum. For a list of current and upcoming exhibits visit montereyart.org.

Sunday Brunch at Jacks Monterey

Every Sunday, enjoy live music in Jacks Monterey while enjoying their fabulous Sunday Brunch Menu in our lower atrium off the lobby. From live piano and vocals by local musician David Conley to artists like the International Trio with David Marzetti on vocals, Dave Dally on violin and Mike Morotta on Accordion – enjoy Monterey’s best Sunday Brunch along with bubbles and fantastic live music.

Sunday Brunch at Jacks Monterey

Monterey Conference Center – Alvarado Gallery

Adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa, the Monterey Conference Center is home to the Alvarado Gallery. From a series of rotating art exhibitions to a permanent collection featured throughout the building, guests can take a self-guided walking tour celebrating and honoring the rich, artistic and cultural heritage of the Monterey Bay area. Learn more at montereyconferencecenter.com/facility/center-art/.

Monterey Conference Center – Alvarado Gallery

To learn more about local attractions in Monterey visit our Concierge Desk or portolahotel.com/attractions.

Cover photo courtesy by Monterey County Weekly

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