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Below you can find the previous year’s festival badge information.

Festival Badges

All festival badges let you stroll easily from one performance to another.

Online purchases of Festival Badges are now closed!

Badges (as well as Thursday Night) may still be available for purchase through phone or at the door.

Please Note: Local Covid protocols and mandates will be followed and may include requirement of proof of vaccination or negative Covid test.

All-Events Badge: $125

Friday Badge: $50

Saturday Badge: $75

Sunday Badge: $50

Thursday Night

Kick off Jazz Bash by the Bay on Thursday, March 2, 2023 with a concert and dance party. From 7-8:15pm, in the intimate Bonsai room, enjoy We3; this trio makes a command return and we’ve lengthened their show to 75 minutes. When Bob Draga, Jeff Barnhart and Danny Coots get together, the jokes fly as fast as the notes! This is a very rare appearance by this group so don’t miss it! Admission $25.

Last year’s epic concert by the Monterey Marauders was a huge hit, so we’ll be offering it again with at least 11 of your favorite Jazz Bash musicians in a once-in-a-lifetime lineup sure to thrill every jazz and dance fan!! In the DeAnza Ballroom (concert seating and 2 dance floors) from 8:30-10:45pm. Admission $30. ATTEND BOTH EVENTS FOR $50.

All tickets can be purchased by phone or at the door.

Please note: Thursday night events are separate from festival badge purchases

Youth Programs

Part of our mission is to encourage young musicians to discover traditional jazz and learn more about their musical heritage. Understanding the fundamentals of early jazz provides an excellent foundation for future musical exploration and study. Scholarships are available to enable young musicians to participate in jazz clinics and camps.

Each year at Jazz Bash by the Bay attendees are treated to performances by outstanding youth bands. High school students and younger students with an adult are admitted free for all three days of the festival.

Patrons Packages and Perks

Enjoy Jazz Bash by the Bay as a VIP with a Patron Badge. For a special rate you will receive one Patron Badge, which includes preferred seating (held for Patrons the first 10 minutes of each performance at the venues), your name in the Official Program, and an invitation to our exclusive Patrons’ Party at the Monterey Marriott Hotel.

Family Patron Package includes four All-Event Badges and two Patron Badges.


Children 14 and under admitted FREE with a paying adult. High school students with an ID are admitted FREE. College students, active-duty military, and group rates available. Please call 831-754-8786 or 888-349-6879 for more information.

Badges are not refundable.

Friends of Note Donation*

*Please process donations separately from your badge orders. Please use our donation page to make your donation online Thank you.

*Any amount is appreciated. Those donating  $25.00 or more per person will receive a collectable “Friends of Note” pin at the festival Will Call desk.

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