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Evenings by the Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Join us for Evenings by the Bay! Extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays allow you to see the Aquarium in a whole new light. Enjoy our galleries with fewer people as you listen to a variety of musical performances on Saturdays and live jazz from Monterey Jazz Festival musicians on Sundays.

Grab a glass of wine from the no-host bar and snack on a special menu created by the Aquarium's culinary partner, famed Chef Cindy Pawlcyn.


July 5–Aug. 31

(Saturdays and Sundays)

Extended hours until 8 p.m.

Included with Aquarium admission
Monterey Bay Aquarium Tidepool Deck
Jazz at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Enjoy performances by these great musicians:

    • Saturday, July 5
      Bill Spencer & Triple Trouble - Rock, Pop, Funk
    Sunday, July 6
    Kenny Stahl - Jazz
  • Saturday, July 12
    Steve Ezzo & The Monterey Acoustic Project - Rock, R&B, Pop
  • Sunday, July 13
    Along Came Betty - Jazz
  • Saturday, July 19
    Michael Glines - Acoustic, Indie
  • Sunday, July 20
    Roger Eddy - Jazz
  • Saturday, July 26
    Rock, Paper, Scissors - Rock, Pop
  • Sunday, July 27
    Gary Meek - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 2
    Terry Shehorn & the Hornets - Rock
  • Sunday, August 3
    Julie Capili - Vocal Jazz
  • Saturday, August 9
    Derek Smith - Caribbean
  • Sunday, August 10
    MJF County High School All-Star Band - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 16
    Steve Ezzo & The Monterey Acoustic Project - Rock, R&B, Pop
  • Sunday, August 17
    Tim Jackson & Friends - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 23
    Royal Deuces - Rockabilly
  • Sunday, August 24
    Bill Spencer - Jazz
  • Saturday, August 30
    Rock, Paper, Scissors - Rock, Pop
  • Sunday, August 31
    Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra - Jazz

Free parking for locals:

The Cannery Row Parking Garage between Hoffman Ave. and Prescott Ave. is free for Monterey County residents after 4 p.m. You'll need a current driver's license with a "939" zip code. Enter on Foam St.

Catch the WAVE:

Catch the WAVE (Waterfront Area Visitor Express)! This free MST Trolley is a great way to get to the Aquarium and avoid parking and congestion. The route serves downtown Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Aquarium. It runs through Labor Day and operates daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Look for the green MST Trolley signs to board along the route!


Sponsored by:


Comcast Spotlight
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Weekly