Enjoy two hours of free entertainment in the Carmel Plaza courtyard five Fridays in a row
Friday, June 30th – Friday, July 28th — 5PM – 7 PM
Carmel Plaza is inviting everyone to enjoy live music by the region’s most talented and popular musicians, sip on premier local wines and experience samplings of savory appetizers from local restaurants including Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro and The Forge.
The five-week series kicks off Friday, June 30th from 5 – 7 PM with The Money Band, and will continue every Friday through July 28, 2023. In addition to live music, food, and wine, there will be raffle prizes from Carmel Plaza retailers, special extended hours at select stores, and informative opportunities through various local non-profit partnerships as well as this year’s Summer Live Music Series sponsor, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals. 10% of all ticket sales each Friday will be donated to that afternoon’s non-profit partner.
“We are excited to have the non-profits partnering with us again this year as well as welcoming back local favorites when it comes to the food and wine. We have a few new restaurants and wineries participating as well as a couple of performances by Carmel Dance Festival which we are really excited about.” Says Kristin Torrice, Carmel Plaza General Manager.
The Carmel Plaza’s Summer Live Music Series is free to the public, with food and wine packages available for $25. Must be 21+ to purchase beverage tickets. 10% of every ticket sold will be donated to that evening’s featured non-profit.
2023 SUMMER LIVE MUSIC LINEUP
June 30th: Dance to the Money Band, enjoy bites from Café Carmel and sips of wine from Scheid Vineyards as well as learn more about Animal Friends Rescue Project and Max’s Helping Paw Foundation.
July 7th: Dance to Wild At Heart, enjoy bites from Great British Bake Shop and sips of wine from De Tierra Winery as well as learn more about Harmony At Home.
July 14th: Dance to DRIVE!, enjoy bites from Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro and beer and wine from CRŪ and Alvarado Street Brewery as well as learn more about Kindness Monterey.
July 21st: Dance to Red Beans & Rice, enjoy bites from The Forge and sips of wine from Wrath Winery as well as learn more about All In Monterey.
July 28th: Dance to Chicano All Stars, enjoy bites from Links Club and sips of wine from Hahn Family Wines as well as learn more about Meals on Wheels Salinas & Meals on Wheels Monterey.
Enjoy performances at intermission by the Carmel Dance Festival on the following dates:
July 14 at 6:00 pm ~ Seattle-based contemporary dance company WHIM W’HIM’s Karl Watson and Carmel Dance Festival’s 2023 Summer Program participants
July 21 at 6:00 pm ~ London-based RAMBERT super star Joseph Kudra & Carmel Dance Festival’s 2023 Summer Program participants at Carmel Plaza
July 28 at 6:00 ~ Chicago-based PARA.MAR Dance Theatre Guest Artists Liane Aung & Jared Bogart perform & Carmel Dance Festival’s 2023 Summer Program participants