After a two year pause Carmel Plaza is thrilled to announce the popular Summer Live Music Series is back. Every Friday for the month of July the Plaza is inviting everyone to come 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 bites from Carmel Burger Bar, one of Carmel Plaza’s newest dining establishments set to open this summer.

The five-week series kicks off Friday, July 1st from 5 – 7 PM, and will continue every Friday through July 29, 2022. In addition to live music, food, and wine, the series guarantees incredible raffle prizes from Carmel Plaza retailers, special extended hours on select stores, and informative opportunities through various local non-profit partnerships. Partnering with a different local non-profit each Friday is something new to the music series—$5 from every food and beverage package sold each Friday will be donated to that afternoon’s non-profit partner.

It is free to attend and enjoy the live entertainment. Food & beverage packages are available for $25. With this $25 purchase one will receive two drink tickets, one food ticket, a raffle ticket and $5 will go to the afternoon’s featured non-profit. You must be 21+ to purchase any package containing drink tickets. We will be asking for id. Additionally, we will also have drink packages available for  $15 (includes two drink tickets) as well as the option to purchase a  food plate for $5. The packages are cash only.


July 1st: Dance to the Money Band, enjoy bites from Carmel Burger Bar (one of Carmel Plaza’s newest restaurants— opening soon) and sips of wine from Hahn Family Wines as well as learn more about, Animal Friends Rescue Project and Max’s Helping Paw Foundation.

July 8th: Dance to Fast Times, enjoy bites from The Forge and sips of wine from Wrath Wines as well as learn more about Meals on Wheels Salinas and Meals on Wheels Monterey

July 15th:  Dance to Red Beans and Rice, enjoy bites from Links Club and sips of wine from Blair Estate Winery as well as learn more about All In Monterey

July 22nd: Dance to Everyday People, enjoy bites from Café Carmel & Wild Fish Restaurant and sips of wine from Lepe Cellars as well as learn more about Harmony at Home

July 29th: Dance to Chicano All Stars, enjoy bites from Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro and sips of beer and wine from Alvarado Street Brewery and Scheid Winery as well as learn more about Kindness Monterey