Live Music

Hear music the way it was meant to be: live, in person. Indoors or outdoors, small venue or large, experience a unique performance and have fun being part of an audience.

Upcoming Events

Dave Holodiloff at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
3/6/24
 
No cover
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roys Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Dave Holodiloff , performing a solo acoustic set of originals, jazz, bluegrass, Latin, Celtic, pop, and more every Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. No cover. All ages.

Wednesday Jazz Night at Pearl Hour

 
3/6/24
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Every Wednesday, Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents an evening of live jazz music featuring the Ben Herod Trio beginning at 8pm. $10 cover. Ages 21 and over only.

Open Mic Night at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
3/7/24
 
free
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Come to Bon Ton L'Roy's every Thursday, 7pm-10pm, and share some music at our Open Mic Night. Join this friendly, supportive group of people for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers and make some new friends.

Alligator at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
3/9/24
 
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

On the second Saturday of every month at 7pm, Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Alligator , a legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player. Advance reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Frida Vossler at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
3/16/24
 
no cover
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents an evening of live music with singer-songwriter Frida Vossler on Saturdays, 6pm-8pm. No cover.

Dave Holodiloff Trio Plays Irish Music at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
3/16/24
 
$25/$30
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day one day early with live music by the Dave Holodiloff Trio at Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse on Saturday, March 16 at 7pm. $30 at the door, $25 in advance - call 831-375-6958 to reserve.

Tonight, hear Dave Holodiloff (mandolin, vocals) and Elijjah McCullar (fiddle, banjo), and Juneau Rowe (piano), perform a broad range of classic Celtic music. A special holiday dinner menu will be available.

The Bassment at Pearl Hour

 
3/21/24
 
$15
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents The Bassment, a Monterey based, ever-changing improvisational jam band fusing hip hop, neo-soul, and funk...with an emphasis on funk. $15 cover charge. Ages 21+ only.

Past Events

The Bassment at Pearl Hour

 
9/22/22
 
$15
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents The Bassment, a Monterey based, ever-changing improvisational jam band fusing hip hop, neo-soul, and funk...with an emphasis on funk. $15 cover charge. Ages 21+ only.

Pearl Hour: My Favorite Things, Valentine's Edition

 
2/14/24
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour Cocktail Bar presents My Favorite Things: The Valentine's Edition on Wednesday, February 14, 8pm-11pm. Cover is $10.

Show up with only your beautiful self or bring a friend or lover for an evening filled with our favorite things: champagne and cocktail specials, live jazz by the Ben Herod Trio paired with a special burlesque solo by Belle Delight, and tarot readings by Nina Kahn.

Valentine's Day Lunch with Live Music by Dave Holodiloff at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
2/14/24
 
no cover charge
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Join the Dave Holodiloff Duo at Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse for an intimate Lover's Lunch program of romantic love songs to celebrate Valentine's Day! Feel all the love, dance to the music, and eat amazing food, 12pm-1:30pm. Reservations are recommended, 831-375-6958.

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
2/10/24
 
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents a Mardi Gras party featuring the great food of New Orleans, party favors, and live music by Alligator , the legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player. Dancing and costumes are encouraged. Advance reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Django Reinhardt Tribute Concert by Dave Holodiloff Quartet

 
1/21/24
 
$20/$25
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse hosts a Django Reinhardt Birthday Tribute Concert by the Dave Holodiloff Quartet on Sunday, January 21, 2pm-4pm. Cover is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Enjoy an afternoon of Gypsy Jazz and Hot Club Swing with Dave Holodiloff (vocals, mandolin), Lex Olsen (manouche guitar), Elijjah McCullar (jazz violin), and Steve Uccello (upright bass).

Mike Ehlers and Friends at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
10/21/23
 
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Mike Ehlers and Friends for a night of acoustic originals and covers on Saturday, October 21, 7pm-10pm. Join us for good music, good food, and good times.

Award-winning songwriter and guitarist...

Dave Holodiloff Trio's Django Reinhardt Tribute Concert at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
10/20/23
 
$20
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Join the Dave Holodiloff Trio for a tribute concert to Django Reinhardt at Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse at 7pm. $20 cover charge. Reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Tonight, the Dave Holodiloff Trio, featuring Dave Holodiloff (mandolin, vocals), Lex Olsen (guitar), and Steve Uccello (bass) will perform an intimate Gypsy Jazz dinner program of classic standards and originals.

2023 Monterey Peninsula Pride After Party

 
7/15/23
 
$20 cover charge
 
Pearl Hour

Monterey Peninsula Pride presents our After Party for ages 21 and up at Pearl Hour cocktail bar on Saturday, July 15, 8pm-12am. $20 cover, proceeds support MPP.

Tonight, hosts Rogue Roulette and Khloe Quarterpounder will bring you a fantastic Studio 54 themed show. Expect to see all your favorite local performers and some added razzle-dazzle to celebrate Pride!

Earlier in the day, be sure to attend the Pride Parade in Downtown Old Monterey at 11am and the family-friendly Pride Celebration at Custom House Plaza 12pm-3pm!

Alligator with Special Guest Mario Valens at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
7/8/23
 
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

On the second Saturday of every month at 7pm, Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Alligator , a legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player. Tonight he'll be joined by Mario Valens of the popular Backyard Blues Band.

Advance reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Tuesday Night Community Jam at Bulldog Sports Pub

 
6/13/23
 
no cover
 
Bulldog Sports Pub

Tribe in the Sky presents a Community Jam every Tuesday night, 6:30pm-10:30pm, at Bulldog Sports Pub. All are welcome. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself - we want to make some music and have some fun! Enjoy drink specials and the full dinner menu.

Ritchie Valens Tribute Concert by Mario Valens at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
5/13/23
 
no cover charge
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Everybody get ready for Saturday night at Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse! At 7pm, Watsonville's Mario Valens and local favorite Alligator will perform a tribute show featuring the music of Mario's late older brother, rock-n-roll legend Ritchie Valens. No cover charge.

The Knotty G's at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
4/29/23
 
no cover charge
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents an evening of live music featuring T he Knotty G's on Saturday, April 29 at 7pm. No cover charge. Come enjoy great music, food, and drinks!

Established in Asheville, North Carolina, this fun-loving duo travels the country sharing their soul-soaked Americana music.

The Bassment at Pearl Hour

 
4/27/23
 
$15
 
Pearl Hour

On the fourth Thursday of every month, Pearl Hour presents The Bassment, a Monterey based, ever-changing improvisational jam band fusing hip hop, neo-soul, and funk...with an emphasis on funk. $15 cover charge. Ages 21+ only.

The Bassment at Pearl Hour

 
3/30/23
 
$15
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour presents The Bassment, a Monterey based, ever-changing improvisational jam band fusing hip hop, neo-soul, and funk...with an emphasis on funk. $15 cover charge. Ages 21+ only.

Dave Holodiloff Celtic Duo at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
3/18/23
 
$20
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music by the Dave Holodiloff Celtic Duo at Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse on Saturday, March 18 at 7pm. $20 cover charge. Reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Tonight, hear Dave Holodiloff (mandolin, vocals) and Elijjah McCullar (fiddle, banjo), perform a broad range of classic Celtic music. We'll offer our full dinner menu plus tonight's special, Shepherd's Pie.

First Anniversary Party at Mission 19 Taqueria

 
3/11/23
 
 
Mission 19 Taqueria

Mission 19 Taqueria invites you to celebrate our first anniversary on Lighthouse Avenue on Saturday, March 11 beginning at 11am. We'll have a mariachi band here and great deals on food and drink, including $2 street tacos, $3 beer, and $4 micheladas.

Beatles Night at American Burger

 
3/4/23
 
 
American Burger

American Burger presents Beatles Night featuring the Monterey Peninsula's own Nowhere Band on Saturday, March 4 at 6pm. This will be a great show for the whole family!

The Joint Chiefs Perform at Pearl Hour

 
2/25/23
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents a night of infectious grooves with The Joint Chiefs on Saturday, February 25 at 9pm. Get ready for a night of funk, acid jazz, and classic R&B music! $10 cover. Ages 21+ only.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Dave Holodiloff Duo at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
2/14/23
 
$20
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents a Valentine's Day performance by the Dave Holodiloff Duo, featuring Dave Holodiloff (mandolin, vocals) and Elijah McCullar (violin). Cover charge is $20. Advance reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

The Joint Chiefs Perform at Pearl Hour

 
1/28/23
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents a night of infectious grooves with The Joint Chiefs on Saturday, January 28 at 9pm. Get ready for a night of funk, acid jazz, and classic R&B music! $10 cover. Ages 21+ only.

Wednesday Jazz Night at Pearl Hour

 
1/18/23
 
 
Pearl Hour

Every Wednesday, Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents an evening of live jazz music featuring the Ben Herod Trio beginning at 7pm. Ages 21 and over only.