There’s something really romantic about the combination of being near the ocean and listening to smooth jazz music. You know how those old coffee commercials were — didn’t you ever want to be in that setting that they usually present, where you can just enjoy the smooth sounds and the beauty of nature?
Speaking of the beauty of nature, Monterey Bay is surely that little corner of the world abundantly blessed with such beauty, and the locals definitely know it. Capitalizing on this, and on the number of people who come to this part of the Bay area to see the rich marine life through the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf, a local organization decided to create an altogether different experience for visitors by making the bay the perfect backdrop for jazz performances.
Jazz Bash by the Bay 2014 presents the best in early jazz, big band, blues, rag time, swing, zydeco and gypsy jazz. This event has been around for over 30 years and tourists from all over the country and different parts of the globe cannot savor a complete experience of Monterey without checking it out.
This event is open for everybody, young and old, to enjoy. Children 14 years old and under get in free with an adult; ditto with high school students who can present an ID. Meanwhile, college students and active-duty military personnel can get discount badges at the door for just $10/day or $20 for All-Event. Big groups pay group rates which are still quite affordable. Tourists who want to score discounts can turn to the hotel concierges for assistance regarding the process. Monterey, California hotels are fully knowledgeable about special discount provisions and other perks for their clients to enjoy so it’s best to consult their information personnel regarding rates and discounts to take advantage of Jazz Bash by the Bay.
This event is not only for those who like to listen to music, though; it’s also a big socialization event where people can put their dancing shoes to good use. There’s a Saturday Dance Marathon for those who want to practice their foxtrot, swing, shag or balboa, country two step, waltz, and others. The Dance Marathon is also a great opportunity to finally learn to dance for those who still do not know how because there are dance professionals that offer quick and easy lessons.
Indeed, there’s a lot of fun to be had in Monterey Bay, so when you come to visit make sure to go beyond nature study, sightseeing, shopping and dining. Check out Jazz Bash by the Bay and you will surely end up enjoying your visit even more.