In conjunction with San Francisco’s Summer of Love, Monterey Pop Festival is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the past, the event — which started in 1967 — has had numerous standout acts grace its stage, like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Ravi Shankar, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding.
And this year is no different.
From Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, old and new acts alike will entertain the crowd, creating a perfect pairing of retro sounds with new-school vibes. Notable artists include Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, Jack Johnson, Father John Misty, Norah Jones, and Dr. Dog. Throwback singer Charles Bradley will also be there, along with the Animals’ frontman (and the man behind the 1970’s hit “Spill the Wine”) Eric Burdon.
Not to be forgotten are Phil Lesh, Kurt Vile, Lanhorne Slim, and The Head and The Heart, who will also be performing.
This year’s main art installation — titled “It Happened in Monterey…Music, Love, and Flowers” — will also add a vintage feel to the festival. It will include rare documents and old photographs and artifacts, to help show the trajectory of Monterey Pop over the years.
Check out the day-by-day lineup below and get more info on the festival here.