An afternoon of great blues acts and local craft beer, wine, spirits, and food offerings will take over the lakebed area of the Laguna Seca Recreation Area for the Red, White and Blues Festival on July 14.
British guitar virtuoso and Blues Hall-of-Famer Matt Schofield will headline the show with The Matt Schofield Trio’s innovative blend of blues, funk, and jazz. After five studio albums and over a decade of touring, the six-string wunderkind is set to rock the Monterey Peninsula.
The rockin’ lineup also includes Elektric Voodoo and Operation Rock featuring Dennis Murphy. Elektric Voodoo is back by popular demand after taking the Laguna Seca Recreation Area by storm during the Blues & Blues festival last fall. Operation Rock is a Monterey-based youth five-piece joined onstage by three-time Grammy nominee and renowned music clinician Dennis Murphy.
Breweries such as Carmel Craft Brewing, English Ales, Discretion Brewing, Alvarado Street Brewing, Ratel Ciders, and Peter B’s will take part in the festival. A host of wineries from the Monterey area will be providing “red and white” to the occasion, and El Jefe will be supplying spirits.
The festival takes place on July 14 at 2-7 p.m. with music kicking off at 3 p.m. The cost per person is $35. Admission includes souvenir mug and beverage coupon. Children 15 and under are free with a paying adult. Anyone arriving in a pre-1957 vehicle will receive 2-for-1 admission at the gate.