Stay and Play During “Evenings by the Bay”

Jun 30, 2015

Special Events
Aquarium News

Dance your fins off this summer during Evenings by the Bay at the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Visitors have an additional two hours until 8 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday from July 4 through Labor Day weekend to see the aquarium in a completely different light.

In addition to spending more time at favorite exhibits and communing with nocturnal ocean animals that come to life at dusk, the galleries will be filled with live musical performances – from rock n’ roll to jazz, from R&B to pop and indie artists. For Unplugged Saturdays, each week a new band will perform inside the aquarium. Each Sunday, some of the Monterey Peninsula’s most talented professional jazz musicians will set the mood.

As the sun sets over the bay, groove to the beat and beauty of jellies inside “The Jellies Experience,” unwind in front of the million gallon Open Sea exhibit or roam the aquarium with a glass of wine in hand while enjoying a mix of live music – without the daytime crowds.

Full schedule of performances:

July 4: Monterey Acoustic Project - Rock, R&B, Soul

July 5: Kenny Stahl - Jazz


July 11: Rollin' & Tumblin' - Classic Rock, Blues

July 12: Along Came Betty - Jazz


July 18: Wharf Rats - Classic Rock, Blues

July 19: Gary Meek and the DMSM Lab Band - Jazz


July 25: Linda Arceo - Indie Originals

July 26: Roger Eddy - Jazz


August 1: The Joint Chiefs - Funk, R&B, Soul

August 2: Bill Spencer – Jazz


August 8: Lillie Lemon - Indie Originals

August 9: MJF County High School All-Star Band – Jazz


August 15: Linda Arceo - Indie Originals

August 16: Tim Jackson & Friends – Jazz


August 22: Wharf Rats - Classic Rock, Blues

August 23: David Morwood - Jazz


August 29: Red Beans & Rice - Rock, R&B

August 30: Julie Capili - Vocal Jazz


September 5: Steve Ezzo & the Monterey Bay All-Stars - Rock, Funk, R&B

September 6: Paul Contos Big Band - Jazz


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The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.