For Immediate Release
June 28, 2005
Media Contact: Jason Arnold
831/373-3366, (c) 510/326-4353
ARENA PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE FOR 48TH ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MCI, SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2005
TIME IS SHORT FOR THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY – ATTENDEES ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE ARENA PACKAGES NOW
EXCLUSIVE ARENA PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:
• TONY BENNETT
• SONNY ROLLINS
• PAT METHENY TRIO
• MAVIS STAPLES
• BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET
• LEE RITENOUR & FRIENDS
• JOHN HANDY “40TH REUNION” QUINTET
• SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA
• JOHN SCOFIELD BAND’S “TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES”
• CARLA BLEY BIG BAND PREMIERE OF “THE BLACK ORCHID”
June 28, 2005; Monterey, CA; With a phenomenal cast of the world’s finest musicians, the 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival presented by MCI is selling admissions tickets quickly for its three-day event this September 16-18. Arena Packages are still available for purchase, and those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible.
Opportunities to purchase Arena Packages are very rare. Nearly half of the Monterey Jazz Festival audience returns to the festival eight years or more, and Arena Package holders have the option to renew or upgrade their seats for the next year’s festival. Purchasing Arena Packages now is an enticing way to join the ranks of Monterey Jazz Festival elite, and those that purchase these extraordinary seats have the opportunity to enjoy the dazzling jazz celebration year after year.
The year’s Arena Packages also offer many improvements for Monterey Jazz Festival attendees. In addition to traditional seating arrangements on the arena floor and side bleachers, the center bleacher section has been upgraded with brand new, state-of-the-art contoured stadium style-seats with spectacular views of the stage.
Tickets are on sale from the MJF Ticket Office (925/275-9255) and online at www.montereyjazzfestival.org. Arena Packages start at $180 for a reserved seat to all 5 Arena Concerts plus access to all festival concerts, events and attractions for the entire weekend.