MAYFEST MONTEREY - FOOD/WINE/BEER/MUSIC FESTIVAL BY THE SEA
MONTEREY’S FIRST “MAYFEST MONTEREY”
A FREE “INTERNATIONAL FOOD & BEER FESTIVAL”
SCHEDULED FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND
MAY 23, 24 and 25, 2015 from 11AM-7PM
AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE PLAZA IN MONTEREY
(across from Fisherman’s Wharf)
In America, we embrace our diversity and celebrate our rich mixed heritage made up of many nationalities. Our differences is what makes us interesting and what better way to bring us together to enjoy the culinary delights from our origins, drink international and locally brewed beers and dance in every form at a giant international festival this Spring, dubbed “MAYFEST MONTEREY” over Memorial Day’s three day weekend. With over 8000 people expected, this festival is the first of its kind in Monterey, but certainly not the first community festival produced by veteran sponsor Andre Lengacher (Lugano Swiss Bistro, founder of Monterey Oktoberfest) and his partner, Jess Arias (Carmel Print & Copy), local businessmen who are quite skilled in producing annual giant events, such as Oktoberfest, leaving out no detail.
This FREE 3 DAY FESTIVAL created for the community at large will occur over the Memorial Weekend, May 23, 24 and 25th from 11 AM – 7 PM at the Custom House Plaza, Monterey Historic Park, located across from the Fisherman’s Wharf. Attendees can enjoy an incredible array of international food along with a variety of beers such as Firestone (American), Spaten (German) and Stella (Italian) while enjoying nonstop live music in different genres to accentuate the international menus including American, Italian, Mexican, German, Indian and Swiss entrees seasoned with enticing selections of flavor that are certain to appease appetites from all decents.
Mayfest is celebrated in other states as a family friendly spring event designed to bring all nationalities together for no other reason than to enjoy international food, beer and local wine. Energized by nonstop outstanding entertainment presented by Kiki Wow Entertainment… free live music for three days on the park steps at the fountain at the center of Custom Plaza with an ocean breeze across from the wharf. Favorite local bands will be featured such as Red Beans and Rice, a Frank Sinatra Tribute featuring John Michael & Tom Lawson, True North from Sweden, the German favorite Alpine Trio, Classic Rock tunes from The Vibe Tribe and Restrospect, Celtic flavored duo Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen, in addition to a talent showcase adding variety to the mix. Colorful dancers will also be waving their flags and weaving footprints throughout the festival. The public can also enjoy local fruit and flower markets as well as craft vendors to keep the eyes browsing.
Mayfest has something to offer everyone of every nationality and includes local food, beer, wine, live stage for performing musicians and bands for 3 days and, of course, great international food and beverages guaranteed to quench the thirst and hunger that reminds one’s tastebuds of home.
Admission to Mayfest Monterey is free!
See www.mayfestmonterey.com or
Follow us on Facebook!
Kiki Wow Presents…LIVE MUSIC
Music Schedule for Mayfest 2015 Memorial Day Weekend at Custom Plaza
Saturday, May 23
12pm – 2pm "Frank Sinatra Tribute” featuring John Michael and Tom Lawson
2pm – 3pm Mayfest Monterey Talent Showcase (Variety Show)*
3pm – 6pm Red Beans & Rice
Sunday, May 24
12pm – 2pm Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen (Alt-Folk)
2:30pm – 3:30pm - The Vibe Tribe (Classic Covers)
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Ke Kai Hula Dancers & The Wavetones
4pm – 6pm The Retrospect Band (Classic Rock)
Monday, May 25
12pm - 2pm True North (Singer/Songwriters from Sweden)
2:00 - 3:00pm Lightning Red (Blues)*
3:30pm – 6pm The Alpine Trio (German Music)
Cost: Free -