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Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival 2024

  • Presented By: City of Half Moon Bay
  • Dates: June 1, 2024
  • Location: Main Street
  • Address:
    Main Street
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Phone: (650) 726-8270
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $75 per person
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The Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival is returning for its third year and is bigger and better than ever. In addition to the traditional Saturday main event, the festival has expanded into a two-day event with new shows spanning Friday and Saturday nights.

Saturday, June 1, Wine & Jazz Festival, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
The main event takes place on Half Moon Bay’s historic Main Street. Wine and music lovers will enjoy tastings from a wide selection of California wineries, renowned jazz artists, local food, and a craft beer & cider garden. With ticket purchase, wine enthusiasts have the opportunity to sample a “Taste of California,” with varietals from 50 winemakers representing key appellations across the state, including Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Mendocino, Lodi, Santa Cruz Mountains, and more. Tickets are $75 per person.

Open to the public will be the Main Stage, adjacent to historic Main Street, featuring world-class jazz artists specially curated by legendary jazz musician, bandleader, composer, and educator, Marcus Shelby. In addition, local jazz bands will perform at various points along Main Street throughout the day.

Friday, May 31, new show celebrating “Harlem of the West”
This multi-faceted show pays tribute to San Francisco’s famed Fillmore District as the Bay Area’s center for jazz in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Presented in a supper-club style, the show will feature vocalist Kenny Washington, the Marcus Shelby Quintet, tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman, vocalist Chloe Jean, poet Enid Pickett, and historian Lewis Watts, all paired with a delicious three-course culinary experience at Pasta Moon. Two seating of the show and dinner are available at 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM. This evening is a separate $175 ticket purchase.

Saturday, June 1, new show "Saturday Sunset Swing"
For those who want to stay festive after the main event, the Saturday Sunset Swing features Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. The Grammy-nominated jazz singer and swing revivalist leads her all-star band of musicians to close out the festival at Half Moon Bay’s historic San Benito House on Main Street. This 6:00 PM show is a separate $60 ticket purchase.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cabrillo Education Foundation to support programs for creative arts and music and for the growth of the foundation’s education endowment.