Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the world’s longest, consecutively-running jazz festivals. Debuting in 1958, it is held annually in mid-September on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds. Attracting top headliners, brilliant legends and emerging talent, it is an event that is a must for jazz lovers. Complementing the music are the friendships built and family feeling of inclusiveness among the musicians, jazz aficionados and casual attendees alike. District 7 is the official wine sponsor of the Monterey Jazz Festival.