Rebels & Renegades Music Fest - Oct 6-8, 2023

August 25, 2023
Rebels & Renegades Music Festival

The 2023 Rebels & Renegades Music Festival will break all the rules when it arrives at the Monterey County Fairgrounds this fall. Taking place from Oct. 6 through Oct. 8, this three-day event is one of the biggest music festivals on the West Coast. The electrifying and eclectic lineup of musical acts set to hit the stage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday brings together soulful artists representing the genres of folk, bluegrass, roots, Americana, Texas country, and more. In fact, the only rule here is that there's no rule when it comes to genre. Expect the crowd to be full of hippies, cowboys, dreamers, and anyone who simply loves a good time. While this is only the second Rebels & Renegades festival, the event has already earned a reputation for creating a laid-back, good-vibes-only atmosphere where people of all musical tastes can feel right at home!

Who Is Performing at Rebels & Renegades 2023 in Monterey?

Rebels & Renegades Music Festival

The success of the Rebels & Renegades Music Festival's inaugural event in 2022 has helped to draw in a roster of even bigger artists for 2023! This festival promises three days of nonstop performances spread across two stages. Nearly 40 acts are already confirmed. The confirmed roster for 2023 includes Wilco, Elle King, Morgan Wade, The War and Treaty, Satsang, Kurt Vile, Charley Crockett, Peter One, Molly Tuttle, Shane Smith & the Saints, Old Crow Medicine Show, Boy Named Banjo, Rayland Baxter, Brent Cobb, Flatland Cavalry, Channing Wilson, JD Clayton, Vincent Neil Emerson, and many more.

Planning Your Trip to Rebels & Renegades 2023

Monterey County Fairgrounds

The festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fairgrounds at 2004 Fairgrounds Road in Monterey, CA. The Rebels & Renegades Music Festival isn't just one of the best events for music in the country. This immersive experience features a marketplace with wares from local makers, rows of food vendors, and interactive art stations. Vendors will also be offering wine, craft beer, and cider. The gates will open each day of the event at 12 p.m. in anticipation of the music kicking off at 1 p.m. This is an all-ages event that offers free entry for children ages 3 and under. Single-day, three-day, and VIP passes can be purchased online ahead of time through the festival's official website.

Experience the Best of Monterey

Music Festival

There's no need to head home just because the curtains will close over the stage at Rebels & Renegades on Sunday night. One of the perks of traveling to attend this festival is that attendees will find themselves in one of the most beautiful locations in the country! Situated on the rugged central coast of California on Monterey Bay, Monterey is one of the best places in the country for spotting whales, sea lions, seals, and otters. Visitors can tour Cannery Row, walk in the footsteps of novelist John Steinbeck, or visit the thousands of marine animals and plants housed at Monterey Bay Aquarium. There are also many great restaurants and unique places to shop in Monterey.

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