Yes and no.

The Jazz Weekender is a long weekend of music celebration. However, we’ve re-imagined our event to have less stage changes and only ONE band featuring the most decorated ensemble of musicians on the planet offering audiences the opportunity to experience collaborative sets between the music world’s A-Team of musicians and our legendary special guests.

Superstars and mega talents come to play with the Jazz Weekender House Band to enjoy this rare opportunity to have such incredible musicians together all on one stage together, led by our host with the most, Nathan East!

Jazz Weekending is also a bit more relaxed than a typical festival event, while there are lots of options to do things during the days at one of our several excursion add-ons, you’ll also have the option to do nothing at all, but perhaps relax at home base at our host resort or walk around Carmel-by-the-Sea or drive down the coast to Big Sur for lunch,

The Jazz Weekender is a truly customizable music & lifestyle experience.

Valentine’s & President’s Day Weekend, February 14 – 16, 2020.

We also have a very special Weekender Welcome Reception at Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea on Thur, February 13 from 6:30P – 9:00P, featuring a very special performance with Jazz Weekender host Nathan East, flamenco jazz guitarist Marc Antoine and Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit.

Reception includes District 7 Wines, The Cheese Shop nibbles and Bites & Delights by Party For Your Palate!

You can purchase Tickets & Passes here on our website or directly through Eventbrite.

You must book your room at our host hotel separately at Quail Lodge is offering 3 and 4 Night Jazz Weekender Stays, while inventory lasts.

If you require assistance booking both Tickets & Accommodations, please call us Mon-Fri, 9A – 6P at 831-649-1223.

No, however we recommend it.

Our host hotel will provide the ultimate Jazz Weekender experience so that you may easily retire to your room whenever you decide.

Quail Lodge & Golf Club is located on the sunny side of Carmel and is conveniently located 5 miles from downtown Carmel-By-The-Sea and 10 miles from the Monterey Regional Airport, 80 miles from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and about 100 miles from San Francisco International Airport.

Visit and click on ACCOMMODATIONS. Then select dates (3 night minimum) surrounding the Jazz Weekender.

Our events start on Thursday, February 13 with the Welcome Reception, with concert events and excursions planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Valentine’s/Presidents Day Weekend 2020.

If you have specific questions or special room requests, please contact Nick Delpozzo at Quail Lodge, 831.624.2888


In the Peninsula Room at Quail Lodge’s Clubhouse, which is NOT adjacent to the hotel’s main lodge and lobby.

The Clubhouse is located one half mile from the Quail Lodge lobby; a 1 minute drive or 11 minute walk.

We will be running shuttles throughout the weekend to transfer guests from the Lodge to the Clubhouse and back immediately prior to and following the events.

It depends on how much time you have and how would like to Jazz Weekend with us. The 3-Day Pass allows you access to all 3 performances – Sunday Brunch concert is available to 3-Day pass holders only!

• Fri, Feb 14Nathan East Band & Special Guests
• Sat, Feb 15Nathan East Band w/ Patti Austin & Nelson Rangell
• Sun, Feb 16 – Sunny Side Upright Sunday Jazz Brunch w/ Nathan East Trio + David Benoit & Avery*Sunshine

3-Day Passes are available in VIP Reserved Seating (Rows 1-4) and Premium Open Seating (Rows 5-10)

Individual Tickets are currently available for Friday, Feb 14 and Saturday, Feb 15 Concerts – Premium Seating only.

Your 3-Day VIP Pass for Friday & Saturday night concerts and Sunday brunch concert includes following :

• Reserved Comfort Seating on Friday &  Saturday Night (Rows 1-4)
• VIP Pre-Show Lounge Access w/Complimentary Beer, Wine, Soft Drink (Fri & Sat Nights Only)
• Open Table Seating in Center Stage VIP Section on Sunday Afternoon (includes California Brunch Buffet)
• Swag Bag w/Jazz Weekender Wear
• Access to the “World’s Most Dangerous After Party” with Peet Project & Special Guests
• Shuttle Service between Lodge & Venue
• Complimentary Hotel Parking


Your 3-Day Premium Pass  for Fri & Sat Night Concerts and Sun Jazz Brunch concert includes the following :

• Open Seating – Deluxe Chairs (Rows 5-10)
• Open Table Seating in Premium Section (Includes California Brunch Buffet)
• Access to the “World’s Most Dangerous After Party” with Peet Project & Special Guests
• Shuttle Service between Lodge & Venue
• Complimentary Hotel Parking

Your Individual Ticket for Friday and/or Saturday Night Concerts Include :

• Open Seating – Deluxe Chairs (Rows 5-10)
• Access to the “World’s Most Dangerous After Party” with Peet Project & Special Guests
• Shuttle Service between Lodge & Venue
• Complimentary Hotel Parking


Your Reserved VIP Stage-side Table w/Comfort Seating for 4 at Friday & Saturday night concerts and Sunday brunch concert includes following (only 5 available).

• Complimentary Table Snacks (Nuts & Crisps) on Friday & Saturday Nights
• Table Drink Service including choice of Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
• California Brunch Buffet on Sunday during Sunnyside Upright Jazz Brunch Concert
• VIP Pre-Show Lounge Access w/Complimentary Beer, Wine, Soft Drink (Fri & Sat Nights Only)
• Swag Bag w/Jazz Weekender Wear
• Reserved Table at the “World’s Most Dangerous After Party” with Peet Project & Special Guests (Waypoint Bar)
• Shuttle Service between Lodge & Venue
• Complimentary Hotel Parking


If we are not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door each day of the Jazz Weekender, one hour prior to doors at the venue (Quail Lodge Clubhouse).

Tickets will be $219 on Friday and Saturday Nights and will be Premium Level, open seating, Rows 5-10.

There are currently no plans to offer individual Sunday Brunch tickets on the day of the event due to limited seating. You may join us for the Brunch concert by purchasing a 3-Day pass.

We will accept all major credit cards or cash.  Online sales will cease two hours prior to showtime each day.

All Jazz Weekender Tickets, Tables & Passes are sold through Eventbrite, allowing us to scan your QR Code on your ticket print out or mobile phone receipt upon entry to each event (staring 1 hour prior to showtime, and 30 minutes prior to excursion departure).

If you choose to print your tickets, you must present one ticket per attendee so that we can check everyone in individually.

90 minutes for sure… and with this lot, they may be inclined to play longer!


There is not a planned intermission or break during the concert performances, however, cocktail service will be available throughout the entertainment.

The Concert lobby (Quail Clubhouse) will start serving beverages and be open to guests 1 hour prior to showtime on Fri & Sat nights and 30 minutes prior to Sun Brunch.

Doors will be open 30-minutes prior to concert start.

Fri, Feb 14 – Concert starts at 7:30 PM / Doors at 7:00 PM

Sat, Feb 15 – Concert starts at 7:30 PM / Doors at 7:00 PM

Sun, Feb 16 – Brunch starts at 12:00PM / Doors around 11:30AM / Concert starts at 1:00PM

All artists will be invited to do so, and we’re sure that most will. We will have a table set up in the adjacent Oak Room in the Clubhouse where you will be able to meet Jazz Weekender performers.

You will also see our performing artists throughout the Weekender at various functions and locations around Quail Lodge, you may feel free to say hello.


Yes, unless you purchased an Ultimate Pass, then all concerts and events are included with the pass.

Our Jazz Weekender Excursion Add-ons are limited in space, so purchase your admission well in advance so that you’re not left out!

Thu, Feb 13 – $199 : Private Richard MacDonald Foundry Tour & Welcome Reception. Includes luxury bus transportation, and a rare, private tour of MacDonald’s Foundry in Ryan Ranch, followed by the Welcome reception at Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery (see below). Limited space!

Thu, Feb 13 – $149 : Jazz Weekender Welcome Reception at Richard MacDonald’s Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea featuring Nathan East, Marc Antoine & David Benoit. Includes appetizers, wine and live performance.

Fri, Feb 14 – $199 : Secret Admirer Valentine’s Day Coastal Drive + Paul & Jacqui Brown Concert. Includes coffee & treat at Big Sur River Inn and wine & lunch w/PB&J performance at The Wine House in Carmel Valley.

Sat, Feb 15 – $199 : Jazz & Wine Line Luxury Bus Tasting Tour to Carmel Valley, featuring the wines of District 7, Joyce & Testarossa. Includes live performances by Steve Oliver & Wayne Gutshall, Kim Scott and Mariea Antoinette.

Hotel parking is FREE for all Jazz Weekender guests.

If you are not staying with us at Quail Lodge, concert and event parking is located conveniently across the street from the Clubhouse venue or you may park by the main lodge and use our complimentary shuttle service prior to and following the concert events.

Quail Lodge offers several eating options, we do recommend that you make reservations at Edgar’s Restaurant for lunch or dinner by calling 831.620.8910. Edgar’s is located on the ground floor of the Clubhouse, adjacent to the driving range and below the Jazz Weekender concert venue.

The Waypoint Bar & Kitchen will be serving breakfast and coffee in the morning, and elevated, fun fare during the day, evening and at the Jazz Weekender After Parties, offering a selection of District 7 Wines, craft beer, whiskey and cocktails.

We also really love Baja Cantina for lunch or dinner, located directly across the road from Quail (a 3 minute walk), and the Wagon Wheel for breakfast, also across the road from Quail.


Several ways:

  1. Call Quail Lodge’s Golf Shop at 831.620.8808
  2. Email at
  3. Book Tee-time On-line by clicking HERE




It is!

We hope you’ll join us from 3:00PM to 5:00PM, Friday & Saturday during the Jazz Weekender nearby the Waypoint Bar & Kitchen featuring District 7 Wines along with your favorite craft beers, whiskey and cocktails + late night eats featuring casual, yet elevated fun fare.

Music will be provided by Chart-topping, Canadian Bassist Brendan Rothwell & Friends.

It is!

We hope you’ll join us as we trip the light fantastic from 10:00PM to 2:00AM Friday & Saturday nights during the Jazz Weekender in the Waypoint Bar & Kitchen featuring District 7 Wines along with your favorite craft beers, whiskey and cocktails + late night eats featuring casual, yet elevated fun fare.

Music will be provided by the Bad Boys from Budapest, the Hit making Peet Project returns from Hungary to keep you dancing all night!

The Jazz Weekender is taking place on the world famous Monterey Peninsula, home of Global Radio, the most beautiful place in the world, but then we’re biased!

The Peninsula includes the cities of Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Seaside and Pebble Beach. The area is famous for many things, including Cannery Row (a must-see for Steinbeck fans), the Monterey Bay Aquarium and 17-Mile Drive.

We have a never-ending supply of local gastronomic discoveries including cafes, bars, and hipster coffee houses. Your Jazz Weekender support team or the hotel Concierge will be happy to provide you with ideas on where to go, what to do and where to eat.

The Monterey Bay Area is known for it’s micro-climates and mild temperatures year round, with February highs between 60-70º F and lows between 45-55º F. However, temperatures can shift as much as 20-40º in a 24 hr period depending on where you are on the Peninsula – the coast being cooler than the valley – so layers are recommended. While winter is our rainy season, and last year was a bounce back from our 7 years of drought, February can either be rainy or sunny, so check your weather app before you come to pack accordingly.


While the weather is consistently mild year-round, our winter months are cooler and bring the occasional shower.  February often delivers highs in the low to mid 60’s and lows in the 40’s.

Valentine’s Weekend 2019 was a rain fest as much as it was jazz fest, however, we believe that was the backlash to California’s 7 year drought.

On average, there are 269 sunny days per year in Carmel. The US average is 205 sunny days. The Monterey Peninsula gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 days per year.


Nothing. All of our events and excursions are held indoors where you’ll be safe and dry.

We do have plans to move some things outside should we be fortunate enough to have a sunny Monterey Bay weekend, as it’s been known to happen in February.

Events are happening Rain or Shine.

If your matter cannot wait until the venue opens at the Clubhouse, where you will easily find a staff member, you can  leave a message with Quail Lodge’s front desk for Jazz Weekender organizers and we will reply as time permits.

You may also try our Main Office at 831-649-1223, Mon-Fri, 9:00AM – 6:00PM and request support.

Nathan East


By emailing Sandy Shore directly at and requesting Jazz Weekender event marketing and sponsorship information.