Presented by Goldenvoice, the second annual First City Festival will be held this year on August 23 & 24 in Monterey, CA at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. This year’s lineup is definitely a stellar one! Some of the featured acts include: Beck, The National, The Naked and Famous, Phantogram, Best Coast, Dawes, Cults, Cocorosie, Future Islands, Tokyo Police Club, Geographer, and many more! We handed out a pair of tickets last year, and lucky for you we’ll be giving away weekend passes to First City Festival this year as well! That means you and a friend can attend the entire weekend!

PHOTOS: Day One of Last Year’s First City Festival

First City Festival will be at the site of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival. Festival attendees will get to experience three live music performance stages plus a Vaudeville variety stage. A full carnival, complete with unlimited rides, and games will be available to guests. Curated dining options will include local craft beers as well as wine and food vendors. First City Festival, named after Monterey’s claim as the official “first capital” of California, promises a sophisticated musical line-up of 30+ bands in a relaxed and beautiful coastal setting.

PHOTOS: Day Two of Last Year’s First City Festival 

Two-day general admission and VIP Tickets are on sale now at GA tickets are priced at $159.50 and VIP are priced at $289.50. You can purchase your First City Festival tickets here, or enter our contest below to win a pair!


1. First make sure you’re following Grimy Goods on Twitter here and/or “like” our Facebook page here.

2. Next, leave a comment on this post letting us know why you want to attend First City Festival and which band(s) do you want to see most! Be sure to leave your valid email address when leaving a comment so we can notify you of your win. Email addresses are kept private and are not seen by the public. We will select winners on Wednesday, June 18! Winners will need to reply to our email by 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19 to confirm their win.

3. When you’re done with your comment, send us a Tweet (see below) or you can post on our Facebook wall.

TWEET: Hi @GrimyGoods, I entered your giveaway for pair of weekend passes to @FirstCityFest at @MontereyFair!

FACEBOOK: Just leave a comment on our wall letting us know you entered our contest for tickets to First City Festival. BE SURE TO TAG FIRST CITY FESTIVAL IN YOUR COMMENT!

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