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2023 Artichoke Festival set for June 10-11 in Monterey CA

Entertainment options abound at the 2023 Artichoke Festival, set for June 10-11 in Monterey, including live rock, country, blues, and yacht rock music, stand-up comedy, an artichoke-eating contest, and a canasta contest.

Entertainment Abounds at 2023 Artichoke Festival set for June 10-11 in Monterey – Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets to the 2023 Artichoke Festival are on sale online now for the 63rd annual festival, which will return to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey with the theme “Thistle be Fun: Artichoke Festival 2023.”

Free with festival general admission, the festival’s lineup of live music Saturday, June 10 features the 831 All-Star Band at 10:15 a.m., followed by the John Michael Band at noon, Wild at Heart at 2 p.m., and Mustache Harbor yacht rock band at 4:30.

On Sunday, June 11, Banda La Prohibida will open the day at 10:30 a.m., followed by The Chicano All-Stars, which will start at 12:30, with Shane Dwight closing the day’s shows at 3 p.m.

All music performances are one-hour long.

Also on the Main Stage will be volunteer awards at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, an artichoke-eating contest at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and a canasta contest at 4 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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