First City Festival

First City Festival A music festival in Monterey, CA on August 23 - 24, 2014. Presented by Goldenvoice. http://firstcityfestival.com Experience a weekend of music, food and fresh ocean air!

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. The festival grounds will showcase three live music performance stages plus a Vaudeville variety stage. A full carnival, complete with rides and games, will be available to guests. Curated dining options w

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. The festival grounds will showcase three live music performance stages plus a Vaudeville variety stage. A full carnival, complete with rides and games, will be available to guests. Curated dining options w

03/10/2015

First City will not be taking place in 2015. Thank you to all who have attended over the last two years. We had fun and will keep you posted on any future plans!

Check out what LIVE 105 KITS SAN FRANCISCO LIVE105.COM has to say about their "Must See" bands at First City this weeken...
08/22/2014
Seven Must-See Acts at This Year’s First City Music Fest - LIVE 105

Check out what LIVE 105 KITS SAN FRANCISCO LIVE105.COM has to say about their "Must See" bands at First City this weekend: Future Islands, The Men, Tanlines, Quilt, Speedy Ortiz, How To Dress Well, & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. !

First City Music Fest is fast approaching, and the lineup is chock full of bands on the rise. Luckily, the struggle isn't as real as it was at Outside Lands—this schedule is pretty doable. Many acts… LIVE 105 - The Bay Area's Alternative

First City is THIS WEEKEND! Here are some pro tips to help you prepare your festival plan of attack:- Don't wanna drive?...
08/18/2014

First City is THIS WEEKEND! Here are some pro tips to help you prepare your festival plan of attack:

- Don't wanna drive? Shuttles are available from SF (Dolores Park) and San Jose (City Hall) for pick up/drop off on BOTH days of the fest. Purchase before they sell out here: http://bit.ly/fcfshuttles (NOW SOLD OUT)

- Rent a locker in advance to store your valuables so you don't have to lug them around: http://firstcitylockers.com/

- VIP Hotel packages at the Monterey Marriott are still available, more info: http://bit.ly/fcfhotelpacks

- Uber will be active in the Monterey area for the weekend! Enter FCF14VIP in your Uber app’s promotions menu before Thursday to be entered to win VIP tickets & free transportation. If you are a new user, code FCF14 gets you $30 off your first ride.

- Free bike valet will be available. Save money on gas, parking and be green.

- Parking passes are available for purchase in advance at: https://firstcityfestival.frontgatetickets.com/

- VIP Upgrades will be available to purchase on site, based on availability. If interested, please check with the box office.

- Check out the full First City scheduler powered by our friends at Do415 and create your own fest plan of attack: http://lineup.firstcityfestival.com/schedule

- More questions? We have FAQ: http://www.firstcityfestival.com/about/festival-info

08/13/2014
Beck on Austin City Limits "Loser"

Check out First City headliner Beck performing an awesome version of "Loser" on Austin City Limits, airing in October on PBS.

Don't miss him next Saturday - tickets at http://firstcityfestival.com

Beck kicks off the 40th season of Austin City Limits on October 3rd on PBS! Here's his classic "Loser" from his brand new episode. Watch Austin City Limits o...

Saturday and Sunday schedules have been released! Check out the full First City scheduler powered by our friends at Do41...
08/11/2014
First City Festival 2014

Saturday and Sunday schedules have been released! Check out the full First City scheduler powered by our friends at Do415 here and create your own fest plan of attack: http://lineup.firstcityfestival.com/schedule

See who's playing First City Festival 2014, which of your friends are going, and pick your own favorites.

The National APPRECIATION WEEK concludes today with Flashback Friday to a 2007 chat with Matt Berninger where he tells P...
08/08/2014
Guest Lists: The National

The National APPRECIATION WEEK concludes today with Flashback Friday to a 2007 chat with Matt Berninger where he tells Pitchfork about some of his favorite things of that year including ringtones (remember those?), a massage chair, and The Larry Sanders Show.

There's still time to enter to win a pair of passes to First City Festival and a merch pack here: http://bit.ly/FirstCityLovesTheNational

Don't miss seeing The National headline Day 2 of First City Festival. Tickets On Sale Now at http://firstcityfestival.com/

On the heels of their wonderful album Boxer, the National's Matt Berninger recalls his favorite Activision game from childhood, tells ...

08/07/2014
The National - Mr. November (Live Directors Cut)

The National Appreciation Week continues on Throwback Thursday. Check out this short film of the band performing "Mr. November" off their 2005 album "Alligator" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 15, 2010.

Also only a few days left to win festival passes + a merch pack. Enter here: http://bit.ly/FirstCityLovesTheNational

Don't miss The National headline First City Festival in a few weeks! Tickets On Sale Now at http://firstcityfestival.com/

Director's Cut: The National perform "Mr. November" live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 15, 2010. A VEVO event on YouTube. Directed by Chris Hegedus...

08/05/2014
Mistaken for Strangers: The Play

The National Appreciation Week continues! Check out this hilarious Funny Or Die spoof of their doc Mistaken For Strangers featuring Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis.

This week only win festival passes and an artist merch pack. Enter here:
http://bit.ly/FirstCityLovesTheNational

with Funny Or Die, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

08/01/2014
Beck - Where It's At

Beck APPRECIATION WEEK concludes today with a Flashback Friday to one of our favorite classic tracks. There's still time to enter to win a pair of passes to First City Festival and a Beck merch pack here: http://bit.ly/FirstCityLovesBeck

Don't miss seeing Beck headline Day 1 of First City Festival. Tickets On Sale Now at http://firstcityfestival.com

We love you Beck, you're where it's at!

Music video by Beck performing Where It's At. (C) 1996 Geffen Records

07/29/2014
Beck - Heart Is A Drum

Beck Appreciation Week continues! Check out the beautifully surreal video released TODAY for "Heart Is A Drum" below.

This week only win festival passes to see Beck's only Northern California appearance plus an artist merch pack. Enter here: http://bit.ly/FirstCityLovesBeck

Download “Heart is a Drum” from ‘Morning Phase’: http://smarturl.it/morning Official video for “Heart is a Drum” directed by Sophie Mueller and produced by G...

07/23/2014
Sidewalk Sessions - Lake Street Dive

Check out Lake Street Dive play music on a random corner in Los Angeles in this Sidewalk Session for SoulPancake.

Don't miss Lake Street Dive on Day 2 of First City Festival, joining The National, Dawes, Cults, Future Islands & many more. Tickets on sale at http://firstcityfestival.com

SoulPancake met up with the band Lake Street Dive on a random city sidewalk, and here's what happened. See more from Lake Street Dive here: http://www.lakest...

07/16/2014

First City artist Speedy Ortiz teamed up with Adult Swim to debut a brand new single, "Bigger Party." Check it out below and don't miss Speedy Ortiz on Day 1 of First City Festival, Saturday August 23.

2 Day GA/VIP and Single Day passes are On Sale Now at http://firstcityfestival.com/ (no fees + unlimited carnival rides included!).

07/10/2014
First City Festival 2013

Still our favorite video of last year's festival made by some super cool fans. Check it out and happy #TBT!

2 Day GA/VIP and Single Day tickets are still available for next month's fest. Don't miss two days of great bands like Beck and The National plus a carnival with unlimited free rides.

First City Festival 2013 in Monterey, Ca Aug 24 & 25 2013

The National will be going back in the studio this fall. Wonder if they'll play anything new on Day 2 of First City Fest...
07/09/2014
The National to Begin Work on New Album

The National will be going back in the studio this fall. Wonder if they'll play anything new on Day 2 of First City Festival?

2 Day GA/VIP and Single Day passes are On Sale Now at http://firstcityfestival.com (no fees + unlimited carnival rides included!).

The National plans to take a new approach on their seventh LP.

First City artists Beck, Future Islands, Lo-Fang, and The Family Crest, made Aaron Axelsen's "Top 25 Albums Of 2014 … So...
07/08/2014
Aaron Axelsen’s Top 25 Albums Of 2014 … So Far - LIVE 105

First City artists Beck, Future Islands, Lo-Fang, and The Family Crest, made Aaron Axelsen's "Top 25 Albums Of 2014 … So Far." Check out why Live 105's music director picked these and others at the link below.

Don't miss these great bands and many more including The National and Phantogram. Tickets on sale now here with no added fees: http://firstcityfestival.com/

This year is flying by at a light speed pace and in recognition of hitting the halfway mark of 2014 I’ve compiled a list of my top 25 albums so far.

First City artist (and Bay Area based) The Family Crest was recently named by NPR Music's Bob Boilen as his "favorite ba...
07/01/2014
First Watch: The Family Crest, 'The World'

First City artist (and Bay Area based) The Family Crest was recently named by NPR Music's Bob Boilen as his "favorite band of 2014". Check out their latest video (with some very cool editing) shot in various locations around Northern California below.

Don't miss seeing them on Day 2 of First City, August 24th. 2 Day and Single Day passes are On Sale Now at http://firstcityfestival.com/

The Family Crest, one of our favorite new bands, celebrates life in a video that shows boundless joy, shot in the beautiful parks and landscapes around California.

Three First City artists made Rolling Stone's "45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far." See what they had to say about the latest...
06/27/2014
45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far | Rolling Stone

Three First City artists made Rolling Stone's "45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far." See what they had to say about the latest albums by Beck, Lake Street Dive & Future Islands at the link below.

Don't miss these great bands and many more including The National and Phantogram. Tickets on sale now here: http://firstcityfestival.com/

The best rock, hip-hop, EDM and country of this year's first half

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Will this festival ever come back?
Come back!
Was wondering if you guys had any available vendor spots open for a Food Vendor?