First City Festival’s return dates released for Summer 2014

Goldenvoice is proud to announce the return of its highly successful boutique, music festival to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center on Saturday August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th.

More than 20,000 attendees enjoyed First City Festival in its inaugural year last August, exceeding original estimates for the festival, which is named after the city’s claim as the official ‘first capital’ of California.

Held over two days, the festival consisted of three music stages with performances by bands such as Passion Pit, Modest Mouse, Capital Cities, Beach House and more.

The festival also included a full carnival, handmade jewelry and art vendors, a Vaudeville variety stage, gourmet food purveyors and much more.

Attendees spent the weekend exploring the fairgrounds programmed with more than 30 bands, Vaudeville performers, epicurean delights, art and a full carnival with rides and games.

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The El Pai team had the privilege of covering First City Festival at its premiere last year; for a detailed review of this spectacluar musical and artistic experience, as well as an array of spectacular photos, visit our website at