Hear Phil Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene and ALO Speak and Perform at Monterey Pop Festival 50

July 19, 2017

Stuart Levine

Last month, Monterey International Pop Festival 50 celebrated the half-decade anniversary of the original 1967 California festival, which brought together icons like Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and The Who, among others, for a legendary event that helped cement the spirit of the Summer of Love and served as an inspiration for today’s modern festival landscape. 

Relix was on the scene at Monterey Pop 50, speaking with some of the festival’s performers behind the scenes and filming the musicians rehearsing for their sets. Below, watch Phil Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene and ALO share their music, along with their thoughts on the festival and the lasting impact of that original gathering.

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band:

Nicki Bluhm & Dirty Dozen Brass Band: 

Jackie Greene: