August 14 & 15, 2020
Friday at the General Stilwell
Community Center, Seaside
Saturday in Downtown Monterey
FEATURING HUNDREDS of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with a lineup of great live entertainment, fabulous old-fashioned Sock Hop, plus food and merchandise vendors. All proceeds go to Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing life skills to adults with intellectual disabilities.
2020 Headlining Band
Hits include: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini & Gypsy Woman
Also Including Performances by Yard Dogs, Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce and the Memphis Sons, Los High Tops, Tommy C & The Black Widow Grease Band, The Lost & Found Band, Katherine Lavin, and DJ AL-B!
The 2020 Event is limited to 150 registered cars and is open to 1975 and older American cars, trucks, European classics, and National Car Club Vehicles ONLY. Registered participants must be 18 years or older. Proof of insurance and DMV Registration on the registered car(s) will be required at Event check-in.
Entry fee is $60.00 for first car ($70.00 after June 12, 2020)
(Additional cars are $25)
General Stilwell Community Center
The event starts with a larger venue, Friday night Sock Hop at the General Stilwell Ballroom in Seaside with live music, food, live and silent auctions, along with best dance and costume contests.
Custom House Plaza
Monterey State Historic Park
On Saturday, the event moves to Custom House Plaza-Monterey State Historic Park in beautiful downtown Monterey for the fabulous car show featuring over 150 pre-1975 custom & classic cars and trucks along with food, souvenirs, awards and live music all day.
Free Public Admission!
Car Participants $60 per Car
Includes 2 passes to the Sock Hop
($70.00 after June 12, 2020)
Click Here for Car Staging Map
Special rate offer from Monterey Marriott.
Or call 1-831-649-4234 and mention you are with the 14th Annual Monterey Rock & Rod Festival to get a room rate for only $189 a night (Single/Double Occupancy) from August 14 to August 16, 2020.
Cut-off date is Wednesday, July 24, 2020 as long as rooms are available.
Complimentary Basic Guestroom Wi-Fi
Parking not included.
Advertise with Us!
If you'd like to advertise in the 2020 Event Program, click here to download the 2020 Advertising Rate and Spec Sheet or for more information you can call Terry Wecker at 831-809-6252.
Vendor Registration Information
To become a merchandise vendor please download the packet below to get started.
If you have any questions please contact Kathy Jeal at (831) 920-1698 (M–F, 8am–4pm) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.