Mendocino Music Festival
Every year after the 4th of July, the Mendocino Music Festival erects a 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) tent containing a concert hall at a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Mendocino Headlands State Park. This Symphony-sized tent, seating more than 840 plus seating outside for overflow of another thousand, is adjacent to Ford House Museum Visitor Center and across Main Street from the Kelley House Museum. The Festival is a diverse blend of established music groups invited for nightly performances. Concerts feature the Festival Orchestra, the Big Band, Opera, guest singers, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, and popular contemporary music. Days include lecture/recitals at the Piano Series, a children's matinee and Petting Zoo, performances from young emerging artists, and chamber concerts at venues throughout Mendocino Village.