Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events

DAILY EVENT LISTINGS ARE LOCATED BELOW THESE SPECIAL EVENTS


Nashville touring artists Kata Hay & Dan O'Rourke (The Voice 2015) in concert Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30pm. 

Nashville Indie duo - Ft. Defiance - Tuesday, July 25 @ 6:30-Free!

Jess Wayne Band- Lauded as one of the finest Americana releases of 2016 in concert Saturday Aug. 5 at 7 pm.  $6 or 2 for $10

 

A Door A Bull- Chamber folk music from Seattle.  Sunday, Sept. 3 @6pm.


 Sage Gentle Wing & Black Forest Society in concert.  Thursday, Sept. 7 -6:30- 9:30 Folk/Chamber Folk

Dave Riley & Bob Corritore return with the Juke Joint Blues Band- Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7pm.  Tickets are $10 in advance. $15 at the door.

Ottawa Canada's finest fiddler & stepdancer- April Verch and her band - Sunday Nov. 19 @6.Tickets soon at Brownpapertickets.com.  Premiere & VIP packages will be available.
 
 

Events Calendar

Thu Jun 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Jun 30 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Amber Norgaard Band-$5
Sat Jul 01 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Kiko & the Stone Avenue Band - $5
Sun Jul 02
Closed- The Cafe's gone to the beach
Mon Jul 03
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Mon Jul 03
Closed- The Cafe's gone to the beach
Tue Jul 04
Closed- The Cafe's gone to the beach
Wed Jul 05
Closed- The Cafe's gone to the beach
Thu Jul 06
Closed- The Cafe's gone to the beach
Fri Jul 07 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker Blues
Fri Jul 07 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Off the Ground-A Free Show!!
Sat Jul 08 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Coolers $5
Sun Jul 09 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jul 09 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
TKMA Presents at the Monterey
Mon Jul 10
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jul 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Matthew Scott
Thu Jul 13 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Oscar con di Luvio
Fri Jul 14 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Giant Blue-$5
Sat Jul 15 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Little House of Funk- $5
Sun Jul 16 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jul 16 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
HeatWave- a tribute concert of Linda Ronstadt Music
Mon Jul 17
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jul 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Jul 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Fri Jul 21 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Johnny Ain't Right - $5
Sat Jul 22 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Johnnie & the Rumblers - FREE SHOW!!
Sun Jul 23 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jul 23 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Glendon Gross Quintet featuring Gracie Jessop
Mon Jul 24
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jul 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Ft. Defiance- Americana from Nashville TN.
Thu Jul 27 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Sun Jul 30 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jul 30 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Ronstadt y el Tucsonense
Sun Jul 30 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon Jul 31
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Aug 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Aug 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Aug 06 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Aug 07
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Sun Aug 13 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Aug 14
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Aug 15 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Aug 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Sun Aug 20 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Aug 21
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Sun Aug 27 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Aug 28
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Sun Sep 03 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Wed Sep 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Sep 10 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Sep 17 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Wed Sep 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Sun Sep 24 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances

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The History of Monterey Court

Monterey Court originally opened in 1938 by Mike & Marge Opel.  During one of it's many alterations, Monterey Court became Monterey Motel.   Early photographs show the motel without any neighbors so it may have been the first motor court in Tucson on Casa Grande Highway,  now known as Miracle Mile.  In it's heyday it was, as most motels on the strip, a lush oasis for the weary traveler. 

Photographs in the 1950's show numerous tall palms lining the property and lush vegetation inside the perimeter and a pool at the rear of the lot.  With the introduction of the Interstate Highway System, Miracle Mile began the long slow decline which ultimately tarnished the area for many years. The Opels owned the motel until the early 1980's when it was sold, and then resold 9 times over the next 30 years.

In January 2011, Kelly McLear & Greg Haver bought the property and began the redevelopment into an artisan enclave. During the restoration process many unique and historic touches were discovered, which had been covered over by previous owners.  This included some of the original wood ceilings and the original facade with the name of Monterey Court still visible. Beginning with the renovation of each of the original casitas into studio gallery spaces, most of the original spaces have remained largely intact with numerous upgrades in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, finishes, and security.  Some have been combined to make larger spaces for the merchants.  All of the original covered areas between the casitas have been restored,  new porches added,  and a new pavilion and covered performance stage were built to serve as the centerpiece of the courtyard. 

 The final phase,  and the most difficult,  was the renovation of the original office & manager quarters and two of the forward casitas. These now house the new cafe, bar & kitchen.  With this new chapter in the Monterey timeline, we believe we have done our part in the revitalization of this unique treasure in the Old Pueblo. We welcome you to come experience historic Miracle Mile.