Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events

DAILY EVENT LISTINGS ARE LOCATED BELOW SPECIAL EVENTS


 

The Commander Returns!! April 8 630-10- Commander Cody & the Lost Western Airmen Band will be joined by Kevin Pakulis Band for a rockin' evening of honkytonk, country, and Americana like no other. $15 plus service chg. in advance through 

http://bpt.me/2764663

  

or at the cafe

 



Indy folk rockers Bernardus from Lincoln Nebraska- Wednesday, April 19, 2017 share the night 6-10 with Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers. FREE!  https://youtu.be/n5xZ2q92xR0  https://youtu.be/_kSQTsVGn5c?t=17


 

Seattle Blues Duo Leah Tussing & Rafael Tranquilino return to MoCo for another outstanding show! 2016 Best Blues artists in Washington State!!  Thursday, April 20 @7-  $7 at the door


Gabriel Ayala & His JazzMenco Quintet - World class award winning fusion of Jazz , classical, and flamenco- In concert Friday, April 21, 7-10  $10 in advance at brownpapertickets.com or at the cafe.  $15 DOS.

Events Calendar

Mon Mar 27
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Mar 28 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Matt Bruner & Friends
Wed Mar 29 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Western Music Association Presents
Thu Mar 30 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Mar 31 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Amber Norgaard Band-$5
Sat Apr 01 @ 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Benefit Blues- A Concert of Blues to benefit the Southern Arizona Blues & Heritage Foundation
Sun Apr 02 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Apr 02 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon Apr 03
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Apr 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Apr 05 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Apr 06 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Touch of Grey
Fri Apr 07 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker Blues
Fri Apr 07 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
E2W - $5
Sat Apr 08 @ 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Commander Cody Band- With Kevin Pakulis Band-$15
Sun Apr 09 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Apr 10
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Apr 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Bad Girls & the Holy WhoWhos
Wed Apr 12 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Sun Apr 16 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Apr 17
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Apr 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Apr 19 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Bernardus w/ Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Wed Apr 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Apr 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Leah Tussing & Rafael Tranquilino -$7
Fri Apr 21 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Gabriel Ayala Quintet in Concert- $10/15
Sat Apr 22 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Coolers $5
Sun Apr 23 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Apr 23 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Silk and Soul
Mon Apr 24
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Wed Apr 26 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Western Music Association Presents
Thu Apr 27 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Apr 28 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Heather Lil Mama Hardy & her band-$6
Sun Apr 30 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon May 01
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed May 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Fri May 05 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Johnnie & the Rumblers- Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser for Cochise County Canine Rescue
Sun May 07 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon May 08
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Wed May 10 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Thu May 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Michael Batdorf
Sun May 14 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon May 15
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed May 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Sun May 21 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon May 22
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Thu May 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Sun May 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon May 29
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Sun Jun 04 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jun 05
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jun 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Jun 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Jun 11 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jun 12
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Wed Jun 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Sun Jun 18 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jun 19
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jun 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Jun 21 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Sun Jun 25 @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.