Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events

Daily Events are listed below these special events!

Canadian Jamie Anderson & From Berlin Germany, Sleepwalker's Station share the stage Tuesday, Dec. 12 @6


Busking Blues Band- St. Cinder from Oregon will entertain you 6:30-9:30 - Thursday, Dec. 14


Ring in 2018 at our annual New Year's Eve Bash with Heather Lil' Mama Hardy & her band.  $40/person for a four course gourmet dinner with champagne toast, or just come for the fun and order a la carte for $15. Reservations are a must at 207-2429.  East coast toast at 10 pm. See our menu below!

 Nashville artists Kata Hay & Dan O'Rourke return for an evening of Americana Thursday, Jan. 4th @ 6:30- Kata was one of the finalists on the Voice


 Reggae from Denver CO. Zolopht comes to the Monty Saturday, Jan. 20  @ 7 for a free show!

The Commander Returns!! with the Lost Western Airmen Feb. 17 @ 7  Opening the show will be the Kevin Pakulis Band.  Every show has been a sellout so get your tickets early at or at the cafe.  $20 in advance, $25 if you dawdle. 

Events Calendar

Wed Dec 13 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Glendon Gross Quintet featuring Gracie Jessop
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
St. Cinder
Fri Dec 15 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker Blues
Fri Dec 15 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Roadhouse- $5
Sat Dec 16 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Holiday Decompression Session- A Winter Solstice Celebration
Sat Dec 16 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Coolers $5
Sun Dec 17 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Dec 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Silk and Soul- $5
Tue Dec 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Dec 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Dec 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Fri Dec 22 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Oscar Fuentes
Fri Dec 22 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Frank & Friends -$5
Sat Dec 23 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Carnivaleros-Christmas on the Bayou - $5
Tue Dec 26 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Tammy West & Matt Bruner w/ Teri Tenace
Wed Dec 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein's Spontaneous Sessions with Mikey Wozniak
Thu Dec 28 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Dec 29 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Santa Pachita
Sat Dec 30 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
KBass & Farafina Musica w/ Spirit Familia- $5
Sun Dec 31 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
NYE 2018 Bash w/ Heather Hardy Band
Tue Jan 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Special Guests
Wed Jan 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Jan 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Kata Hay & Dan O'Rourke
Fri Jan 05 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
E2W - $5
Sat Jan 06 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nancy McCallion & the Scarlet Lettermen w/ Neil McCallion & the Mighty Maxwells
Thu Jan 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Tue Jan 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Jan 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Jan 18 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sat Jan 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu Jan 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Wed Feb 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Feb 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Thu Feb 22 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Wed Mar 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Mar 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray

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Leah Tussing & Rafael Tranquilino -$7 or 2 for $10: Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 07:00pm-10:00pm

This blues duo from Seattle will absolutely blow you away.  Check encourage you to thoroughly check them out, then make a date here at the court!

Rafael Tranquilino is known locally in the Seattle area as the lead front man and guitarist of his band, The Rafael Tranquilino Band. A power trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums that fuse rock, blues and funk with an alternative and fresh sound. He’ll play a searing riff, tease you with an old fashioned Delta slide and then bring you back down with his powerful lyrics. Rafael's exciting style and notable chops have earned him the reputation of being one of the "hottest" young guitar slingers in the Pacific Northwest and his band was noted as “Best Blues Band of 2012” in the Tacoma Weekly. Born in Mexico City, Rafael Tranquilino is a big city kid. He is accustomed to subways, stadium sports (especially baseball), and lots of opportunities to hear and play live music. His father, a newspaper journalist, fostered Rafael's interest and talent in music. He started him on the piano when Rafael was just five years old. By the time he was nine, he was playing guitar, bass, and drums. After high school, he studied music at “La Escuela Superior de Composicion y Arreglo Musical” ESCAM and from a teacher from the “G,Martell University of Music” in Mexico City. Mexico has a rich tradition of music festivals, and Rafael has performed at many of them, including the International Festival Cervatino and also well know venues such as The Hard Rock in Mexico. He has played with his own band as well as well known Mexican artists. Examples such as legendary rock and blues singer Baby Batiz and the classic blues band, Heavy Nopal. Rafael arrived in the United States in 2006 and was hired as the musical director and lead guitarist for The Randy Oxford Band. He recorded and was featured on 3 of their albums and extensively toured with them. In 2011 Rafael decided to take another creative turn by stepping out on his own and forming The Rafael Tranquilino Band. Some of his major influences include guitarists such as Slash, Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, Jimmy Page, Richie Blackmore, Sonny Landreth and Warren Haynes. Rafael has called his style of music alternative/blues/rock, music that will rock your heart & soul! “The music I play is to rock your heart & soul- to expand your awareness.” – Rafael Tranquilino Since being in the United States, Rafael has performed in numerous festivals including Magic City Blues Festival, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Safeway Water Front Blues Festival, Playing With Fire Music Festival, Mt. Baker Blues Festival, Winthrop Blues Festival, Untapped Brews & Blues Festival, Ritzville Blues Festival, Sunbanks Blues Festival, Bite Of Seattle Festival, Tacoma Freedom Fair, Taste Of Tacoma, Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival, Big Sky Blues Festival etc. He also has played numerous and well known night clubs and theaters, one being the famous Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee where he competed in the International Blues Contest. What people say about Rafael: “Rafael is the man. Such a guitarist. I think he sleeps with his guitar next to him because they’re so attuned to one another. In the battle of guitar faces, this guy wins. He screams when his guitar screams, and cries when it cries...”Tez Mercer - Tez Mercer Photography “Rafael plays with a passion & conviction that is thrilling & chilling audiences everywhere he takes the stage.” Jonathan Oogie Richards - The Blueshouse KSER 90.7FM & WWW.KSER.ORG and Mighty Mouth Blues “...What you have felt as a comfort and outlet, you want to give to others. You are an Earth Angel Raf!” Dee Marino - Maurice the Fish Records Press:

Leah Tussing is a dynamic and diverse vocalist whose vocal range goes beyond notes to her ability to cross over into many different genres. While being originally trained in jazz, she has also sung funk/soul/blues/pop/and rock in several groups in the Pacific Northwest. Participating as a member of multi-vocalist groups, with artists/bands singing both lead, and back up, she uses skills learned from the different settings and applies them to her studio vocal arranging. These bands/artists include The Kim Archer Band, Raymond Hayden and The Monsters In The Dark, Strangely Alright, Enrique Henao, Chris Hyde, and The Rafael Tranquilino Band. She has a particular gifting for harmonies that comes from an exceptional ear that was nurtured by four years in an award winning vocal jazz ensemble. In addition to her career as an artist Leah Tussing is also co-owner of the music production company Flat Hat Productions, and the Rafael Tranquilino Band Manager.




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