Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events


DAILY EVENT LISTINGS ARE LOCATED BELOW THESE SPECIAL EVENTS 



We're getting spooky now.  Join us Saturday, Oct. 28  @7 for our annual Halloween Costume Dancing Bash with ROH Band.  This is a total hoot every year with lots of prizes (including cash) for innovative costumes and make-up, great music, and of course a monster mash!   Free cider (spiked or not) for paid $6 entry. Children welcome- (free under 18) especially if they're tasty.



 

Brooklyn based touring singer/songwriter Gabrielle Marlena will share the night with Oscar Fuentes. Spooky!

JOIN US, SATURDAY, NOV. 4 FOR THIS SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO AS THEY TRY TO RECOVER FROM THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRMA, AND THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO DEALING WITH THE LOSSES FROM THE EARTHQUAKES IN MEXICO. IN ADDITION TO YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS, 15% OF FOOD & DRINK SALES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THIS RELIEF EFFORT

 Bob Cheevers - Austin Americana & Country artist with Texas Music Hall of Famer Stephen Doster returns for a show Nov. 9 @6.  And if that wasn't enough, sharing the night will be alt blues artist Squib Lonius-aka Ash Gray and Tom Townsend- Austin/Sheffield England. $6 at the gate or 2 for $10.  

Edge of the West Band in Concert Friday Nov. 10 @7pm.  Tickets are $10 in advance,  $12 at the door. Click here for tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3069804  Edge of the West is the rockin roots honky tonk jam band made up of performers : Jim Lewin(Todd Snider, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton)  Bill Laymon (Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage) David Tucker (Maria Muldaur, Tommy Castro)  Jonathon Dryden (Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant)  Opening the night will be Top Dead Center Stripped with special guest Bryan Dean.

 


April Verch -  Ottawa Canada's finest fiddler & step dancer  will perform with her band, Sunday Nov. 19 6-9.  Opening will be Matt & Becca Roland of Run Boy Run.   Premiere & VIP packages will be available. Click here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3069793 for tickets- then call 207-2429 to reserve your table.  

Lucky Lenny- An Americana/Bluegrass Jam Band from Flagstaff-  Wednesday, Nov. 29 @ 6:30.  Free!!

Harpeth Rising- Chamber Folk Trio with absolutely gorgeous compositions/harmonies- A truly unique experience! Thursday, Dec. 7 @7.  $15 in advance. $2 off for TKMA members purchasing at the cafe.  Under 15 free!  Get your tickets here:https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3116458

The multifarious Tony Furtado returns! Tony's latest album The Cider House Sessions are some of the best examples of his eclectic and all genre encompassing style.  Show will be 7-10 Friday, Dec. 8th.  Opening will be Austin/Jerome touring artist Hank Erwin.  Tickets are $15 in advance-  $18 at the door

St. Cinder- New Orleans style busking blues- Thursday, Dec. 14 6:30-9:00  - No Cover

OUR NYE 2018 CELEBRATION WILL FEATURE  HEATHER LI'L MAMA HARDY AND HER BAND!!!  THIS IS ALWAYS THE BIGGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR.  DON'T MISS IT.                GET YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW.    520 207 2429.  PRIX FIXE 4 COURSE DINNER & CHAMPAGNE/ DANCING/PARTY FAVORS FOR $80/COUPLE.

ZOLOPHT- A ROCK REGGAE & FUNK BAND FROM DENVER COLORADO- SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018- NO COVER!!

THE COMMANDER RETURNS FEBRUARY 17, 2018!!   COMMANDER CODY & HIS LOST WESTERN AIRMEN RETURN FOR ANOTHER CONCERT OF THEIR AWESOME ROCKABILLY, HONKTONK, AND ROCK & ROLL.  EACH CONCERT HAS BEEN A SELL-OUT!!  KEVIN PAKULIS BAND WILL OPEN THE SHOW! TICKETS ARE $20 IN ADVANCE- $25 IF YOU DAWDLE AVAILABLE AT http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/296352 

 

 
 

Events Calendar

Tue Oct 24 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein & Anne English
Wed Oct 25 @ 5:30PM - 09:00PM
1st Annual Kids Chance Spooktacular Benefit Concert
Thu Oct 26 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Oct 27 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Amber Norgaard Band-$5
Sat Oct 28 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Halloween Costume Bash with ROH- $6
Sun Oct 29 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Oct 29 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Tue Oct 31 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Gabrielle Marlena- Brooklyn based Singer/songwriter with Oscar Fuentes
Tue Oct 31 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Oscar Fuentes w/ touring artist Gabrielle Marlena
Wed Nov 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Nov 02 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Corey Spector- Piano-Vocals-Acoustic
Fri Nov 03 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Coolers $5
Sat Nov 04 @ 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Mamalinas Pedacitos de Cielo- a benefit concert for the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico
Sun Nov 05 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Nov 05 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Frank'nSteel
Tue Nov 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Nov 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Thu Nov 09 @ 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Bob Cheevers & Stephen Doster-/Squib Lonius- Tom Townsend $6 each or two for $10
Fri Nov 10 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Edge of the West w/ Top Dead Center & Bryan Dean
Sat Nov 11 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Heather Lil Mama Hardy & her band-$6
Sun Nov 12 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Nov 12 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
3rd annual Youth Blues Fest
Thu Nov 16 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Fri Nov 17 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Off the Ground-A Free Show!!
Sat Nov 18 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Whitecrow -$5
Sun Nov 19 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Nov 19 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
April Verch Band- Canada's Finest Fiddler & Stepdancer with Matt & Bekah Rolland
Tue Nov 21 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Nov 22 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Gypsy Stew
Fri Nov 24 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Kiko & the Stone Avenue Band - Monterey Court's 6th Birthday Party!!!- $5
Sat Nov 25 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5
Sun Nov 26 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Nov 26 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Tue Nov 28 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Sabra Faulk-Sylvester
Wed Nov 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Lucky Lenny
Thu Nov 30 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Dec 01 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Giant Blue-$5
Sat Dec 02 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Little House of Funk- $6 or 2 for $10
Sun Dec 03 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Dec 05 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Dec 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Dec 07 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Harpeth Rising -Indie Chamber Folk Trio- $15 advance- $18 at door.
Fri Dec 08 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Tony Furtado Band w/ Hank Erwin
Sat Dec 09 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The LoBros - -Christmas Concert-$8
Sun Dec 10 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Wed Dec 13 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
St. Cinder
Sun Dec 17 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Dec 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Thu Dec 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sun Dec 24 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Thu Dec 28 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Sun Dec 31 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Jan 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Jan 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Jan 07 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jan 14 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Tue Jan 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Thu Jan 18 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sat Jan 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Zolopht
Sun Jan 21 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
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.