The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation announced today that Morrison Hotel Gallery will be the official gallery for the 50th anniversary celebration of The Monterey Pop Festival, occurring 50 years later. Morrison Hotel Gallery will be on site at the festival with a pop-up gallery that will have over 50 photographic prints for sale, of the artists that performed in the original Monterey Pop.
“Morrison Hotel Gallery is honored to be the official gallery, and part of the anniversary celebration of the historic Monterey Pop Festival. That’s what our gallery is all about – the music, the history, the culture. It’s what we and all the photographers we work with, represent, and it’s coming full circle, 50 years later to the day, on the same spot,” says gallery co-owner Timothy White.
Morrison Hotel Gallery co-owner and founder Henry Diltz – also the official photographer for Monterey Pop 50 years ago – will be on site to greet fans and sign autographs.
The three-day music celebration event will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds from June 16 to 18 – exactly 50 years to the day and on the exact same spot of the legendary festival in 1967.
The Who by Henry Diltz, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967 courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery