Include your church
The primary purpose of Campfire is to unite the Body of Christ! Let your church staff know about Campfire, and look for ways to invite your church family to attend. Click below for a digital promotion package made for churches!
How to Get Involved
Be a volunteer
Volunteers make Campfire possible! We need help setting up, tearing down, checking tickets, selling t-shirts, and more! If you are interested in helping at the event, please contact us at least two weeks beforehand.
Invite a group
We love to see Bible studies, life groups, and youth groups attend Campfire together. Teams of 10 or more can buy tickets at a special discounted rate. If you have an especially large group, let us know!
Join our Prayer Team
God's grace is what makes Campfire possible. Those who would like to partner with us through prayer can join our prayer warriors email list to receive occasional special updates and prayer requests.
Make a Donation
Campfire is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so that we can put on high-quality Christian concerts while making it as affordable as possible. A tax-deductible donation in any amount contributes toward making this concert series possible!
Day of Show Schedule
Fairgrounds Box Office opens, volunteer check-in
Gates open for Campground time, including food trucks and s'mores
VIP Q&A with Riley Clemmons
Concert seating opens
For All Seasons
How it Works
Never been to Campfire before? Here's some more info on what to expect.
Yes, literal campfires are provided, but the weather on our central coast can be unpredictable and it may get chilly. The concert will be held outdoors at the Jack Payton Stage, and there will be nothing overhead except the oak trees!
The concert will begin at the Jack Payton Stage at 7pm, but the event doors will open at 5pm so that everyone has the opportunity to share a meal around the fire pits before the music starts. The gates to the seating area will open at 6:30. We expect the concert to end around 9:30pm.
This concert will be held with a mix of open and allocated seating. VIP and Reserved ticket holders will reserve their seats at the time of purchase, but General Admission tickets include open seating on chairs and bleachers. General Admission ticket holders will able to enter the seating area to choose their seats starting at 6:30. There is no need to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets, but there will be plenty of room to sit, stand, play, and dance!
Let’s share a meal together! Stationed around the event will be local food trucks and booths with food and drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink are not permitted. Also for sale will be official Campfire Concerts merchandise, artist merchandise, and s'mores kits. What's a campfire without s'mores?
Parking and Entry
The Fairgrounds' Carnival parking lot will be open for this event, but there will be a parking fee. If you wish you avoid paying the fee, there is free street parking with no time limit on Fairgrounds Road near the entrance. Enter the event at gate #5 on Fairgrounds Road, at the turnstiles next to the Turf Club. This area serves as our "campground," where we will gather and eat before concert seating begins. If you'd like to see a map of the Fairgrounds, click here.
Riley Clemmons is a 22-year-old artist from Nashville, TN who has accumulated over 210 million global streams and 50 million YouTube video views since the beginning of her almost decade long career. After spending years honing her craft in writers’ rooms, Riley sky-rocketed onto the scene with her 2017 Capitol CMG debut single “Broken Prayers,” which has generating over 30 million global streams since its release.
Her 2018 self-titled debut quickly entered the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, debuting at No. 13. Her latest single, “Keep On Hoping,” has become Riley’s fastest growing single, garnering over 5 million streams across digital platforms in its first 8 weeks and climbing the radio airplay and Billboard charts.
In 2021, she was nominated as Female Artist of the Year at the 9th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, marking a first in her career in addition to becoming the youngest nominee in the show’s history.
An accomplished composer, performer, producer, and recording artist, Riley draws inspiration from life experiences, blending musical influences ranging from pop to classic rock to create music that is as catchy as it is relatable. Her sophomore album, Godsend, was released on June 4th.
For more information, visit https://www.rileyclemmons.com/.
For All Seasons
For All Seasons began as a group of friends in college that started a band with a shared passion for serving Jesus, making music, and using their gifts to serve others. They write songs from their personal stories, placing an emphasis on fusing biblical truth with the passionate expression of original music. Ten years and six records later, the heart is still the same: to lead you in authentic worship and encourage you to worship God with honesty and surrender. Because a genuine encounter with the living God will truly change your life forever!
Why is Campfire a nonprofit?
Campfire Concerts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit because, simply enough, we're not in this for the profit - we want God to be glorified and His Church to be encouraged. But good concerts are expensive! Donating will help us meet our expenses and subsidize ticket pricing so that more people are able to participate in this worship and fellowship event.
All donations are tax-deductible. You can donate online with a credit card or mail a paper check to avoid fees.
How can my church get involved?
We love to find creative ways to partner with churches! If you are a pastor or church administrator, please contact us so we can talk about getting your congregation involved. We are also happy to provide your church family with a unique discount code upon request. If you are interested in a digital promotional package, click here. We are also looking for those who would like to join our prayer team.
Will this concert be wheelchair accessible?
Yes - the Fairgrounds is an accessible venue. However, the concert will be held on the grass, where there may be hidden lumps or roots in the ground. Please let a Campfire staff member or volunteer know if you need extra assistance.
How can I sign up to be a volunteer?
Volunteers are what make Campfire possible! If you are interested in helping out behind the scenes, please email Valerie at email@example.com.
Do you sell children's tickets?
When it comes to kids and babies, we follow the same rules as an airline: if the child will sit on a parent's lap, they get in for free, but if the child will use their own seat, they need a regular ticket.
Can I sell food at Campfire?
All food vendors at the Monterey Fairgrounds must be legally registered restaurant cleared by the Monterey health department. If you would like to discuss the requirements, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to bring a beach chair or picnic blanket?
Nope! Seating will be provided - picnic tables for the Campground time, and either folding chairs or bleachers for the concert (depending on your ticket type).
Do you have more questions? Please email us at email@example.com!
What is Campfire?
Ryan Ellis and Citywide
April 30th, 2022
Phil Wickham and Cory Asbury
March 7th, 2020
Crowder and For All Seasons
October 8th, 2021
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
We are pleased to announce that our organization has recently been awarded a generous grant from the Yellow Brick Road in Carmel to support our work. This gift is a big tribute to our fine programs! Over its 30 years, the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shops have donated nearly $7.2 million to Monterey County nonprofits. To help continue this philanthropy, they need more volunteers.
Please call (831) 626-8480 or visit www.yellowbrickroadbenefitshop.org.