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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

Campfire only exists through prayer and God's grace. 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! 

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Concert Info

Past Artist Lineups

March 7th, 2020

October 8th, 2021

April 30th, 2022

September 30th, 2022

Phil Wickham feat. Cory Asbury of Bethel Music

Crowder feat. For All Seasons

Ryan Ellis and Citywide

Riley Clemmons feat. For All Seasons and Citywide

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What is Campfire?

Event Photos

Riley Clemmons

feat. For All Seasons and Citywide

September 30th, 2022

Phil Wickham and Cory Asbury

March 7th, 2020

Crowder and For All Seasons

October 8th, 2021

Ryan Ellis and Citywide

April 30th, 2022

Photo Gallery

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 it Works

Never been to Campfire before? Here's some more info on what to expect. 

Dress Warm 

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!

Start Times

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!


Come Hungry

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

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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


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

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!

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
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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

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