Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier: A Free Summer Concert Series


ThinkstockPhotos-465195023Cool ocean wind on your face, great music in your ears and a cold beverage in your hand, what could be a better way to spend a summer evening that an outdoor concert? One of the best outdoor music venues on the west coast is the Santa Monica Pier which hosts their Twilight Concert series each year, a summer-long series of free shows.


Twilight Concerts, take place Thursday nights July through August during the summer from 7-10pm and are free to attend. This year marks the 31st edition of the event and it’s showing no signs of slowing down so far.


Summer Line Up

Here’s the upcoming line-up for the summer, most of the shows include a theme, which is nice so even if you don’t know the artists performing you can at least choose based on your personal tastes.

  • July 16th “Indie Rock” Real Estate + Hippo Campus
  • July 23rd “Classic Latin” ¡Cubanismo! + Chicano Batman
  • July 30th “Americana” JD McPherson + Sarah Gayle Meech
  • August 6th Ben Browning + DMA’s
  • August 13th “Reggae/Dancehall”  Sister Nancy + Jesse Royal
  • August 20th “Indie Pop” Ariel Pink + The Mynabirds
  • August 27th “Classic Rock” Jefferson Starship + Purple Mountains Majesties

For a map of the pier and where to get refreshments and food check this out Twilight Concert Event Map.



Join the Conversation on Social Media

Be sure to use the hashtag #TwilightConcerts to find posts related to the event. The Santa Monica Pier is active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  For more information on the concerts including where to park, what you can and can’t bring and what refreshments are available check out this FAQ page on the Twilight Concert Series’ website.



About the Santa Monica Pier

First opened in 1909, the Santa Monica Pier is a historic landmark of California . Over the years it’s evolved from a simple utility to an entertainment destination. In 1996 the Pier added an amusement park, and today it hosts a variety of events including outdoor concerts. For more information be sure to check out the Santa Monica Pier’s website.




Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier

Where: Santa Monica Pier

When: Thursdays throughout the summer from 7-10pm

Admission: Free




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