Santa Monica Pier Concerts 2019: 
Introducing Twilight on the Pier

New name, new season, new vision: introducing Twilight on the Pier!

The outdoor music festival, formerly known as Santa Monica Pier concerts, is celebrating its 35th year in 2019 with a new name, three stages of food, art and culture, live music from six continents, and an expanded 350,000-square-foot concert area.

The reimagined live concert series under the stars debuts Thursday Sept. 5 with Gardens & Villa/Mr. Little Jeans at sunset (around 7 p.m.)  and concluding around 10 p.m.. 

Twilight on the Pier 2019 Line Up

More information to follow as it becomes available

Thu Sept. 5: Gardens & Villa/Mr. Little Jeans

Thu Sept. 12: Jimmy Cliff VIP at Santa Monica Pier

Getting to Santa Monica Pier Concerts

The City of Santa Monica provides free bike valets on the sand just south of the Santa Monica Pier. You can also rent Breeze Bike Share Bikes.

The Expo Line connects downtown L.A. to the Pier every 6 minutes until 7 p.m. Roundtrip fare is $3.50. 

Big Blue Bus routes 1, 2, 3, 7, Rapid 7, 9 and 18 all stop near the Pier. Route 8 stops right in from of the Pier. Roundtrip is $2.50

To keep Colorado/Ocean Ave. clear, the primary rideshare (Uber and Lyft) pickup location is at the intersection of Olympic Drive and Main Street.

If driving, expect gridlock of up to an hour. Parking rates vary from $5 to $25; get a parking app here.

Pier Concerts Details

  • Tickets No tickets necessary. This is pure, free fun (remember that?) all thanks to the Santa Monica Pier's partners and sponsors.
  • Time 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., but those in the know stake out a good spot early.
  • Weather & Attire It never gets too cold, but sometimes it gets a little chilly once the sun goes down. Bring something to cover up with or wrap around you, or head up to the Pier Tent on the deck to grab one of 2016's limited edition sweatshirts or t-shirts.
  • Concert Garden There is a 21-and-over Concert Garden featuring Michelob Ultra, Barefoot wines, and an assortment of cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. You won't want to miss the view from here!
  • Food & Drink There are plenty of great food and beverage options on the deck and at various restaurants on the Santa Monica Pier. Most even offer to-go options perfect for munching during the show. Alcohol consumption is not permitted in public spaces, but there are several full-service bars in the area. 
  • Bike & Skateboard Valet Park your wheels free at the bike and skateboard valet, located next to the beach big path just south of the Pier. 
  • Seating Seating is not provided, so feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.

Santa Monica Pier concerts don't stop with the Twilight Concert series. Check out the summer 2017 HUSHconcerts at the Santa Monica Pier.

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