Santa Monica Pier Concerts are the free weekly music festival as iconic as the Pier itself.
The concerts resume in 2019 for the 35th consecutive year on Wednesday nights beginning August 21 - September 25, continuing the long-standing tradition of celebrating emerging and established artists and sounds from around the world.
Featuring art, an all-new comedy stage, eats, wine and beer garden, games and interactive activations. Whether you're a casual concert-goer or a culture-seeker, Santa Monica Pier Concerts have something for everyone.
August 21 - Twilight on the Pier Kick-Off: Rostam, Dijon, Jen Awad
August 28 - Latin Wave: Helado Negro, San Cha, Bandas Las Angelinas
September 4 - Middle East Beats: A-Wa, Disco Shrine, Los Angeles Arabs Orchestra
September 11 - Island Tribes: Hollie Cook, Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, Upstream
September 18 - Aussie Splash: Methyl Ethel, APRA Contest Winners
September 25 - Japanese Vibes: Cornelius, starRo, Taiko Project
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.
LOCATION: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The Pier is located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, just off Ocean Avenue & Colorado Ave.
ENTRANCES: The ramp on Ocean Avenue and Colorado, the grand entrance on Ocean Front Walk or the steps by Bubba Gump (handicap accessible).
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