Santa Monica Pier Concerts 2019: 
Aug. 21 - Sept. 25

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.

This year's concert series begins  Wednesday, Aug. 21, with the weekly concerts concluding on Sept. 25.

Getting to Santa Monica Pier Concerts

Santa Monica Pier concerts bike parking

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.

Expo line to Santa Monica Pier Concerts

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

Driving to Santa Monica Pier concerts

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 rarely 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.
  • 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 path south of the Pier. 
  • Seating Seating is not provided, so feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.

The pier oncerts don't stop with the Twilight Concert series. Check out the summer HUSHconcerts at the Santa Monica Pier.

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