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.
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.
The pier oncerts don't stop with the Twilight Concert series. Check out the summer HUSHconcerts at the Santa Monica Pier.
Get more information on Santa Monica Events here.