Santa Monica Pier Concerts

Santa Monica Pier Concerts are free weekly music festivals 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.

Pier Concerts Line-Up

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

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.

Concert Details

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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