Santa Monica Pier Concerts 2017 Return with Warpaint, Eric Burdon

The ultra-popular Santa Monica Pier Concerts get started earlier in 2017, on June 22, with a new, shorter schedule of 8 free outdoor concerts instead of the usual 10-concert lineup of past years.

The Twilight Concert Series - a Santa Monica summer tradition for more than 30 years - features live music under the stars at the Santa Monica Pier  beginning at sunset (around 7 p.m.) Thursdays and concluding around 10 p.m.. 

Here is the 2017 Santa Monica Pier Concerts lineup, along with everything you need to know to get here and enjoy them!

The Summer 2017 Santa Monica Pier
Concerts Line Up

The 33rd annual installment of the wildly popular Santa Monica Pier Summer Concerts kicks off June 22 with neo-soul / R&B night featuring Khalid and Bibi Burelly, and concludes August 17 with indie rock night featuring warpaint. The full summer schedule:

June 22: Neo Soul / R&B


Bibi Bourelly

June 29: Indie Pop


Coast Modern

July 13: Reggae

Marcia Griffiths


July 20: Rock

Eric Burdon & The Animals

Mr. Elevator

Rusty's EAC

July 27: Aussie Dance

Miami Horror


August 3: Americana

Valerie June

Irma Thomas

August 10: Latin

Mon Laferte


August 17: Indie Rock / Alt


Wild Belle

Getting to Santa Monica Pier Summer 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.

Twilight Concerts at the Pier Details

  • Tickets No tickets necessary. This is pure, free summer 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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