The 2019 Twilight concert series - the outdoor music festival that's almost as iconic as the Pier itself - is back For the 35th year beginning Aug. 21, concluding on Sept. 25.
The Twilight concert series will again focus the spotlight on the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and unique artists from around the world - a truly Local-Meets-Global experience.
Each night of the series of concerts will be a Pier-wide festival, complete with immersive art and food offerings, and a beer and spirits garden.
There are 3 concert stages; on the Pier Deck, in Pacific Park, and the West End.
However, unlike in past years, the public beach adjacent to the Pier will not be available as viewing or picnic-ing as in years past. Instead, concert-goers will enjoy a Pier-wide concert experience featuring two new stages.
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.
Santa Monica Pier concerts don't stop with the Twilight Concert series. Check out the summer 2017 HUSHconcerts at the Santa Monica Pier.
Get more information on Santa Monica Events here.