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.

Getting to the Twilight Concert Series

Biking to the Twilight Concert Series

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.

Taking the expo line to the Twilight Concert Series

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 the Twilight Concert Series

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 Concert Details

  • Tickets No tickets necessary. This is pure, free fun (remember that?) all thanks to the Santa Monica Pier's partners and sponsors.
  • Time 6:30p.m. - 9:30 p.m., but those in the know stake out a good spot early.

Get a Santa Monica Pier map and directory 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.


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