This September, the twilight concert series of free outdoor concerts return to Santa Monica with a new vision and a new name: introducing Twilight on the Pier!
Santa Monica Pier concerts - the outdoor music festival that's almost as iconic as the Pier itself - is back For the 34th year beginning Sept. 5, and concluding on Oct. 7.
The 2018 series will feel different in a lot of ways from past years, but the spirit stays the same; with 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 Santa Monica concerts series will be a Pier-wide festival, complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activations all along the Pier promenade.
There are now 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.