The Santa Monica PIer Concert Series is BACK…new name, new season, new vision: introducing Twilight on the Pier! The outdoor music festival that’s almost as iconic as the Pier itself is back for the 34th year. The 2018 series will spotlight the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and unique artists from around the world – a truly Local Meets Global experience.
With stages on the Pier Deck, in Pacific Park, and the West End, each night of the series will be a Pier-wide festival, complete with immersive art, food offerings and a beer and spirits garden. The public beach adjacent to the Pier will not be activated as viewing or picnicking grounds like past seasons; instead, festival-goers will enjoy a Pier-wide takeover outfitted with activations and games along the Pier promenade. Sponsors include Aperol, White Claw, Beanfields, KeVita Kombucha, Lyft, Boxed Water, Zico, Clif, The Albright, Boulevard Brewing Co., Seaside on the Pier, Loews Hotel.
For Sept. 5th‘s LATIN WAVES lineup, Havana’s ORQUESTA AKOKAN will ignite the festival with ferocious wind and rhythm sections that move like one giant rhythmic machine. The dance party continues through week two’s AUSTRALIA ROCKS THE PIER on Sept. 12th featuring the vivacious Australian-born BETTY WHO and her pure pop beats. ISLAND VIBES take the Pier on Sept. 19th powered by the likes of reggae soul queen JUDY MOWATT. On Sept. 26th, the kaleidoscopic sound of Grammy-nominated BRAZILIAN GIRLS headline a euphoric ECLECTIC INDIE lineup. AFRO-BEAT AND R&B pumps up the festival on Oct. 3rd with a Twilight Drum Circle and musical sensation FELA! THE CONCERT, a performance of Fela Kuti’s greatest hits from the Tony award-winning Fela! The Musical featuring original cast members. The series can’t stop until South Asia’s RED BARAAT throws down a wild and exuberant confluence of Bhangra music with anthemic, psyched-out twists for SOUTH ASIAN SOUNDS on Oct. 7th.
Check the website – as each night has various stages and bands. There you will find info on each night and each band.
What: Twilight on the Pier
Where: Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: Wednesdays; Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3: 6:30 – 9:30pm; Sunday, October 7; 4:00 – 7:00pm