Imagine sitting on the beach while eating food from local vendors and listening to live music from around the world as the sun sets behind the Santa Monica Pier. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Fortunately, such a scenario does exist and is formally known as the Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series.

The Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series is a ten-concert series held every Thursday night at the Santa Monica Pier from 7-10 pm. Each week expect fun games, great local food, and free concerts from an eclectic mix of musicians from around the world. The Twilight Concert Series is one of LA’s most beloved (and most enjoyable) summer traditions, and this year is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.

Los Angeles-based Rum & Humble and Spaceland Presents have teamed up to bring a fresh and exciting lineup packed with breakout bands, established acts, instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, and local artists from a variety of genres including rock, neo-soul, punk, R&B, jazz, reggae, electro-pop, and more!

The 29th Annual Twilight Concert Series kicks off on July 11th with performances from indie rockers Surfer Blood and Terraplane Sun (take a look at Gerry’s review of Surfer Blood’s new album, Pythons, and watch Terraplane Sun’s interview and performance from last night’s LA Music Blogcast.)

Do yourself a favor and haul your cookies out to the Santa Monica Pier this summer to enjoy one of LA’s favorite summer traditions. And if for some reason you really dislike the ocean, sand, or sun, you can catch the livestream of the series online!


July 11: Surfer Blood & Terraplane Sun
July 18: Meshell Ndegeocello & The Record Company
July 25: No Age & Tijuana Panthers
August 1: Xavier Rudd & AUS Rocks Us
August 8: Hanni El Khatib & Bombino
August 15: The English Beat, Maxwell Smart & Rusty’s EAC
August 22: Nick Waterhouse & Boogaloo Assassins
August 29: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue & Dustbowl Revival
September 5: Gardens and Villa & Mr. Little Jeans
September 12: Jimmy Cliff & The Delirians

For more information:

Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series