Summer Twilight Series on the Pier

It wouldn't be summer in Santa Monica without the annual summer concert series, Twilight on the Pier. Below, we have everything you need to know about this years line up! 


About Twilight on the Pier

The Santa Monica concert series, also known as Twilight on the Pier, is the free weekly music festival that is now as iconic as the Pier itself. Celebrating it’s 35th consecutive year in Santa Monica, Twilight continues the long-standing tradition of presenting emerging artists from around the world. The weekly concert series also featuring art, an all new comedy stage, eats, wine and beer garden, games and interactive activations.


Concert Details 

Twilight on the Pier takes place every Wednesday from August 21 through September 25 at 7:00pm. The concerts are free of charge and generally bring a pretty big crowd so come early if you want to find parking and a good viewing area. Pier parking is available as well as municipal lots throughout Santa Monica that are within walking distance to their Pier. 


Last year, the set up of the venue changed, with three stages instead of just one. Between each stage there were vendors, beer gardens, and games which is a format that is expected to return this year. With this new set up, please note that the public beach adjacent to the pier will no longer be activated as a viewing area. 



The Line Up

The concert series aims to showcase performers that reflect both the diverse audience and the many cultures throughout Southern California that influence local art and music. Twilight’s "Local Meets Global" theme celebrates different cultural soundscapes, “mixing classic world music with pop jams and indie folk,” according to their site. This years line up is as follows: 


August 21, 2019: Twilight on the Pier Kickoff Event

      • Main Stage: Rostam
      • Main Stage: Dijon
      • West End Stage: Jen Award


August 28, 2019: Latin Wave

      • Main Stage: Helado Negro
      • Main Stage: San Cha
      • West End Stage: Banda Las Angelinas 


September 4, 2019: Middle East Beats

      • Main Stage: A-WA
      • Main Stage: Disco Shrine
      • West End Stage: Los Angeles Arabs Orchestra


September 11, 2019: Island Tides

      • Main Stage: Hollie Cook
      • Main Stage: Western Standard Time SKA Orchestra
      • West End Stage: Upstream


September 18, 2019: Aussie Splash

      • Main Stage: Methyl Ethel 
      • Main Stage: APRA Contest Winners 
      • West End Stage: APRA Contest Winners 


September 25, 2019: Japanese Vibes

      • Main Stage: Cornelius 
      • Main Stage: Starro
      • West End Stage: TaikoProject