SM PIER — Maybe you haven’t heard of Yuna but more than 1.1 million people on Twitter have.
The Malaysian-American singer-songwriter will headline the second installment of the Twilight Concert Series on the Santa Monica Pier tonight.
The iconic, free, 10-week concert series is in its 30 years and starts at 7 p.m.
Yuna has nine Grammy nominations from her home country.
“Live Your Life,” which was produced by Pharrell (maybe you’ve heard of him), has been heard more than 2.3 million times on Youtube.
King, an R&B trio from Los Angeles, will kick things off.
Last week’s opening concert went smoothly. The Santa Monica Police Department estimated that 15,000 to 20,000 people showed up but no arrests were made and no citations were issued.
“Enforcement consisted of verbal warnings,” said SMPD spokesperson Rudy Camarena.
City Council asked for a stepped-up police presence at the concerts earlier this year. They also asked that hugely popular acts be cut from the lineup and that a beach-facing jumbortron be removed this year.
Large beach crowds at past concerts were making public safety officials nervous. At last year’s Jimmy Cliff concert, police estimate that up to 30,000 people may have shown up, with most being on the beach.
Next week’s show will feature Santa Monica natives, the Cayucas.

dave@smdp.com

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