It’s party time on the Pier starting July 9.

Officials released the 2015 Twilight Concert Series lineup this week and announced the 2015 presenting partner sponsor will be Santa Monica based TrueCar.

“This year’s eclectic lineup will have something for all music fans, kicking off July 9th with a whole lot of funk from Minneapolis legends Morris Day & The Time and Stones Throw’s D√¢m Funk. Additional shows in July will feature indie darlings Real Estate and quickly rising band Hippo Campus on July 16; Cuban greats ¬°Cubanismo! on July 23; Okalahoma singer JD McPherson, who was recently profiled by Rolling Stone, and Sarah Gayle Meech on July 30,” said the official release.

On Aug.¬†6, there will be an Aussie invasion with the annual “Australia Rocks The Pier” night featuring artists from Down Under. The official lineup for Aug. 6 will be released by officials closer to the performance date.

According to the official release, “Jamaican dancehall stars Sister Nancy and Jesse Royal will take the stage on August 13; Ariel Pink will headline the August 20 show and rock legends Jefferson Starship will be joined by local rock band Purple Mountains Majesties for the August 27. The series wraps in September with a headline show from New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band and support from Miles Moseley And The West Coast Get Down on September 3 and a closing night show on September 10 with a lineup to be announced in the coming weeks.”

Organizers also announced that locally based website TrueCar would take on the presenting partner role for 2015.

“Santa Monica is our home and we love the Pier,” said Scott Painter, TrueCar’s chief executive officer and founder. “We want to help keep the city a lifestyle hub as we work to attract tech talent. The Twilight Concert Series is part of what makes Santa Monica such a vibrant place to live and work.”

TrueCar is a negotiation-free car buying and selling mobile marketplace, headquartered in Santa Monica. The company provides consumers with price information gathered from other car buyers and its mission is to gives users access to a network of car dealers offering negotiation-free and hassle free deals.

“It’s wonderful to see a Silicon Beach success story really connect with the community,” adds Pier Administrator S. Jay Farrand. “TrueCar brings a lot of energy to the concert series. Such an amazing lineup of talent wouldn’t be possible without forward-thinking community partners like TrueCar.”

Shows begin at 7 p.m. on July 9 on the pier. Visit www.twilightseries.org for more information.

The Twilight Concert Series at The Santa Monica Pier 2015 Lineup

July 9 – Morris Day & The Time / D√¢m Funk
July 16 – Real Estate / Hippo Campus
July 23 – ¬°Cubanismo!
July 30 – JD McPherson / Sarah Gayle Meech
Aug. 6 – Australia Rocks The Pier
Aug. 13 – Sister Nancy / Jesse Royal
Aug. 20 – Ariel Pink/ The Mynabirds
Aug. 27 – Jefferson Starship / Purple Mountains Majesties
Sept. 3 – Rebirth Brass Band / Miles Moseley And The West Coast Get Down
Sept. 10 – TBA

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