The Twilight Concert Series starts tonight with headliner Mayer Hawthorne and opening act Alina Baraz.

Concerts run from July 7 through Sept. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. every Thursday and officials are encouraging the use of alternate transit to and from the shows.

Parking is available in nearby lots for $10-20 depending on the location. Lot 1N at 1550 Pacific Coast Hwy., is $20 per entry, Lot 3N at 1150 Pacific Coast Highway is $15 per entry and Lot 4S at 2030 Ocean Ave. is $10 per entry. The rates apply to vehicles entering the below lots after 4 p.m. Any vehicle entering one of these three lots with 4 or more people of any age will receive a voucher that they can turn in to the bike valet stand for a $5 rebate.

The newly opened Expo Line is encouraged for anyone traveling west. The Downtown stop is at 4th and Colorado, just a few blocks from the Pier. In addition to the train, several bus lines provide service to the Downtown area or locals can use the Breeze bikeshare system.

The 2016 concert season brings back theme nights. The first show, featuring R&B and soul artists, will be followed by:

July 14: Indie Rock – Pop BØRNS/Porches

July 21: Classic ’80s – Psychedelic Furs/Day Wave

July 28: Reggae – Proteje & The Indiggnation/Raging Fyah

August 4: Latin – Natalia Lafourcade/Monsieur Periné

August 11: Dance – Rüfüs Du Sol/Marc Baker

August 18: Classic – Mavis Staples/The Suffers

August 25: ’90s Alt – Save Ferris/Cibo Matto/Jake Davis

September 1: Indie Rock  – Unknown Mortal Orchestra/Steady Holiday

September 8: Disco – Ohio Players/Holy Ghost!

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