Starting August 21, and running six Wednesday nights through September 25, Twilight on the Pier will continue its long-standing tradition of celebrating emerging and established artists and sounds from around the world. Produced by the Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) and RH&S Concerts, (Rum & Humble and Spaceland Presents), the beloved six-week SoCal event features one of the most diverse and accomplished rosters of talent in the series’ existence.

Formerly known as the Twilight Concert Series, Twilight on the Pier has been reimagined to offer a culturally-diverse and unique Pier-wide celebration. Each night of the series celebrates a different soundscape from around the world, including long-time favorites (Island Vibes, Aussie Splash and Latin Wave) and new themes (Middle East Beats, Japanese Vibes).


Twilight on the Pier kick-off // August 21 — Main Stage: ROSTAM. Opener: Dijon. West End: Jen Awad

Latin Wave // August 28 — Main Stage: HELADO NEGRO. Opener: San Cha. West End: Banda Las Angelinas.

Middle East Beats // September 4 — Main Stage: A-WA. Opener: Disco Shrine. West End: Los Angeles Arabs Orchestra.

Island Tides // September 11 — Main Stage: Hollie Cook. Opener: Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra. West End: Upstream

Aussie Splash // September 18 — Main Stage: Methyl Ethel. Opener: APRA Contest Winner. West End: APRA Contest Winner.

Japanese Vibes // September 25  — Main Stage: Cornelius. Main StageOpener: starRo. West End: TaikoProject

There will also be art, eats, wine & beer garden, interactive activations and more. The public beach adjacent to the Pier will not be activated as viewing or picnicking grounds like past seasons; instead, festival-goers will enjoy a Pier-wide takeover and a true festival-vibe on the deck.

Free Wednesdays: August 21, 28, September 4, 11, 18 & 25. 7 – 10 p.m.

Submitted by Elise Braun

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