The Coolest Outdoor Concert Series Returns to Santa Monica

New name, new season, new vision: introducing Twilight on the Pier! The outdoor music festival that’s almost as iconic as the Pier itself is back for the 34th year. The 2018 series will spotlight the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and unique artists from around the world — a truly Local Meets Global experience. Each night of the series will be a Pier-wide festival, complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activations all along the Pier promenade.

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The Pier welcomes over 8 million visitors annually from all over the globe. This year, Twilight’s “Local Meets Global” theme not only explores different cultures, but dives deep into the rich diversity within those cultures as well. We’re mixing classic world music with pop jams and indie folk. We’re hearing from artists who live and create in different countries, as well as artists who draw inspiration from those countries but live in LA. We’re seeing artists who helped give birth to their genres, and artists who are carving a new path. In doing all of this, we hope to provide our audience with a deeper understanding of what world music has to offer, and how it influences artists right here at home. Want a little preview? Check out the Twilight Spotify Playlist.

SEPTEMBER 5TH — LATIN WAVES

  • ORQUESTA AKOKÁN
  • JARINA DE MARCO
  • QUITAPENAS
  • SISTER MANTOS

SEPTEMBER 12TH — AUSTRALIA ROCKS THE PIER

  • BETTY WHO
  • TOUCH SENSITIVE
  • CXLOE
  • DEATH BELLS

SEPTEMBER 19TH – ISLAND VIBES

  • JUDY MOWATT
  • BOKANTÉ
  • TWILIGHT STEEL DRUMS
  • DJ DANNY HOLLOWAY

SEPTEMBER 26TH – ECLECTIC INDIE

  • BRAZILIAN GIRLS
  • SUDAN ARCHIVES
  • CAPYAC
  • YOYA

OCTOBER 3RD – AFRO-BEAT AND R&B

  • FELA! THE CONCERT
  • TIFFANY GOUCHE
  • TWILIGHT DRUM CIRCLE
  • DJ NNAMDI

OCTOBER 7TH – SOUTH ASIAN SOUNDS

  • RED BARAAT
  • VIDYA VOX
  • DJ REKHA
  • DISCOSTAN

DETAILS

WHEN: September 5 – October 7th
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier
COST: Free
WEBSITE: santamonicapier.org/twilight