Twilight Concerts @ Santa Monica Pier

The Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier run every Thursday night over the Summer in Santa Monica.  Not that we need another excuse to get outside in a town like LA, but here's another good one!  The shows are free and run from 7-10PM.  

Photo from Flickr

Photo from Flickr

Tons and tons of people come to picnic, hang with friends, and listen to the concerts.  You can stand by the stages on the pier, or layout blankets on the beach below and to the South of it.  That's usually the more relaxing option, and what we do!  It's so fun to watch the iconic Pacific Park roller coaster and ferris wheel while you hang out and enjoy some music.  We got engaged right by the pier, so it will always be a magical place to me!

Last week's band was a bit too heavy, but the sunset sure was gorgeous!  Also, we we all a little surprised to hear that this year's series is sponsored by MySpace.  But, like the cool new Justin Timberlake-owned MySpace.  Have you seen it lately?!  It looks amazing!  

The line-up for tonight features Xavier Rudd + Nikki Jensen.  

See the complete Summer lineup and all other information on their official website HERE.  While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the well-designed site, including what food options are available + an awesome timeline of the pier's history!! 

TIPS: 

  • It gets CROWDED!  If you are meeting up with friends, decide on a large + strange/unique item to be your marker so they can find you in the crowd!
  • Parking is tough, so walk/bike/carpool or just plan for it to take awhile.
  • No glass on the beach--so bring those plastic cups and plastic picnic-ware! 
  • Take blankies--the beach gets chilly + breezy when the sun goes down.  

The concerts run through September 12th, so make sure you get there by then!  Maybe see you tonight!