Twilight on the Pier is the free weekly music festival as iconic as the Pier itself. Now in it’s 35th consecutive year, Twilight continues the long-standing tradition of celebrating emerging and established artists and sounds from around the world. Featuring art, an all new comedy stage, eats, wine and beer garden, games and interactive activations. Whether you’re casual concert-goer or a culture-seeker, Twilight on the Pier has something for everyone.


Music fans and culture-seekers over 6 weeks this fall


Music, food, art, drink, dance, explore


Every Wed, Aug 21-Sept 25


The Iconic Santa Monica Pier


The Pier welcomes more than 9 million visitors annually from all over the globe, and the concert series showcases performers that reflect both our diverse audience and the many cultures throughout Southern California that influence the art and music that we enjoy every day. Twilight's "Local Meets Global" theme celebrates different cultural soundscapes, mixing classic world music with pop jams and indie folk. We're highlighting artists who live and create in different countries, as well as artists who draw inspiration from those countries but live in LA, in an effort to provide our audience with a deeper understanding of what world music has to offer, and how it influences artists right here at home.

August 21 - Twilight on the Pier kick-off

August 28 - Latin Wave

September 4 - Middle East Beats

Main Stage


Main Stage

Disco Shrine

DJ // Spiritual Disco

West End Stage

Los Angeles Arabs Orchestra

12-Member Ensemble // popular, traditional, and classical Arabic music

September 11 - Island Tides

Main Stage

Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra

Big Band Ska // Classic Jamaican Rock Steady

West End Stage


Steel Drums // Calypso Vibes

September 18 - Aussie Splash

September 25 - Japanese Vibes

Co-produced by RH&S Concerts