10 Free Summer Concerts At The Santa Monica Pier

Photo courtesy of greenLAgirl.com

The 27th Annual Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier
Every Thursday night from July 7th – September 8th
Santa Monica Pier
*Free and Open to the Public
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The Twilight Dance Series, a production of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, will again present 10 free concerts on the deck of the Santa Monica Pier this year, beginning July 7, 2011. The concerts will feature high-profile artists from all over the world.

Performance Schedule:

July 7
The SaMo Mambo

July 14
80’s Pop Rock: The Bangles and Caracol

July 21
Australia Rocks the Pier! (presented by the Australian Consulate and Cotton On): Missy Higgins and Kim Churchill

July 28
Reggae / Ska: Slackers and Starpool  (hosted by Chef Evan Kleiman)

August 4
Cirque du Soleil presents “Rock of the Bay”

August 11
La Monica Ballroom Then & Now: Royal Crown Revue, Orgone, and Ameera

August 18
Making Waves: A Night of Surf Guitar: Duo-Tones, Slacktone, and The Eliminators

August 25
Tango on the Timbers: Milongatron, (tango lessons start at 6 pm)

September 1
Americana: Dawes (plus the winner of Rusty’s Surf Ranch emerging artist competition)

September 8
Jon Cleary‘s Philthy Phew, Donald Harrison Electric Band, Wanda Rouzan

Concert organizers have also put the “dance” back into Twilight Dance Series by including a dance floor on the deck of the Santa Monica Pier for The SaMo Mambo, La Monica Ballroom Then & Now, and Tango on the Timbers.

“We believe the 27th Annual Twilight Dance Series will be a fantastic concert production and will please the Santa Monica community and concert fans,” said Kent Smith, chair of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation. “Free summer concerts on the pier have become a cultural and historical phenomena and we made a collective effort to deliver the quality and community experience that has come to define this cultural institution.”

The ten-concert season is presented in partnership with OneWest Bank, the largest Southern California-based bank, as part of their organized effort to support local initiatives that contribute to a more vibrant California. Additional sponsors include the Australian Consulate and Cotton On, Cirque du Soleil, Bloomingdales, and media partner KCRW 89.9 FM.


To encourage cycling, bicycle valet will be available. Real-time parking info in Santa Monica available here.

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(310) 458-8786
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Posted on June 10, 2011, in Events, Music, Santa Monica Pier and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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