Art & Culture

Santa Monica Pier’s Free Concert Series Is Coming Back This Fall

By Malia Wooten

This year, SaMo’s summertime Twilight Concert Series will be a fall event. 🍂

In an effort to reduce the summer beach crowds, the Santa Monica City Council approved a motion last December to move the 2018 free concert season to the fall (after Labor Day.) The city announced last week that this year’s festival will be renamed Twilight on the Pier and will begin on September 5 rather than in June like the year’s prior.

Unlike previous years, the familiar eight shows will now only be six events with the last show of the series ending on October 7. Also, instead of the venue having one main stage, there will be three stages spread along the world-famous pier. The various acts will play during themed nights such as Latin Wave, Afro and R&B, and Electric Indie.

Unfortunately there will be an official end to viewing the concerts from the beach due to numerous city officials voicing their concern about crowds reaching unsafe numbers and security costs soaring.

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