Twilight Concert Series: A Playlist

Fela! The Concert performing at The Twilight Concert Series in Santa Monica in 2018 - photo by @alliszo
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Looking back over the acts that have graced the stage the past 35 years of the Twilight Series on the Pier, the main theme was to provide guests with good entertainment and a reason to meet at the Santa Monica Pier and dance. From Blues and Jazz, to Reggae and Ska, each years lineup was diverse and full of fun.

We’ve compiled a playlist of songs and performances from artists that have played Twilight over the years for your listening pleasure – enjoy!


The Twilight Dance Series was created in 1985 as a way to bring people out to the Santa Monica Pier. What began as a 4 week long series under one small tent quickly grew into becoming a local’s favorite and must-do event for the following 34 summers. It brought in many artists from around the world and shed light into all the different cultures we celebrate in Los Angeles. In 2012, it changed names to the well-known Twilight Concert Series until undergoing a redirection in 2018 to what it’s known as now – simply Twilight on the Pier.

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