Twilight Concert Series Lineup Announced! Surfer Blood, Jimmy Cliff and More

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KCRW returns as the media sponsor for the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier this summer. The concerts are part of KCRW’s free, all ages Summer Nights series and the lineup is better than ever!

The shows start on July 11 with station favorite Surfer Blood and take place every Thursday until September 12, with all shows starting at 7pm.


July 11: Surfer Blood (with Terraplane Sun)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Jason Bentley)
Thursday, July 18: Meshell Ndegeocello (with The Record Company)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez)
Thursday, July 25: No Age (with Tijuana Panthers)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Marion Hodges)
Thursday, August 1: Xavier Rudd
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence)
Thursday, August 8: Hanni El Khatib (with Bombino)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox)
Thursday, August 15: The English Beat (with Maxwell Smart)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence)
Thursday, August 22: Nick Waterhouse (with Boogaloo Assassins)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole)
Thursday, August 29: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd)
Thursday, September 5: Gardens & Villa (with Mr. Little Jeans)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Anne Litt)
Thursday, September 12: Jimmy Cliff (with the Delirians)
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos)

The series is now in its 29th year and, for the first time ever, the concerts will be live streamed so fans everywhere can tune in to check out these phenomenal acts.

See the full Summer Nights lineup here and view details on the Pier shows below!

Twilight Concert Series Details

Location: The Santa Monica Pier. Go West, then decide if you’re the beach or the pier type.

Parking: Parking info can be found at