Day 66: Summer Concert Series (Santa Monica & MDR)

In the mood for some live music? Get your favorite lawn chairs ready, because two great concert series are coming to the westside this month!

The Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series features a diverse range of performances with their Symphonic Thursdays and Pop Saturdays evenings, from Ra Ra Riot on 8/13 to Pucini’s Madame Butterfly on 8/16. There’s definitely something for everyone at this series – if you’re a fan of the food truck scene, expect trucks to start offering up their goods at 5pm on concert nights!

What: Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series

When: Thursdays and Saturdays from 7-9pm

Where: Burton Chase Park

Who: All ages!

How Much: $0 🙂

Transportation/Parking: Parking at the nearby lots range from $7-15, or you can “park and ride” thanks to the MDR Waterbus ($1/person) and Beach Shuttle


Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier are back for the season! The event is sponsored by Snapchat, The Loews Hotel, KCRW and LA Weekly (among others), and last year’s event even featured giveaways and carnival games featuring the Snapchat ghost.

In particular, we are excited to see BØRNS perform on July 14th – check out his video for “Electric Love” below! If BØRNS isn’t your jam, check out the entire lineup here.

What: Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier!

When: Thursdays from 7/6/2016-9/8/2016, 7-10pm

Where: Santa Monica Pier

Who: All ages! Come early with the family and hop on some rides at Pacific Park, or have a date night and enjoy the food, beer and wine vendors.

How Much: Free! (Minus the cost of parking or Metro). RSVP for the concerts here.

Transportation/Parking: Walking distance from the Metro’s Santa Monica Station as well as the Santa Monica Place parking structure (first 90 min free, $14 daily max), or valet your bike along the bike path just south of the Pier

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