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The format of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series will be changed to reduce the size of crowds.

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Santa Monica City Council Makes Safety-Inspired Changes To Twilight Concert Series

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 10:42 am

Changes are in store for the Twilight Concert Series (TCS) courtesy of a one-year pilot program unanimously approved Tuesday night by the Santa Monica City Council.

The format of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series will be discussed at City Council this Tuesday night.

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Santa Monica City Council May Alter Format Of 2014 Twilight Concert Series

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 9:25 am

The beginning of any new year is ripe for resolutions and commitments to make change. In the spirit of 2014’s arrival, the Santa Monica City Council might resolve to alter the format of the ever so popular Twilight Concert Series (TCS).

The 2013 Twilight Concert Series will conclude this coming Thursday evening at the Santa Monica Pier with performances by Jimmy Cliff.

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Jimmy Cliff To Finalize Twilight Concert Series Tonight At Santa Monica Pier

Posted Sep. 12, 2013, 8:05 am

The long-enduring melodies of Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will fill the salty Pacific air tonight, Sept. 12. In Twilight Concert Series’ fashion, the community will come together for a grand finale – sure to entice all ages and musical partialities.

Australian singer/songwriter Nikki Jensen will open for Xavier Rudd this Thursday at the Twilight Concert Series.

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Twilight Concert Series To Feature Aussie Acts This Thursday Night

Posted Jul. 31, 2013, 8:40 am

This summer’s fourth Twilight Concert Series evening on the Santa Monica Pier will showcase a couple of celebrated Australian acts.

Surfer Blood will headline the opening 2013 Twilight Concert Series on Thursday, July 11.

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Wave Of New Talent At Twilight Concert Series Starting Thursday

Posted Jul. 10, 2013, 8:58 am

The 29th annual Twilight Concert Series returns to the Santa Monica Pier at 7 pm this Thursday, July 11.

Surfer Blood will headline the opening 2013 Twilight Concert Series on Thursday, July 11.

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Complete 2013 Twilight Concert Series Line Up In Santa Monica Announced

Posted Jul. 3, 2013, 9:13 am

The complete line-up for the 2013 Twilight Concert Series has been announced -- one week before the annual series kicks off July 11.

Xavier Rudd will perform Thursday, August 1 as part of the 2013 Twilight Concert Series.

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2013 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted Jun. 5, 2013, 9:29 am

The line-up for the 29th annual Twilight Concert Series has been announced. Featuring a different band each Thursday Night, the annual Twilight Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting in July.

Spectators look on as NO performs during the The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series on Thursday, Sept. 6. The evening was the tenth and final concert of this summer's series.

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Twilight Concert Series Week 10 Review: Pier Capacity Reached At Twilight Finale

Posted Sep. 8, 2012, 2:32 am

The 28th annual Twilight Concert Series came to a close on Thursday, Sept. 6. The flurry of onlookers left only standing room on the pier, and nearly outweighed the magnitude of the acts showcased.

Echo Park’s NO is scheduled to open the stage at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 6 for the final Twilight Concert of the summer.

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Final Twilight Concert On Thursday To Present So-Cal Break Outs

Posted Sep. 5, 2012, 2:05 am

The heat relinquishing a bit serves as a reminder that this summer is coming to an end. Conclusively, so is this year’s annual Twilight Concert Series. Some remarkable acts have pleased crowds well into the thousands over the past couple of months. And pier-goers have been exposed to music from all walks of life.

The Pimps of Joytime's frontman Brian J jammed out with special guest Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) during the band's original 'Joytime Radio.'

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Twilight Concert Series Week 9 Review: Bayou Ballads Create Pier Party

Posted Aug. 31, 2012, 11:00 pm

The moon was nearly full on Thursday as two funk bands coaxed a party out of Pier-goers. Patrons howled out familiar tunes, and became part of the revelry as their thumping feet echoed off the break.

Venice Beach’s own Gumbo Brothers will open the Twilight Concert Series’ ninth week this Thursday, Aug. 30.

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Hurricane Isaac Strands Hot 8 Brass Band Scheduled For Thursday's Twilight Concert

Posted Aug. 29, 2012, 2:13 am

Two big band sounds were scheduled be showcased at the ninth and penultimate Twilight Concert of the summer this Thursday, Aug. 30. The spirit of New Orleans was planned to be brought to the stage by headliners Hot 8 Brass Band. However, Hurricane Isaac has forced Hot 8 Brass Band to cancel their planned appearance as six of the eight-man band are stranded in the Gulf region.

Cuban rockstar Alex Cuba's style broke genres, where the language he sang in became of little importance.

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Twilight Concert Series Week 8 Review: Latin Dance Night At The Pier

Posted Aug. 24, 2012, 9:20 am

A slight sticky breeze and overcast sky couldn't hamper the heat of Thursday night's Twilight Concert Series. A faint smell of the sea, cilantro, rice, and beans filled the air. And hungry or not, people came out to dance.

Alex Cuba will headline at this Thursday’s Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier.

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Latin Sounds To Spice Up The Santa Monica Pier Tonight

Posted Aug. 23, 2012, 2:06 am

Spanish speakers rejoice: the eighth Twilight Concert of the summer presents two bands rooted in Latin culture. Alex Cuba will headline tonight, Aug. 23 with a sound that breaks most genres. Originally from Artemisa, Cuba, he has spent the past 13 years living in Smithers, B.C. With a style that musically crosses borders, the world is Cuba’s territory.

Headliners Amadou and  Mariam sparkled in traditional African garb on Thursday night at the seventh Twilight Concert Series of the summer.

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Twilight Concert Series Week 7 Review: Mali Duo Electrifies Pier

Posted Aug. 18, 2012, 2:00 am

Headliners Amadou & Mariam were greeted by one of the largest crowds of this summer's Twilight Concert Series on Thursday. Stretching to the back of the Pier's perimeters and spilling down onto the sand, supporters were half the spectacle.

The blind husband and wife duo of Amadou and Mariam will perform this Thursday.

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Eclectic Mix Scheduled For Thursday's Twilight Concert At The Pier

Posted Aug. 15, 2012, 2:08 am

A musical combination of sophistication and simplicity will be showcased this Thursday, Aug. 16 at the seventh Twilight Concert of this summer. Headlining from Bamako, Africa – Amadou & Mariam’s music captures both the organic and electronic soul of music. Expanding genres, the blind husband and wife duo present a sound that is both exotic and captivating.

Toumany Kouyatof Bountaloo playing a Kora at the sixth Twilight Concert Series performance on Thursday, Aug. 9.

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Twilight Concert Series Week Six Review: The Sound Of Cirque du Soleil

Posted Aug. 10, 2012, 7:46 am

The regular mix of families, bubble blowers, and beach-goers greeted more than 20 musicians from three Las Vegas-based Cirque du Soleil shows this Thursday night on the Santa Monica Pier.

Musicians from three of Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas shows will perform at this Thursday’s Twilight Concert Series.

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Twilight Concert Series To Welcome Cirque du Soleil Musicians Tonight

Posted Aug. 9, 2012, 2:13 am

The music from Cirque du Soleil’s enduring mystique will be showcased during the sixth night of the Twilight Concert Series tonight, Aug. 9. KCRW DJ Marion Hodges will introduce a night of vastly different music to cater to our assorted melange of tastes.

Australian singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers headlined the fifth night of the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Twilight Concert Series Week Five Review: Aussies Rock The Pier

Posted Aug. 3, 2012, 8:35 am

The fifth night of this summer's Twilight Concert Series unfolded an assortment of talent hailing from “down under” on Thursday. Austral...

Australian singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers will perform this coming Thursday as part of the Twilight Concert Series.

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Kasey Chambers To Perform At Twilight Concert Series For Australia Rocks The Pier

Posted Aug. 1, 2012, 1:59 am

The illustrious Australian singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers will be headlining this Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier. American folk music seems to be no hurdle for “down under” musicians, as Rolling Stone recently reported “the freshest young voice in American roots music is an Australian.”

Australia Rocks The Pier emcee Jamie Durie is an internationally renowned landscape designer and horticulturalist.

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Gardening Guru Jamie Durie To Host Australia Rocks The Pier In Santa Monica On Thursday

Posted Jul. 31, 2012, 2:19 am

Australian Jamie Durie, internationally celebrated landscape designer, horticulturalist, host of "The Outdoor Room" and author of The Outdoor Room," will host Australia Rocks the Pier, presented by G'Day USA, which returns for it's third year to the Santa Monica Pier this Thursday, Aug. 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., as part of the Twilight Concert Series.

Jackie Greene aroused the welcoming listeners in a fluffy fleece knit.

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Twilight Concert Series Week Four Review: Jackie Greene Graces The Pier

Posted Jul. 27, 2012, 12:54 am

A gorgeous Santa Monica sunset distracted the crowd from a chilly breeze during the fourth night of the Twilight Concert Series on Thursday night. Dan Wilcox of KCRW presented an unannounced surprise.

Jackie Greene will grace the Twilight Concert Series stage this Thursday, July 26 and will be performing both new and old material, plus a few covers.

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Americana Sound Scheduled For Twilight Concert Series Tonight

Posted Jul. 25, 2012, 2:05 am

With three concerts in the books and another seven to go, this summer’s Twilight Concert Series has had no problem catering to crowds in the thousands. After the beach-funk sounds of Donavon Frankenreiter, the soulful tunes of Jeff Young and the Song and Dance Society, reggae night featuring The LIONS and Arise Roots, and last Thursday night’s indie acts HAIM and Wildcat! Wildcat!, the pier will be presented with the Americana grace of Jackie Greene’s music.

Este Haim from the band Haim at Thursday's Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier.

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Twilight Concert Series Week Three Review: Two Trios Perform At The Pier

Posted Jul. 21, 2012, 1:18 am

The sun painted a clementine background as two up-and-coming indie rock groups warmed up their vocal cords on the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday. Two trios – Wildcat! Wildcat! and HAIM – performed as part of the third night of this summer's Twilight Concert Series.

The band Wildcat! Wildcat! will serve up humble tunes about life and family at this Thursday’s Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier.

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Indie Acts To Entertain At Twilight Concert Series Thursday Night

Posted Jul. 18, 2012, 2:00 am

Two Los Angeles-based indie acts will bring their unique sounds to the Santa Monica Pier this Thursday, July 19 for the summer’s third Twilight Concert Series concert. The annual event has had no trouble entertaining crowds, drawing thousands in its 28th year of existence.

The Lions' vocalists Malik Moore and Alex Desert lead the pack through a rainy reggae night at the second Twilight Concert Series performance on the Santa Monica Pier.

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Twilight Concert Series Week Two Review: Reggae Night On The Pier Rallies Through The Rain

Posted Jul. 13, 2012, 2:06 am

Despite a steady drizzle Thursday night, thousands of onlookers came to enjoy live reggae music at the Santa Monica Pier for the second performance night of the Twilight Concert Series.

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