Indie pop darlings CULTS kick off the summer with their oh-so catchy hooks and vintage rock sound, named “Best New Music” twice by Pitchfork since appearing in 2011.
FREE, 7-10PM

No tickets necessary, this is pure free Summer fun (remember that?) all thanks to our partners and sponsors who have brought us another season of awesome free concerts at the beach. Make sure to show them some love.

It never gets too cold, but sometimes it gets a little chilly once the sun goes down. So bring something or head up to the Pier Tent on the deck to grab this year's limited-edition sweatshirt or t-shirt!

7PM - 10PM, but those in the know stake out a good spot early.


Parking is available in the 1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot next to the Pier on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wanting to avoid long waits should try one of the municipal lots around 2nd/Colorado or grab the ParkMe app for live data of parking availability and prices. Go technology!

Cults w/ James Supercave + KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Thu. 07/10 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier

Yuna w/ King + KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Thu. 07/17 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier

Cayucas / Papa + KCRW DJ Chris Muckley

Thu. 07/24 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier

 Omar Souleyman w/ De Lux + KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
Thu. 07/31 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier

Jagwar Ma + KCRW DJ Jason Bentley

Thu. 08/07 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier

 La Santa Cecilia w/ Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkestra + KCRW DJ Raul Campos
Thu. 08/14 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier

The Zombies w/ Mystic Braves + KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox
Thu. 08/21 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica

 Lee "Scratch" Perry w/ Mexico 68 + KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole
 Thu. 08/28 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier

 OK Go w/ Allah-Las
 Thu. 09/04 | 7:00PM @ Santa Monica Pier