SANTA MONICA—The first concert in Santa Monica’s Twilight Concert Series event will be on Thursday, July 7, says a press release from the city of Santa Monica. The free concert series brings thousands of people to the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday evenings, and there are many different transit options available to those wishing to attend.

The first type of transportation available is the Expo Line. This gives a direct connection from Downtown Los Angeles to Downtown Santa Monica, four blocks from the Santa Monica Pier. The other two Expo stations, at 26th Street/Bergamot and 17th Street/Santa Monica College, are less than ten minutes to the terminus.

The Big Blue Bus connects to all the Expo Stations and has routes throughout the Santa Monica region. The Breeze Bike Share and bike valet make biking to the pier safe and convenient.

All these transportation options are part of the GoSaMo campaign that helps to excite, educate and get people to try the new mobility options in Santa Monica. GoSaMo supports the City Council’s goal of creating a model of mobility with more options for everyone.

The new mobility options from this campaign include the three new Expo light rail stations, six new Big Blue Bus routes, 500 Breeze Bikes at 75 stations, 107 miles of bikeways, a Zipcar, and a car share service with over 30 vehicles in Santa Monica that are available for as little as $6 per hour. For more information on GoSaMo visit

Parking will be available for the Twilight Concert series for $10-20. The rates apply to vehicles entering the below lots after 4 p.m. Any vehicle that enters with four or more people will receive a voucher that can be turned it at any bike valet for a $5 rebate.

The Twilight Concert series starts off with Mayer Hawthorne and Alina Baraz who both play nu soul music. Also in July there will be Borns and Porches (indie rock) on July 14, The Psychadelic Furs and Day Wave (rock) on July 21, and ProtoJe & The Indiggnation and Raging Fyah (reggae) on July 28. The concerts will run every Thursday evening through September 8 with a variety of music including latin, disco, 90’s alt, classic and dance.

Anyone wishing for more information on the Twilight Concert Series can vist

Canyon News emailed the city of Santa Monica, but did not hear back before print.