While the doc Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wide Ride comes to Laemmle this Friday, Laemmle is coming to … well not Coney Island exactly …. but our local seaside fun park, the Santa Monica Pier!
Join us tonight (Thurs, Aug. 29) starting at 7pm, as we co-sponsor the Pier’s free Twilight Concert series. Stop by our booth near the entrance and say hello. We’ll be there giving out popcorn samples and free raffle tickets to win a Movie 5-Pak!
Tonight’s program includes Grammy-nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, known for their exciting brew of old school jazz, laced with funk, soul. Venice, CA collective Dustbowl Revival also comes to the stage, bringing an eclectic sound that includes fiddle, mandolin, trumpet, banjo, accordion, tuba, steel drums and more.
If you haven’t been down to the Pier the summer, here’s your excuse. The music series is, excuse the pun, a whale of a time! Locals and tourists come together in a spirit of festive celebration, and the musical program rarely disappoints. Not to mention just the sheer glory of spending a summer evening at the beach. Speaking of, if you want to avoid the clutter near the stage, you can pack a picnic and watch the show on a big screen from the sand below.
As mentioned festivities begin at 7pm and last to about 10pm. Accessing the Pier can be done via public or private transport. For all you cyclists out there, the City of Santa Monica offers free and convenient bike valet which can be found beach level a few steps south of the Pier. Motorists, click here for directions and parking info.
See ya’ down there!