The all-female band The Bangles, who scored several hits during the 1980s, will headline the “80s Pop” concert of the Twilight Dance Series Thursday, July 14 at the Santa Monica Pier.

The show, also featuring Caracol, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.

The 27th annual Twilight Dance Series, a production of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, began July 7 and will present a total of 10 free weekly concerts on the deck of the Santa Monica Pier through Sept. 8.

The concerts, presented by OneWest Bank, FSB, the largest Southern California headquartered bank, will feature high-profile artists from all over the world, every Thursday night, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Each Thursday night the highly attended concert series will showcase a different musical theme: The SaMo Mambo: Salsa, 80s Pop, Australia Rocks the Pier!, Reggae/Ska, La Monica Ballroom Then & Now, Making Waves: A Night of Surf Guitar, Tango on the Timbers, Americana, and New Orleans Funk and Blues. The Twilight Dance Series is co-produced by Los Angeles-based Rum & Humble.

Concert organizers have installed a dance floor on the deck of the Santa Monica Pier for The SaMo Mambo, La Monica Ballroom Then & Now, and Tango on the Timbers.

“We believe the 27th Annual Twilight Dance Series will be a fantastic concert production and will please the Santa Monica community and concert fans,” said Kent Smith, chair of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation. “Free summer concerts on the pier have become a cultural and historical phenomena and we made a collective effort to deliver the quality and community experience that has come to define this cultural institution.”

The Twilight Dance Series has been an annual fixture on the Santa Monica Pier since 1983 when it began with “Save the Pier Week” and has since become a hallmark of the Santa Monica community.

“We are delighted with the business community’s commitment to the Twilight Dance Series,” said Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom. “Their efforts help to preserve the cultural heritage of Santa Monica and, with their contributions, we will continue to enjoy free summer concerts at the pier.”

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