Celebrating the official beginning of summer, the 12th Annual SOULstice event along Main Street in Santa Monica will be held Sunday, June 24.

The celebration will feature over 16 live bands performing on six stages throughout the Main Street business district. The free event is open to all ages.

Kicking off the event will be a sidewalk sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. Main Street will also host a Merchant Tent City June 24, where event-goers will be able to browse various Main Street merchant booths.

Live music will begin at 1 p.m. and continue to 7 p.m. on the various stages June 24. In addition, there will be a kids activity area.

The line-up of live bands includes Helios Jive, Highway 61 Revisited, The Neil Deal, Cubensis (Greatful Dead music tribute), Southbound, Petty Theft, Stone Soul, Bonne Musique Zydeco, The Funky Hippeez, Dr. Wu, Good Cop Bad Cop, Seville Ohio Trio+3, Paul Chesne Band, Texas House Party, Minus Ned, and The Gumbo Brothers.

Information, www.mainstreetsm.com.