Santa Monica Lookout
|Santa Monica Summer Concert Series Will Tone Down This Year||
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By Lookout Staff
May 28, 2014 -- You won’t find any big-name headliners like Los Lobos, Eddie Palmieri or Joan Baez at the Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Dance series this summer after the City Council directed staff to attract more manageable crowds.
This year’s lineup will feature an eclectic mix of international and local bands that won’t draw the overflow crowds that numbered as high as high 30,000 in previous years.
“The Pier Concerts that were originally intended to enliven the Pier and serve the local community have ballooned into regional draws that encompass far more beach than Pier with crowds in the tens of thousands and pose significant health and safety risks,” City Manager Rod Gould said shortly before the Council’s vote in January.
The Zombies, a British band known for its 1960s hits “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season” will perform August 21.
After disbanding and touring with players that assumed the mantle in name only, the Zombies with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone back at the helm are sure to be the highlight of the popular concert series.
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