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Santa Monica Dirt – Pier’s Summer Concert Schedule

Posted by John Hathorn on July 2, 2015
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The wildly popular Twilight Concert series kicks off on the pier next week. Riding your bike or walking to these concerts is the best way to enjoy them. Starting July 9, and every Thursday evening from 7 to 10 pm, until ending on September 10 you can see and hear a different band each of the 10 weeks. No matter what kind of music you like, you can look forward to relaxing on the pier and listening to some great live music for free.

You might have heard of this concert series before or even attended it, since it first started in 1983. But things have changed since then. What started out as a small, local series of concerts in the 1980s quickly grew to an event that the Santa Monica police could no longer effectively police. That’s because there was no way to control the size of the crowd, since people would show up and spread out on the beach to enjoy performances by big bands while drinking alcohol and smoking – which you can’t legally do on the beach.

In order to decrease the size and increase the safety of this event, the city council revamped the location in 2014. Now there is a fenced off spot on the beach for the concerts, complete with a deck that’s perfect for viewing the band.

If you’re interested in this concert series, check out the lineup for each week:

  • July 9 – Morris Day and The Time; Dâm-Funk
  • July 16 – Real Estate; Hippo Campus
  • July 23 – Cubanismo; Chicano Batman
  • July 30 – J.D. McPherson; Sara Gayle Meech
  • August 6 – Ben Browning; DMA’s
  • August 13 – Sister Nancy; Jesse Royal
  • August 20 – Ariel Pink; The Mynabirds
  • August 27 – Jefferson Starship; Purple Mountains Majesty
  • September 3 – Rebirth; Miles Mosley & the West Coast Get Down
  • September 10: Musical artist TBA


Here is your real-time real estate report:

There is one new listing this week: 433 26th Street. A traditional home on an expansive 10,749 square feet lot with a wide 65 feet frontage. Did you know that the east side of 26th Street, north of Montana Ave is technically Los Angeles? Yep. Santa Monica mailing address but located in L.A. This makes the permitting process a little easier, and you will need one to remodel or rebuild this home.

The home on the corner of 18th and Marguerita that I wrote about last week is officially in escrow:  502 18th Street. Year-to-date closed sales is now at 32.


New Listings this Week

433 26th Street –  5 bedrooms + 4 baths.  $2,295,000.   Expansive 10,749 square foot lot – 65×165.Traditional style home of more than 3,300 square feet. Remodel or rebuild.

New Sales this Week

502 18th Street –  4 bedrooms + 5 baths.  $3,695,000. There were 10 offers on this little single story gem. Very tastefully and thoughtfully remodeled with an entertainer’s courtyard, outdoor dining, “endless” pool. Detached one bedroom guest house with built-ins. Last sold in January 2012 for $2,400,000.

Closed Deals this Week

616 18th Street –  6 bedrooms + 7 baths.  $4,950,000. $255,000 Over Asking Price!


Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions, priced from $1.9 million to $6 million – they are not in the MLS.

24142 Malibu Rd. – 3 bedrooms + 3 baths – $8,000,000

770 Amalfi Dr. – 6 bedrooms + 6 baths – $6,000,000

238 19th St. – 4 bedrooms + 3.75 baths – $3,649,000

809 Malcom Ave. – 3 bedrooms + 3.5 baths – $3,100,000

30 23rd Ave. – 2 bedrooms + 1.5 baths – $1,695,000

918 9th St. #D – 4 bedrooms + 3 baths – $1,595,000

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana Avenue community on our North of Montana blog.  Add your comments (scroll down to the “Add Your Comment” section) and read other blogs. And please call my mobile phone (310) 924-4014 with any questions.

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