The Santa Monica Pier is located at the west end of Colorado Ave. (U.S. Route 66) in Santa Monica, CA.

An iconic landmark, the Pier sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay and visitors have flocked to its many attractions for over a century.

Way Over Yonder will have two stages: the Main Stage outdoors on the deck, where the headliners will appear and the Carousel Stage, inside the historic carousel building, where acoustic acts will perform. The venue will also have food and drink readily available within its footprint.

Santa Monica Pier Official Website


Avoid traffic as well as those pesky carbon emissions while having fun on two wheels! There’s no better way to attend a concert at the Pier than by bike. The beachfront bike path leads directly to our FREE bike valet that is located just south of the Pier.

Parking for autos is available just south of the Pier off of Pacific Coast Highway (1550 PCH Lot), on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, there will be shuttles running from the south beach lots adjacent to Barnard Way between Bicknell and Hollister Aves. There is also plenty of parking as close as two blocks away from the Pier in Santa Monica city parking lots on Colorado Ave., 2nd St. and 4th St. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING PERMITTED ON THE PIER DECK.

Click here for directions to the Pier

Click here for a complete listing of parking in Santa Monica

The Pier is served by Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus lines 1,7 and 10.



The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 in Newport, Rhode Island by famed festival producer George Wein.
The Festival became renowned for introducing a number of performers who went on to become major stars, most notably Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Today, under the co-leadership of producer Jay Sweet, the Newport Folk Festival stretches the boundaries of what folk music is, with appearances by artists as diverse as My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes and Beck in addition to singer-songwriters such as Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst and Arlo Guthrie. Way Over Yonder continues in that great tradition –and that of the itinerant American musician– as Newport Folk makes its way west to the shores of the Pacific.

To learn more about the Newport Festival Foundation, visit


Do I need a ticket or reservations? And what is the cost?
Yes. Way Over Yonder is a ticketed event. Please refer to the TICKETS page of this website for more info.

What time does the show start?
We’ll get going each day at 2pm. Doors will open at 1pm.

Is there seating available?
G.A. and Guestfolk tickets are for standing room only. No chairs will be allowed in the venue for this event.

Can I go in and out of the venue?
Yes you can.

Is there an age limit to attend?
Way Over Yonder is an all ages event, though under-21s are not permitted in the backstage patio bar nor on the south side of the venue, where alcohol will be served.

Are pets allowed?
Pets are NOT allowed in the venue for this event. Dogs must be on a leash anywhere else on the Pier. Dogs are not allowed on the beach.

Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Santa Monica Pier.

What else can I NOT bring inside the venue?
Glass bottles
Liquids in glass or plastic (other than up to 1 litre of unopened water)
Blankets or sheets
Marking pens
Video/audio recording equipment and professional photography gear are all prohibited inside the venue.

What happens if my favorite artist falls off the show?
Way Over Yonder is a festival, with many artists performing so we think you will still enjoy the event regardless. The line-up is subject to change and no refunds will be given.

Where can I eat?
There will be food carts at the show with a range of dining choices. You are allowed to bring your own food, although security will search your bag upon entry.

Is alcohol permitted?
There will be several full service bars within the venue. You may not bring alcohol into the venue and consumption of alcohol is not permitted in public spaces on the Pier with the exception of licensed establishments.

How cold does it get?
After the sun goes down it can sometimes get a bit chilly requiring a sweater or jacket. It’s always a good idea to have something to throw on just in case.

What happens if it rains?
In the unlikely event that there is precipitation, we suggest you dress appropriately. Way Over Yonder is a ‘rain or shine’ event.

Where is first aid located?
If you require first aid assistance, please visit the Pier Corp. Booth/Tent and we will contact the proper authority. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

Where is the lost and found?
Please visit the Pier Corp. Booth/Tent for any lost items.

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