The sun hasn’t set yet. The sky is a hodgepodge of bright orange, pink and yellow.

The band is about to start. You’ve brought your favorite beach blanket and your best friend/kid/dance partner.

You’ve heard about these Twilight concerts before and decided 2014 is your year to dance on the beach while the sun sets behind the pier. If there ever was a time for a self-indulgent smiling selfie, that time is now and here. Snap away.

Beginning July 10th, and every Thursday thereafter, The Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concerts return for the summer.

Ticket prices are free; pets are allowed (leashed); friends and family are welcome- the more the merrier!

To view the summer schedule, please click here.

Alcohol is not permitted in Santa Monica’s public spaces. Luckily, coinciding with Santa Monica’s Twilight Concerts is Shutters on the Beach Twilight Rosé program.

Flirt with a glass of rosé – $10 – or share a flight – $35 – at One Pico before strolling down the boardwalk, James Perse beach bag in one hand, Armani cashmere sweater settled in the other.

Many of these wines are offered only at Shutters on the Beach. To see a full list of One Pico’s Twilight Rosés, please click here.