Time for Summer Concerts – Check Out What is Available Around Our Area

Since I like to write about happenings between Millbrae and San Carlos, summer means free concerts and each of our towns has some for you to pick from.  Make a picnic and grab your blankets to sit on and/or to possibly bundle up.  Bring the family and enjoy the music.  Free is good. When you’re leaving the concert be sure to thank the local Park & Recreation people for providing the music.  Belmont kicks off the summer season tomorrow afternoon.


Let’s start with Belmont. Their concerts are always on Sunday afternoons from 1-4PM at Twin Pines Park on Cottage Lane. They begin in June and run through July.

June 15 – Stompy Jones – Jumpin’ Jazz and Swing

June 22 – Refugees – Tom Petty tribute

June 29 – Tom Rigney and Flambeau – Cajun Fiddling

July 6 – McCarty and Company – Pure Country Western

July 13 – Groovy Judy – Flower Power Funk Rock

July 20 – Blue-Rock and Roll Rhythm and Blues

July 27 – D-5 – Rockin’ the Par

San Mateo

Hop over to East 5th Avenue and Laurel in Downtown San Mateo for free  Thursday night concerts from 6 to 8 PM. These concerts run most of the summer.  Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, pack your picnic and enjoy the music.

June 12 – The Sun Kings – Beatles tribute

June 19 – Fast Times – 80’s dance party

June 26– Inoahband – R&B/Neo-Soul

July 3– Toot Sweet Jazz Band – Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz

July 10 – Blusion – Funk/Fusion

July 17 – Fotia – Traditional/Modern Greek Music

July 24 – Los Boleros – Latin-American dance

July 31 – native Elements – Roots Reggae


Sunday afternoons in July ,get yourself to Washington Park’s Recreation Center Patio.  The concerts begin at 1 PM. Free lawn seating.  Bring your picnic lunch.  BBQ’s are sponsored by the Youth Advisory Committee for a fee.

July 6 – Oscar Reynolds – Bolivian Afro-Peruvian Fusion Trio

July 13 – The Sun Kings – Beatles tribute

July 20 – City Rocks – San Francisco Rock History Review 1965-1985

July 27 – California Cowboys – Country-Rock


Central Park in Millbrae is the place to be on Sunday afternoons at 1 PM in August. Bring your picnic, blanket and have fun.  There will be BBQ Hot Dogs and Hamburgers available to purchase.

August 3 – Big Rain – Rock Country, Funky Blues Crossover

August 10 – Cocktail Monkeys – The Finalist in the 98.5 KFOX Last Band Standing contest with Classic & Dance Rock

August 17 – Jukebox Heroes – Dance music

August 24 – Unauthorized Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones tribute

Foster City

All of the concerts in Foster City are on Friday night at 7PM at Leo Ryan Park Amphitheater, East Hillsdale Blvd & Shell Blvd. They begin in July and run through mid-August.  Bring your blankets or chairs, picnic dinner and boogie.  It can get cold at night, so don’t forget to bring warm jackets.

July 11 – Livewire

July 18 – Orchestra d’Soul

July 25 – Nathan Owens

August 1 – Journey Unauthorized

August 8 – Fred McCarty & Company

August 15 – Unauthorized Rolling Stone

San Carlos

San Carlos’ concerts are on Friday evening, 6-8PM at Burton Park in August. Bring blankets, chairs, and picnic dinners.

August 1 – California Cowboys – Country Rock

August 8 – Groove Kings – Rock ‘n Soul

August 15 – String of Pearls – Big Band Swing

August 22 – Sun Kings – Beatles Tribute

August 29 – E-Ticket Band – Oldies Rock n’ Roll

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