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
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
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’ 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