Central Park Music Series Returns to San Mateo on June 20

The City of San Mateo’s 2024 Central Park Music Series returns every Thursday evening from 6-8pm running from June 20 through August 8 to downtown San Mateo. Showcasing a variety of diverse music genres, the Central Park Music Series is San Mateo’s signature summer event that brings you Thursday evenings of free live music including a wide array of bands from classic rock to salsa to country that music lovers of all ages can enjoy.

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Enjoy an evening under the stars filled with live music this summer at Central Park, a San Mateo landmark with a beautiful gazebo, lighted tennis courts, a playground and baseball field just minutes away from your doorstep at Bay Meadows. Whether you’re looking to socialize with friends, get some much needed family time, or dance the night away, the San Mateo Central Park Series is sure to be a great time and deliver a memorable summer evening each week. Food and drink will be available to purchase.

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Here is the Band Line Up for the 2024 Summer Series:

Thursday, June 20, 2024 – 6-8 p.m. – Native Elements (Reggae)
Thursday, June 27, 2024 – 6-8 p.m. – New Moon on Monday (Duran Duran Tribute)
Thursday, July 4, 2024 – 12-2 p.m. – Club 90 (Party)
Special 4th of July in the Park celebration returns this year from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., with live music running from Club 90 (Party) from 12-2 p.m.!
Thursday, July 11, 2024 – 6-8 p.m. – Pop Fiction (Party Mix)
Thursday, July 18, 2024 – 6-8 p.m. – Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor (Latin)
Thursday, July 25, 2024 – 6-8 p.m. – Electric Rodeo (Country)
Thursday, August 1, 2024 – 6-8 p.m. – Land of Confusion/TAKE 2 (Phil Collins Tribute & Genesis/Party Mix)
Thursday, August 8, 2024 – 6-8 p.m. – Bud E. Luv Orchestra (Swing/Big Band/Party Mix)

Mark your calendars, bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and join your neighbors on Thursday evenings this summer for free live music in Central Park, San Mateo.

image credit Central Park Music Series

image credit Central Park Music Series

The 2024 event is sponsored by the City of San Mateo @cityofsanmateo | San Mateo City Parks and Recreation Foundation @smparksandrec | Chris Eckert Real Estate Team @chris.eckert.real.estate.team | Bohannon | Kaiser Permanente @kaiserpermanente | Episcopal Day School @episcopaldaysanmateo | Silicon Valley Bike Coalition @bikesiliconvalley | The San Mateo Daily Journal @sanmateodailyjournal | Hoge Fenton @hogefenton.

Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason!  Bay Meadows has a high Walkscore in the mid-80’s because it is steps from Hillsdale Shopping Center, grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, 18 acres of parks, Caltrain, and is just a few short miles from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. In fact, there are more than 3 grocery stores and several specialty markets within 0.7 miles, which is about a 12-minute walk, Check out life out and about at Bay Meadows by following us on Instagram. #baymeadowslife