Summer Concert Series

The sun is out and the weather is warm – it’s the perfect time to join your neighbors and head to one of your city’s summer concert series. These summer get-togethers bring about not only a strong sense of community but also a time to enjoy the fresh air and your local parks, too! 


The Belmont Park Boosters presents a free, family-friendly Summer Concert Series in Twin Pines Park in Belmont. The season starts in mid-June and runs for seven consecutive Sundays, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each week features a wide variety of music by local bands. Snacks and drinks are available for sale, and the hat is passed at intermission to help defray the costs of the bands. So, bring your blanket and lawn chair to come and hear some fresh sounds from the local scene in Belmont! 


Come on out to Music in the Park in Burlingame this summer. Sponsored by the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department along with Veolia Water, the free concerts will take place on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Park near the recreation center patio at 850 Burlingame Ave. Beer, wine and food is available for purchase at each of the shows, so bring your chairs and blankets and grab a seat on the lawn to listen to some great music this summer. Here’s the Burlingame line up:

July 2: The Brigham Brothers, Country Rock

July 9: The Houserockers, Rock n’ Roll/ Soul

July 16: Tasche Band, Motown/ R&B

July 23: The Blackouts, 80s Dance Party

July 30: Mania! Beatles Tribute Band

* In August, enjoy one of three free movie nights in Washington Park as well. On Aug. 11, Finding Dory; Aug. 25, The Secret Life of Pets; Sept. 15, Moana. A concession stand will be selling popcorn and cotton candy during the movie.

Foster City:

All are welcome to come and enjoy music on Friday nights at the waterfront Leo Ryan Park Amphitheater beginning in mid-July. Come and see a variety of local music! Check out the list of performers:

July 14:
Zoo Station - U2 Tribute
July 21: Livewire - Pop/Rock Hits
July 28:
Cripple Creek Band – Country
August 4:
Total Recall - 90s Alternative
August 11:
Lost Dog Found - Swing/Jazz
August 18:
Nathan Owens- Motown/Soul

San Carlos:

Burton Park is bumpin’ each Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning on July 7 and running through Aug. 11. But even the littlest concertgoers can enjoy two Saturday afternoon kiddie concerts at Burton Park this year! This Saturday, June 24 and again on Aug. 19, you can pack a lunch and grab a lawn seat to hear energetic sounds from Hullabaloo (June 24) and Alison Faith Levy (Aug. 19) beginning at 10 a.m.
Here’s a look at the Friday night concert line-up: 

July 7: Lock-N-Loaded Band, Country
July 14: Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Zydeco
July 21: E-Ticket, Oldies Rock-n-Roll
July 28: The Swampers, Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute
Aug. 4: Err William Walker and the Anthony Paule Orchestra, Blues
Aug. 11: Long Train Runnin,’ Doobie Brothers Tribute

San Mateo:

Come and get your groove on at San Mateo’s Central Park every Thursday night of summer! Bring your low-back chair and blanket and come join the fun beginning this Thursday, June 22 through Aug. 17. Each concert begins at 6 p.m. Parking is free downtown after 6 p.m. so come and enjoy the fun! Here is a look at the music lineup for San Mateo:

June 22: Native Elements, Reggae
June 29: High n’ Tight, Classic Rock
July 6: Neon Velvet, party music
July 13: Forjour, Foreigner and Journey coverband
July 20: Tito Garcia, Latin
July 27: Urban Outlaws, Country
Aug. 3: Take 2, music show, all genres
Aug. 10: Bud E Luv, Swing and Big Band
Aug. 17: Spazmatics, 80s music

Redwood City:

There are many musical offerings for residents throughout Redwood City this summer!  Residents can enjoy music on several nights at various locations. Whether it’s Music in the Park or Music on the Square, check out what’s playing around the city:

Music On The Square: Fridays; Courthouse Square, June 2 through Sept. 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Music in the Park: Wednesdays; Stafford Park, June 14 through Aug. 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sounds of the Shores: Three Sundays (June 11, July 9, Aug. 13), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Marlin Park.
Classical Series: Three dates – June 24, 7 p.m. – Redwood Symphony; July 9, 6 p.m. – Opera San Jose; Sept. 10, 5 p.m. Bay Shore Lyrical Opera;
Kidchella: Kid concerts: Four Sundays – June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Courthouse Square.

There is so much to listen to around our mid-Peninsula this summer! We will certainly be out soaking up the sounds and we hope to see you there!