Summertime and the Living’s Easy

Summer time – one of the best times of the year around here! One of the main reasons we pay so much to live in the Mid-Peninsula is because of the quality of life that it affords us. From the lovely outdoor living for nine months of the year to the beautiful downtowns, safe streets and of course, recreation! And the summer is the best time of year, with all of the community camps and get-togethers. This summer, each city is heading up very impressive lists of summer concerts, providing residents with an amazing opportunity to enjoy the community where you live, with neighbors and friends, for a free evening of entertainment.

Here is a list of some of the great attractions, broken down by city:


The Belmont Park Boosters presents another family-friendly concert series in Twin Pines this summer each Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each week a different band will play on stage while audience members are invited to sit on the lawn and soak up the entertainment. Hit the Farmer’s Market prior to the concert, beginning at 9 a.m. at the South Caltrain parking lot on El Camino Real and then grab a seat on for the concert. (Remember to throw a few bucks in the hat to help the Boosters Club defray concert costs.)

Here is a list of the seven consecutive Sunday concerts:

June 14 – Rom Rigney and Flambeau (Cajun Fiddlin’) June 21 – Bodacious (Swampy, Funky, Country) June 28 – The Fred McCarty Band (Pure Country) July 5 – The Party Monsters (Classic Motown and R&B) July 12 – Highwater Blues (Dancing Rhythm and Blues) July 19 – Fractured Hans (Cool Pop) July 26 – Blue (California Good Time Music)


July is the month for great music in Burlingame! Four concerts will take place at lovely Washington Square each Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., presented by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department as well as Veolia Water. Along with great music is fun for the whole family including face painting, hair braiding, cotton candy, popcorn and ice-cream for the kids! Artwork will also be on display, courtesy of the Burlingame Art Society.

Here’s the July line up for great concerts in Burlingame:

July 5 – Hairstrike (Eighties Big Hair) July 12 – The Peelers (70s, 80s & 90s Coverband) July 19 – Zebop! (Santana tribute band) July 26 -- Mania (Beatles tribute band)

Redwood City: Music on the Square

Each Friday night, throughout the summer it holds Music on the Square in front of Courthouse Square, Music in the Park at Stafford Park, and Music in the Shores at Marlin Park in Redwood Shores. Three different line ups on three difference stages – Redwood City really knows how to please its residents in each neck of its woods! Each concert is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., so bring your chair and get ready for some good grooves and community connectivity.

For information on Music in the Park, go to

For information on Music in the Shores, go to

Here is a list of the Courthouse Square location summer series:

June 19 – Caravanserai (Santana tribute band) June 26 – Mustache Harbor (Rock-n-Roll) July 10 – Blue Collar Men (Styx tribute band) July 17 – Steel ‘n’ Chicago (Steely Dan & Chicago tribute band) July 24 – Jesse James Band featuring Big Bones (Blues) July 31 – Journey Revisited (Journey tribute band) Aug. 2 – Zoostation (U2 tribute band) Aug. 14 – Chris Gardner Band (Country) Aug. 21 – Petty Theft (Tom Petty and Heartbreakers tribute band) Aug. 28 – Foreverland (Michael Jackson tribute band) Sept. 4 – Pride & Joy (Pop and Soul)

San Carlos: Music in the Park

San Carlos presents Music in the Park, a free weekly event. Come watch six performances this summer on Friday evenings at Burton Park beginning from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Come a bit early, the small greenbelt fills up fast … and don’t forget to bring money for ice-cream for the kiddos – there’s always a truck or two there.

You won’t want to miss this incredible line up:

July 10 – Cripple Creek Band (Country) July 17 – Mustache Harbor (Rock-n-Roll) July 24 – E-Ticket (Oldies Rock-n-Roll) July 31 – Chops Big Band (Big Band) Aug. 7 – Lara Price Blues Review (Blues) Aug. 14 – Donnie & The Waywards (Classic Rock)

San Mateo: Central Park Music Series

San Mateo is gearing up for a great summer line up at its Central Park stage, featuring eight free concerts each Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music lovers of all kinds can come and enjoy a night of live entertainment, dancing, good food and a whole lot of fun!

Here is what San Mateo has in store for its residents:

June 25 -- Native Elements July 2 – Super Huey July 9 – Jacqui Lynn July 16 – Big City Revue July 23 – Tito Garcia y su Orchestra Internationale July 30 – The Bud E. Luv Orchestra Aug. 6 – Dutch Uncle Aug. 13 – Take 2

So grab your lawn chair, a bottle of wine and some good eats, and enjoy that city of yours! We might see you there J!

BlogJoyce Romeo