2019 Central Park Music Series

Welcome to the City of San Mateo’s signature summer event: The Central Park Music Series! This event hosts FREE live music on Thursdays from June 20th through August 15th from 6-8pm in Central Park (Thursday, July 4th will be from 12-2pm). Whether you are looking to socialize with friends, get some much needed family time, or dance the night away, you'll have a great time!
We want your feedback!

Let us know your feedback for the 2019 Central Park Music Series!

  • Click here to do it online via Survey Monkey!
  • Click here for a printable version! 

You can mail in your survey to City of San Mateo, Parks and Recreation (330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, 94403), fax it to (650) 522-7491, or scan it to parksandrecreation@cityofsanmateo.org! We appreciate your time and look forward to making the 2020 Central Park Music Series an even better one!

2019  Band Line-Up  
Thursday, June 20 Department of Rock (Pop Hits)
Thursday, June 27 Native Elements (Reggae)
Thursday, July 4 (12-2pm)

David Martins House Party (Party Mix)
4th of July Event from 11am-2pm in Central Park
Thursday, July 11 Pride and Joy (Motown/R&B)
Thursday, July 18 Julio Bravo (Latin/Salsa)
Thursday, July 25 SONA (Classic Rock)
Thursday, August 1 Bud E. Luv Orchestra (Swing/Big Band)
Thursday, August 8 Urban Outlaws (Country)
Thursday, August 15 Pop Fiction (Dance Mix)


Please email parksandrecreation@cityofsanmateo.org or call (650) 522-7400. We are no longer taking band submissions for 2019. Please check back in October for 2020 Central Park Music Series updates. Click here for the event poster!


This event is located in the middle of Central Park (50 E. 5th Avenue) in Downtown San Mateo. Seating is available on the center lawn around the flag pole. Please bring your own chairs and blankets/towels (sometimes the grass can be a bit damp). Please keep the pathways clear so everyone can walk easily to and from the dance floor!


Thank you to our 2019 Central Park Music Series Sponsors! 

Maestro Sponsor:

  • Chris Eckert, Keller Williams Realty

Major Note Sponsors:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Recology
  • Concar Enterprises
  • Asiya Shriners

Food Vendors

Purchase food from the local restaurants at the series: Fletch's, Pasta Pasta, Jack's Prime, CREAM, and Bento Sprout. Our lovely San Mateo City Parks and Recreation Foundation will be selling beer and wine, too (with the exception of July 4th)!

Intermission Raffle

Participate in our intermission raffle! Each person gets 1 free ticket, and then it's 3 for a $1. Don't miss out on some awesome prizes!

Rules and Regulations

We do ask that all dogs remain on leash at all times and tents and umbrellas are down by the start of the show. For the full list of event and park rules, please click here.

Mobile Recreation

Our fun Recreation Staff will be running games and crafts from 5-8pm, so come on by and check it out! Please click here for more information!

4th of July Event

Rides, games, arts & crafts, face painting, and more! Join us from 11am-2pm, starting an hour before the Thursday concert on July 4th for some family fun! The FREE event and concert will be running at the same time! Click here for the event flyer!