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 6-8pm in Central Park (In 2020, from June 18 to August 13). 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!


Please email parksandrecreation@cityofsanmateo.org or call (650) 522-7400.


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!


Interested in sponsoring an event in 2020? Please email bparra@cityofsanmateo.org for more information!

Band Submissions

Please submit all 2020 submissions to Brandon at bparra@cityofsanmateo.org.


Food Vendors & Raffle Prizes

Please contact Brandon Parra at bparra@cityofsanmateo.org for more information!

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 run games and crafts from 5-8pm, on concert days! During the fall, winter, and spring season, follow them around the city for more fun!

When will the 2020 Band lineup be announced?

The band lineup for the 2020 Central Park Music Series will be announced in April of 2020! Stay tuned!