2018 Central Park Music Series
Central Park (50 E. 5th Avenue, San Mateo)
Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm
6/21 – Native Elements (Reggae)
San Francisco powerhouse, Native Elements has been keeping the energetic, feel-good reggae tradition alive in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Comprised of 9 seasoned musicians with decades of experience in rock, metal, blues, jazz and hip-hop, this eclectic and fearless crew fuses their unique influences into a contemporary, melodic, horn-driven party. Each show takes their audience through improvisational peaks and valleys from blazing guitar solos to soaring saxophone wails while also delivering an authentic reggae foundation. Having grown up together since elementary school (playing in garage bands and skateboarding) in Daly City and South City, CA, Native Elements bring a uniquely warm experience to the stage that is both entertaining and uplifting.
6/28 – Department of Rock (Rock & Top 40)
The Department of Rock performs the hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Foreigner, AC/DC, U2, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Staind, Sammy Hagar, Motley Crue, The Killers, Ratt, The Police, Styx, Kings of Leon, Scorpions, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shinedown, Blink-182, Weezer, Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Billy Squire, and many more… The Department of Rock have performed, recorded, and worked with some of the greatest national & international producers, recording artist, and pro-audio companies in the world. To mention just a few: members of Aerosmith, Journey, Tesla, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, White Stripes, Metallica, Linkin Park, Buck Cherry, Ronnie Montrose, Night Ranger, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Meyer Sound Labs.
7/5 — California Cowboys (Country)
California Cowboys are two time winners of the Marlboro Round-Up Championships. An unusually terrific band, with the ability to write and play original music, the California Cowboys can hold the audience in the palm of their hand
7/12 – Pure Ecstasy (Motown/R&B)
From Motown, R&B, jazz, & soul to top forty Pure Ecstasy is the prefect ingredient in making any party an overwhelming success! Whether it is a corporate event, a wedding, a hotel or a nightclub, Preston Turner and Pure Ecstasy can fulfill all of your entertainment needs. From “My Girl” to “Up Town Funk” and even classics such as Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”, this trio with their band and female vocalist will bring a touch of magic to your special occasion. Whatever your preference, Pure Ecstasy will engage the crowd and make everyone a memorable part of the party. The Buzz around the Bay, and even from as far as Switzerland and Germany, is that Pure Ecstasy is a hot band and a Class Act! Pure Ecstasy’s magic begins when you hear the rich harmonies of their voices. The magic heightens when the singers leave the stage, stepping out into the audience and engaging them in dance and song. Pure Ecstasy’s music is universal, Timeless, and most importantly, transcends from culture to culture, always leaving the crowd wanting more.
7/19 – Tito Garcia Y Su Orquestra Internacional (Latin)
Ernesto “Tito” Garcia has been playing music professionally since 1971. During these last 20 or so years, he has experienced the incredible and thoroughly inspiring evolution of the West Coast Salsa scene in the Bay Area. Tito Garcia y su Orquesta Internacional plays Salsa in the traditional format of the pioneers of this music and adds their own West Coast “tinge”.
7/26 — Mustache Harbor (Yacht Rock)
Mustache Harbor: Our mission, our destiny, is simple: to build a mustache army and create a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band ruled the airwaves and created AM Gold. So Join us! Party with us, live with us, work out at the dojo with us, slap on a stash and drink from our bountiful coconuts filled with smooth grooves and tasty hooks. ENJOY THE RIDE!
8/2 – Apple Z (Top 40/Dance Party)
This powerhouse four piece band known as APPLE Z has quickly become one of the most popular dance bands in Northern California. Performing at regional hot spots and packing in the crowds, Apple Z is the band of choice for couples looking for something different. It's Rock & Roll Dance baby! From the classics like Otis Redding, James Taylor, The Eagles, David Bowie, Beatles, Rolling Stones to the Big 80's (The Cure, U2, The Police, Journey...) to modern (Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Kings of Leon...), Apple Z delivers a non-stop dance party show with something for everyone.
8/9 – Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88’s (Boogie Woogie Blues)
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for two years but two decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”
8/16 – Club 90 (Party)
Club 90 is a high-energy, choreographed dance party show. What began as a 90's cover band, featuring the pop hits of a musical decade that has quickly become the top choice for audiences of all ages, has evolved into so much more! The band has recently expanded their repertoire to include dance hits from big band to the 70's, 80's and even the contemporary pop tunes of today, including artists like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Usher, Rihanna and more! Dressed in hip urban streetwear, Club 90 consists of seven accomplished performers, including three vocalists, keyboards, bass, guitar, and drums.
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