SAN FRANCISCO – The musical summer continues this weekend as the Friends of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (AMP), in partnership with The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, begin the 2015 Saturday in the Park Concert Series at McLaren Park.
There will be four admission-free concerts beginning this Saturday. The first concert features Soul artist and San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy with jazz vocalist Faye Carol in addition to other artists. This will be followed up the next weekend with the Flavor of the South Side – A day of bluegrass, classic rock, folk and jazz music featuring, Pucci and the Pups, Back Porch Band and Delmarva. All of the concerts are family friendly and feature local musicians.
“The whole point of this is to offer free concerts in our parks and to activate the beautiful space that is in our city,” said Linda D’Avirro, Co-founder of Saturday in the Park-McLaren. “There is a lot of talent in our neighborhood, and in the Bay Area. For those of us who are old enough to remember, there were many free concerts in our parks that created a music legacy in the Bay Area. We invite members of the community to have a stage and let the rest of the community come in and enjoy it.”
With more than 300 acres, McLaren Park is the City’s second biggest park. The 44-year-old Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, with its Greek-style seating, has fantastic acoustics surrounded by immense grasslands, wetlands, and scenic meadows.
“Saturday in the Park – McLaren really honors the local music history of San Francisco by giving free music to the people,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “We’re thrilled to be partners with Friends of the Amp who do such an amazing service for this City.”
2015 Saturday in the Park-McLaren Lineup:
August 22 – Acoustic Soul Fest featuring Martin Luther McCoy with Faye Carol
August 29 – The Flavors of the South Side – A day of bluegrass, classic rock, folk and jazz music featuring, Pucci and the Pups, Back Porch Band and Delmarva.
October 10 – The Kid’s’ Festival – with Charity and the JAMBand, the Alphabet Rockers
October 17 – The Blues Show – season finale concert presenting: a Tribute to B. B. King presented by SFArtsEverywhere.