SAN FRANCISCO – The musical season continues this weekend as the Friends of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, in partnership with The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, host the Let the Good Times Rock ‘N Roll Show as part of the 2016 Saturday in the Park Concert Series at McLaren Park.
For the last four years, Saturday in the Park McLaren has offered admission-free concerts at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. This year’s concert series began in August with Latin Jazz and will continue each of the next three weekends. This weekend’s headliner is Cocker Power, a Joe Cocker Tribute Band.
“This is such a special place — you have a truly ‘ahhh’ moment when you first see the amphitheater — and it never stops feeling that way,” said Linda Litehiser, co-founder of Saturday in the Park McLaren. “The folks who come here just want to keep coming back again and again so our goal is to see that this space can be discovered by many more people.”
With more than 300 acres, McLaren Park is the City’s second biggest park. The 45-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. We are thrilled to be partners with Friends of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater who do such an amazing service for this City,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “We’re eager to continue working with the community to make improvements in McLaren Park.”
SF Rec & Park recently made some improvements to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, including re-paving the pathway in front of the stage. Additional park identification and way-finding signage will be installed later this year. SF Rec & Park is investing more than $10 million in overall improvements to McLaren Park made possible by the voter-supported 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Park Bond. Other improvements include a renovation of the McLaren Community Garden, the addition of a BMX Bike Park, improvements to the group picnic area and playground, and paving, signage, and various trail projects. Some of the money is partially funding the $6.8 million Mansell Street Corridor Improvement Project, a project that is converting two lanes of vehicle traffic into a permanent pedestrian and bicycle only pathway. The Corridor is expected to open this winter. For more info on McLaren Park improvements and how the public can help prioritize the $10 million, visit: http://bit.ly/McLarenParkProject.
2016 Saturday in the Park-McLaren Upcoming Lineup:
- October 8, 2016 – Noon – Let the Good Times Rock n Roll Show
- October 15, 2016 – 1pm – The Bluegrass Festival
- October 22, 2016 – 1pm – The Blues Show & Amphitheater Birthday Party
For more info visit: http://mclarenparksf.org/