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San Mateo County Fair June 10-18, 2017

Historic Smash Up of Bay Area Classics for One Night Only

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The Family Stone & The Oakland Symphony June 12
Historic Smash Up of Bay Area Classics for One Night Only!

“Summer of Love” Faves and Classic Rock Stirs Up San Mateo County Fair
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7 June 2017 – San Mateo, CA: Were you there? Woodstock? The Beatles at Shea Stadium? Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival in the “Summer of Love”? Now, add to those classic one-moment-in-history concerts The Family Stone in a special collaboration with The Oakland Symphony: Monday, June 12 at The San Mateo County Fair ( One of the foremost creators of “The San Francisco Sound”, The Family Stone revisits that storied time of tie-die and groovy tunes in a special collaboration with one of the Bay Area’s most esteemed orchestras, The Oakland Symphony. Plus, in what has become a first-Monday-of-the-Fair tradition, VIP tickets to the concert ($50) include table seating with a gourmet appetizers and wine. Regular seating, as always, is free with fair admission. The concert goes from 7:30pm – 10pm.

“This is musical history in the making” said Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo County Events Center and Fair, noting that the tradition of the Bay Area as a hotbed of music from 50 years ago lives on today. “50 years after Sly and the Family Stone first wowed us during the Summer of Love, the Family Stone returns with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Greg Errico and Jerry Martini who helped pioneer the “psychedelic soul” sound of the era. It doesn’t get much hipper or groovier than this.”

For nine days, June 10 – 18, fairgoers can dance and groove to the Summer of Love beats that made history. In addition to The Family Stone / Oakland Symphony collaboration, the Fair concert series will feature the “East Bay Sounds” of Tower of Power (June 14 & 15), War (June 10), a special tribute Summer of Love-Live! (June 11) and the amazing Paramount’s Original Laser Spectacular, featuring the music of Pink Floyd (June 13). The Fair’s final weekend culminates with the pioneers of street funk The Ohio Players (June 16); the ultimate summer party band Smash Mouth (June 17) and traditional Latin Music focused Día De La Feria (June 18). For a full schedule and ticket prices, go to