Concert Lineup Announced for 2021 San Mateo County Fair

South San Francisco, CA May 20, 2021 Submitted by SMCF2021

Daily Outdoor Performances to Showcase Classic Hits and Legendary Music Artists

Today, the San Mateo County Event Center announced their summer concert series – highlighted by performances from legendary music artists Coolio, Young MC, and C+C Music Factory – as part of the 2021 San Mateo County Fair to be held June 5 through June 13, 2021.

This year, all concerts will be held on the main outdoor stage at 7:30 pm. Performances will be free to fairgoers who purchase a general admission ticket and will ensure social distancing. Fair tickets can be purchased online through the fair’s website at

Legendary musicians Coolio, Young MC and C+C Music Factory will kick off the County Fair with the first concert on the evening of June 5.



Coolio is best known for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” as well as top singles “Fantastic Voyage,” “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New), and “C U When U Get There.”

Young MC gained worldwide fame from his hit single “Bust A Move,” which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 1989. That same year, he collaborated with Tone Loc on the hit songs “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.”  In 1990, Young MC was nominated for Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards for his single “Principal’s Office.”

With top hits including “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” and “Things That Make You Go Hmmm,” C+C Music Factory have earned a total of 35 music awards worldwide, including five Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards, and in 2016 Billboard Magazine ranked them as the 44th most successful dance artist of all time.

Following the trio of award-winning acts, will be a series of top cover bands, including Queen Nation on June 6; Journey Revisited on June 9; Petty Fever on June 10; and Creedence Revelation on June 11.

In addition, the Fair will host musical acts for Family Pride Day on June 6; Pacific Islands Day on June 12; and Dia de La Feria on June 13.

“We are so excited that the San Mateo County Fair is in person this year and that means celebrating with live music for all ages,” said Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo Event Center. “While the Fair needs to be a little different this year and we must take all the proper precautions to ensure safety of fairgoers, we are certain it will be the go-to event for the Peninsula in June.”




For the past year, the San Mateo Event Center has been unable to host most events, but instead played a vital role in protecting our health care workers and most vulnerable populations by serving as a COVID-19 testing site, operations hub and supply center, 250-bed temporary overflow hospital, and vaccine distribution center for the San Francisco Bay Area. To date, the Event Center has administered 250,000 COVID-19 tests and vaccinated more than 90,000 individuals.

The award-winning San Mateo County Fair is the Peninsula’s premier community event for family fun and entertainment. The San Mateo County Fair strives to provide a diverse experience through education, inspiration, and entertainment. The annual Fair represents a celebration of our community’s talent, interests, innovations, and rich agricultural and artistic heritage.




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