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17th Annual Music on the Main – Summer Concert Series
August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on August 28, 2019 at 5:00pm
Richmond Main Street Kicks off a “Salute to Soul 2.0” at 18th annual Music on the Main
Richmond, CA—Downtown Richmond is set to come alive with soulful sounds of R&B, Funk, and Zydeco at the 18th annual Music on the Main summer concert series on Wednesdays, July 24 and August 28 from 5pm – 7:30pm.
Music on the Main, produced by Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), is the organization’s longest running community event, bringing together a diverse crowd people from Richmond and surrounding communities in the heart of Downtown Richmond.
RMSI invites everyone to Downtown to enjoy music, food, and fun for the entire family. The series kicks off on July 24th with spirited music performances by the Richmond’s own Zydeco King Andre Thierry bringing fresh Zydeco rhythms that always keep the crowd moving and grooving. The Bay Area’s premier soul and R&B band BeauFunk with Michael Jeffries will serenade the crowd with classics that will have everyone singing and dancing in the street.
The celebration continues on August 28 with SambaFunk featuring African and Brazilian rhythms and dance that is a cultural fusion of the African Diaspora and GTS Band, serving up authentic and Latin Soul.
Both concerts will also feature a beverage booth serving up refreshing Main Street Margaritas and hometown brews by East Brother Beer Company, with proceeds of sales benefitting RMSI. Concert-goers of all ages are sure to enjoy a diverse array of artisan and food vendors offering unique items and delicious eats, informational booths, interactive activities, youth zone, free book faire, giveaways, prizes, and Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers’ Market.
Admission is FREE; all ages are welcome. The event is conveniently located near the Richmond Transit Station on Marina Way at Macdonald Avenue home to BART, Amtrak, AC Transit, and R-Transit.
Music on the Main is sponsored by San Francisco Bay Ferry, Mechanics Bank, Cooperative Center Credit Union, Sims Metal Management, AC Transit, LifeLong Medical Center, Republic Services, and City of Richmond. Additional support comes from volunteers and the Downtown Richmond Property and Business Improvement District (DRPBID).
About the Richmond Main Street Initiative
Richmond Main Street Initiative is a community based non-profit dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Richmond. RMSI partners with the City of Richmond, merchants, and residents to develop and improve downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village that offers products, services, arts and entertainment that reflect the community’s rich and diverse heritage. The DRPBID district encompasses the core of the Historic Downtown area along the Macdonald Avenue corridor bounded approximately by 6th Street, Barrett Avenue, Bissell Avenue, and 16th Street. For more information and to read about the RMSI’s events and programs, please visit www.richmondmainstreet.org and www.facebook.com/richmondmainstreet