Music on the Main draws crowd to downtown

Music on the Main returns to downtown Richmond on Wednesday
A photo from last month's Music on the Main summer concert.

By Zach Chouteau

The Rich Life dropped by the first installment of the Music on the Main summer music series yesterday, and found plenty of fun—and party-goers—packed into the mid-sized parking lot at Macdonald and Marina Way.

Organized by the Richmond Main Street Initiative, the event was sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Mechanics Bank, Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Overaa Construction, Republic Services and the City of Richmond. Chevron also lent a big hand in supporting the event, including an info booth on site and sponsorship of the stage area.

While the live music—courtesy of Niecey Living Single & The Obamah$, plus Steven Green & The Lifeline—energized the hundreds of guests at the free event, there were plenty of other diversions. These included a free book table, chess competitions, an old-time popsicle stand known as Civil Pops and tasty food options like CJ’s BBQ & Fish and Curbside Kitchen’s food truck.  A few community info booths were also on hand, and another interesting touch was a ‘mobile farmer’s market’ provided by Freshest Cargo. Craft brews were also on tap, courtesy of East Brother Beer Co.

This is the 16th annual edition of the Music on the Main summer concert series. This year’s second and final act takes place on August 23 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the same locale, and features the Caribbean All Stars and Andre Thierry as the main musical acts.

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Zach Chouteau is a longtime travel writer and editor, and currently blogs about group and family getaways at Pineapple Go