2017 Grammy-nominated band set for Point Richmond Music free concert

2017 Grammy-nominated band set for Point Richmond Music free concert
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands

Grammy-Award winning bluegrass queen Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands is set to perform at the next edition of the free Point Richmond Music concert, which is set for Friday evening.

Also performing is folk-rock-R&B-ska-world-fusion ensemble The Mad Maggies at the always festive outdoor concert that runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in historic downtown Point Richmond (Park Place between West Richmond and Washington avenues.

Lewis and the Right Hands open at 5:30 p.m., while The Mad Maggies start at 6:45 p.m.

Lewis is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, fiddler, and bandleader, and her group’s latest album, “The Hazel and Alice Sessions,” was nominated for the 2017 Best Bluegrass Grammy.

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The Mad Maggies, meanwhile, are a truly eclectic group, mixing in everything from world rock to Ska, Cajun/Zydeco to R&B, Klezmer to polka, to the high seas and beyond.

Amidst dancing in the street, attendees are encouraged to dine at an equally eclectic array of local restaurants, along with a rotating selection of food trucks that pull up to each concert. Every concert also features an opportunity drawing and arts and crafts booths.

Concert-goers can pair fine food with beverages from Point Richmond Music’s no-host bar, with proceeds directly supporting the free music series.

Festival-style seating is available with a limited number of chairs provided, and concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own festival/lawn chairs.

“Our all-volunteer non-profit organization produces the series in support of our mission to build community through the unifying language of music,” organizers said.

For more information, visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org.