Point Richmond Music’s free summer concert series kicks off Friday

Point Richmond Music hits high note with return of summer concert series
Point Richmond Music Festival (Photo credit: Daud Abdullah)

The Point Richmond Summer Concert series starts Friday evening with performances by Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and Indian blues artist Aki Kumar (6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

The free outdoor concert series’ highly anticipated return follows a two year pandemic pause. It takes place at Park Place between West Richmond and Washington Avenues.

Like in previous years, the concert series offers opportunities to dine at local restaurants and a rotating selection of food trucks. Concert-goers can also enjoy beverages served in biodegradable cups from Point Richmond Music’s no host bar, with proceeds directly supporting the 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,” organizers said.

Here are more dates in the 2022 Summer Music Festival Lineup:

Fri., Aug. 12: The Mad Maggies from 5:30-6:30 p.m., world rock, ska, Cajun, zydeco, R&B, klezmer, polka, etc. Also Dirty Cello from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., a unique spin on blues and bluegrass.

Fri., Sept. 9: Laurie Lewis from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musician. Also Andre Thierry from 6:45 to 8 p.m., accordion soul music.

The volunteer powered PRM said it produces the concert series in support of its mission to build community through the unifying language of music. For more info, visit PRM’s website or Facebook page.