The eighth yearly rendition of the North Richmond Music Fest came to Shields-Reid Park on Saturday, bringing with it pony rides, face painting, tasty BBQ and—of course—plenty of tasty tunes as well.
The free July 15 shindig was sponsored by Chevron—who also had some information booths on hand—in addition to the City of Richmond, Sims Metal Management, Mechanics Bank, and Men and Women of Valor.
Mother Nature showed her support as well, with a beautiful sunny day ideal for kicking back in a lawn chair or stomping your feet to an array of rhythm. Kids also had fun with a ‘bounce house’ not far from the stage, where they could hop around to the energizing sounds. Another nice touch was a free home-style lunch served from Noon to 3 p.m.
Live stage acts included Bionic Roots, reps from the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Voices of Reason & Jazz Ensemble, North Richmond Festival Divas, and Boilin’ Point, featuring DeJeana Burkes.
The Standard stopped by to grab some delicious BBQ from a booth hosted by Ryan’s, take in some cool music and capture some of the fun on camera and video.