‘Summer Soiree’ set for downtown Richmond rooftop

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By Kathy Chouteau

Downtown denizens Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) & CoBiz Richmond are partnering to host a Richmond first: the inaugural Summer Rooftop Soiree set for Sat., July 23 from 3-7 p.m. Admission is free to the family-friendly event, which will take place on the top level of the Richmond BART Parking Garage “overlooking the Richmond skyline,” per the organizers.

The Summer Rooftop Soiree aims to bring the community together for RMSI’s first downtown event since the advent of the pandemic.  The organization and its partner are encouraging people to save the date to head down to Macdonald Avenue to enjoy music, food and fun for the entire family.

“There is so much to celebrate in downtown Richmond,” stated RMSI on its website, adding that it’s “the perfect event for the community to participate in the renewal of downtown.”

Aside from being home to the Richmond BART Station, 269 16th St. in Richmond, the event’s location is also home to Amtrak and AC Transit—making it a cinch to reach.

As the Summer Rooftop Soiree draws closer, visit this page to stay updated on the vendor list, band previews and more info. The same page is where volunteers, vendors and sponsors can also reach out to participate in the event.