Mandolin Manny & Friends to kick off Point Richmond Music concert series

Point Richmond Music's free summer concert series kicks off Friday
Mandolin Manny & Friends (Photo courtesy of the band)

Point Richmond Music (PRM) free summer concerts return this Friday, June 9 with performances by Mandolin Manny & Friends and I ko YaYa!

The music festival takes place on the second Friday of each month, June through September, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Park Place between West Richmond and Washington Avenues in historic Point Richmond.

Concert-goers can also dine at local restaurants, food trucks, and can also purchased beverages served in biodegradable cups at PRM’s no host bar, with proceeds directly supporting the music series.

A limited number of festival-style seating is available so concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

PRM is an all-volunteer non-proefit organization that aims build community through the unifying language of music. 

Friday, June 9 Lineup:

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Mandolin Manny & Friends are a modern string band playing original bluegrass, traditional standards, and classic favorites reimagined through a bluegrass lens. They focus on playing music with high energy, tight vocal harmonies, and with a virtuosic instrument prowess.

I Ko YaYa’s

6:45pm – 7:45pm – I Ko YaYa’s Louisiana-influenced music gets folks on their feet to enjoy “swamp ‘n roll!”  They serve up a full plate of New Orleans flavored dance gumbo—blues & boogie, Cajun/Zydeco, R&B, Second Line, and even a little country—all delivered with a Mardi Gras vibe!

For more information about the Point Richmond Music summer concert series, including the full summer lineup of bands, check out our recent story here.