Blues Foundation to host ‘North Richmond Music Festival’

Photo courtesy of the North & Greater Richmond Blues Foundation.

By Kathy Chouteau

The blues will be heard ‘out north’ when Shields-Reid Park becomes the scene of the North & Greater Richmond Blues Foundation’s “13th Annual North Richmond Music Festival” on Saturday, July 13 from Noon to 5 p.m.

The festival will bring an afternoon full of live musical performances, free hot dogs (from 12-3 p.m.), art, fun games, community vendors and a jumper for kids.

“Join us for the fun and some great music as we honor North and Greater Richmond’s blues legacy while celebrating 13 years of the [music festival]…,” said DeJeana Burkes, executive director of the Blues Foundation.

The day’s musical lineup will include Lady Bianca; Michael Skinner & the Final Touch Band; Terrie Odabi; Charlie Barreda & Friends Trio; the Ben Ball Band; and Baby Bee & Goodfellas.

Organizers will also take time for a tribute for “the Queen of North Richmond,” Corinne Sain Tomlin (1939-2024), to honor the late local resident who meant so much to the community.

Seating will not be provided at the festival, so attendees are advised to bring their own lawn chairs. Find Shields-Reid Park at 1410 Kelsey St. in Richmond. Questions? Contact the Blues Foundation at [email protected].