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July 1, 2016


MJ's Brass Boppers & Zydeco Flames
take the stage: Friday, 7/8 
+ Last chance to vote for us 
Best of the East Bay!

Following a great kick-off in June, Point Richmond Music's 15th annual free summer concert series continues on Friday, July 8th with MJ’s Brass Boppers from 5:30 to 6:30pm (New Orleans style brass band) and Zydeco Flames (Zydeco) from 6:45 to 8:00pm! In addition to fantastic live music, the concert will feature arts and crafts booths, face-painting for children, opportunity drawings, and dancing in the streets. PRM’s outdoor concert venue is located at the corner of Park Place and Washington Avenue in historic downtown Point Richmond. Our full 2016 line-up is available at 

Named Best Outdoor Music Series in 2014 and as an "Absolute Must Do in the East Bay this Summer" by the East Bay Express, the grassroots series has become a Bay Area favorite, with every concert drawing hundreds of people to the historic neighborhood of Point Richmond. Local restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines, and, new this year, one or two food trucks will set up shop at each concert. Concert-goers can pair food with beverages from Point Richmond Music's no host bar, with proceeds directly supporting the music series. And we're going green this year, serving drinks in reusable and biodegradable cups. If you purchased a reusable cup at the first concert, don't forget to bring it with you! 

And one last reminder, please take a few minutes to fill out the East Bay Express' Best of the East Bay online ballot and write in "Point Richmond Music" in the Best Music Festival category. This is a fantastic way to support the people, places and things you love in the East Bay, including us. Voting ends at midnight on Friday, July 8. Click here to fill out the online ballot. 

Friday, July 8, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
MJ's Brass Boppers
The Bay Area’s only New Orleans style brass band with musicians born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, MJ’s Brass Boppers is a singing and swinging brass-line ready to party at a drop of a dime. Within seconds of hearing MJ’s Brass Boppers you can tell that this is not a group that happens to play a few New Orleans tunes, but rather a band that lives the music, with the second-line beat pulsing through their veins.
6:45 - 8:00 PM –
Zydeco Flames
The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast's premier Zydeco band. The Flames consistently pack the house in venues ranging from contemporary clubs to major festivals and traditional dancehalls. Their sizzling roots rhythms are timeless and the execution of them relentless, with a stunningly powerful groove. The Flames' provide fans with hot Zydeco in the tradition of masters like Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco and Queen Ida.

About Point Richmond Music:

Point Richmond Music (PRM) is a 501c3 nonprofit public benefit organization that provides free outdoor summer concerts as a way to build community through the unifying language of music. The all-volunteer committee celebrates diversity and promotes the arts. PRM concerts provide a gathering place for people of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life by featuring musical talent from Richmond, the Bay Area and beyond. PRM exists thanks to the support of local businesses and the volunteers who make it happen. 

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors to-date: City of RichmondRed Oak Opportunity FoundationRepublic ServicesSims MetalAuto WarehousingBay Marine BoatworksBridge SpaceCalifornia DeliciousMSH GroupPoint Richmond Neighborhood Council, the Knox Family, Nutiva, Richmond Development Company, Feagley Realtors and Atchison Village Credit Union. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation or volunteering your time to keep the music going! Special thanks to Lawrence McKendall for designing our posters, t-shirts and banner.

For more information, please visit and

Coming up on August 12th:

Kenya B Trio
5:30 - 6:30 PM

Award winning guitarist Kenya (Eric V.) Baker was lead guitarist for British singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Joss Stone from 2006-2010, touring internationally. Kenya's band, the Kenya B Trio, plays blues, jazz, funk, soul and R&B. Their jazzy blues and funk original grooves feature sparse vocals, shredding guitar solos, funky bass lines and old skool drumbeats. Kenya (guitar and vocals) is the composer of the band's original music and musical director for the band. His eclectic taste in old-skool music makes it come alive for today's audiences of all ages.   Whether it's blues, mellow jazz, Memphis soul from the famous STaX music label, or classic funk, Kenya's arrangements are a fresh take on familiar artists including Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, BB King, Muddy Waters, Bill Withers, Isley Brothers, Parliament and more.

Patrón Latin Rhythms
6:45 - 8:00 PM

Patrón Latin Rhythms is a collaboration of seasoned professional musicians from with diverse backgrounds who come together to play a wide range of Latin Music including Latin Jazz, Latin Rock, Mambo, and even O'l Skool R& B/Latin Funk! Patrón is blessed in having members that have previously worked with, performed with, recorded with, and or collaborated with the following well recognized Latin bands, Malo, Sapo, Lava, La Ventana, Colores, and The Lowdown. Patrón's goal is simple, to inspire the dancing spirt in everyone with driving percussion rhythms, hair raising guitar licks, and a horn section that is reminiscent of Tower of Power. Taking a shot of Patrón will do two things for you, first, you'll get intoxicated with the smooth sounds of Patrón, secondly, not only will we leave you dancing, but we'll leave you dancing your way home!!!

Stay tuned for more Point RIchmond Music Summer Concerts news.
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