TGIF: Don't Miss our Free Concert
Featuring HowellDevine & Second Line Tonight!
Our summer-long concert series continues this evening (7/14) with HowellDevine (Mississippi and Delta blues) and Second Line (New Orleans funk and soul)! Join us at the corner of Park Place and Washington Avenue for a street party like no other. From 5:30pm to 8:00pm, downtown Point Richmond transforms into a family-friendly festival with live music, arts and crafts booths, face-painting for children, an opportunity drawing, and dancing in the street. Our full 2017 line-up is available at www.pointrichmondmusic.org.
Local restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines and a rotating selection of food trucks will pull up to each concert, including Curbside Kitchen and Tacos Azteca. And it’s not a party without ice cream; Humboldt Creamery will hand out free tastes of its organic chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors. Concert-goers can pair fine food with beverages served from PRM’s no host bar, featuring craft beer from sponsors-in-kind Lagunitas Brewing Company and Benoit Casper Brewing, with proceeds directly supporting the music series. Please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org for more information.
Friday, July 14, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
HowellDevine (Mississippi and Delta blues)
Formed in 2011, the Northern California trio of HowellDevine became the first blues band renowned Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past..
6:45 - 8:00 PM –
Second Line (New Orleans funk & soul)
Second Line brings a taste of the bayou influenced by the music of New Orleans. The band has a loyal following that thrives on the energy and party vibe that emanates from the stage during every show. Their musical vocabulary spans funk, jazz, blues, soul, and rock from the Crescent City. You’ll hear Mardi Gras and New Orleans funk classics by The Meters, Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Jon Cleary, Earl King, The Radiators, & more – plus original music with a spicy Big Easy flair.
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. 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. In addition to producing a free summer concert series, the group is proud to help support year-round music through its sponsorship of the Point Richmond Acoustic and Point Richmond Jazz series, which run October through May at the First United Methodist Church, and to foster the development of the next generation of musicians through contributions to Washington Elementary School’s music program. Sixteen years of this collaborative effort have relied on donations of time and money from volunteers and local businesses and organizations.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors to-date: City of Richmond, Gateway Foundation, Red Oak Opportunity Foundation, Bridge Storage and Artspace, Sims Metal, Point Richmond Tech Centers 1 & 2, Republic Services, Richmond Development Company, Point Richmond Neighborhood Council, Mechanics Bank, Bay Marine Boatworks, MSH Group, California Delicious, M.A. Hays Co., BayView Realty, Atchison Village Credit Union, and Curbside Kitchen. Featuring Richmond-made craft beer from sponsors-in-kind Lagunitas Brewing Company and Benoit Casper Brewing. A special thank you to sponsor-in-kind Kim Paternoster of WickedCode for designing and maintaining our website, and to Kelly Nicolaisen and Jacinto Castillo of the Mom and Pop Art Shop for designing our poster, t-shirts and banner.
For more information, please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org and www.facebook.com/ptrichmondmusic.
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