Don't miss our season finale tomorrow:
Sang Matiz & Pangea Futbol Club, Friday 9/22!
Our 2017 summer concert series concludes tomorrow and we're closing out with a great evening of internationally-inspired music with Sang Matiz
and Pangea Futbol Club
! From 5:30pm to 8:00pm, downtown Point Richmond (Park Place between West Richmond and Washington Avenues
) transforms into a family-friendly festival with live music, face-painting for children, an opportunity drawing, and dancing in the street.
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 Maya Taqueria. Concert-goers can pair fine food with beverages served from PRM’s no host bar, featuring craft beer from sponsors-in-kind East Brother Beer Co. and Lagunitas Brewing Company, with proceeds directly supporting the music series. Please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org for more information.
Friday, September 22, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Sang Matiz fuses energetic World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms such as pop, jazz, and funk. They've perfected a unique combination of catchy, syncopated melodies with flamenco-styled finger picking. In 2015, Sang Matiz was chosen to open for the legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra for their final “Adios Tour." Throughout the years, they’ve also collaborated with renowned Bay Area musicians such as: Mario Alberto Silva (Master Trumpeter), Miguelito Martinez (Master Flutist/Composer), and Grammy Award-winner Braulio Barrera (Pacific Mambo Orchestra), Jorge Santana (Malo) and Pete Escovedo.
6:45 - 8:00 PM –
Pangea Futbol Club
Pangea F.C. was formed in 2007 in San Francisco from an international community gathering together to play one of their passions: "football" (aka soccer). The community harbored many talents from all corners of the earth. The great diversity of influences and styles became apparent in each gathering, where music was a common element. The idea of making music together finally took shape in the form of Pangea F.C., a spiral of international sounds influenced by flavors from the Americas, Arabic melodies, African rhythms, Gypsy harmonies, Asian scales and European influences.
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.