Get Ready for Laurie Lewis &
the Right Hands
and the Mad Maggies: the Point is Music!
The Point Richmond Music (PRM) free concert festival welcomes Grammy-Award winning bluegrass queen Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands and the folk-rock-R&B-ska-world-fusion ensemble the Mad Maggies on Friday, August 10th. This is sure to be an evening of foot-stomping eclectic folk fun, and marks the half-way point for the annual music series, which runs on the second Friday of each month through September. Concerts are held from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in historic downtown Point Richmond (Park Place between West Richmond and Washington Avenues). In addition to free music, every concert features an opportunity drawing, arts and education booths, face-painting for children and dancing in the streets. PRM, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, produces the series in support of its mission to build community through the unifying language of music.
Local restaurants offer a wide array of cuisines, and a rotating selection of food trucks pull up to each concert. Concert-goers can pair fine food with beverages from PRM’s no-host bar, with proceeds directly supporting the music series. Festival-style seating is available with a limited number of chairs provided, and concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own festival/lawn chairs. Please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org for more information.
Friday, August 10
5:30pm - 6:30pm – Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of the Good Ol’ Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Laurie has twice been voted International Bluegrass Music Award's Female Vocalist of the Year and has won the respect and admiration of her peers. Since her debut in 1986, Laurie has recorded nearly 20 albums in a number of musical formats. Her latest album with her band the Right Hands (Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber and Andrew Conklin), The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 2017.
6:45pm - 8:00pm – The Mad Maggies
Hard to describe but easy to love, the Mad Maggies span world rock to ska, cajun/zydeco to rhythm & blues, klezmer to polka, to the high seas & beyond. The Mad Maggies are Maggie Martin, accordion and vocals, Johnny Blood, tuba, Ray Fernandez, saxophone, Mark Nemoyten, trumpet, Tim Starter, bass, Ned Stone, trombone, Gary Wium, guitar, and are "the Best Band Ever," according to the Bolinas Hearsay News. The San Jose Mercury news calls them "stylistically omnivorous." Their most recent album, Naked Ladies, was released in 2017.
Friday, September 14
5:30pm - 6:30pm – Achilles Wheel
High energy roots and world music/rock and roll band from Northern California.
6:45pm - 8:00pm – Ruckatan Latin Tribe
Rúckatan Latin Tribe is a fusion of Latin and reggae influences, composed of seven players who have contributed to the Latin rock scene in the Bay Area and internationally.
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 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. Seventeen years of this collaborative effort have relied on donations of time and money from volunteers and local businesses and organizations.
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors to date: City of Richmond, ECIA Community Grant Program, Republic Services, Gateway Foundation, Sims Metal Management, Svendsen's Bay Marine, MSH Group, Point Richmond Tech Centers 1 & 2, M.A. Hays Co., Mechanics Bank, the Point Richmond Neighborhood Council, Bridge Storage and Artspace, Lagunitas Brewing Company and the Richmond Development Company. A special thank you to Kim Paternoster of WickedCode for designing and maintaining our website. And a huge shout out to our volunteers, we couldn't do it without YOU!
For more information, please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.org and www.facebook.com/ptrichmondmusic.