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  We're Back! PRM's Free Summer Concerts Kick-Off July 8
July 7, 2022

Point Richmond Music is back! Our free concert series kicks off Friday, July 8th with Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band and Aki Kumar. 

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We're Back!

Point Richmond Music (PRM) is excited to share that our free summer concerts return on Friday, July 8th with Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band and Aki Kumar! PRM, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, produces the series in support of its mission to build community through the unifying language of music. We can't wait to see you dancing in the streets once again!

Our music festival takes place on the second Friday of each month, July through September, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in historic downtown Point Richmond (Park Place between West Richmond and Washington Avenues). 

“We are thrilled to bring back our free concert series,” said Andrew Butt, PRM Board President. “We’ve all missed the camaraderie and inspiration that happens when you bring the community together with live music, and we look forward to sharing the rich range of musical diversity that our region has to offer.”

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 served in biodegradable cups 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 for more information.

PRM’s 2022 Line-up          
Friday, July 8th
5:30pm - 6:30pm – Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band
Widely recognized as one of the most exciting young bands in acoustic music, the Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band plays a unique mix of Bluegrass, Dawg, Jazz and original modern acoustic music. Brothers Miles and Teo Quale are joined by bassist Andrew Osborn and guitarist John Gooding, outstanding young musicians of the vibrant California bluegrass scene. Nominated for the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Band Momentum Award and winners of the 2018 Pickin’ in the Pines Band Contest in Flagstaff AZ, CUBG is making waves in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music.

Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band

6:45pm - 8:00pm – Aki Kumar
Aki Kumar left his native home in Mumbai, India for the United States with the intention of working as a software engineer. Then he discovered the sounds of the blues, and his life changed dramatically. One of the hardest working artists on the music scene today, this San Jose-based musician has successfully blended elements of Indian music into his musical and visual presentation, making for a multi-cultural mash-up that sounds like no one else, yet never loses touch with the inspiration it draws from the blues. He has made multiple appearances at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, has been featured on PRI “The World,” and has toured in Russia, Scandinavia and South America.

Aki Kumar

Coming up later this summer:

Friday, August 12th

5:30pm - 6:30pm – Dirty Cello
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!The 
6:45pm - 8:00pm –  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, Ian Luke, drums, percussion, Mark Nemoyten, trumpet, Tim Starter, bass, Ned Stone, trombone, and Gary Wium, guitar.

Friday, September 9th
5:30pm - 6:30pm – Laurie Lewis
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.

6:45pm - 8:00pm – Andre Thierry
Andrew Thierry is an exceptional, multi-dimensional musician with a finely honed ability to merge his accordions with musical mastery. Although born and raised in Richmond, California, Andre's French-Kreole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana. He embarked on a path with specific knowledge and extraordinary talents at a very young age. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre's style isn't conventional; he and his accordions provide a signature sound by creating magnetic, sonic landscapes. The rhythmic songs drive an atmospheric blend, giving his band a powerful edge, naturally building a dedicated following through performing, touring, and a string of album recordings.

About Point Richmond Music:
Founded in 2001, 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 foster the development of the next generation of musicians through contributions to Washington Elementary School’s music program. This collaborative effort relies on donations of time and money from volunteers and local businesses and organizations. Thank you to our 2022 sponsors to date: The Estate of Karen Wargo, Republic Services, Sims Metal, Interactive Resources, Point Richmond Neighborhood Council, MSH Group, North Richmond Properties, Atchison Village Credit Union, and Wicked Code. For more information, please visit and




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