July 5, 2018

What: 17th annual Music on the Main FREE! Summer Concert Series

When: Wednesday, July 25 & August 22

Time: 5pm – 7:30pm

Where: Marina Way at Macdonald Avenue, Downtown Richmond

Featuring: Andre Thierry, Top Shelf, Steven Green & The Lifeline, Kymberly Jackson the Pied Piper of the Bay

Richmond Main Street Kicks off a “Salute to Soul” at 17th annual Music on the Main

Richmond, CA—Downtown Richmond is set to come alive with soulful sounds of R&B, Funk and Zydeco at the 17th annual Music on the Main summer concert series on Wednesdays, July 25 and August 22 from 5pm – 7:30pm.

Music on the Main, produced by Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), is the organization’s longest running community event, bringing together a diverse crowd people from Richmond and surrounding communities in the heart of Downtown Richmond. 

RMSI invites everyone to Downtown to enjoy music, food, and fun for the entire family. The series kicks off on July 25 with spirited music performances by the Pied Piper of the Bay, Kymberly Jackson bringing her soulful sounds on flute and vocals to the stage. Headlining the show on the 25th is the Bay Area’s premier soul and R&B band Top Shelf.  They will serenade the crowd with classics that will have everyone singing and dancing in the street.

The celebration continues on August 22 with local son turned world-renowned Zydeco king Andre Thierry and Steven Green & The Lifeline, serving up authentic and eclectic gospel stylings.

Both concerts will also feature a beverage booth serving up refreshing Main Street Margaritas and hometown brews by East Brother Beer Company, with proceeds of sales benefitting RMSI. Concert-goers of all ages are sure to enjoy a diverse array of artisan and food vendors offering unique items and delicious eats, informational booths, interactive activities, youth zone, free book faire, giveaways, prizes, and Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers’ Market.

Admission is FREE; all ages are welcome. The event is conveniently located near the Richmond Transit Station on Marina Way at Macdonald Avenue home to BART, Amtrak, AC Transit, R-Transit, and BikeLink lockers.

Music on the Main is sponsored by San Francisco Bay Ferry, Mechanics Bank, The California Endowment, Sims Metal Management, Chevron Richmond, AC Transit, Ghilotti Bros., Republic Services, EBMUD, and City of Richmond. Additional support comes from volunteers and the Downtown Richmond Property and Business Improvement District (DRPBID).


10th annual Spirit & Soul Festival – A Salute to Soul

When: Saturday, September 15, 1pm – 5pm

Where: Macdonald Avenue from Harbour Way – 13th Street

Featuring: 1st Avenue Revue (Prince), Ray McCoy (Luther Vandross), Nicole “Buttah-Buttafly” (Aretha Franklin)


About the Richmond Main Street Initiative

Richmond Main Street Initiative is a community based non-profit dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Richmond. RMSI partners with the City of Richmond, merchants, and residents to develop and improve downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village that offers products, services, arts and entertainment that reflect the community’s rich and diverse heritage. The DRPBID district encompasses the core of the Historic Downtown area along the Macdonald Avenue corridor bounded approximately by 6th Street, Barrett Avenue, Bissell Avenue, and 16th Street. For more information and to read about the RMSI’s events and programs, please visit and

Contact: Amanda Elliott
Phone: (510) 236-4049; Fax (510) 236-4052
1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105, Richmond, CA 94801

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