Free “Music on the Main” Concerts

By Amanda Elliott

Jesse James performing at Music on the Main in Richmond. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, Black American Political Action Committee, BAPAC

More than 300 people came out to dance  June 27 at Music on the Main in Richmond. Jesse James did not disappoint. Dressed in his signature black suit, he excited the crowd by delivering his legendary soulful blues and singing his greatest hits. Reed Fromer and his band got the crowd dancing, and Richmond Police Activities League’s band The Originalz wowed everyone with some of pop music’s latest hits. This celebration of music will continue downtown with a Music on the Main concert 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, presenting blues, gospel and pop music with Consonance, the Blue Hand Band and the Originalz. Music on the Main will again offer food by CJs BBQ & Fish and Quiche & Carry, activities for kids, drawing prizes and shopping opportunities. The  summer’s final Music on the Main concert will take place 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 in the FoodsCo Parking Lot, 12th Street & Macdonald Avenue and will feature world music with Sekhou Senegal and Alma del Barrio. There will also be food and fun for the entire family. For information contact Richmond Main Street at (510) 236-4049 or
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