Spirit & Soul Festival in Downtown Richmond

Last year, featured performer, Andre Thiery & Zydeco Magic, got the crowd dancing in the street at the 4th Annual Spirit & Soul Festival. Photo taken by Richmond Main Street Initiative.

Last year, featured performer, Andre Thiery & Zydeco Magic, got the crowd dancing in the street at the 4th Annual Spirit & Soul Festival. Photo taken by Richmond Main Street Initiative.

The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) has announced the return of Richmond’s Spirit & Soul Festival and fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.The free outdoor festival will be held on Macdonald Avenue between 13th Street and Harbour Way in Richmond.

< p>Musical headliners are Zydeco performer and Richmond-native Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, pop and R&B artist Dahrio Wonder, and R&B pop band Club Nouveau, founded by producer-performer Jay King.

Club Nouveau will perform songs from its upcoming greatest hits project, including chart-toppers “Jealousy” and Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me,” as well as soon-to-be released new material.

The event features artisan crafts, food, wine and beverages for sale. Proceeds from wine, beverage and raffle sales will benefit Richmond Main Street’s mission to support the revitalization of historic downtown Richmond.

Spirit & Soul’s outdoor marketplace will feature handmade jewelry, home goods, accessories, clothing, and more crafted by local artisans and entrepreneurs.

New street banners by local artist Richard Muro Salazar will be on display on Macdonald from Harbour Way to Marina Way.

“Spirit & Soul is an amazing celebration of our community and the strides we’re making in the revitalization of downtown historic Richmond,” said Amanda Elliott, Executive Director of the RMSI. “It’s also an important fundraiser for our programs and initiatives. We invite everyone to join us for a fantastic day of music and fun that directly supports our mission to cultivate a culturally and economically vibrant district.”

The Spirit & Soul Festival is sponsored by Chevron, Mechanics Bank, City of Richmond, State Farm, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kaiser Permanente, and Community Housing Development Center.

For more information, visit www.richmondmainstreet.org

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