Richmond Main Street Initiative Presents Spirit & Soul Festival, Sept. 16


Dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village, the Richmond Main Street Initiative will host the Spirit & Soul Festival on September 16th. The event offers Richmond residents an opportunity to celebrate the city’s rich and diverse heritage  The Festival will include  two main stages for live musics, , a Youth Zone, and prize drawings.

The main stage will showcase live music performances by Rhonda Benin, Yates brothers & Sisters, and the 1st Venue Band, which will offer a musical tribute to Prince. San Francisco News Anchor Dan Ashley and PUSH will also perform classic rock tunes.  The 12th street stage will present performances  from R&B vocalist Shari, Ronnie Mills, and RYSE Youth Center performers.

Food vendors include CJ’s BBQ & Fish, Taqueria Esperanza, We Be Poppin’ Kettle Corn, and Yo Mana’s Old Fashioned Teacakes. Local artisans and merchants will also be on site to showcasing, jewelry clothing, candles, art and more. A beverage pavilion will feature offerings from Main Street Margaritas, East Brother Brewing, Benoit Casper, R&B Cellars.

Hosted on MacDonald Avenue between Harbour Way and 13th Street,  the Festival will take place from 1pm to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but special “VIP experience” tickets are available, $20 advance, and $25 at the door.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the ongoing work of Richmond Main Street tas it continues improve downtown.

For more details, visit, call 510-236-4049, or email [email protected].


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