News that Point Richmond’s free concert series is set to return soon is music to our ears.
For the 18th straight year, Point Richmond Music (PRM) is set to hold four free concerts in the historic square throughout the summer. The annual music festival occurs on the second Friday each month beginning June 14 with performances from Gator Nation and Afro Blue Grazz. All shows run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Along with free music, the concerts feature an opportunity drawing, arts and education booths, face-painting for children, dancing in the street and a wide range of food options from local merchants to a rotating selection of food trucks.
Attendees are always encouraged to visit PRM’s no host bar, where proceeds directly support the music series.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs, as a limited number will be provided.
“We’re excited for a summer of great music and community celebration,” said Andrew Butt, PRM Board President. “Nearly 200 bands applied this year and it was tough to decide among all of the phenomenal local talent. We’ve put together a really exciting and diverse line up of original music that we can’t wait to share with Richmond.”
PRM is a nonprofit that also sponsors the Point Richmond Jazz series, which run October through May at the First United Methodist Church, and contributes to Washington Elementary School’s music program.
Mayor Tom Butt came up with the idea for the summer concert series when he was a councilmember in 2001, suggesting it to members of the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission.