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Spirit & Soul’s Dancing in the Streets Brings Richmond to Life! Celebrate Community, Diversity & Soul. Join the Fun!
WHEN: Saturday, September 21 – 1 – 5pm
WHERE: MacDonald Ave between 13th and Harbour Way
WHAT: Downtown Grand Finale Salute to Soul 2.0 & Bay Area’s Best Bands at Richmond’s biggest Spirit & Soul Festival to date!
- Bay Area’s favorite party band Pride & Joy
- Classic Soul and R&B with Top Shelf
- Soul diva But-tah & The Buttahluv Band with her renditions of Aretha Franklin
- Rising neo-soul songstress Kylah Dawn
- Dynamic and diverse performances from the RPAL Music Program, El Cerrito High School Dance
- Vocal Revolution (Richmond High School), and other local youth groups are set for the 12th Street Stage.
- Food, Drink + More
- 40 + Artisan, Food & Resource Vendors
- Beverage Pavilion serving up refreshing Main Street Margaritas, hometown brews by East Brother Beer Company, wine, and more.
- Grand Marshalls
- For the first time ever, Spirit & Soul Festival will also feature not one, but two Grand Marshals: Mayor Tom Butt (Main Stage) and Councilmember Ben Choi (12th Street Stage).
Admission is FREE; all ages are welcome. The Spirit & Soul Festival is conveniently located near the Richmond Transit Station on Macdonald Avenue home to BART, Amtrak, and AC Transit. Special paid VIP Experience seating is also available via Eventbrite. More event details, including band previews and vendor list available at www.richmondmainstreet.org/spirit-soul-festival.
Spirit & Soul Festival is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Mechanics Bank, San Francisco Bay Ferry, Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union, LifeLong Medical Care, AC Transit, Republic Services, Sims Metal Management, Chevron Richmond, Richmond Build, SparkPoint Contra Costa, East Brother Beer Company, The Living Apothecary, Your Way Pizza, and City of Richmond. Additional support comes from dedicated volunteers and the Downtown Richmond Property and Business Improvement District (DRPBID).
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 www.richmondmainstreet.org and www.facebook.com/richmondmainstreet