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The Point Richmond Music Festival- June 14th, 2013

The historic town of Point Richmond is a Bay Area treasure. Nestled on the eastern side of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge between Highways 580 and 80, the town is home to a number of historic landmarks. Every summer on the second Friday of the month, the historic district come alive with music courtesy of the Point Richmond Music Festival.

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Irie Fuse on stage

Opening night featured the sound of Marin based band IrieFuse who got the crowd on their feet almost immediately with their reggae rhythms and their infectious enthusiasm. A local restaurant The Baltic served up wine and beer plus some concert fare from their kitchens.  The 300 plus attendees included locals as well people who had ventured to town for a bit of music to kick-off their weekend. Kids listened to the music while chalking colorful pictures on the sidewalk.

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 Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic playing on stage

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 Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic playing on stage

Next up was Bay Area legend Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Andre has been an important figure in preserving the Creole Zydeco culture which was brought to Richmond during WWII. He was recently honored by the City of Richmond with the Historic Preservation award for keeping zydeco alive. Sitting down was not an option for this set.  Zydeco is a blend of Cajun music, blues and R&B. The music charged up the crowd who were dancing in the streets while the sun began to set over the Golden Gate.

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 Dedicated Volunteers Christina Zirker and Andrew Butt

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 Christina Zirker busy organizing the Raffle

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 Sydney Metrick on stage with the raffle prize wine and beer gift basket in the front

We raffled off our California Party Time Wine and Beer Gift Basket to one lucky concert-goer and we will give one away every concert. Don’t miss next month’s concert July 12th featuring Twice As Good and Willie G.. Concerts are free and begin at 5:30 pm at the corner of Park Place and Washington Ave.

My California Delicious was the legendary Andre Thierry and the magic he brought to the event. Truly spectacular!

Travel Time-
2 hours from Sacramento
Under 1 hour San Francisco
About 6 hours from Los Angeles

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