Richmond Main Street Initiative - Music on the Main

Music on the Main is our longest running event series. Since 2001, this concert series has brought thousands of people Downtown to enjoy a night on the town filled with music, food, and family fun. Each concert features a variety of musical performances, arts and crafts activities for children, local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and food. Music on the Main is a critical tool that Richmond Main Street uses to engage the community, provide business opportunities to local entrepreneurs and district merchants, and build a strong arts and entertainment district.


About Music on the Main




Summertime in Downtown means one thing:
Music, Food, and Fun for the Entire Family!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


The 16th annual Music on the Main summer concert series was red hot! On July 26 & August 23, 2017, we got our groove on in Downtown Richmond.


1600+ people came Downtown for 2 free concerts featuring

  • Stellar performances by Andre Thierry, Niecey Living Single & The Obamah$, Steven Green & The Lifeline, and Caribbean Allstars
  • Food & Artisan vendors
  • Beverage booth featuring Main Street Margaritas & East Brother Beer Company
  • Prizes & giveaways *over 500 produce bags distributed!*
  • Dancing
  • Family Fun Zone featuring free book faire, chess, and make & take zone
  • Interactive info booths
  • Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers' Market
  • and so much more!

Plus, an incredible surprise visit by actor Wendell Pierce, who announced that he is joining the efforts to revitalize Downtown Richmond by partnering with developers on the 12th and Macdonald and BART retail projects. Check out this East Bay Times article and this SF Gate article for more details. We look forward to working with Mr. Pierce, his partners, and our local businesses, residents, and leaders to ensure equitable development!



Interested in learning more or getting involved? 
Contact Alicia: (510) 236-4049 or 

Save the date for the 17th annual Music on the Main summer concerts:
Wednesday, July 25 & August 22, 2018

Kaiser Permanente, Mechanics Bank, Rolling Hills Memorial Park, City of Richmond, Republic Services, Overaa Construction.