Fairs, Festivals, & Fiestas, Culinary & Wine

Richmond Main Street's First Annual Wine and Jazz Festival

When: Sun., Sept. 20, 12-5 p.m. 2009

A sterile downtown is bad for everyone, and right now many EastBay cities are braving the recession and launching grand revitalization projects. Among them is Richmond, a city buoyed by its new community-based nonprofit, the Richmond Street Initiative, which pledges to turn the area's largest thoroughfare into an "urban village" of sorts, with a large retail corridor and walkways suitable for pedestrian traffic. The plan will get a boost with this Sunday, Sept. 20's Richmond Main Street Wine and Jazz Festival, featuring local jazz royalty Pete Escovedo (the head of a veritable EastBay dynasty), Ray Obeido, and Lloyd Gregory. Held in Richmond's swanky new Craneway Pavilion (1414 Harbour Way South), the festival will also feature a variety of gustatory pleasures and apertifs, along with some intoxicating waterfront views. Noon-5 p.m., $25-$40. RichmondMainStreet.org

Rachel Swan

Price: free

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