I’ll tell you, I’m impressed with this free event in the East Bay that’s coming up tonight.
This joint isn’t for me but check it out if you’re in the area, why not? (One of these days, I’ll get a chance to explore around in that historic Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant…)
The Craneway Pavilion and the Oakland East Bay Symphony Announce the July 3rd ‘Target Independence Day Celebration’
Live Music, Food And Fireworks – Free To The Public
RICHMOND, Calif., July 1 — The Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond, will host a patriotic celebration for the whole family featuring live music, food and fireworks at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. Located on 25 waterfront acres, Craneway Pavilion delivers incredible views of the San Francisco skyline featuring floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as a 20,000 square foot patio, perfect for viewing the City of Richmond’s Firework Display. The event is free to the public and has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Target.
The live music line up will feature local opening acts including Khalill Shaheed and Oaktown Jazz Workshops and the Hilltop Community Church Choir beginning at 6:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. the Oakland East Bay Symphony, conducted by Michael Morgan will begin their ninety-minute set that will include Disney classics, Broadway favorites and a medley of works by John Philip Sousa and other American composers. The Symphony’s set will end as the city of Richmond’s Firework Display launches over the water. The Oakland East Bay Symphony is currently celebrating the 21st anniversary of Music Director Michael Morgan and launches their 22nd season on November 19th at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre.
The Craneway Pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in the Marina district of Richmond and can be accessed from the 580 freeway. Gates and parking (general and premium available) open at 5:00 p.m and the Pavilion will open at 6:30 p.m. There is limited seating available on a first come first serve basis and guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.
The Craneway will offer an Independence Day themed concession menu. The adjacent The Boiler House restaurant will also be open starting at 5 p.m. for full-menu dining and service prior to and during the July 3rd event. Reservations are highly recommended. Beer, wine and additional beverages will be available. No outside liquor will be allowed.
This free Independence Day celebration is made possible by the generous support of Target with additional support from Chevron, The City of Richmond, media sponsors KDFC and NBC Bay Area and contributors Kaiser Permanente, Point Molate Destination Resort, a Project of Upstream Point Molate LLC and the Guidiville Tribe.
About the Oakland East Bay Symphony
Oakland East Bay Symphony was founded in July 1988, when musicians from the former Oakland Symphony joined community leaders to form a new orchestra. Michael Morgan was appointed Music Director in 1990 and began guiding the Symphony in the musical and philosophical direction it pursues today. OEBS has achieved distinction nationally as a leading regional orchestra, noted for its unique convergence of artistic excellence and community service. The Symphony’s mission is to make classical music accessible, particularly to those individuals in the community who might otherwise never hear live symphonic music.
About the Craneway Pavilion
Craneway Pavilion is a world-class and sustainably designed event, concert and production facility centrally located in one of the planet’s most iconic destinations. Located on 25 waterfront acres, Craneway Pavilion delivers awe-inducing views of the San Francisco skyline and surrounding environs — matched only by the inventive programming and infrastructure options available inside.
As state-of-the-art as it is historic, Craneway Pavilion offers an expansive 45,000 square ft facility in an architecturally significant building dating back to 1932. It also features an adjoining, 20,000 square-foot open-air wharf patio, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor environments for the best of both worlds. Craneway’s unparalleled atmosphere and amenities set the stage for special occasions, meetings and cultural highlights — of every size and every stripe — that are as unforgettable as San Francisco itself.