The Summer Music Series will return on July 10, and this year, it's focusing on local artists.

“I am excited and cautious,” said Randy Westbrook, executive director of the Richmond Area Arts Council, which supports the series. “The fact that it’s outdoors played a role in my decision (to bring it back).”

The series is an outdoor concert series that takes place at the Richmond Centre each year, according to a news release from the council.

Westbrook told the Register the series was originally intended to begin at the end of May, but due to concerns about the coronavirus, it has since been moved to mid-July.

The council asks that attendees wear masks, social distance and wash their hands regularly.

Westbrook, who is looking forward to the return of the series, said events like this one are “very much needed in the music community right now."

Additionally, Westbrook said the bands are ready to get back out and perform for attendees. This year, the council’s lineup focuses on local artists.

“It’s loaded with talent this year. Every group there has strong central Kentucky ties. A lot of performers are from Richmond, though we do have some acts from Lex(ington) playing,” Westbrook said.

More information about each performer can be found on the Arts Council website,, closer to the proposed performance date.

The music series will occur near the Richmond Centre fountain on Friday nights from 7-10 p.m. The series will close out Oct. 9 with the Taste of Richmond event featuring performances by Topper Harley and the Washouts.

July’s lineup includes:

  • July 10, Rockland Road
  • July 17, The Quack
  • July 24, The Jeff Richey Experience
  • July 31, Lee Carroll’s Ethos Quintet

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