Oakland, California Art And Soul Festival


Oakland Art + Soul Music, Food

OAKLAND: Art + Soul Festival July 27-28, 2019, 12-6 p.m.

Frank Ogawa Plaza and City Center, encompassing 10 city blocks. Festival's entrance gates at 14th Street and Broadway, Oakland, CA.
$12-15 general admission; $18 / 2 day pass online only
Low-back beach chairs are allowed
NO: food, beverages no pets, no coolers, etc.

Two sensational days of music, food, fun and art in beautiful downtown Oakland. This year's lineup will celebrate the rich heritage and bright future of Oakland music! Lineups subject to change.

Art + Soul Lineup 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019
SOL Development | Alphabet Rockers | Agape Soul | ESTELLE | Steven Parker |  Gospel Showcase | Hosted by: Armand Carr, KBLX & Pastor Botiwa Jackson | Community of Unity | Quinese | MySunn Turner | Dale Anthony & Faith Out Loud | Doris Bumpus | Jonathan Johnson | Leonard Bailey & Friends | Pastor Botiwa Jackson & Restored | Terrance Kelly & Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir | Derrick Hall & Co. | Lawrence Matthews & Friends | Darnell Davis & Remnant | TURF DANCE BATTLE | EMERGING ARTISTS STAGE | KINETIC ARTS CIRCUS STAGE | STREET SOUNDS: Parade with Samba Funk!

Sunday, July 28, 2019
West Blues Society Showcase | Bobby Young | Jock Shock | Karl Bracy | Oakland Blues Divas | Baby Bee | DeJeana Burks | Margie Turner | Xymphoni | Earnestine | Johnny Guitar Watson Tribute | Terrible Tom | Willie G. | Fillmore Slim | Ira Walker | | FANTASTIC NEGRITO Two -Time Grammy Winner and Pride of Oakland! | Jazz Mafia’s Heaviest Feather featuring TNT (Trance Thompson, Tym Brown & Nataly Wright) | Jazz Mafia's Bay Revue - 10 piece band featuring guest vocalists/MCs: | Tiffany Austin | Mani Draper | RyanNicole | Deuce Eclipse | Aima The Dreamer | Dakini Star | Jazz Mafia's Choral Syndicate directed by Trance Thompson featuring 20-piece All-Star Funk/Soul/Gospel Chorus plus Hive + DJ Lady Fingaz | DANCE: Urban and World Dance | EMotion Arts | Sweat Dance Company | Ray of Light Performing Arts | Destined 2 Dance Dance Company | Dance-A-Vision School of Dance | Fenix Dance Company | Breakaway Oakland


  • Art + Soul Main Stage 12th & Jefferson
  • Blues & BBQ Stage 12th & Broadway
  • Clay Street Stage 14th & Clay
  • Plaza Stage In front of Oakland City Hall


  • Art + Soul Main Stage 
  • Broadway Stage 12th & Broadway
  • Clay Street Stage 14th & Clay
  • Plaza Stage In front of historic City Hall

Oakland Art + Soul festival is the street festival that takes place on four city blocks features incredible talent at an affordable price.


Beer, wine and other beverages sold

  • Seafood, Jambalaya, Gumbo and Crawfish
  • Etoufee Catfish, Snapper
  • Oysters, Crab Cakes, Shrimp
  • Hush Puppies with remoulade sauce
  • Ethiopian,  Tikka Masala, Hawaiian BBQ
  • Veggie Pakoras Pork, Chicken or Veggie Lumpia and Malasadas
  • Tri Tip
  • Sausage Sandwiches
  • Smoked Turkey Legs
  • Jerk Chicken, Fried Chicken
  • Funnel Cakes, Jazzy Juice Drinks

Held in happening downtown Oakland, considered the centerpiece of a cultural and economic renaissance, the festival promises two unforgettable days packed with live music and dance on four stages, beer & wine, great eats from popular food vendors, an eclectic artisan marketplace, art exhibits and the largest Family Fun Zone of any festival in the Bay Area.

Art + Soul Oakland is Northern California's most accessible festival offering direct service from BART (12th Street - Oakland City Center Station) and plentiful affordable parking in the adjacent City Center West Garage. Art + Soul Oakland is presented by the City of Oakland in association with the East Bay Express.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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