2015 Oakland Art + Soul Festival In Downtown Oakland | 40 Bands On 4 Stages, 100s Of Artisan & Vendor Booths, BBQ Competition, Family Fun Zone

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2015 Art + Soul Festival in Oakland

Bring the whole family out this weekend for two sensational days of music, food, fun, & art at Art + Soul, the City of Oakland’s flagship festival! More info below.

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2015 Oakland Art + Soul Festival Info:

2015 Art + Soul in Oakland2015 Oakland Art + Soul
August 1-2, Noon-6PM | $12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free

Downtown Oakland
More info: artandsouloakland.com

Art + Soul, the City of Oakland’s flagship festival, will host a big 15th anniversary bash celebrating the city’s rich music heritage on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, from noon-6PM.

Packed with live music, dance, BBQ, art and family fun, the two-day festival offers exciting and convenient entertainment options for East Bay families during BART’s Transbay Tube closure.

The festival kicks off Saturday with the return of the Blues & BBQ Blowout featuring the 2nd annual Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition. Still smokin’ after last year’s wildly successful inaugural event, the contest is expected to draw 40 top pitmasters from all over California.

The incomparable Sheila E. headlines an all-star Oakland lineup of 40 bands on 4 stages that also includes The Family Stone, Lenny Williams, West Coast Blues Society Caravan of Allstars, Kev Choice, Martin Luther, Ray Obiedo and many more.

Turning up the 15th anniversary heat are the return of the festival’s three spell-binding dance shows: YAK to the Bay’s high-flying Turf & All Styles Dance Battle, the Oakland! Let’s Dance Stage produced by Oakland’s Dance-A-Vision and a spellbinding performance by Oakland’s renowned vertical dance company BANDALOOP dancing on and off the wall of Oakland City Hall. Also on Saturday, Art + Soul Oakland continues its annual tradition of hosting a rousing Gospel Showcase presented by famed Edwin Hawkins and Community of Unity.

Art + Soul Oakland features hundreds of artisan and vendor booths as well as a mouth-watering array of food reflecting the myriad cultures that abound in Oakland – America’s most diverse city.

Art + Soul Oakland boasts the largest Family Fun Zone of any festival in the Bay Area, complete with kiddie rides, carnival games, inflatable bouncers, arts & crafts and free festival admission for ages 12 and under.

More info: artandsouloakland.com

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