17th Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival
17th Annual Art + Soul Oakland Festival
Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 Noon to 6 p.m.
The two-day festival will kick off Saturday with sizzling soul and R&B singer/songwriter Goapele, Grammy-nominated, “rock-any-party” duo Los Rakas, and next-generation rap sensation Adrian Marcel. On Sunday, the high-energy lineup continues with certified Gold recording artist Angie Stone (back by popular demand after drawing one of the festival’s largest-ever audiences with her 2007 appearance) and the fast-ascending pop/rock charisma of Sydney Nycole. John Brothers Piano Company, Grand Avenue Soul, gospel standout Tasha Page-Lockhart, and Stoney B Blues Band will also be featured in the festival’s eclectic lineup of more than 40 artists on four stages. Other festival activities include the artisan marketplace, food booths, an eclectic world/urban dance, a must-see Turf Dance Battle, the huge Family Fun Zone, aerialists and acrobats at the Kinetic Arts Circus Stage, and the interactive public mural painting project where festival-goers can create a collective work celebrating Oakland spirit and pride.
Admission is $12 for Adults; $7 for Seniors (65 & older) and Youth (ages 13-17). Children 12 & under enjoy free admission. Tickets are sold at the gate.