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12th Annual Art & Soul Festival


Aug 4, 2012 – 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM

1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612 Map

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Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art scene by checking out everything from local punk bands to performance artists at this huge two-day music & arts festival in downtown Oakland. For just 10 bucks in advance ($15 at the door), you can enjoy all day live entertainment (including gospel bands, EDM and everything in between), art displays and even a Saturday night dance party in the plaza featuring a DJ and 3D video projections.

The festival also boasts the largest Family Fun Zone of any festival in the Bay Area, complete with kiddie rides, children’s entertainment and free festival admission for ages 12 and under.

2012 Live Entertainment Line-Up

Saturday, August 4

Art & Soul Main Stage
Clay St. between 11th & 12th

Blame Sally
Additional headliner announcement to be made July 16

EBX Plaza Stage
Presented by the East Bay Express
in front of City Hall

Frank Fairfield
Metal Mother
Lyrics Born
Souls of Mischief
DJ Dyloot & DJ John Beavers Skills
Additional Headerliner to be announced July 16

City Center Stage
City Center Plaza

Turf Dance Competition Preliminaries
Youth Poet Laureate Presentation
Turf Dance Competition Finals

12th St. Stage
12th St. at Broadway

VNote Ensemble
Boca do Rio
Garrison Starr
Sweet Talk Radio

Jefferson St. Stage
Gospel Showcase presented by Edwin Hawkins and the Community of Unity
12th St. at Jefferson

Joe Douglass and Spirit of Praise
Pastor Jeffrey Williams
Derrick Hall and Co.
Lily of the Valley Christian Center
Greater St. Paul Baptist Church
Alfreda Lyons
Community of Unity
Love Center Choir
Lawrence Matthews
Edwin Hawkins and the New Edwin Hawkins Singers
Additional headliner to be announced

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Art & Soul Main Stage

Kellye Gray
Lalah Hathaway
Two additional artists to be announced July 16

EBX Plaza Stage

Persephone’s Bees
Forrest Day

City Center Stage

Youth Rocks!
City Center Plaza
Sobrante Park Talent Winners/TIGHT Youth Program
Unwanted Money
Oaktown Jazz Workshops
In the Moment

12th St. Stage

Free Food
Dear Indugu

Jefferson St. Stage

Billy & the Thrillers
The Mekesmo Band featuring Little Deon
Two Things in One
Oakland Blues Divas ft. JNeen, Ellan Pennewell, Margie Turner & Tia Carroll
Oakland Blues Reunion ft. Big Cat Tolefree, Little Junior Crudup, Tommy Nunnelly, Wylie Trass and Terrible Tom Bowden
Lady Bianca
Special guest to be announced July 16

Rotunda Building Stage
World Dance stage presented by Carla Service, Dance-A-Vision Entertainment

Join Carla Service of Dance-A-Vision Entertainment as she celebrates Oakland’s diverse dance studios based by showcasing the Magic of Dance. Jazz, Modern, African, Pole Dancing, Hip Hop, Belly Dancing and more.


Event listing curated for CBS 5 by Johnny Funcheap, editor of FuncheapSF , a website and weekly e-guide that spotlights the Bay Area’s best free events.
$10 adv / $15 door Seniors & Youth (13-17) $5 Children under 12 are free

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