OAKLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
OMF is an indoor and outdoor music, art and food event aimed to foster and support both the local music community and the diverse food & spirit craftsmen that give Oakland its distinct flavor.
August 9th the first ever Thizzler Jam Festival is going down in downtown Oakland! It features 20 of the Bay’s dopest up & coming and established artists, with music on 3 stages! It’s all ages, but there is a full bar for the grown & sexy. Come through and turn up with us Bay Area style!
The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival takes place in August with dozens of bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco’s vibrant cultural community.
TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment present Treasure Island Music Festival. The Festival in the Bay returns to celebrate its ninth year on October 17th and 18th. With no overlapping sets, Bay Area cuisine, and the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay serving as the festival’s backdrop, Treasure Island Music Festival is like no other festival experience in the U.S.
The Art + Soul Oakland, the City of Oakland’s flagship festival that launched downtown’s cultural and economic renaissance, heats up with the inaugural Oaktown Throwdown BBQ competition on Saturday, August 2. Professional pit masters from all over California and backyard teams drawn from the local community will show off their skills while competing for cash prizes. The public will be invited to view the action up close and if desired, sample and then vote for their favorite fare (additional sampling fee will apply). In a perfect pairing, the Bay Area Blues Society continues its annual Art + Soul tradition with a rousing showcase featuring veteran Oakland blues artists and Bay Area blues legend Tommy Castro and The Painkillers.
SAN HOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST
San Jose Jazz is the producer of the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. It’s mission is to enrich the community through music education and live performance.
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