Two sensational days of music, food, fun 
and art in beautiful downtown Oakland.
logo for Art + Soul 2015
14th Annual Art + Soul Lineup
Lineup and times are confirmed, but subject to change.

Admission Prices at the Gate:
$10 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
To view the festival's program online, please visit

Blues & BBQ Blowout
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Art + Soul Main Stage 
Blues Showcase
Produced by Ronnie Stewart and the Bay Area Blues Society

Image of Tia Carroll

  12:00 - 12:25pm
  Tribute to Curtis Mayfield
  12:35 - 1:00pm
  Lovelight Blues Band
  1:10 - 1:40pm
  Alabama Mike and His Bama Boys
  1:50 - 2:20pm
  Twice As Good
2:30 - 3:20pm   “Oakland Blues Divas” featuring Margie Turner, Ella Pennewell, Promise, Tia Carroll and Wanda Diamond
  3:20 - 4:20pm   BABS Caravan of Allstars featuring Wylie Trass, Teddy "Blues Master" Watson, "Terrible Tom" Bowden and Willie G
4:50 - 5:50pm   Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

EBX Plaza Stage
Turf & All Styles Dance Battle 
Presented by YAK to the Bay 

  12:15 - 3:00pm   Preliminaries: Turf & All Styles Dance Battle
3:00 -   3:15pm   BANDALOOP
World renowned vertical dance pioneers dance off the wall of City Hall
  3:15 - 3:30pm   National Poetry Slam Preview
  3:30 - 5:30pm  
Finals: Turf & All Styles Dance Battle

Clay Street Stage
Gospel Showcase
Presented by Edwin Hawkins and A Community of Unity

12:15pm   A Community of Unity
  12:35pm   Pamela Sharp
  12:55pm   Terrance Kelly & Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
  1:15pm   Progeny
  1:35pm   Anthony Washington and Levetical Movement
  1:55pm   Stabe Wilson and the Gospel Jazz Experience
    2:15pm   Robin J. Williams and Peace Reconstructed
    2:35pm   Love Center Choir
    2:55pm   Lawrence Matthews
photo of Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir at Art + Soul   3:15pm   Chaunce
  3:35pm   Spirit
  3:55pm   Jaron & F.L.O.W
  4:15pm   Olivet Institutional Choir
  4:35pm   Chris Haynes & Ethology
  4:55pm   Dasha Moore
  5:15pm   Devin Watkins & Fresh Heir
    5:35pm   Demetrius Tolefree

Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition


40 top pitmasters from all over California!
Smokin’ samples - vote for your favorite; small fee applies, while supplies last
Jefferson Street Stage: 
  12:30 - 1:15pm   Oakland Public Conservatory of Music's Marimba Ensemble
1:30 - 2:30pm
  The Fire Department
2:45 - 3:45pm
  BBQ Techniques with "California Chef of the Year" Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ, Oakland 

Mayor Jean Quan to present Tanya Holland with Key to the City at 2:45
  4:00 - 4:45pm
  The Fire Department
  4:45pm   Mayor Jean Quan to present Dorothy King from Everett and Jones with Key to the City at 4:45
5 - 6pm
Awards Ceremony: Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition















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Funk & Latin Dance Party
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Art + Soul Main Stage 
Funk/R&B Dance Party
Hosted by R&B KBLX 102.9 FM

  12:45 - 1:30pm   Five Tempting Men 
  2:00 - 2:45pm   Dazz Band 
  3:15 - 4:15pm   Rose Royce
4:45 - 5:45pm   Lakeside

EBX Plaza Stage          
All Styles Dance Contest
Produced by Carla Service, Dance-A-Vision, Oakland    

photo of Carla Service   12:30 - 2:00pm   All Styles Dance Contest
Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop + More
  2:00 - 2:15pm   National Poetry Slam Preview
  2:15 - 5:30pm   All Styles Dance Contest
Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop + More

Clay Street Stage

12:30 - 1:15pm   Ensemble Mik Nawooj
  1:45 - 2:30pm   Jennifer Johns

3 - 4pm
  Latin Dance Party!

Alta California
4:45 - 6pm   Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Jefferson Street Stage

    1:30 - 2:30pm   Oaktown Jazz Workshops
    3:00 - 4:00pm   T Sisters
    4:30 - 5:30pm   Oaktown Jazz Workshops

Logo for Whiskey Rebellion



  A showcase of American brown spirits (rye and bourbon)

To benefit Oakland Grown

$25/person + paid admission to festival (21 & over) 

Click here to order tix for Whiskey Rebellion online.

Hot Rod & Vintage Car Show

Photo of classic Corvette at car show