Art + Soul 2013 In The News

Harrington: Art and Soul Oakland -- best bets for the fest
August 1, 2013, Oakland Tribune

Art + Soul, Oakland: Music and fun for all ages
August 1, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle

Art & Soul Festival
July 31, 2013, KTVU

Oakland Art + Soul promises two days filled with music, art
July 31, 2013, Oakland Tribune

From Redwood Grove to BFD 
May 15, 2013, East Bay Express

Harrington: John Mayall, Lisa Loeb headlining Bay Area summer music festivals
May 7, 2013, Oakland Tribune

Art and Soul Oakland announces partial lineup
May 1, 2013, Oakland Tribune

Two sensational days of music, food, fun 
and art in beautiful downtown Oakland.


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Art + Soul 2014 Media Releases + Photos

Title/Date of Release  
Oaktown Throwdown Winners Announced
Inaugural BBQ Competition Fuels Big Crowds at 14th Annual Art + Soul Festival
August 8, 2014
Art + Soul Oakland Kicks Off with Smokin’ Hot BBQ Competition
Acclaimed Oakland Chef Tanya Holland to Share BBQ Secrets at 14th Annual Festival
July 29, 2014
Downtown Street Closures Announced as Oakland Heats Up for Art + Soul, the Bay Area’s Best Festival
July 24, 2014
Dancing Off-the-Wall from Oakland City Hall
Art + Soul 2014 to Feature Vertical Dance Pioneers BANDALOOP
July 9, 2014
Art + Soul Oakland Heats Up with New BBQ Competition, 40 Acts on 4 Stages, Fun for All (main festival release)
June 18, 2014
2014 Calendar Release: Oakland’s Flagship Festival Heats Up With New BBQ Competition
May 22, 2014

2014 Photos for Media Use 

Images of Key to the City recipients with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.  Photo of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan with Tanya Holland from Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ

Tanya Holland and Mayor Jean Quan. 

Photo by Phil Surkis, Brown Sugar Kitchen.
photo of Oakland Mayor Jean Quay with Dorothy King from Everett and Jones BBQ

Mayor Jean Quan and Dorothy King. 

Photo by Chris Duffey, Art + Soul. 
The following photos are provided to accompany editorial coverage on the 14th annual Art + Soul and may not be used for commercial purposes.

Please include photographer credit were noted. Click on a thumbnail below for a high resolution image.

Photo of Tommy Castro and The Painkillers by Steve Sherman

Tommy Castro
and the PainKillers  

Photo by Steve Sherman.
Photo of Tommy Castro by Lewis MacDonald

Tommy Castro
and the PainKillers 

Photo by Lewis MacDonald.
Photo of Bay Area Blues Society Caravan of Allstars

Bay Area Blues Society Caravan of Allstars
Photo of Alta California

Alta California
Photo of BANDALOOP by Atossa Soltani


Photo by Atossa Soltani.
Photo of Dazz Band

Dazz Band
Photo of EMN

Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN)
Photo of Jennifer Johns

Jennifer Johns
Photo of Lakeside

Photo of Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Photo of Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Photo of Rose Royce

Rose Royce
Photo of Turf Dancing

Turf Dancing
Image of Turf Dancing

Turf Dancing
Image of Turf Dancing

Turf Dancing
Photo of Edwin Hawkins

Edwin Hawkins

Oaktown Throwndown BBQ (New this year at Art + Soul)

photo of chicken on a BBQ photo of chicken thighs on a BBQ photo of ribs on a BBQ racks of ribs on a BBQ
photo of young girl with A's face paint enjoying a BBQ rib photo of man grilling at a BBQ competition    

General Festival Photos 
Photo of Ronnie Stewart performing at Art + Soul photo of Art + Soul festival goers along Clay Street photo of children enjoying a ride at Art + Soul photo of folks dancing along to one of the performers at Art + Soul
Children enjoying the Family Fun Zone at Art + Soul in front of historic Oakland City Hall photo of aerial performer at Art + Soul photo of crowds steps away from the stage at Art + Soul Photo of Blues guitar performer at Art + Soul
Photo of performer on the Plaza Stage in Ogawa Plaza during Art + Soul Photo of artisan vendor at Art + Soul photo of youth painting the community mural at Art + Soul photo of couple dancing near the Plaza Stage at Art + Soul




Art + Soul 2014 In The News

September 24, Fox's Right This Minute
August 3, SFGate Opinion Shop

Art + Soul festival serves up all things Oakland
August 2, San Francisco Chronicle

July 30, East Bay Express
July 27, Sacramento Bee
Art + Soul Oakland, Redwood City PAL Blues festival should delight music fans
July 21, Oakland Tribune

5 fabulous festivals 
April 29, Oakland Tribune