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Downtown Street Closures Planned for Oakland’s 17th Annual Art + Soul Festival

Art + Soul Rocks Oakland’s Downtown Renaissance
July 11, 2017 (updated August 2, 2017)

Click here to see Media Clips on the 2017 festival 

Photos for Media Use Below

2017 Performers:

Los Rakas

Adrian Marcel

Angie Stone
Stoney B

Tasha Page-Lockhart


John Brothers Piano Co.
Photo credit Kala Minko

Stoney B Blues Band
Photo credit Nick Abadilla

Midtown Social

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


Art + Soul 2017 In The News


August 17, 2017, East Bay Times

August 16, 2017, KQED's The Do List 

August 16, 2017, The Mercury News
August 16, 2017, East Bay Express
August 15, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle
August 7, 2017, East Bay Times

August 3, 2017, Oakland Post

Art + Soul 2016 In The News

Oakland puts on Art + Soul festival
August 18, Oakland Tribune

Art + Soul Comes to Oakland This Weekend
August 17, East Bay Express

August 2016: All the Can't-Miss Parties, Performances, Exhibits + More in the Bay Area
August 2, 7x7

Food Fests Galore! Your Guide to the Summer's Tastiest Events
August 2, 7x7

7 Bay Area Music Festivals To Get Your Groove On
May 7, The Culture Trip

Art and Soul Oakland to Celebrate 16th Anniversary
July 6, Alameda Patch

Art + Soul 2015 In The News

Oakland’s Art + Soul Festival
August 7, The Pioneer

Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival draws thousands

August 4, San Francisco Chronicle
August 2, Oakland Tribune 
August 1, NBC Bay Area 
August 1, San Jose Mercury News/BANG

Cy and David’s Weekly Picks: Art + Soul, Amy Winehouse, and More
July 30, The Do List

Don't fear the traffic: Oakland's Art and Soul festival returns for 15th year
July 30, Oakland Tribune

Weekend Guide: Oakland Art + Soul and Ginger Pride Festival
July 30, 7x7

Art + Soul promises
July 30, San Francisco Chronicle

BART and its riders prepare for weekend Transbay Tube shutdown
July 30, San Francisco Chronicle

Explore Where You Live!
July 30, ABC7

Commuters Prepare for BART Transbay Tube Closure
July 30, ABC7

Hot Ticket: Six Picks for This Week’s Heat Wave
July 29, KQED

July 29, East Bay Express
July 28, Oakland Tribune

Escapes: Oakland’s got art and soul
July 24, Sacramento Bee

Bay Area Women in African American Music: Sheila E. Returns to Oakland to Headline Art + Soul
July 22, Oakland Post

May 27, VacationIdea Magazine