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



Art + Soul 2012 In The News

“I Heard That:” Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival 
August 8, 2012, BeyondChron

Oakland celebrates local musicians and artists at Art and Soul festival
August 6, 2012, Oakland North

Art & Soul puts Oakland pride on display
August 5, 2012, San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival Celebrates Local Talent
August 4, 2012, CBS5

12th Annual Art and Soul Festival in Oakland
August 4, 2012, KGO7

Finding Art & Soul in Oakland: Artist Taro Hattori Infiltrates City Hall
August 4, 2012, KQED Arts

Organizers put finishing touches on Art and Soul 
July 3, 2012, ABC7

Oakland Hosts Art and Soul Festival This Weekend
August 3, 2012, KQED Radio

Oakland festival to showcase Bay Area dancers
August 2, 2012, ABC7

East Bay's diverse mix of food trucks join ranks of Art & Soul Oakland this year
August 2, 2012, Oakland Local

The streets of downtown Oakland come alive with "Art and Soul"
August 1, 2012, KALW

The Art of Art & Soul
August 1, 2012, East Bay Express


New Day for Forrest Day 
August 1, 2012, East Bay Express

Harrington: Top 10 picks for Art & Soul
August 1, 2012, Oakland Tribune

Oakland's Art & Soul Festival brings vendors together, reflects city's diverse communities 
July 31, 2012, Oakland Local

Digital Arts To Take Center Stage at Art & Soul Oakland This Weekend
July 31, 2012, KQED News 


Art & Soul festival's music line-up 'outstanding' - tickets available now
July 24, 2012, Oakland Local

Oakland’s 12th Annual “Art & Soul” Festival
July 20, 2012, FunCheapSF

Voted Best Annual Event by East Bay Express Readers
July 18, 2012, East Bay Express 

Art & Soul Oakland to maximize fun, arts with new events and expanded focus
July 16, 2012, Oakland Local

200 Yards project asks photographers to focus on downtown Oakland
July 16, 2012, Oakland North


Voted Best Local Festival or Annual Event by Oakland Magazine Readers
July/August 2012, Oakland magazine 

Art & Soul Oakland announces lineup 
June 14, 2012, Oakland Tribune

Best Summer Top Ten
June 2012, Essence


Summer's must-see music festival extravaganzas
May 27, 2012, San Francisco Chronicle 

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  
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 Performer Photos

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