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Art & Soul Oakland 2012: Full Schedule & Lineup – 8/04-8/05

New expanded hours for 2012!
Saturday, August 4: 2pm to Midnight
Sunday, August 5: Noon to 6pm
Entrance gates close 1/2 hour before close of festival

Advance online: $10 adults; $5 seniors (65 and older) & youth (13-17)
*Note: Advance online tickets are no longer available, please purchase tickets at the gate

At the Gate: $15 adults; $8 seniors & youth
Children 12 & under enjoy free admission
*Above prices are per-day

The festival that launched downtown Oakland’s transformation as the Bay Area’s hottest dining and arts scene, Art & Soul Oakland will sizzle this year with two art- and music-packed days featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, E.D.M., punk, honky-tonk, metal, world, Latin, folk, R&B, and blues music performed by national recording artists and top local talent.

This year’s event also features late-night hours on Saturday; epic scales of art installations, film projections, and light-based art from local artists including de Young Museum artist fellows and artist-in-residence alumni, American Steel, and others; hundreds of artisan booths; gourmet global cuisine and mobile food trucks; and for kids, carnival rides, music and art activities.  Easy to get to and fun for all, the 12th annual Art & Soul Oakland offers direct access via public transit in addition to free parking for cars and bikes.

Brought to you by the City of Oakland and the East Bay Express.


Times are subject to change. Please check back for any last minute adjustments.


Art & Soul Main Stage
World Class Rock hosted by KFOG 104.5/97.7FM
Clay St. between 11th & 12th

2:45 – 4:00 Blame Sally
4:30 – 5:45 Duets: Meshell Ndegeocello & Chris Bruce
6:15 – 7:30 Luce

EBX Plaza Stage
Presented by the East Bay Express
in front of City Hall

2:30 – 3:15 Frank Fairfield
3:35 – 4:20 Metal Mother
4:40 – 5:25 Lyrics Born
5:45 – 6:30 Saviours
6:50 – 7:35 Vetiver
7:55 – 9:00 Souls of Mischief
9:20 – 11:20 DJ Dyloot & DJ John Beavers Skills

City Center Stage
City Center Plaza

2:30 – 3:00 Musically Minded Academy
3:15 – 4:00 Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (Frederick Douglass Youth Ensemble)
4:15 – 5:00 Vocal Rush
5:15 – 6:00 Oakland Youth Chorus
6:30 – 7:30 La Misa Negra

12th St. Stage
12th St. at Broadway

2:30 – 3:15 VNote Ensemble
3:45 – 4:45 Boca do Rio
5:15 – 6:00 Garrison Starr
6:30 – 7:30 Sweet Talk Radio

Jefferson St. Stage
Gospel Showcase presented by Edwin Hawkins and the Community of Unity
12th St. at Jefferson

2:30 – 2:45 A Community of Unity
2:50 – 3:05 Carl Mason & Voices of Celebration & Praise
3:10 – 3:25 JUS B CUZ
3:30 – 3:40 Demetrius Tolefree & the Tolefree Singers
3:45 – 3:55 Lolita Matthews Alhark
4:00 – 4:15 Bishop Walter L. Hawkins Love Center Choir, Director Rusty Watson
4:20 – 5:00 The New Edwin Hawkins Singers
5:05 – 5:20 Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
5:25 – 5:45 Alfreda Lyons-Campbell
5:50 – 6:05 Derrick Hall & Company
6:10 – 6:25 Joe Douglass & Spirit of Praise
6:30 – 6:50 Lawrence Matthews
6:55 – 7:10 Lily of the Valley Christian Center
7:15 – 7:30 A Community of Unity

Rotunda Building Stage
“Yak to the Bay” All Styles 2-on-2 Dance Battle hosted by YAK FILMS
Frank Ogawa Plaza

2:00 Open sign up for teams of 2 dancers of all styles
3:00 – 5:00 Dance Battle Pre-Selections
5:00 – 7:00 Performance by Oakland Poet Laureate Finalists: Euna Bonovich, Jose Saldona, Kerby Lynch, Robin Levy, Stephanie Yun, Tele’jon Quinn and Victoria Kupu
7:00 – 10:00 “Seven 2 Smoke” Dance Battle Finals


Art & Soul Main Stage
Hosted by the new R&B KBLX 102.9FM
Clay St. between 11th & 12th

12:15 – 1:15 Zendaya & PopLyfe
1:45 – 2:45 Kellye Gray
3:15 – 4:15 Oleta Adams
4:45 – 5:45 Lalah Hathaway

EBX Plaza Stage
Presented by the East Bay Express
in front of City Hall

1:30 – 2:15 Oceanography
2:30 – 3:15 Churches
3:30 – 4:15 Persephone’s Bees
4:30 – 5:30 Forrest Day

City Center Stage
Youth Rock!
City Center Plaza

12:30 – 1:00 Sobrante Park Talent Winners/
TIGHT Youth Program
1:45 – 2:30 Unwanted Money
3:00 – 4:00 Oaktown Jazz Workshops
4:30 – 5:15 In the Moment

12th St. Stage
12th St. at Broadway

12:30 – 1:15 Free Food
1:45 – 2:30 Caldecott
3:00 – 4:00 Dear Indugu
4:30 – 5:30 Whiskerman

Jefferson St. Stage
Oakland Blues & Heritage Stage presented by the Bay Area Blues Society
12th St. at Jefferson

12:30 – 12:55 Two Things in One
1:05 – 1:45 Oakland Blues Divas
featuring JNeen, Keyshia Wright, Margie Turner & Tia Carroll
1:55 -2:15 Billy & The Thrillers
2:25 – 2:35 Cletus
2:45 – 3:15 The Mekesmo Band Featuring Little Deon
3:25 – 4:00 Lady Bianca
4:10 – 5:00 Oakland Blues Reunion
featuring Big Cat Tolefree, Curtis Lawson, Little Junior Crudup, Tommy Nunnelly, Wylie Trass & Terrible Tom Bowden
5:10 – 5:45 Jackie Payne

Rotunda Building Stage
World Dance stage presented by Carla Service, Dance-A-Vision Entertainment
Frank Ogawa Plaza

12:30 – 5:30 Join Carla Service of Dance-A-Vision Entertainment as she celebrates Oakland’s diverse dance studios based by showcasing the Magic of Dance. Jazz, Modern, African, Pole Dancing, Hip Hop, Belly Dancing & more.

Participating studios:
East Bay Center
Kids n’ Dance
In the Groove
New Style Motherlode
Dance-A-Vision Entertainment
For the Cause
Dimensions Dance Theater
Atomic Allure 


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