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The Brew

Biergarten

Meet incredible Brewers whose beer will delight you and keep you coming back for more!

200+ craft beers, the HopTech Homebrewers’ Alley, the Red Oak Realty Wine Pavilion, and more…

Dance And Be Merry!

Entertainment

2018 Entertainment – Uniquely and Wonderfully … OAKLAND.

Melissa Jones & No Lovely Thing
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Oakland-based funk-soul band NO LOVELY THING is a force of nature – just ask their growing fan base at their live shows. Intense, spontaneous and highly collaborative, the band has that somewhat rare ability to bring the specialized talents of each member together to explode with a unified bang of energy.
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RyanNicole
Saturday September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
RyanNicole is a world renown MC & Poet whose lyrical prowess has been exploited on international stages and web platforms, garnering fans in the thousands across the globe. Her musical compositions include a solo mixtape, entitled Dis’Onance and several collaborative efforts with her group Nu Dekades and other artists. RyanNicole has performed with a wide array of artists and persons of influence, most notably President Barack Obama…enough said.

 

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The Futurelics
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
An intergalactic fusion of funk, soul, jazz, house and blues. The Futurelics is a journey into the ancient future.
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Mad Fiction
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage
Emerging artist, CHARI, has teamed up with musicians Shoji (Machine Zero), Dawn Livingston, Rich Wells (Modern Monsters) to form a blend of hip hop, rap, rock, and experimental sounds that have the boom bap of old school hip hop, the groove of tasty modern beats, and a penchant to unapologetically rock the house and sometimes even take it down to another level of chill. The Bay Area is known for leading at the cutting edge and Mad Fiction is gonna help you take the edge off.
Druvvy
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
DRUVVY is an East Flatbush, Brooklyn native born to Jamaican parents. As a musician, he is known for providing his “DRUVVYSTYLE” drumming on upcoming 79.5 debut album “Predictions” (Big Crown Records), upcoming Doc Severinsen documentary, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 2013 album “FLY: THE CUSTOMS PRELUDE”, for Childish Gambino, MF Doom, De La Soul, Yaasin Bey, Curtis Reinhard and many more. Get familiar with his “SUPERCHARGED” sound!
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Asheba
Saturday, September 29th Mass Mutual Family Stage Artist
Asheba is an engaging musical storyteller who has specialized in family entertainment since1998. Born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, he was influenced by its spectacular festival, Carnival and the folkloric oral tradition, calypso. Today, he is a renowned world musician who playfully blends calypso, reggae, neo-folk and more.
OVEOUS
Saturday, September 29th Dancing in the Dimond Artist
OVEOUS is a renaissance artist. This performer is a poet, rapper, singer, DJ and producer whose been on HBO, Late Night TV and won the Apollo so many times they kicked him out. His words in poems and music have made him one of the most highly sought after artists around the world. His recent release “Echoes Of Life” has garnered critical acclaim. Where his flows and content surpass what most expect from a vocalist/producer these days. Having worked with great artists like Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, OsunLade & Ursula Rucker have paved the way for artistic excellence. Here to share his inspiration, give it up for the world renowned artist. 
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FR333 feat. MADlines & XOA
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
FR333 is an Oakland based hip-hop duo comprised ofproducer, XOA andrapper, MADlines

Both artists share a love for music’s ability to bring people together and uplift spirits. Their recent release, Contagious Spirit, a collaborative song and video with Eritrean singer, ASTU debuted on AFROPUNK and was described as “excitingly fresh” by SF Deli Magazine.

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Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Since 1938, the Deutscher Musikverein has entertained audiences around the San Francisco Bay Area with traditional German marches, polkas, European folk and concert pieces in addition to favorites of jazz, pop and Broadway. Founded by a group of German-Americans as a hobby community band, the band today includes amateur and professional musicians of many nationalities and vintages and continues to contribute to the cultural activities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rob Reich Trio
Saturday, September 29th Bavarian Hall Artist
Rob Reich Trio will perform a lively and creative concert of classic and original tunes, featuring Rob Reich on accordion. Rob is quintessentially what makes the Oakland music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music; he’s become one of its stalwart underground artists. He starting studying piano at age three. After graduating with a degree in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he moved to Oakland, where he discovered the accordion, now his primary instrument. He is best known for his work with Circus Bella, Gaucho, and Tin Hat.
Der Brasswerks Quintet
Saturday, September 29th Bavarian Hall Artist
For over the past 30 years, Der Brasswerks Quintet has established a sterling reputation as the finest of Bay Area brass ensembles. From folk to ragtime, marches to dixieland, come raise a stein with Der Brasswerks Quintet at Oaktoberfest!
Skyline High School Marching Band & Jazz Orchestra
Saturday September 29th Mass Mutual Family Stage Artist
La Gente SF
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist

LA GENTE SF is a San Francisco based, international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Salsa, Reggaeton & Hip-Hop. LA GENTE SF fuses together rhythms and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with their distinct Bay Area flavor to create an infectious, high energy dance party. After years of touring and creating new music, LA GENTE SF has built a large and loyal following all over the US and the globe. The group’s most recent fourth album “Borderless” features special guest Deuce Eclipse of Bang Data and Zion-I. LA GENTE SF was founded in 2007, since then They have performed numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US. For example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York. LA GENTE SF has also performed internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua and most recently embarked on a month long tour of Colombia.

Their notoriety and showmanship had found them sharing the stage with other recognized recording artists, such as George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, E-40, La Santa Cecilia, Quantic, The Digital Underground, Hyro-Glyphics, Coolio, Digable Planets, Pato Banton, Los Rakas, Lyrics Born, Pete Escovedo, and MALO.

La Gente, led by Rafael Bustamante Sarria, plays an intoxicating cocktail of world music, mixing cumbia, reggae, salsa and hip-hop. Dance music with a political edge” – KQED Arts 

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Mario Y Su Timbeko
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Mario Y Su Timbeko is a sextet formed by Cuban drummer and composer Mario Salomón, TimbeKO features: Carlos Caro on congas and percussion, bassist and cuatro player Pedro Pastrana, Erick Peralta on keys, pianist Jason Moen, and singer and songwriter Juan Luis Perez. They made their debut on the streets of Oakland at the 2018 Temescal Street Fair. TimbeKO incorporates elements of R&B, Gospel, Jazz and Funk into the sounds of popular Cuban Salsa, also known as Timba. They have performed in multiple festivals and clubs in the SF Bay Area, and most recently performed a live set for “Con Sabor” on KPFA Radio. They are considered the Bay Area’s hottest new band…
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Ryan Green with Chicken Head Johnson
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
To consider local SF Bay Area MC, singer and songwriter Ryan Greene a prolific artist would be an understatement. Since the mid-80’s, Bay Area native, Ryan Greene has devoted his life path to music and for this, has reaped the benefits of being a tenacious and charismatic staple in the Bay Area music scene. Making the transition from graffiti writer, to graphic artist, and now arranger, composer, producer, singer and emcee, Ryan Greene is an all-in-one package, with talent and skill that begs for comparison.
Dancing In The Dimond
About the Music on Saturday, 9/29 + thePeople on Sunday, 09/30
Dancing In the Dimond” on Saturday, September 29th is presented by About The Music in partnership with the All The Way Live Foundation. The dance zone features performances by New Style Hustle, House of Energi, The Krow, Warriors of Rhythm and Playboyz Inc and DJ’s Rahiem Jihad, Kincaid, Riddm, Eric Groove, CPJ and special guest OVEOUS with Master of Ceremonies Power Serge and CoFlo.

“thePeople’s Sunday” on Sunday, September 30th showcases thePeople Oakland with performances by DJ Cecil, Cali, Nina Sol and more TBA!

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Melissa Jones & No Lovely Thing
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
RyanNicole
Saturday September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
The Futurelics
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Mad Fiction
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage
Druvvy
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Asheba
Saturday, September 29th Mass Mutual Family Stage Artist
OVEOUS
Saturday, September 29th Dancing in the Dimond Artist
FR333 feat. MADlines & XOA
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, September 29th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Rob Reich Trio
Saturday, September 29th Bavarian Hall Artist
Der Brasswerks Quintet
Saturday, September 29th Bavarian Hall Artist
Skyline High School Marching Band & Jazz Orchestra
Saturday September 29th Mass Mutual Family Stage Artist
La Gente SF
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Mario Y Su Timbeko
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Ryan Green with Chicken Head Johnson
Sunday, September 30th Smoakland Main Stage Artist
Dancing In The Dimond
About the Music on Saturday, 9/29 + thePeople on Sunday, 09/30

Our Appreciation

Sponsors

Thank you Sponsors! Your dedication to community helps make this day possible!

Tickets

Tickets for 2018 are available TODAY

See you on the Street! Thank You for your generous support!

Directions

Where Are We?

Getting There:

Getting to Oaktoberfest is easy and painless! We are located at the intersection of Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd in Oakland, California. We are near Hwy 580, Hwy 13 and Hwy 880. We are near AC Transit lines NL, 20, 21, 57, 96, and 339 and a short ride (or 2 mile walk) from Fruitvale Bart.

We have self service bicycle parking, and limited donation parking at Bret Harte Middle School (3700 Coolidge Ave) with Oaktoberfest shuttle service.

Stay for the Weekend! Reserve room(s) with discounted rate at the Marriott Hotel Oakland.

OAKTOBERFEST ROOM BLOCK

Executive Inn & Suites- 15% off BAR and it is available all FridaySaturday and/or Sunday of the festival. Reserve room(s) with the promo code: OAKTOBERFEST

OAKTOBERFEST DISCOUNT RATE

See You Soon!

Parking and Free Shuttle located at Bret Harte Middle School (3700 Coolidge Ave) with 20 minute loops. Last pick-ups: 7:30PM Saturday and 5:30PM Sunday.

If you are inclined to make a small $5 donation when you park, all of the parking donations will go Bret Harte Middle School.

DROP ZONE – for Ride Share
The Drop Zone will be at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and MacArthur Blvd.

Contact Us

Contacts

We would love to hear from you!

Contact Info
Email and Phone

General Inquiries:

info@oaktoberfest.org

510-992-3377

 

Executive Director

Daniel Swafford

daniel@oaktoberfest.org

 

Director of Entertainment & Marketing

Candi Martinez Carthen 

entertainment@oaktoberfest.org

Vendor and Volunteer Coordinator 

Aurice Guyton

vend@oaktoberfest.org

volunteerOaktoberfest@gmail.com 

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