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Saturday, September 30, 11AM-7PM & Sunday, October 1, 10AM-5PM

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10th Annual Oaktoberfest in the Dimond

TWO DAYS from Saturday, September 30th to Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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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…

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Dance And Be Merry!

Entertainment

Uniquely and Wonderfully … OAKLAND.

John Santos Sextet feat. Orestes Vilató
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
John Santos is a Bay Area jazz institution all by himself.  Charismatic bandleader, percussionist extraordinaire, dedicated educator, and five-time Grammy nominee, John has worked with enough musical legends to fill a hall of fame, from Dizzy Gillespie to Max Roach, Tito Puente to Tootie Heath.  His Machete Ensemble, with stalwarts Wayne Wallace and Orestes Vilató, occupied the pinnacle of Latin jazz in the Bay Area for more than twenty years.  These three men know how to make music that rocks, swings, sizzles, and grooves.
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SOL Development feat Mino Yanci
Saturday September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist

SoL DeVeloPMeNT a Hip-Hop/Jazz/Soul ensemble based out of Oakland California is the soundtrack to the movement for justice, freedom and hope.

 

Valerie Troutt & MoonCandy Live House Ensemble
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Bay‐area born and bred, jazz and gospel trained, and internationally respected, Valerie Troutt is a musical collagist, borrowing from ancestral centuries of sound, channeling spirits, and delivering the stories of our love, loss, and lives. There’s a light in this unapologetically unconventional artist/teacher/activist for whom art and activism are intertwined.
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MJ's Brass Boppers
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage
Attending a MJ’s Brass Boppers shows is the next best thing to following a brass band down New Orleans’ famed Claiborne Ave. The swinging and singing brass-line is the Bay Area’s only New Orleans-style brass band whose founding members were born and raised in New Orleans itself.
Namorados Da Lua
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Namorados Da Lua – translated from Portuguese as “Moon Lovers” – is the newest Brazilian band to hit the Bay Area. The band unites Brazilian and North American musicians with a common love of creating positive music with a message.
Ajai Kasim
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Ajai Kasim is a consummate artist. From a very early age he showed signs of creativity with his drawing and art making skills. An Oakland creative, Ajai’s emphatic connection to creativity allows him to connect with all art and find ways to deliver his performance professionally with artistic intention. Be it poetry, dance, visual arts or MC’n, Ajai covers myriad forms of expression.
Batala Drum and Dance Ensemble
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Batala Drum and Dance Ensemble makes their debut Oaktoberfest performance with their signature blend of Samba, Reggae and Afro-Brazilian percussion!
RUBaDUB Posse
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
The RUBaDUBz pay tribute to the greatest reggae legends of our time. This live band plays classic roots, rockers, & RUBaDUB selections to uplift your soul.
NOT a Brass Band
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Adam Theis & NOT a Brass Band are one of the newest offshoots of the genre-bending 17 year running Jazz Mafia collective. This group was formed by five musicians who’ve had extensive experience playing in New Orleans style Brass groups, and together wanted to take the instrumentation into new and unexplored territories. Many of these new compositions use fresh rhythmic feels from Rock and Electronic Dance Music combined with melodies, harmony, and phrasing more common to Chamber, Jazz and World musics. Of course, there’s still a hint of New Orleans 2nd line lingering beneath the surface that occasionally materializes for a wild horn romp.
Dancing In The Dimond
Dancing In The Dimond Stage
Dancing In the Dimond is presented by About The Music in partnership with the All The Way Live Foundation. The dance zone features performances by Skyline High School Breakers, Culture Shock, Mini Mix’d, Mighty Shock and a 2×2 All Styles Battle with Guest Judges Samara Atkins, B-Boy Whip & Prince Ali with Emcees CoFlo & Power Surge.  Dancing in the Dimond also welcomes DJ’s Patrick Wilson, Kincaid, Eric Groove, RJ Kool Raul & Lady Ryan.

 

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Skyline High School Marching Band & Jazz Orchestra
Saturday September 30th Head Royce Family Stage Artist
Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's 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.
The Del Mars
Bavarian Hall
The Del Mars are grizzled defenders of faith. Heavier than metal. Punker than punk, bringing the beach to the Bay, again and again.
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Richard Aptekar: Alphornist
Bavarian Hall
Richard Aptekar is Oaktoberfest in the Dimond’s resident Alphornist! Come see this shining star in the center of Oaktoberfest!
Polkageist
Bavarian Hall
POLKAGEIST WEST is a traditional sounding Polka Band based in the Bay Area. Led by German-born Thomas Seiter on the accordion/vocals, POLKAGEIST West guarantees to have your audience clap their hands, stomp their feet and move their legs on the dance floor
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John Santos Sextet feat. Orestes Vilató
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
SOL Development feat Mino Yanci
Saturday September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Valerie Troutt & MoonCandy Live House Ensemble
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
MJ's Brass Boppers
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage
Namorados Da Lua
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Ajai Kasim
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Batala Drum and Dance Ensemble
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
RUBaDUB Posse
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
NOT a Brass Band
Sunday, October 1st Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
Dancing In The Dimond
Dancing In The Dimond Stage
Skyline High School Marching Band & Jazz Orchestra
Saturday September 30th Head Royce Family Stage Artist
Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, September 30th Farmer Joe's Main Stage Artist
The Del Mars
Bavarian Hall
Richard Aptekar: Alphornist
Bavarian Hall
Polkageist
Bavarian Hall

Our Appreciation

Sponsors

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

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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.

UBER DROP ZONE 
The Uber 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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