Two sensational days of music, food, fun 
and art in beautiful downtown Oakland.
logo for Art + Soul 2015
15th Anniversary Art + Soul Lineup

Our 15th Anniversary lineup celebrates the rich
heritage and bright future of Oakland music!

Lineups and times are confirmed, but subject to change.

Click here to view the Festival Program as a PDF.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Art + Soul Main Stage - Blues Showcase
Produced by Ronnie Stewart and the West Coast
Blues Society

Clay Street at 12th

12:30 - 1:15 Roharpo & The Real Deal Blues Band  
1:30 - 2:15 Big Cat Tolefree and the Hypnotics  
2:30 - 4:30 The West Coast Blues Caravan of All Stars, featuring Karl Bracey, Wanda Diamond, Teddy ‘Blues Master’ Watson, Wylie Trass, Lil Jr. Crudup, Hollywood Jenkins, Willie G. and the Legendary Fillmore Slim Photo of West Coast Blues Caravan
4:50 - 5:45 Lenny Williams Photo of Lenny Williams
Gospel Showcase Stage
Presented by Edwin Hawkins and A Community of Unity
Clay Street at 14th

12:30 Community of Unity Choir COU  
12:50 Brenda Jeff & Company  
1:10 Jovan Watkins  
1:30 Nona Brown & I.M.C  
1:50 Dayanna Griffin  
2:10 Love Center Choir  
2:30 Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Photo of Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
2:55 Ashling “Biscuit” Cole  
3:15 Carl Mason & Voices of Celebration In Praise  
3:35 Jayvyn Williams & Arising Generation  
3:55 Byrd Sisters  
4:15 Derrick Hall and Co.  
4:35 Lawrence Matthews Photo of Lawrence Matthews
5:00 The Porter Brothers & Genesis  
5:25 Demetrius Tolefree  
EBX Plaza Stage
Turf & All-Styles Dance Battle
Produced by Yak to the Bay

In front of historic City Hall

12:30 - 3:00 Preliminaries: Turf & All Styles Dance Battle
The Bay Area's hottest dancers vie for cash prizes in this high-flying competition.
Photo of Turf Dancing in front of Oakland City Hall
3:00 - 3:20 BANDALOOP
Renowned Oakland-based vertical dance pioneers in breathtaking performance dancing on and off the facade of City Hall.
Photo of BANDALOOP dancing on the facade of Oakland City Hall
3:30 - 5:30 Finals: Turf & All Styles Dance Battle
The Bay Area's hottest dancers vie for cash prizes in this high-flying competition.

Jefferson Street Stage
Jefferson Street at 12th
2:00 - 2:45 Willow Steps  
3:15 - 4:15 Damond Moodie  
4:45 - 5:30 Willow Steps  
Kinetic Arts Center Circus Stage
14th Street at Jefferson
1:00 - 5:00 Oakland's acclaimed circus school and performance company dazzles with aerialists, acrobats and clowns Photo of aerialist from Kinetic Arts Center



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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Art + Soul Main Stage - Blues Showcase
Hosted by R&B KBLX 102.9 FM
Clay Street at 12th

1:00 - 2:00 Zakiya Harris feat. Elephantine Photo of Zakiya Harris feat. Elephantine
2:45 - 3:45 The Family Stone Photo of the Family Stone
4:30 - 5:45 Sheila E. Photo of Sheila E.
Elevate Oakland Stage
Clay Street at 14th

12:30 Welcome - Ryan Nicole, Stage Host/Oakland spoken word artist  
12:35 - 1:15 Pacific Soul  
1:15 - 1:25 DJ D Sharp  
1:25 - 1:35 Elevate Oakland Co-Founders: Sheila E., Yoshi Akiba, Lynn Mabry and Jason Hofmann Photo of Elevate Oakland co-founders
1:35 - 2:25 Ray Obiedo with Leah Tysse  
2:25 - 2:35 DJ D Sharp  
2:35 - 2:45 Ryan Nicole  
2:45 - 3:00 The League featuring Pete Tha, Bren Esco, J.A.I, and Dominic  
3:00 - 3:10 DJ D Sharp  
3:10 - 3:40 34-56 Photo of 34-56
3:40 - 3:50 Ashling "Biscuit" Cole  
3:50 - 4:30 Martin Luther Photo of Martin Luther
4:30 - 4:45 DJ D Sharp  
4:45 - 5:35 Kev Choice Photo of Kev Choice
EBX Plaza Stage
Oakland! Let's Dance Stage
Presented by Carla Service/Dance-a-Vision, Oakland

In front of historic City Hall

12:30 - 5:45 Celebrating the Bay Area's many dance styles and cultures. Photo of Carla Service performing at Art + Soul
National Poetry Slam Oakland Stage
Jefferson Street at 12th

2:00  - 5:00 Team Oakland  
Von Bellows
Bri Blue
J. Theo
  Team Berkeley
Jazz Sufi
B. Deep
Jordan Ranft
Brandon Melendez
Joshua Merchant
Terry Taplin
Photo of spoken word artist
  Team Palo Alto
Mike Ting
Hadas Goshen
Casey Gardner
Jarvis Subia
Mike Taylor
Patrick Ohslund
  Host City All-Star's & Friends
Denise Jolly
Caligula 6  
Jason Bayani
D'dra White
Amber Flame
Sevan Kelee
Dazié Rustin Grego
photo of Spoken Word artist
  DJ Yaddos
Host: Mona Webb
Kinetic Arts Center Circus Stage
14th Street at Jefferson
1:00 - 5:00 Oakland's acclaimed circus school and performance company dazzles with aerialists, acrobats and clowns Photo Kinetic Art Center performer at Art + Soul

Admission Prices at the Gate:
$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free