Now in its sixteenth year, Art + Soul Oakland returns with a weekend of family-friendly art, music, and food in downtown. Taking place on August 20 and 21, the outdoor, all-day event features multiple stages and diverse performers. Oakland R&B legends Tony! Toni! Toné! and rising singer Samaria (whom we just awarded Best New R&B Talent in our Best of the East Bay issue) are among the headliners, but the lineup features a wide assortment of genres, including jazz, funk, blues, and gospel. Visitors can also expect a barbecue competition, food vendors, dance performances, and kids’ activities. Definitely a weekend of fun not to miss! Check out the full schedule here.
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