by Heart of the Town Events
$0 – $18



Downtown Oakland - 14th St. at Broadway

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza

Oakland, CA 94612

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18th Annual Art + Soul Oakland Festival
July 28-29, 2018
Noon - 6pm

Music, Art, Dance, Food, Family Fun - in beautiful downtown Oakland. An annual tradition since 2001!

Downtown Oakland’s flagship Art & Soul festival keeps it fresh and fun with a jam-packed 18th birthday celebration of local art, music and culture. Oakland legends The Pointer Sisters; Grammy-nominees Alphabet Rockers; indie rap star Lyrics Born; electro, hip hop collective Jazz Mafia, plus new Salsa stage, annual Blues, Gospel, local band showcases and more. Also, a high-flying turf dance competition, world dance and circus stages, Family Fun Zone with kiddie carnival, artisan marketplace ─ plus great food, wine and beer.

LINEUP & FESTIVAL INFO AVAILABLE - www.artandsouloakland.com

2018 ADVANCE Ticket Prices - per day ADVANCE

$12 Adults - one day
$18 Adults - two day (advance sales only - not available at gate)
$ 6 Seniors (65+) - one day
$ 9 Seniors (65+) - two day (advance sales only - not avaiable at gate)
Celebrating our 18th birthday - free admission for ages 18 & under

2018 GATE Prices - per day

$15 Adults
$ 8 Seniors (65+)
Celebrating our 18th birthday - free admission for ages 18 & under

Art + Soul Oakland is accessible to wheelchair users. A.S.L. interpreters provided for select performances. Additional accessibility related information will be available at the Art + Soul Information Booth.

For info on getting to the festival, what to bring and more, visit our festival FAQ page.

Festival Gate Entrances:

  • 14th Street & Broadway

  • Promenade beside City Center West Garage
    (off Martin Luther King Jr. Way between 12th and 14th streets)

  • Clay Street & 11th Street

Free Attended Bike Parking: Ride your bike to Art + Soul! Free attended bike parking service is available both days at the festival's 14th Street & Broadway entrance.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is an all-ages event.

Senior ticket price: please be prepared to show ID

To purchase alcohol at the event: requires a valid State, or government ID showing that the purchaser is 21+

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Check our website for full public transportation/walking/biking/parking info.

What can I bring into the event?

Check our website for full info; no outside alcohol allowed. No cans, bottles, coolers allowed. Only service animals allowed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions, please email info@artandsouloakland.com

What's the refund policy?

Advance sale tickets are refundable if refund is requested at least 7 days prior to the event start date. After that, we do no offer refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You need to bring either your printed ticket or the scannable pdf on your phone. All tickets will be scanned at entry.

Can I update my registration information?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. The name on your ticket does not need to match the person using the ticket. Tickets are scanned at entry and good for one admission as noted on the ticket.

Other inquiries, questions - please visit www.artandsouloakland.com. Still not finding what you are looking for? Send an email to info@artandsouloakland.com


Heart of the Town Events

Art & Soul Oakland at Downtown Oakland - 14th St. at Broadway

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612