September 2015 | EVENT
22nd & Franklin St.
9/26/2015 12:00 pm
How long has this event been in Oakland? 3 years
Oakland Music Festival “OMF” is an independent showcase featuring local and international musical talent as well as local eateries, breweries and small craft distillers. The Festival aims to foster and support both the local music community and the diverse food & spirit craftsmen that give Oakland its distinct flavor. The goal of the Festival is to support the renaissance of musical and culinary arts birthed in Oakland, and in so doing, prove that Oakland is a viable market for a world-class music, food, and arts festival.
Q: What was the inspiration behind the event?
Looking at other cities that have thrived by supporting their local arts and culture, OMF is a project designed to bring these same successes and benefits to Oakland, while working to make the city a world renowned cultural destination.
Q: Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
Bringing together all the best Oakland has to offer into one big celebration makes for an awesome party!
Q: What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
Oakland’s thriving music and arts scene! The growing community support of the arts has made Oakland one of the most exciting, and culturally interesting places to hold this kind of event in the Bay Area (and perhaps even the West Coast). The rest of the country is surely watching.
Q: Does your event partner with local businesses in Oakland?
OMF is a social enterprise designed to not only support local artists, but also the businesses and industries that support them. OMF partners with local venues, restaurants, hotels, galleries and craft makers in an effort to stimulate the local economy that supports culture and arts in the city.
Q: What’s the one thing Oakland offers that makes it the best place for your event?
Oakland’s strong community ties to the arts and culture make it perfect place for our event.
Q: What is the one thing you want everyone to know about this event?
OMF’s goal is not just to create a single day celebration of local music, arts and food, but to serve as the catalyst for greater visibility and economic support for the industry that can sustain this cultural capital.