3rd Thursdays at Latham Square
September 19, 2019
Join us for the kick-off of Oakland Cocktail Week with a couple speciality craft cocktails featuring Hennessy on deck from local fave downtown Oakland bars. Come out to enjoy Latham Square activated with LIVE music, food, beer, wine, beverages, games and good ole community fun with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
Collectivity – Freshly transplanted to San Francisco Bay Area from Shanghai, China and originally hailing from Virginia, Ben Misterka’s story is anything but ordinary. Spending the past 6 years based in Shanghai, he is well known as a top call session and touring guitarist, regularly performing at arenas, major festivals, and intimate clubs alike, with leading pop artists, internationally renowned touring acts, and his original project “Collectivity”. He is quickly turning heads and making an impact across California and beyond.
Collectivity’s original music is a high energy, jazz-funk, psychedelic soul with a rock edge performed by world class musicians. Carefully arranged and and uniquely written tunes with a jazz sensibility, ripping and soulful guitar solos, funky ass horn breaks, thick lush organ and synth tones, fat groovy low end, with a dirty pocket made for dancing while gettin yo mind right!
Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine – Spreading peace love and prosperity through music and film. The Prosperity movement brings the best of Elevated Urban World Lifestyle Music!! From Oakland Ca. to the rest of the world!!
Their album was made for the urban traveler. Prosperity Movement is Culture, Orisa, Reggae, Hip Hop, Rhythm and Blues through the lens of Urban World Music artists, WolfHawkJaguar and Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri. From Oakland Ca. to the rest of the world sonically and visually they travel through the beauty, love and prosperity of Urban World African Culture. Enjoy the sounds, and sights, travel with the Prosperity Movement.
Unlearn The World – He’s never won any awards, yet his words win over hearts. He’s never been part of the “Freshmen Class” or on the cover of any magazine, but his message is in a class of its own, proving to be just as potent and relevant as any rapper on your top five list. Considering this, it’s safe to say that UnLearn is probably the dopest MC you’ve never heard, but need to listen to. Labeled as one of “Most slept on MC’s” by a number of Hip Hop Blogs and industry taste-makers, UnLearn chose to embrace his underdog status in the game, titling his debut album “The Wake Up Call”. As an MC, Writer, Poet, Actor, Activist and overall Renaissance Man, UnLearn takes the best from all dimensions of song writing on this project, in order to showcase his substantive, yet accessible brand of lyricism while he chronicles the emotions, triumphs and tragedies that make up the Urban American experience.
Most recently, UnLearn has been gradually becoming an energizing force within the Bay Area Hip Hop scene. With co-signs from members of Hieroglyphics and other OG’s of the Bay, UnLearn has been a Mainstay and now Co-Director at Return Of The Cypher, one of the more popular weekly Hip Hop Cypher events in San Francisco. Further, UnLearn has recently been made Vice President of the All Tribes San Francisco Chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, as well as one of the lead beat making instructors for the Oakland based non-profit Today’s Future Sound, which empowers youth in the Bay and worldwide by teaching them beat making, DJ’ing, songwriting and the history of Hip Hop, giving them a sense of the cultural significance of the music. UnLearn has recently released “The New Golden Era” mixtape, his first mixtape in 3 years, as a follow up to his Debut album and is currently working on a Self-Produced EP.
Beer, Wine & Beverages – Old Kan and Beer Co., Urbano Cellars, Craft Bar Services, and Dr Hops Kombucha Beer
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.
Come out after work, invite your friends, co-workers, and family to join in on a fun evening of music, food, and that Oakland community vibe!
Kapor Center, Lennar Company, Junction Properties, Main Street Launch, John Muir, Lane Partners, Oakland Athletics