Activate Your Plaza and Build Community Through Live Music
Music City Oakland promotes Downtown Oakland as a cultural arts destination by consistently hosting free musical performances in public plazas and private lobbies throughout Downtown Oakland. With your support Music City Oakland will: Build community, incubate the local cultural arts scene, stimulate the local economy and create a more vibrant Downtown.
What Your Sponsorship Includes
- 1 hour lunchtime or after work performances from local, professional musicians
- Sound equipment
- Event planning and site review
- Marketing support through Oakland Central
- Appropriate insurance
Why Support Music City Oakland?
Making an investment in the programming and activation of public plazas is one of the best ways to attract new business tenants, new development, and bring current tenants out of their offices to enjoy our downtown. North America is moving towards the European standard of eating and shopping later into evening hours. We want out of our cars so we can enjoy a pedestrian-friendly, walkable downtown. We want “Third Places,” places to hang out where there is an abundance of cultural and community activities. An active plaza is a powerful “Third Place” that can raise the interest in the surrounding area, and bring consistent, year-round foot traffic to any neighborhood.
Programming Your Plaza Will:
- aid in new tenant recruitment
- lower vacancies
- increase property values
- increase tourism efforts
- showcase Oakland’s art and culture
- create a sense of community
- create a safer and more vibrant downtown