#OAKpARTners @ Oakland First Fridays August 3rd, 2018 Entertainment Line Up


We’ve all heard,"two heads are better than one.”  What does this really mean? At Oakland First Fridays, we believe  it’s partnership - a collaborative effort in creating something bigger than ourselves. We invite you to share with us photos of you and your partner (or partners) creating artwork together!

Follow and tag @oaklandfirstfridays with #OAKpARTners and you can get re-posted on our page! We look forward to seeing your pictures and seeing YOU at the festival on August 3rd to celebrate Oaklands creative community of creatives and collaborative pARTners!


24th street stage

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dj wILEY e - 5:00PM - 8:30PM

DJ Wiley-E has been performing around the Bay Area since 2004. His dynamic setlists includes songs from Motown, 70’s, Rock, Latin, Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae, and today’s top 40’s. DJ Wiley-E loves what he does, providing good entertainment flow for party people.


THE ONYX  - 6:30pm - 7:00pm

The Onyx is an all black female music ensemble. This collective of women came together to solidify unity among women of color and to provide an artistic outlet for the female voice to be heard. Hailing from and recalling styles of Oakland, Atlanta, New York and Chicago, this eclectic group brings soul, rock, funk and latin music to an electrifying peak that will have you on your feet!



STIMULI - 7:00PM - 7:30PM

STIMULI is a rock band from Oakland, California focused on it's own musical creativity and original sound. Comparison to bands like Soundgarden & Tool surface although the band's music combines melody, heaviness, and polyrhythmic groove in its own distinct manner.

With the band's debut album release 'They Are We' set for August 18th (2018) the band are taking their energetic live performances on the road in support of the new music.




TURF INC - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

TURFinc has created a platform for inner city kids to learn the fundamentals of TURF dancing and has given them an engaging, exciting way to keep the youth off of the streets in order to give them a fighting chance in the world.

The overall goal of TURFinc is to take this powerful dance style that is changing lives beyond the streets and into a safe, positive environment where dancers and the youth have the opportunity to showcase and share their story and skills with a broader audience.




DJ ELEMBE - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - 

An accomplished DJ, drummer & artist, Elembe Blaise, has had the opportunity to travel and play music all over the world. With a vast catalog of music specializing in African, World, Reggae, Roots/Dance Hall, Bhangra, Salsa, Reggaeton, Funk and Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop, DJ Elembe has the ability to seamlessly mix all genres of music bringing crowds to the dance floor.

Sponsored by Kevita



Get ready to rock and groove with Oakland First Fridays favorite FREE dance party in the Sake Garden. We've got drink specials, and a very special Line-Up including DJ's Salty Sherilyn, Das Boots, Joogmac, Jon Reyes, Druskee, and East Bay Express 2018 award winner DJ Fela Kutchi! 




Special thanks to our August 2018 sPONSORS


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