Last year the OMF team unleashed a new and fresh showcase theme called Oakland Music Festival. Headlinng some of the highest name artists in Hip Hop as Dom Kennedy and SZA, OMF gave a spectacular boost to Oakland’s ever expanding musical abyss to further heights, all within its city limits. Now with the stakes for this year being twice as great, we at All Bay Music will release rare archived footage from the FIRST anual to relive the magic days before the second annual gathering of OMF. Pictures following the lineup below. Tickets available here. See you Saturday under the lights.



GoldLink — lead live act on the Soulection label, supposedly working with Rick Rubin on debut album

Los Rakas — Oakland’s own Latin urban scene kings, played Coachella earlier this year

Marc E. Bassy – neo-R&B artist who look likely to hit crossover appeal soon. Toured with Kehlani on her You Should Be Here national tour.

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals — featured on 6 tracks off Dr. Dre’s “Compton”

Kool John — local rapper legend from Richmond, spearheads the Shmoplife movement

Trails & Ways — recently completed their first headlining national tour

Starship Connection — (Teeko + B.Bravo) Big time electronic producers

BOSCO — rising dance/R&B artist out of the Fool’s Gold Records label

DUCKWRTH — well respected local experimental hip-hop artist just dropped his “NOWHERE” EP with The Kickdrums



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Ian Jackson
Founder/Owner of All Bay Music Magazine, Owner of TheRapManager.com