Oakland Music Festival (OMF) is an annual celebration dedicated to keeping Oakland creative. OMF serves as a platform to highlight the city’s cultural heritage for a national audience with the goal of creating a sustainable local creative economy that can support full time artists and a thriving cultural scene. This year’s festival will feature a weeklong series of showcases, parties, community events, workshops, and panel discussions geared to highlight Oakland’s eclectic scene, while also addressing the issues facing the creative community.
Launched in 2013 as a celebration of all things Oakland, OMF is an independent showcase featuring local and international musical talent as well as local eateries, breweries and small craft distillers. Founded by a group of friends and Oakland locals, the Festival aims to foster and support both the local music, art community and the diverse food & spirit craftsmen that collectively give Oakland its distinct flavor. Starting as a small community block party and growing to a full-fledged, 3,000 person festival in 2015, OMF is now entering its fourth year, and continues to welcome an even broader range of artists and performers, both local and nationally recognized acts, while still maintaining its original mission of promoting the local community.