Bay Area Vibez Music and Arts Festival will be held at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park on September 26 and 27 in Oakland, CA. The largest festival line up ever seen in Oakland is sure to draw crowds from San Francisco and all around the state.
Performing Saturday are a full-bodied genre-bending infusion of EDM, Ska, hip-hop,
alternative rock and reggae acts, as Morgan Heritage, The Grouch & Eligh, Tarrus Riley,
Fishbone, Cut Chemist, Mod Sun, Queen Omega, I-Live, Skip Marley, Forrest Day, I-Wayne
and Black Am-I.
Bay Area Vibez Sunday, Sept. 27 headliners include wildly popular electronic dance music DJ
Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, Grammy winning rapper, Nas and Grammy nominated
singer/songwriter/producer Meshell Ndegeocello, best known for her acclaimed breakthrough
album “Plantation Lullabies.”
Sunday’s lineup also includes acts from the Pacific Islands, Belize, Jamaica and the states.
Those artists will include, Fiji, Paper Diamond, Z-Trip, Dimond Saints, trending reggae-rock
artists, Krooked Treez, Richie Spice, The Courtney John Project and Rick Haze.
The mission of this “urban lifestyle music festival” is to celebrate the diversity of the Bay Area
through live music and the arts. Bay Area Vibez embodies the true essence of the San
Francisco Bay Area, while supporting regional youth and music programs. The Bay Area Vibez
festival is the brainchild of a group of Bay Area entrepreneurs, TourN’ Entertainment, including
Albert “Pretty” Cooke, Yurel Hassan Cooke, Tressa Wells and Alreca White. Each
accomplished music industry professional partnered to bring diverse music euphoria to the Bay
Bay Area Vibez is endorsing HipHopSavesLives.org (HHSL) as the festivals charity partner.
HHSL works in conjunction with Sankofa.org to better spread social justice, through youth and
music, with a plan to bring portable music studios to community centers in both San Francisco
and Oakland. “We chose to benefit HHSL, due to the high moral and social qualities that the non-profit
stands behind. They work to elevate humanity in youth, through the introduction to music and
the education of the business as well,” says co-producer, Yurel Hassan Cooke.
Stay tuned here for a full report and photos from the show.
Early bird General Admission are set at $85 for 1-day passes, $160 for 2-day passes and $225
1-day VIP, or $400 2-day VIP passes, which include early entrance to grounds, special VIP
viewing and lounge area, VIP beer and wine garden and select organic foods and snacks.
Shuttle services will be available for convenient entrance to the festival. Parking passes are
$29 per day. Festival hours go from 11am to 10pm daily. For more information, or to secure
tickets, visit www.BayAreaVibez.com.