ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

The light is always on - you just need to look for it! KONO & Oakland First Fridays invite you to “Light’s On.” Experience and be the light of your community at our monthly street festival!

VIEW THE oAKLAND FIRST FRIDAYS MAP TO FIND THE LOCATIONS OF ALL THE STAGES & VENDORS

24TH ST. stage

DJ Wiley E

His dynamic set lists include songs from Motown, 70’s, Rock, Latin, Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae and today’s top 40 hits. DJ Wiley-E loves what he does, bringing the party to the people.

 

DJ ELEMBE

With a vast catalog of music DJ Elembe brings in all types of people to the dance floor. Stop by to listen to him spin tracks of African, World, Reggae, Roots/Dance Hall, Bhangra, Salsa, Reggaeton, Funk & Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop.

 
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iAm L.E.O.

This 23-year-old, Oakland-grown dance instructor is a multi-talented activist experienced in numerous fields of study with law, music theory, and hip hop dance. He is a member of the Determination Black Men's Group, a men group in Oakland dedicated to educating and liberating black men.

 

Front Gate

 
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SOUL BEATZ

Join in the drumming circle. Soul Beatz is an eclectic group of individuals who started in the Ashby Bart Station, but have since become one of the best and well-known drum circles in all of Oakland. The band welcomes all people to participate, and kids absolutely love it!

PHAT LUV BAND

Swing by Phat Luv’s performance and you’ll see all types of music lovers dancing together in one place - babies, disabled, old, young - all hopping around to beat all hopping around to beats of funk, R&B, pop and more

 

25TH ST. stages

 

SUDAKRA

Part composer, part producer, Sudakra makes the dance floor quake with his finessed blend of production and bass. Sudakra internally moves with the music he puts out with his live performances so come out and see what this man has for you!

 
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Infamous Taz

Rap artist displaced to Pittsburgh when he was a youngster, that also became his home. Taz is a three dimensional artist with impeccable lyrical ability. He is the founder of a locally known rap group, Juice Crew Over Everything.

 

SAKE GARDEN stage

 

DJ JOOGMAC

With a background in rap and vocals, DJ Joogmac has a multidimensional understanding of bringing crowds together. Come out and support this Bay Area talent!

dj deity

Hailing from the east coast DJ Deity’s musical aesthetics blend soundscapes of afro house, club, to soulful tracks and beyond into a colorful journey. 

 

Poet Leo Mercer

Born and raised in Oakland until 14, Leo founded his business The MERCER Brotherhood. He partners with numerous organizations to push policy while allowing room for eccentric sense of self worth.

 
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TURF INC.

*25th St. Performance Area

TURFinc works with inner-city kids to teach provide an engaging way of keeping youth off of the streets. Come support the youth showcasing their skills with Oakland and the world.

 

Sycamore Performance Area

 
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