Press Release

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:20pm
Oakland Museum of California Announces Inaugural All-ages Park Jam Festival With A Headlining Performance by Daveed Diggs and Clipping.
Presented in Partnership with Noise Pop and Oakhella, Hosted by Oakland’s Own Ryan Nicole, Held Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 12 to 5 pm

(OAKLAND, CA) June 27, 2018— The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will host its first-ever Park Jam outdoor festival on Saturday, July 21 from 12 to 5 pm, including a headlining performance by experimental Hip-Hop group clipping., featuring Oakland-born actor, writer, and musician Daveed Diggs. Diggs also stars in, produced, and co-wrote the upcoming feature film Blindspotting, which was filmed in Oakland. The film debuted to rave reviews at the 2018 Sundance and SXSW film festivals and will be released nationwide next month.

 

The inaugural all-ages event, presented in partnership with Noise Pop and Oakhella, will take place in the Museum’s back gardens where visitors can enjoy food, drinks, turntable battles, DJ sets, and more. Hosted by Oakland’s own Ryan Nicole, enjoy live performances by MADlines, Knuckle Neck Tribe, live graffiti murals by Refa One and Aerosol Art, and a special tribute to the late Pam the Funkstress, also known as Purple Pam.

 

Tickets to Park Jam also include access to special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, open for just three more weeks after the festival through August 12, 2018. Advance tickets are available online at museumca.org/parkjam.

 

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WHAT: OMCA’s first-ever Park Jam, an outdoor all-ages music festival with a headlining performance by clipping., featuring actor, writer, and musician Daveed Diggs of Oakland.

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 12–5 pm (Museum hours are 10 am–6 pm)

WHERE: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA

COST: Advance tickets: $19.95 adult; $14.95 senior/student; $10.95 youth; free for children 8 and under. Day-of tickets: $25 adult; $20 senior/student; $16 youth; free for children & under. Additional ticketing fees apply.

PARKING: There is a $7 flat rate parking fee for the onsite garage. 

 

ABOUT NOISE POP

Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is one of the nation's leading independent music promoters. Over the last 26 years Noise Pop's namesake festival has provided exposure to some top emerging artists, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Grimes and more. Noise Pop also co-produces the celebrated Treasure Island Music Festival with Another Planet Entertainment. Noise Pop operates the venerable San Francisco venue the Swedish American Hall, which includes Cafe du Nord, as well as producer of the free celebration of musical and culinary delights, the 20th Street Block Party. Additionally, Noise Pop partners with various organizations, venues and institutions to produce events throughout the year including the SFMOMA, MUTEK, California Sunday Magazine and California Academy of Sciences. Visit www.noisepopfest.com for more information.

 

ABOUT OAKHELLA

Born in the Lower Bottoms of West Oakland, Oakhella is an organization that seeks to preserve the cultural fabric of the city while welcoming newcomers into the community. Officially launched in April of 2016 as a micro-music festival, Oakhella has grown into a community organization made up of young professionals who recognize the need to create spaces that encompass the broader culture of Oakland. Well known for its multi-generational appeal, Oakhella and its sister org, Bottom's Up Community Garden, have produced events that cater to people from all walks of life.

 

ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state’s art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California's dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum. museumca.org

 

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