Jack London Square’s 4th of July Block Party to draw 10,000 visitors

Oakland, Calif. – July 2, 2019: Thousands of visitors are expected to come to Jack London Square for the 4th of July Block Party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature multicultural programming across music, dance, art and food. Two kids’ zones will be part of the celebration that highlights East Bay diversity.

Oakhella, Youth Aid Non-Profit and Field of Verge Alliance are producing the event. Youth Aid Non-Profit is a charity organization that will benefit from Thursday’s activities. Admission is free; food, drink and souvenirs can be purchased.

Midtown Social, an R&B/Soul band, will headline the Fourth of July main stage on the Marina Lawn (between Webster and Harrison streets) at Jack London Square.

 Main Stage music line-up:

Performers Genre Website/Music
Midtown social R&B/Soul https://www.midtownsocialband.com/
Sistah Iminah World Music/R&B/Soul https://www.sistahiminah.com/
Small Crush Indie https://smallcrush.bandcamp.com/
Carpool Tunnel Indie Rock https://carpooltunnel.bandcamp.com/
Heno Rap https://soundcloud.com/mynameisheno
Trace Repeat Funk http://tracerepeat.com/
Mestiza Latin https://www.reverbnation.com/mestizamusic
Piwai World Music https://www.piwaiofficial.com/
Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan Folk http://www.claudiarussell.com/


Youth performers will be at the Community Stage on the Ferry Lawn (foot of Clay Street). DJs OMG Prince and Young EllaBaker will also play on the stage at the foot of Broadway. Buskers will move through Jack London Square to entertain. The Port of Oakland will have a free photo booth.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. The free “B” Broadway shuttle runs Monday thru Friday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For directions to the Oakland waterfront and parking information, please go here.


About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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