February 1 - February 28
BAMBDFEST:2019 is a multi-day, multi-venue festival in celebration of the Black Arts Movement Business District and Black arts, culture, and economics in Oakland, CA. The month-long festival in February 2019, produced by the Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc. in collaboration with BAMBD, CDC, and The Flight Deck, is funded by a Creative California Communities grant from the California Arts Council and is under the artistic direction of Dr. Ayodele Nzinga.
The Festival will consist of public performances by theater artists, musicians, dancers, comics, poets, youth groups and town legends. It will feature an eclectic mix of free and paid arts events, gallery installations, vendors, arts & crafts, public symposiums, and more that showcase the best of Oakland’s vibrant artistry. The festival will engage Oakland artists, arts venues, businesses, and the public in a massive celebration of Oakland, and the history and importance of the rich contributions of The Black Arts Movement to the State of California and the world beyond.