Y Sisters to Perform at Occidental Center for the Arts

Sunday April 29 @ 4 pm. T Sisters! at Occidental Center for the Arts. Oakland-based siblings Erika, Rachel and Chloe are fast-rising singer/songwriter stars on the folk/Americana festival circuits who collaborate with and support acts such as Amos Lee, Laurie Lewis,Todd Rundren, the Woods Brothers, and more. Captivating audiences with soaring harmonies, inventive arrangements, and plenty of sisterly(…)

Sarah Baker with Nina Gerber & Mona Gnader Set to Perform at Occidental Center for the Arts

Calendar/ Blues/Rock/Soul Music: Saturday April 14 @ 8 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents Sarah Baker with Nina Gerber & Mona Gnader. Composer, pianist, teacher and blues/rock/soul singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sarah Baker is back on our stage! with the legendary Nina Gerber on guitar, joined by electric bassist Mona Gnader of The Waboritas. Don’t miss this exciting collaboration(…)

OCA Welcomes Back the Scions of Ireland’s Famous Singing Black Family

Friday, March 16 , 2018 @ 8 pm. The Black Brothers Band ! OCA is proud to welcome back the charismatic scions of Ireland’s famous singing Black Family- Michael and Shay Black- and their fine band, featuring fiery fiddle virtuoso Bobbi Nikles and famed pianist (‘The Commitments’ soundtrack) Eamonn Flynn. Don’t miss their exciting mix of(…)

Occidental Center for the Arts Presents Famed Folk Singer/songwriter Duo Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Saturday March 10 @7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents famed folk singer/songwriter duo Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen from Vermont! Gillette (Darcy Farrow; Bed of Roses; Back on the Street Again) and his wife, singer-instrumentalist Mangsen will delight you with traditional and contemporary folk songs, rich harmonies, accomplished guitar, banjo, and concertina accompaniment, and a(…)

French Oak Gypsy Band at Occidental Center for the Arts

Sat. February 24 @ 7:30 pm. French Oak Gypsy Band  at Occidental Center for the Arts. Come on down to our acoustic sweet spot to enjoy a fresh spin on French and American Swing Era classics, Django –inspired, plus world music tunes. This popular local band features magnetic vocalist Stella Heath, with Gabe Pirard on guitar/vocals (both formerly(…)

Cajun Dance Music at Occidental Center for the Arts

Cajun Dance Music: Saturday February 17 @ 7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts. Cajun Mardi Gras Dance Party! with Suzy Thompson & Aux Cajunals. Renowned roots musician/fiddler Suzy Thompson sings and plays Cajun accordion, fiddle and guitar joined by Eric Thompson, vocalist daughter Allegra plus other fine musicians for some foot-stomping, smoking hot Cajun(…)

LGBTQ Community Well-represented on Stage and Among the Winners at the Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City and several artists delivered powerful statements about sexual harassment, immigration, and the overall state of America. Throughout the night, the LGBTQ community was well-represented on stage and among the winners, writes Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media.(…)

Grammy-winning Jazz Quartet Performs at OCA

Saturday January 27 @ 7pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents: Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration. Sterling jazz quartet featuring Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist McCandless (Paul Winter Consort; Oregon) and guitarist Foley-Beining with Tom Shader on bass and Tom Hayashi, drums playing original compositions at OCA’s acoustic sweet spot. $18 Advance/$22 at the door. Cabaret seating. Fine Refreshments. Wheelchair Accessible.(…)