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4 music events to check out in Oakland this weekend

4 music events to check out in Oakland this weekend
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By Hoodline - Published on September 19, 2019.

If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house.

From an end-of-summer block party to an evening with an electric-guitar virtuoso, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.

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Toasted Life Outdoor Day Party

From the event description:

Toasted Life, an entertainment/lifestyle/leisure brand, is ready to turn up with you all at our final block party of the summer. This time we will be hosting this event in West Oakland at a super dope outdoor venue with a state-of-the-art sound system, turf grass and VIP outdoor cabanas. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-8 p.m.
Where: 1255 7th St.
Admission: $20 
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Soca Gold

From the event description:

Back to Basics: 100% Soca vibes in Oakland. All Caribbean islands, let’s link up to celebrate good music. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m.- Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 a.m.
Where: Level 13 Ultra Lounge, 341 13th St.
Admission:  $8 (General Admission). More ticket options are available.
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Robben Ford

From the event description:

Spend an evening with Robben Ford, one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A five-time Grammy nominee, he has played with such artists as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan and many others.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30-midnight
Where: Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W.
Admission:  $34 
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Matatu Festival of Stories

From the event description:

This festival opens its seventh year with a seasonal dinner prepared by James Beard semifinalist chef Reem Assil; a musical performance by Naima Shalhoub and Tarik Kazelah; filmmaker Rania Lee Khalil's cinematic performance of "The Third World Ecology Trilogy"; and a shamstep performance by 47SOUL.

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Admission: $25–$80 
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