Lalah Hathaway performs during the 2015 Oakland Jazz Festival at the Pioneer Amphitheater, Cal State East Bay. (Denisha DeLane/Faith in the Bay)

Lalah Hathaway Returns for 2016 Oakland Jazz Festival + Lineup Announced

Each year the Oakland Jazz Festival raises the bar a little higher, featuring some of the best and brightest shining stars in music. Now in its 6th year, the lineup has been announced – and its a great one!

Oakland Jazz Festival
2015 Oakland Jazz Festival (Denisha DeLane/Faith in the Bay)

The 2016 Oakland Jazz Festival returns to the Pioneer Amphitheater on the campus Cal State East Bay (Hayward, CA). With an abundance of lawn space, and reserved seating to make everyone comfortable – don’t sleep on this event. July 16th is sure to be full of great weather, shades, and sundresses. Early purchase and arrival is highly suggested.


Oakland Jazz Festival 2016


The Oakland Jazz Festival

Pioneer Amphitheater
Cal State University East Bay – Hayward, CA
Sat. , July 16, 2016
12:00pm – Doors: 10:00am

Purchase Tickets  |  Pre-Sale Code: COOL
General online ticket sales begin 4/15 at 11am

2016 Lineup:

  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Boney James
  • Lalah Hathatway
  • Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Mike Phillips
  • Oakland Symphony
  • World Famous Rick & Russ Show with Almighty CJ Flash

Check out our photo gallery from last year:
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Here’s a partial list of items allowable for entry. For the full list of permitted and non-permitted items, visit 


  • OK Low-back chair (one per person; 9” or lower)
  • OK Sunscreen (protect yourself)
  • OK Cell Phones (remember to Facebook and Tweet while you’re at the festival)
  • OK Binoculars
  • OK Fanny packs
  • OK Small blanket or beach towel (one per person; max size is 8′ x 8′)
  • OK Personal hand-held cameras (i.e. small digital or point-and-click cameras)
    OK Unframed backpacks
  • OK Cigarettes/Lighters (please smoke in the designated smoking section ONLY)
  • OK Cash/Credit/Debit cards
    OK food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • OK factory sealed, non-alcoholic plastic bottles (one liter or smaller)
  • OK small cooler or picnic basket 16″ wide x 16″ high x 16″ long (16 quart cooler or smaller only;)
  • Example: Coleman
  • OK clear plastic containers or bags
  • OK plastic cutlery

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