Monday, July 28, 2008
Have you heard about the bi-monthy FREE live concert series in Old Oakland? We are already leading up to Session 5 in the series that takes place every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 9th & Washington Street. There is a stage and beverage tent and on the other side of the street is what is near and dear to me as a supporter of indie business.
Happening at the same time as Thursday Night Live is the Oakland Local First Marketplace co-sponsored by Oakland Events & Old Oakland Neighbors(OON). I am currently the co-chair & social coordinator for OON and the vendor coordinator for this unique Marketplace. The Marketplace will give locally owned businesses and local artists a venue to sell their wares to an eager audience, while at the same time promoting and educating Oaklanders about the importance of shopping locally. The Marketplace is a collaboration of Old Oakland businesses and restaurants, Oakland Artisans and local non-profits all working together to create a healthy
local living economy.
Do you know of a local indie biz or artisan that would like to participate? The vendor application is located here:
Are you a Lover of Oakland and eager to check out this new scene in the heart of Old Oakland? Stop by and say !Hola!, you'll find me staffing the Tamale Girl food booth at every date remaining including next August 7 from 5:30 - 9pm. Check out the other cool vendors and show some serious support for Oakland.
BTW, my Tamale Girl booth will also be at next weekends LakeFest '08 on Lakeshore Ave August 2 & 3 along with 79 other vendors, live music and a kiddie carnival.
Hope to see you soon!