Since 1912, the Oakland Municipal Band has been presenting free concerts at Lakeside Park in the heart of Oakland, California.
It is one of the oldest musical organizations in the United States.
Lakeside Park is a cultural center of the city and the free concerts bring citizens of all ages and backgrounds together for quality music, picnicking and socializing. Some attendees have been enjoying the concerts for over fifty years!
The 35-piece band performs music from a variety of genres, including marches, classical, pop, big band, movies, international, show tunes, and more, for the enjoyment of the diverse population of Oakland and its surrounding areas.Concerts are presented with educational information about the pieces being performed. We hope that this will stimulate, encourage, and nurture an interest in live music, especially among younger members of the audience.
The Edoff Memorial Bandstand is located in Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA off of Bellevue Avenue. It is just past Children’s Fairyland, and opposite from the Lakeside Lawn Bowling Courts, home of the Lakeside Lawn Bowling Club, and the Garden Center at 666 Bellevue Avenue.
Paid parking is available on Bellevue Avenue. There is free parking available nearby on Grand Avenue and side streets. The area is served by AC Transit lines 33, 12 and NL on weekends. The nearest stop on line 33 is on Harrison Street at Grand Avenue. Line 12 stops on Grand Avenue at Bellevue Avenue, and line NL on Grand Avenue at Perkins Street. The nearest BART station is 19th Street, just under one mile away. Transit planning is available at Transit 511. You may also dial 511 for this information.
We are grateful to the Oakland Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Development for providing this space.