Elevate Oakland, an organization aimed at supporting arts and music education for public schools in Oakland, California, will be hosting its first annual benefit concert this February 8th. Held at the Fox Theatre, the show will feature performances by Michael Franti, Ozomatli, Judith Hill, Goapele, and Orianthi. Get your GA tickets here, and learn about VIP access and sponsorship opportunities here.

Sheila E. presents: Elevate Oakland’s 1st Annual Benefit Concert
Featuring Michael Franti & Friends
With special guests, Judith Hill, Ozomatli, Goapele, Orianthi,
Kev Choice and Future Oakland Trio
Saturday, February 8th
Fox Theatre – Oakland

Red Carpet – 5:30 PM
VIP Reception – 6:00 PM
Concert – 8:00 PM

About Elevate Oakland:

A collaborative partnership designed to bring innovative music and arts programs to the underserved youth in the Bay Area beginning with Oakland, CA. The collaborative partnership which founded Elevate Oakland is two non-profit organizations: 51Oakland (founded by jazz club maven Yoshi Akiba and Jason Hofmann, an Oakland-based entrepreneur and former educator), and The Elevate Hope Foundation (co-founded by Grammy and Emmy-nominated pop icon Sheila E., an Oakland native and renowned musician, composer, arranger and producer, and Lynn Mabry, a Berkeley native, entertainment manager and accomplished vocalist).

Elevate Oakland is supported by the City of Oakland and OUSD’s leadership and launched its inaugural curriculum at Castlemont High School in East Oakland at the beginning of the 2013/14 school year with classes beginning with Guitar, Band, Piano, and Choir.