About Eastlake Music Festival
EMF is a FREE, ALL AGES music and cultural arts festival on the shores of Lake Merritt, nestled in the heart of Oakland, California.
We promote independent music and performance arts of all genres…but with a twist. You see, we are 501(c)3 fiscally sponsored. We are Not For Sale! We believe live music and performance arts shouldn’t be a luxury for the few, but rather accessible to the many.
Each year over 100 volunteers (e.g. local artists, neighbors, nonprofit associations and organizations as well as Eastlake businesses) annually give their time, contribute resources, and donate their talents for FREE.
We just love new music, art & dance. We believe there’s so much more out there, than what your hands can type or your computer screen can hold. EMF is local music & cultural arts by the people, for the people.