On August 6, the East Bay Express celebrates its winners of the 2010 Best of the East Bay readers’ poll and editors’ picks all along the Jack London Square waterfront. Over 20,000 guests are expected to attend and salute the best ideas, products and services that are borne out of the East Bay region.
Last year, the Bicycle Coalition crowned the Best of the East Bay Party the *most pedalicious* event of the year - we parked tons of bicycles! We’ll be doing valet bike parking again in 2010, and now we know: we need lots of volunteers at this rockin’ party to park a multitude of bikes. Register to volunteer here. We especially need volunteers for the second and third shifts. Thank you!
Free drink tickets for volunteers!
This year’s Best of the East Bay Party main stage (sponsored by Amoeba Music) will feature twelve local bands: The Mighty Underdogs (made up of Gift of Gab from Blackalicious, Lateef from Latyrx and Headnodic from Crown City Rockers), Everything Must Go, Finish Ticket, Zydeco Flames, The Memphis Murder Men, Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys, Kit & the Branded Men, Bang Data, Birds and Batteries, Stone Foxes, Cheetahs on the Moon, and Fans of Jimmy Century.
Make sure to spend some time lounging in the Blues Pavilion (sponsored by the Bay Area Blues Society), where the Express pays tribute to the venerable blues history of Russell City in Hayward and 7th Street in West Oakland with performances by some of the best blues musicians in the East Bay.
The Chabot Space & Science Center’s Kids’ Party Zone (sponsored by BandWorks and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp) will feature local kid bands The Vat and Room 19. Performances are by members of the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp. The Kids’ Party Zone will also offer hands-on science projects and fun activities.
The event will be topped off with a Dance Battle (sponsored by Yak Films and The People), dance performances, extreme sports, live art demonstrations, indie designer villages, and local restaurant vendors. It’s sure to be the region’s best party of the year.
When: Friday, August 6, 2010
Where: Jack London Square waterfront
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Attendance: All Ages
Getting there: BART (Lake Merritt or 12th Street stations), AC Transit, Alameda-Oakland Ferry, Broadway Shuttle, Amtrak. Free bike valet parking provided by the East Bay Bike Coalition.
All proceeds from the bar will benefit the local nonprofit, OneCalifornia Foundation.bestOfEastBay.jpg