Mayhem

(FORMERLY OAKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL)

Mayhem: a juried competition & music festival for Oakland based musicians, presented by Awaken Cafe & Oaktown Indie Mayhem (formerly Oaktown Music Festival).

Oakland’s Music Scene Is Pure ‘Mayhem’

KQED
By Cy Musiker

Mayhem is a juried music competition, and despite the title, a friendly one among Oakland bands. “We feel that the scene is really vibrant, really on fire,” says Cortt Dunlap as we sit near Oakland City Hall. He owns Awaken Café, whose motto is “Bring people together. Launch movements.” Awaken co-produces the festival, with Oaktown Indie Mayhem, a booking and production company owned by Sarah Sexton. {read more}