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

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Oakland Local
By Katie Schwarz

While not a traditional festival, or even a street party, Mayhem is an online competition predominately for Oakland-based musicians whose songs and videos get nominated in a variety of categories by fans and are voted on by a jury of local music professionals. Winners receive prizes, such as recording studio time, and perform at Awaken Café in an event open to the public. {read more}