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

Mayhem Festival to musically educate the Bay

The Daily Californian
by Eliot Classan

In its second year, Mayhem Festival (formerly Oaktown Music Festival) is still searching for the best music coming out of Oakland right now. A juried music video and song contest culminating with a two-night festival that features contest winners, Mayhem Festival exists to celebrate and encourage Oakland’s music scene. Through an online nomination process, the public and a diverse jury of 23 music industry experts — executives at Bandcamp and Pandora, recording studio managers, sound engineers, the executive and artistic director of Oakland School for the Arts — will choose winners in seven categories.Prizes include recording studio time, local music festival slots, photo shoots, flyer printing and custom design work. {read more}