Tomorrow (Friday) night is the 5th Annual Oakland Indie Awards, and as I’m looking forward to it, as I do every year. The Indie Awards honor Oakland businesses and artists that have been nominated and judged in categories like Oakland Soul, Ripple, Greenie, the new Socially-Responsible Rockstar and more. For the third year, I had the opportunity to judge the Indie Awards, and though I don’t know who the winner are, I can promise you that the nominees were all well-deserving of their nominations.
This year the event is cheaper than ever (just $10) and is structured a bit differently than in the past. The awards ceremony will take place from 6-6:30pm, followed by the celebration party until 10pm.
Here are the details, from the Indie Awards website:
Party – Friday May 13, 2010
6pm – Awards Ceremony in the Lakeside Theatre
6:30pm to 10pm- Party in the Garden Room
300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
-Global Comfort Foods – Beloved foods from Oakland’s delicious melting pot: what your Korean, Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Thai, American and other moms would make
– Cupcakes on Roller Skates!
– Art Before your Eyes- amazing live art demonstrations
– Oakland Candy Bar
– Surprise photo booth
– DJ spinning all-Oakland tunes
– Fabulous finds from Oakland Unwrapped! artists and businesses
Buy your tickets online or at the door.
This year, more than 700 nominations were made for the Indie Awards, which means it’s very likely that some Living in the O readers made nominations. Who did you nominate? Or if you didn’t nominate anyone, what business or artist are you rooting for?