Shared stage w/ Gladys Knight!
The Root Top 30 Performance Poet
Of nat'l award-winning acapella act Solstice
Support nonprofit Battle for Democracy to ensure every vote is cast and counted - working in Ohio and Wisconsin.
Artist-in-Residence, SF School of the Arts
As seen w/Newground Dance Theatre Company
Bay Area Collatura Soprano
Menlo High School singer actor
Check out our archive from the exciting July 5th kick off event below
50+ Volunteer Artists from Around the Country!
DJ Kuttin Kandi - mc/dj--hip hop
Dar Williams - folk pop
Marc de la Cruz - Broadway (Hamilton), Broadway Tour (If/Then), actor (stage/screen), singer, dancer
AshEL SeaSunz - hip hop, roots, rap, reggae
Rev. Robin G. White - poet, playwright, author, publisher
Kate Offer - classical music comedy
Dr. Albert Lee - singer, professor
Dr. Phillip Harris - opera baritone, professor, spirituals
Dawn L. Troupe - singer, actor, educator, community organizer
Dr. Mwanza Furaha - vocalist
Shawna Virago - trans folk/punk icon
Farmer Ama - spoken word poet, producer (Salon Black Walnut)
Betsy Salkind - comedy
Aundre the Wonderwoman - comedy
Letta Neely - spoken word poet, author, playwright
Amy X. Neuburg - avant-garde electronic and vocals
Solstice - national top 3 a cappella
Dr. Eric Hung - pianist, professor, composer, ethnomusicologist
Dr. Juanita Ulloa - mariachi and operachi, professor
Ashi Day - composer, educator, singer
Renita Martin - poet, playwright, musician
Deems Tsutakawa - jazz piano
Ife Franklin - Award-winning museum collected artist and author
Bryan Blanchette - Abenaki Singer-songwriter
Diane Phelan - Broadway (The King and I / School of Rock), actress (stage/screen), singer, dancer, educator
Fog City Singers - a cappella
Matlock Duo - vocal/piano
Shannon Caldwell - classical singer, educator
Mia Anderson - actor, poet, playwright
Rajnii Eddins - poet, author and hip hop MC
Daniel Laurent - rapper and award-winning producer (Outside)
Darius Omar Williams - poet, playwright, director
Omega Jade - hip hop MC, comedian, poet
Rajdulari Landell - jazz and contemporary
Anthony Antoine - contemporary and hip hop
Arnoldo Incentas - drag singer
Aaron Diskin (Golem) - punk klezmer
Daniel Alexander Jones/JoMamaJones - performance artist, playwright (Black Light)
Dr. Tamara Dunn - jazz vocalist, actor, educator
Priya Prasad - comedian
Byron Au Yong & Aaron Jafferis - playwright, composer, professor
Aaron Marcus - trans activist, musician (Frost and Fire)
Rev. Duncan E. Teague - poet, reverend
Julie Egger - violinist
Nate Burgos - oboist/woodwinds, singer
Alicia Vida Ortiz - activist, educator, musician
Rev. Dr. Raedorah Stewart - writer, scholar, clergy
Alysaya Ali Sewell - sociologist, professor
Anoosh Jojorian - blogger, editor, teacher
NATS National - vocalists; featured national members
Katie Tupper - actor, singer, educator, community organizer
Emily Bender - singer, educator, community organizer
Our amazing MCs
MC Abe Rybeck - playwright, The Theater Offensive
MC Angelina Spicer - filmmaker, The Push for Permission; comedian (Conan, Kimmel)
MC Ella Sogomonian, broadcast anchor (KRON ON)
MC Jaclyn Friedman - educator, activist
MC Michelle Barnwell - TEDx Speaker - Scripting Your Own Reality
MC Onyx Keesha - filmmaker, actress, performer
MC Tara Watts - photographer
MC Veronica Arreola - SheSource - Women's Media Center
30+ volunteer organizers from around the country!!
A taste of what you have to look forward to...
Vocalist - actor - producer Mwanza Furaha has shared the stage with Maya Angelou, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Sun Ra and many more.
The New Yorker has described Dar Williams as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters."
Farmer Ama (Ama Hannan) is a Poet, Farmer, and Founder of "Salon Black Walnut" nights of Arts & Culture, and Invitational BIPOC Artist In Residency program in VT, our channel for Reparations.
LA Comic Betsy Salkind has made millions laugh on Showtime’s Fierce, Funny Women, on The Tonight Show and as a writer for Roseanne. She has been called the heir apparent to SNL's Gilda Radner.
Aundre the Wonderwoman has been a semi-finalist in the SF International Comedy Competition.
More soon, stay tuned