We Are Oakland Benefit Concert

Friday, May 17, 2024

THAT’S OUR SHOW! Thanks to all our performers, everyone working behind the scenes, and to you, our audience, for spending your night with us. 


Angel Adedokun
April Ballesteros
Beth Elliott
Dietrich Erbelding
Taylor Gonzalez
Phillip Harris
Tania Johnson
Jocelyn “Jojo” Thompson-Jordan
Miranda Long
Aejay Mitchell
Iruz Montgomery
Vinh Nguyen
Amie Shapiro
Christina Owens Walton
Kyle Wong
Woodwind Choir (Will Berg, Larry De La Cruz, Amar Khalsa, Carolyn Walter)
Trinity Music Ministry (Gretchen Lebold, Gayle Miller, Beth Elliott, Ed Marsh, Gayle Johnson, Greg Klein, Nancy Hughes; Jon Gallo, music director)
Skyline High School Choir (Jazzlyn R. Alberto, Melody Blankman, Tammy Cai, Toby Flores Galdamez, Kari Ly, AJ Canon, Nailah Davis, Syrenadi Jackson, Jessenia Martinez Estrella, Sam Moir, Lon’ja Mustafa, Marie Niang, Victoria Pham, Emmet Slater, Lysander Manle, Peter Bank, John Delgado Cervantes, Jacob Irving, Enrique Nunez-Souto Maior; Rob Finucane, pianist; Adam Green, music director)


Jill Jacobs, Emcee


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    past events

    holiday benefit 2023

    spring benefit 2023

    Thank you for supporting our WE ARE OAKLAND Benefit Concert on Friday, June 2, 2023! We had a great turnout at Trinity Lutheran Church and lots of amazing talent (as usual!). We also live-streamed the concert to increase the visibility of our event and cause and it went well! We were able to raise $7,623 for the Mental Health Association of Alameda County (MHAAC), a nonprofit that advocates for individuals with mental illness, supports and educates their family caregivers, and offers free mental health resources to the residents of Alameda County! That’s a new record for us and we are so thankful to everyone who made it possible.

    Special thanks to Kathryn Davies Huber and the team from MHAAC for sharing at our event, Joseph Ham-Silvestre for hosting, Kyle Wong for running the live stream and stage managing, Taylor Gonzalez for running the sound, DC Scarpelli for graphic design, and Yvonne Johnson and Binky Bilse for coordinating the reception. A very special thank you to our performers for sharing their time and talent, and to our audience for your attendance and support. See you again in December!

    holiday benefit 2022

    We had 26 amazing artists contribute their time and talents to our Holiday Benefit Concert on Saturday, Dec 17, 2022! Thanks to your generosity and support, we were able to send a check for $7,354 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Thank you!