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Thank you for attending the 8th Annual Indie Awards!

Check out the winners here



We are thrilled to bring you the 8th Annual Oakland Indie Awards on May 30th at the beautiful Kaiser Rooftop Garden! This year we plan to bring together the unique aspects that makes Oakland amazing- phenomenal food, exciting entertainment, dedicated small businesses, great beer + wine and talented artists.

Over 300 businesses and artists were nominated for an award! Check out all the nominees here. Over the next couple weeks we will select our 8th Annual Winners in seven award categories and announce them at the party!


When: May 3oth from 6:30p - 10:30p2013 Indie Awards Get Your Tix

Where: Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door


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2013 Indie Awards Poster


Check out this video to find out more!



Check out our 2012 winners!



Ise Lyfe 

Oakland Soul Winner :: Represents the soul, essence and spirit of Oakland. This business or artist appreciates diversity and creativity, is confident in their individuality and humbly supports their brothers and sisters. 


Green Planet 21


Ba Design

Greenie Winner :: An environmental champion who works to improve our community through sustainable practices, products or services. This local business or individual reduces waste or consumption, creates green products or provides green    services.


Taco Grill Taqueria & Pozoleria

Ripple Effect :: A business that supports the local economy by buying their supplies and services from other local vendors, creating a “ripple effect” as money circulates within the community.

25th Street Collective


Ecologic Brands

Innovative Newcomer :: A business or artist that started in the last three years that excites and inspires with a creative new idea, perspective, model or solution.



Head Designs

Pillar :: A long-established Oakland business or artist with deep roots in the community and long-standing ties to the people, culture and history of The Town. This person or business mentors newbies and is renowned for their contributions to Oakland’s living history.


 Marc Bamuthi Joseph


Revolution Foods

Social Changemaker :: This socially responsible business or individual incorporates positive social change into their mission, operations, and/or measures of success. They use creative approaches to give back to the community and address economic and environmental issues.


The Indie Awards is one of several programs of Beneficial State Bank and Foundation. Its purpose is to encourage people to recognize the community, economic, environmental, and political impact of supporting Oakland’s locally-owned businesses and artists instead of chain stores. It also provides rare opportunities for recognition for the small businesses and artists that make Oakland such a wonderful, creative place. Finally, it’s a chance for Oaklanders to just celebrate Oakland by enjoying Oakland food, wine, chocolate and music. The event serves as a fundraiser for and builds awareness of the Foundation’s other programs.

2013 marked the 7th annual celebration and going foward, we are exploring how we will take this event to celebrate small busineses and artists in other parts of the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest.