Local Acts and Treats Found at Outside Lands 2021 This Weekend

A biracial woman with slicked back hair and tattoos on her face is wearing a purple vinyl jacket
Kehlani will be performing at Outside Lands. Photo courtesy of Outside Lands.

Brandy Collins will be at Outside Lands  as an Oakland Voices correspondent to cover what it’s like to attend Outside Lands as a longtime Outside Lands attendee, Bay Area native, and Oaklander.

A biracial woman with slicked back hair and tattoos on her face is wearing a purple vinyl jacket
Kehlani will be performing at Outside Lands. Photo courtesy of Outside Lands.

Outside Lands, the Bay Area’s biggest music festival, is back this year during Halloween weekend from Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31. This year in the return after a tumultuous 18 months; organizers are spreading events well beyond the sold out three day festival into Oakland and across San Francisco. 

Outside Lands in its 13 years in San Francisco’s Golden Gate park has attracted visitors and musicians from all around the world. Some concert-goers were fortunate enough to hold on to passes from the cancelled event from 2019 and snag passes to this year’s event. 

This year Oakland native Kehlani is taking the Sutro stage on Sunday at 8:20pm as one of the closing acts, but she is not the only artist that claims the Bay Area as their base on the roster. We combed through the lineup of artists playing at the Outside Lands and night shows for artists who have called the Bay Area home. Also, check out some East Bay favorite foodie indulgences we have listed below. 

Night Shows associated with Outside Lands. Tickets are still available:

Oakland based pop singer Mxmtoon performs Sunday on the Sutro stage at 4:25 and in Oakland at The New Parish Thursday, October 28. $29.50-$30

Bay Area-based DJ, Marc E. Bassy will be performing on Outside Lands Twin Peaks stage 12:45pm and at The Independent on Thursday, October 28. $29.50

Boy Scouts is the stage name of Oakland based pop artist Taylor Vick. They recorded their debut album, “Free Company,” in an Oakland shipping container that was converted into a studio. Boy Scout will be performing on Outside Lands stage Panhandle and at Balboa Theater Thursday, October 28. $20

While at the festival, catch up with these other local musicians: 

Madaline Kenney: Sutro stage, Friday 12:10pm 

SALAMI ROSE JOE LOUIS  Panhandle stage, Friday 1:25pm 

Remi Wolf: Sutro stage at  Friday 3pm

Rexx Life Raj: Twin Peaks stage Saturday 12:45pm

24KGOLDN: Twin Peaks stage Saturday 7pm

Brijean: Panhandle Stage Saturday, Oct. 30 , 3pm

ODIE: Panhandle stage Saturday 4:35pm 

Zhu: Twin Peaks stage Saturday, Oct. 30  8:35pm

Cam Sutro Stage Sunday, 1:55pm

LP GIOBBI: SOMA tent Sunday 3:30pm 

Some East Bay Treats and Eats at Outside Lands:

Beer Lands: 

Almanac Brewery

Drake’s An Oakland and San Leandro staple 

Hella Coastal Brewery in a premiere year for Oakland’s Black-owned brewery 


Cookies: Herbal refreshments (for adult consumption only). 



Chef Smelly

Third Culture Bakery

Vegan Mob


FOB kitchen

Curry up now

Humphrey Slocombe


Koja Kitchen

Nyum Bai

Senor Sisig


Lumpia Company

Sobre Mesa

Xolo Taqueria

World Famous Hot Boys

Vegan Mob

Author Profile

Brandy Collins is a writer and public services advocate born and raised in the Bay Area. She is a 2019-2020 cohort graduate from the Maynard Institute for Journalism, a correspondent for Oakland Voices, a blogger and the funny one in numerous group chats. She is concerned with civic engagement and leadership development toward making public works more efficient for the people. Brandy is full of Scorpio magic and self-proclaimed Professional Aunty. Follow her on Twitter @msbrandycollins or Instagram @story_soul_collecter.

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