Sway Calloway has officially brought Sway Fest to Oakland, CA. In partnership with Sirius XM and Pandora to bring together celebrities, local leaders and special guests in a celebration of hip-hop, community and culture. G Eazy, Sheila E, Kamaiyah, Rexx Life Raj, Mistah F.A.B., JWalt and more hit the stage for a one-day festival free for all.

Oakland has always had its challenges, whether it is education, employment, gentrification. All these things I see when I come back–homelessness. I just wanted to do something to raise the morale



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In celebration of the inaugural Sway Fest 2019, Sway Calloway has handpicked songs from Bay Area artists that have influenced him. The Oakland native and SiriusXM Shade45 host freestyles his inspiring commentary on Too Short, Souls of Mischief, MC Hammer, G-Eazy and more, offering his unique perspective on, and connection to, each song. If you’re in the Bay Area on October 18th, join Calloway and celebrity friends, performers, local activists and community leaders at Pandora’s Oakland HQ for Sway Fest. You can also listen live on SiriusXM’s Shade 45. More information: pdora.co/SwayFest