New virtual “coffee house” will support bands and connect fans to great music and art
Oakland Coffee Works, founded by Green Day, unveils the Oakland Coffee House, a first of its kind, online entertainment hub with unique content and original fan experiences. The platform is sure to be a haven for people craving live music, as well as a community space to connect with other music fans. This new project is inspired by Green Day’s commitment to supporting the entire artist community.
Visitors to the Coffee House will enjoy exclusive art and music content, including an on-going concert series, “Sorta Live from the Oakland Coffee House”, which will showcase up-and-coming as well as established artists from Oakland and across the U.S. Fans will also be able to enjoy rare “from the vault” Green Day material. Exclusive online experiences have become a mainstay long term; the Oakland Coffee House will help music lovers explore and connect with content and creators around the globe.
“We want to support artists and fans all over the world. There are so many talented musicians out there who you might not be able to see play live [right now]. Oakland Coffee House now gives you the chance to discover some incredible music you might not have known about otherwise,” states Mike Dirnt, Green Day bassist and Oakland Coffee Works co-founder.
The Oakland Coffee House goes live on Wednesday, April 14th. It will feature rare footage of Green Day performances from the vault. Fans can access the videos for free by signing up for Oakland Coffee’s Free Stuff Rewards program. The first paid event, Episode One of the “Sorta Live” concert series, will premiere on Friday, April 16th. It will feature performances from Jason White of Green Day, Brontez Purnell, and Whateverglades. Proceeds from ticket purchases help support the artists and their favorite charities.
“Oakland Coffee House is good music, plain and simple. This is just another way for people to have some fun and watch some insanely talented musicians do what they’re great at,” adds Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day guitarist and Oakland Coffee Works co-founder.
The Oakland Coffee House will be updated regularly with exclusive content and paid events. Content will be free or available upon the purchase of a ticket to support the performing artists. All-Access and VIP subscribers to the Oakland Coffee Club will receive free access to all paid “Sorta Live” episodes and special early access to selected content.