They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it but what if your goal is to transform it? After three years of steadily increasing attendance and growing popularity, Oakland Music Festival (OMF) CEO and founder Alfonso Dominguez decided to do something different—change the format of the festively entirely. What started as traditional, one-day music festival…

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The Nightcap is a series that features a favorite Oakland drinking establishment every Friday afternoon. Eli’s Mile High Club has a colorful history and was once a lively musical venue, but neighbor complaints kept it quiet for years. When new owners tried to revive it, they had to wait three years for a permit to host live shows. The music returned in January, and now there’s a tattoo shop above the bar as well.

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