Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA

The LIFT Concert raises needed resources for LMUMC food programs offering healthy nutritious food to Oakland individuals and families living with food insecurity. Join this well-attended annual homegrown musical celebration featuring many well-known Bay Area musical groups and artists, all of whom are generously donating their time and talent. We are proud to feature so much of Oakland's own of all ages!

2018 Featured Artists

Joan Miller, piano
La Peña Community Chorus
LMUMC Bell Choir
Mandys Chinese Music Ensemble
Stanley Huston, Tenor
Trio: George Han, violin; Ken Schoon, cello; Ed Lee, piano
Oakland Interfaith Community Choir
Oakland Youth Chorus

Mingle with performers and concert goers at a light and loving reception immediately following the concert. Browse the silent auction featuring goods and services donated by local businesses and community members.


Fighting hunger with harmony... and here's how...

2017 Community Impact

15,600 - people served

129,975  - pounds of food distributed

85,900 - pounds of fresh produce

100 % - amount of proceeds to provide food to people served

Getting to the Concert: 

Entrances to venue: 1255 First Ave or 1330 Lakeshore Ave in Oakland

Free lot parking available behind nearby Lucky's Supermarket (corner of 2nd Ave and Foothill). Closest BART station is Lake Merritt Station