The 41st street block party is a street festival in Oakland.
Music, food, art.
For the music, Green Day played a free show for the Oakland community.
Then, for New Year’s Eve, Billie Joe Armstrong and his band The Longshot played a surprise show at the Golden Bull.
A small club in Oakland.
Since they released a new album and were planning a tour – which is now on hold due to COVID – Green Day (prior to COVID) seemed to be warming up for tour by playing small shows in the Oakland community.
If you’re lucky enough to hear about them before they happen (I’m not), it’s a unique experience.
This is community engagement. And Green Day seems to take it seriously.
Not forgetting the community that made them what they are.
How do you engage with your community?