Dream Tribute


By Vincent Morgan |  Published on Friday, February 5, 2010.

Event to honor the tenth anniversary of the passing of graffiti legend Mike “Dream” Francisco.

Dream tribute

"Dream Day" February 5th, 2010 at The New Parish, Oakland, California.


The Bay Area's best DJs and artists will assemble to pay tribute to life and legacy of Oakland's beloved Graffiti King and Bay Area legend, Mike "DREAM" Francisco.  Recognized worldwide as a style master, Dream's graffiti established the visual aesthetic of Oakland's Hip Hop culture, and thrust Oakland into the spotlight as a leader in what is now the fastest growing art movement in human history.

This event marks ten years since Dream was tragically murdered in a robbery on February 17, 2000. All DJs, Performers and organizers will be donating their skills to benefit Akil Francisco, Dream's only son (now 10 years old) who also just lost his mother to breast cancer in January.

Mike Dream’s use of a temporary and renegade art form created a lasting legacy of radical education, social justice, speaking truth, and creative self expression. His life and work continue to inspire thousands and bring pride to his community.  The TDK crew is also proud to announce the forthcoming book on Dream's art and life: “The Title of My Book Reads: Advanced Vandalism.”

Art by TDK crew, DJs Apollo, ShortKut, Sake One, Fuze, & Myke One with performances by Equipto, F.A.M.E. and The Bangerz.


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"Dream Day" Honoring The Life & Legacy of Mike "Dream" Francisco

The New Parish
579 18th St. @ San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA

Artist Reception 6pm-9pm Free

Showtime 9pm-2am $10, All Ages (with parent)

Photocredits B/w image : Martin Aranaydo
Color image :  Eric Norberg

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