Oracle Appreciation Event
The action moves to Treasure Island on Wednesday night for the Oracle Appreciation Event. Performances by rock-and-roll legends Sting and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, in addition to hands-on entertainment options and unlimited refreshments, mean this event will be enormous, electrifying, and exceptional. It's our way to say thank you to all the people who have made Oracle what it is today.
Complimentary shuttle service to and from the island will be provided, so your only responsibility is celebrating with your fellow conference attendees.
- When: Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
- Where: Treasure Island, San Francisco
Featured Appreciation Event Performers
A milkman's son from Newcastle, England, Sting was a teacher, soccer coach, and ditch digger before turning to music. In 1977, Sting met Stewart Copeland and they, along with guitarist Andy Summers, formed the Police, a band that quickly became a success both in the U.K. and U.S., scoring several # 1 hits, earning five Grammy Awards and two Brits, and in 2003 being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sting has also enjoyed a wildly successful solo career, releasing 12 solo albums and collecting an additional 11 Grammys, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, three Oscar nominations, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. He has appeared in 15 films, executive-produced the critically acclaimed A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, starred in Threepenny Opera on Broadway, and authored the best-selling memoir Broken Music.
Sting's support for human rights organizations including the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International, and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in 18 countries over three continents to protect the world's rainforests and the indigenous people living in them.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their debut album in 1976. They have since sold more than 60 million records.
Between the Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has won two Grammy awards and been honored with lifetime achievement awards including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billboard's Century Award, and MTV's Video Vanguard Award.
Tom Petty, with the Heartbreakers at his side, has become a rock and roll icon lauded by fellow musicians and music lovers worldwide. Petty's SiriusXM radio show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, is one of the most beloved and popular shows on satellite radio. It features Tom Petty spinning favorite tunes from his extensive private music collection.
A philanthropist as well as a musician, Petty and his wife, Dana, were honored on May 9, 2011, at the 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards for their work with The Midnight Mission, a human services agency offering emergency services, drug and alcohol recovery, and transitional programs for homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles.