With a brand new identify encompassing all the valley, Livermore Valley Arts unveiled the lineup for its upcoming fifteenth anniversary season on the Bankhead Theater final week.
Though the season formally begins this September with the group’s Brilliance on the Bankhead gala starring Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award winner Randy Newman, the Could 18 announcement included 4 dozen occasions with dwell performances from worldwide stars and native, Tri-Valley performers alike.
“There’s a robust mixture of kinds and genres with a lineup of performances that help our objectives of continuous to carry top quality arts programming to our numerous neighborhood,” Govt Director Chris Carter mentioned. “You’ll not solely get an concept of my very own tastes and pursuits, however there’s something for everybody and possibly one thing that stretches you as I do know they may stretch me.”
Among the many numerous performers within the Bankhead Presents sequence can be jazz hitmakers Mark Lettieri of Snarky Pet (Jan. 19) and T.S. Monk (Dec. 10), rock bands Jefferson Starship (Sept. 23) and 10,000 Maniacs (Oct. 22), and “Feliz Navidad” songwriter Jose Feliciano (Nov. 18).
Blues heavyweights Charlie Musselwhite (Sept. 17) and Bobby Rush and Jontavious Willis (Oct. 7), Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno (Dec. 2) and dance teams Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Feb. 9) and Step Afrika! (Feb. 23) are additionally on the Bankhead Presents schedule.
The sequence additionally consists of audio system similar to former Washington Put up reporter and Watergate scandal news-breaker Carl Bernstein (Nov. 3), Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin (Feb. 16), and comic and podcaster Marc Maron (Oct. 6).
Along with Maron, comedian choices this season embody Capitol Comedy (Sept. 16) and the Better of San Francisco Comedy Competitors (Sept. 22 and March 31), which helped launch the comedic careers of Robin Williams and Dana Carvey.
The 2022-23 season as an entire depends closely on nostalgic music.
Whereas Micky Dolenz of The Monkees (Oct. 21) brings again the sounds of the ’60s, the Bankhead will evoke a variety of fond emotions with the jazz stylings of The Brubeck Brothers (Sept. 21), “The Approach You Look Tonight” singers The Lettermen (Oct. 14), the disco beats of Night time Fever – The Bee Gees Tribute (Jan. 20), Jim Curry’s John Denver Tribute (Jan. 6), a Tribute to Rely Basie & Duke Ellington (Nov. 13) and The Cooke E-book: The Music of Sam Cooke (Feb. 18).
Plenty of performances will even fill the vacation season on this 12 months’s lineup. The Doo Wop Mission (Dec. 4), U.S. Air Pressure Band’s free vacation live performance (Dec. 5), theatrical expertise All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 (Dec. 22), ukulele grasp Jake Shimabukuro with Christmas in Hawaii (Dec. 19), Nochebuena (Dec. 20) and New Yr’s Eve with chanteuse Meredith McHenry (Dec. 31) are all scheduled to shut out 2022.
Plenty of further world, dance, musical and theatrical acts are on the docket this season.
World choices embody acclaimed klezmer gypsy-rock band Largely Kosher (April 23), native Mexican people band The Villalobos Brothers (April 27), Mariachi Sol de Mexico (Could 7), Worldwide Guitar Night time (Feb. 24), Somos Amigos – Songs on Widespread Floor (March 19) and the music of Canadian Brass (Feb. 19).
Chloe Arnold’s all-female faucet group, Syncopated Women, will grace the stage on Oct. 12, whereas L.A. Theatre Works’ Lucy Loves Desi: A Humorous Factor Occurred on the Option to the Sitcom arrives on the Bankhead on Jan. 23. Jessica Vosk (Jan. 27), who performed Elphaba in “Depraved” on Broadway for 2 years, Songs We Love from Jazz at Lincoln Heart (Jan. 26), Peter White (March 25) and Music Metropolis Hitmakers (April 28) from Nashville will even carry out.
There’s additionally just a few exhibits scheduled that youngsters will take pleasure in. Household-friendly performances together with, It is Magic (Oct. 23) that includes the very best in magic from all over the world, Chris Perondi’s Stunt Canine Expertise (Nov. 20) and DLUX Puppets’ Alice in Wonderland (Oct. 16) have been labored into this 12 months’s programming.
Moreover, the Bankhead’s resident corporations — Cantabella Youngsters’s Refrain, Del Valle Superb Arts, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Valley Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre and Valley Dance Theatre — will proceed providing programming all through the 2022-23 season.
Livermore Valley Arts members unique presale entry to the brand new season by means of June 1, with common on-sale set for June 2 at midday. For extra data and a whole listing of occasions go to, www.LivermoreArts.org.