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The 2017-2018 Season at the Bankhead Theater

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Top: Indigo Girls, Rita Rudner, OK GO, Manhattan Transfer.
Bottom: R. Carlos Nakai, Lisa Loeb, Catapult, Moscow Festival Ballet, Tom Rush
Watch a preview video here or see a list of the entire season here!

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The 2017-2018 season at the Bankhead Theater has just been announced! Located at the heart of downtown Livermore, the Bankhead will welcome a range of artists from all musical genres, as well as comedy, dance, theater, and other performing arts. The season officially begins on Saturday evening, September 9, 2017 at the Brilliance at the Bankhead Gala featuring Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo the Indigo Girls. Other notable highlights among the three dozen events scheduled through June 2018 are viral-video pop hit makers OK GO, the smooth harmony vocals of the Manhattan Transfer, and comedian Vicki Lawrence, known for her character “Mama” from The Carol Burnett Show.

Folk balladeer Tom Rush makes a welcome return, as does Marc Cohn touring with The Blind Boys of Alabama. Among artists making their first appearance at the Bankhead will be Los Lonely Boys, Lisa Loeb, and the Irish group Danù in a special St. Patrick’s Day concert.

According to Executive Director Scott Kenison, the programming team focused on balance. “We’re always happy to welcome big name artists and returning favorites, shows we know will meet a receptive audience, but it’s also important to bring artists such as African Guitar Summit and R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman to Livermore,” he said. “It’s particularly exciting to be able to bring to the Bankhead entertainers such as OK GO or Catapult that people may have only seen on television or online. These shows, as well as the return of Olate Dogs, DLux Puppets and others, appeal to all ages. With our student ticket price of just $17, we encourage families to come out and enjoy a show together,” he added.

This season is particularly rich with comedic talent. In addition to Vicki Lawrence and Mama,  Rita Rudner and Dave Coulier will keep audiences laughing with their solo stand-up routines. The San Francisco Comedy Competition, Second City and Capitol Steps all return to the Bankhead and the Reduced Shakespeare Co. will present “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play,” a hilarious mash-up of characters, famous lines, and unexpected plot twists.

The Bankhead stage is not just for professionals. Next May, local celebrities will spend a week practicing with a professional ballroom dance partner before demonstrating their newfound skills in pursuit of the Mirrorball Trophy in “Dancing with the Tri-Valley Stars.” The evening includes a professional dance showcase by national champions, The Utah Ballroom Dance Company.

In addition to LVPAC Presents shows, the Bankhead Resident Companies, including Del Valle Fine Arts, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Valley Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Rae Dorough Speakers Series, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, and Valley Dance Theatre, offer nearly 50 performances and events of their own during the season.

The 2017-2018 Season at the Bankhead follows the previously announced Summer Series which begins in July with the already sold out evening with Paula Poundstone on July 7th. Six other shows including The Lettermen, Robert Cray, New Christy Minstrels, Derik Nelson and Family, JD Souther and Keiko Matsui run through August.

Be sure to check out the entire 2017-2018 Season!  You can watch a video preview, see the whole list, or flip through the brochure.

The more the merrier!  With such a great line-up,
you’ll want to join us at the Bankhead often.
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Storm Large

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A Musical Force of Nature

Whether in a nightclub or on a concert stage, Storm Large uses the thrilling power of her voice to connect with audiences on a deep and emotional level. She shot to national prominence as a finalist on Rock Star: Supernova in 2006, built a solo career with her longtime band Le Bonheur, and has toured with sophisticated swing band Pink Martini since 2011. Singer, songwriter, actor, author and playwright, Large has crafted a career that shares her immense creative talents with her legions of faithful fans.

PG-13 due to Adult language.

“An intoxicating and unmissable cocktail of power and vulnerability.” − The Times (U.K.)
“Storm Large dramatically interprets classic jazz, rock, and punk songs with her body, her eyes, her devilish smile, and a truly remarkable voice.” – Louisville Magazine

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A fascinating interview with singer Storm Large

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“Every piece of art is a step to the next. I almost never sit down with an idea and write consciously, unless I’m writing a song for someone else. I start with a lyric or rhythm that sounds cool to me. I don’t try to draw linear connections.”

Read the rest of Lou Fancher’s fascinating interview in the East Bay Times with singer, songwriter, actress, writer and sheer force of nature Storm Large before she and her band Le Bonheur take the stage at the Bankhead Theater on Friday evening, May 19.  More information and great tickets available here.

Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience

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West Coast Performing Arts Presenters 

5-6-12_beatles_185x200Never before has there been a tribute to the Fab Four quite like ‘Come Together: The Beatles Concert
Experience.’ 

In this live musical performance , ‘Come Together’ recreates the look, sound
 and history of the Beatles, taking you back in time to witness the Beatles phenomenal rise to pop
 stardom.

 Through authentic costumes, superbly intricate live performances and soaring vocal harmonies, ‘Come
Together’ takes audiences on a musical journey from the early years of the Beatles’ British Invasion 
through their legendary 60’s and 70’s recordings with highlights of the Sgt. Pepper era, as well as 
their solo careers.

 
Enjoy a special salute to John Lennon with songs: “She Loves You,” “All My Lovin’,” “I Want To Hold Your
 Hand,”  “I Saw Her Standing There” and many more. Over thirty five Beatles hits are included in this exciting touring stage show, performed in historic detail by the world’s most celebrated and authentic Beatles tribute artists in a spectacular new show that has dazzled audiences worldwide.   

Experience The Beatles. Live.

“An incredible show that rivals its competitors for sonic realism and visceral excitement.” – Los Angeles Times

 

The Wonder of Elvis: Tribute

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Experience the wonder of Elvis in this exciting one-man show starring Rob Ely, the King of Elvis Tribute Artists!
In this multi-faceted presentation portraying the three major phases of Elvis’ career, Rob Ely delivers the most popular and exciting hits of Elvis, with all the moves and signature costumes Elvis fans have come to love. From the early Fifties to the Black Leather ’68 Special and into the Las Vegas jumpsuit era, Rob Ely IS the King in this hip shakin’, lip curling evening of great Elvis fun, suitable for the whole family!

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