Published by Roberta Emerson


Alameda County has reinstated some COVID-19 restrictions, so the Bankhead Theater will continue to be closed at least through August and beyond. The Bothwell Arts Center opened for very limited enrollment Art Camps and may be able to allow working artists to return to their studios soon. Comprehensive plans for safe reopening are being put into place and we await further instructions from the County regarding when we can reopen. We are eager to once again share the wonder of the arts with all of you, but the safety of our artists, patrons, staff and volunteers remains our top priority.

We are still working with artists and arts groups scheduled to perform earlier this year and this summer. Many of those events are now being scheduled into 2021 and even 2022.  We are working on a plan to hold some Virtual events and perhaps livestream and/or extremely limited attendance events later. We’re also working on  shows for 2021 featuring some returning favorites and exciting new shows.

Below is the current list of affected shows due to COVID-19. New changes are indicated with ***  Please note that some shows previously rescheduled have now been moved again or cancelled.


If you hold tickets for a rescheduled event, your seats will automatically be transferred and new tickets emailed to you. If you can no longer attend, you can 1) exchange the tickets for a different show, 2) donate the tickets back to Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, or 3) receive a gift card, credit or refund. Donated resident company tickets will support funding for their future performances. Email or leave a message at 925-373-6800 with questions. We’ll be sure to get back to you within 3 business days. We appreciate your patience as we’re working with a reduced staff!


We are dedicated to keeping the arts alive in our community. Coming back from this crisis will be a challenge for the entire arts world, including us. If you cannot attend, please consider donating your tickets. If you can make an additional donation of any size, it will make a difference now as we come to the end of our fiscal year in June. Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is community-centered and community-funded. Your support helps us share the joy of the arts with everyone.  DONATE NOW


(*** Indicates new change as of 8/17/20)

March 12 – Rae Dorough Speaker Series: John Arquilla  REPLACED with ONLINE EVENT July 22

***March 13 – Life in the Fast Lane: Eagles Tribute   RE-RESCHEDULED NOW Apr 20, 2021

March 14/15 – Livermore Valley Opera: A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicci  CANCELLED

March 18 – Classic Film Musicals: Fiddler on the Roof  RESCHEDULED for SEP now May 19, 2021

March 19 – Mummenschanz  TOUR CANCELLED

March 20 – The Second City: Laughing for All The Wrong Reasons  RESCHEDULED for FEB 21, 2021

March 21 – Art Reception with The East Bay Jazz Combo  CANCELLED

March 21 – Del Valle Fine Arts: Mark Anderson PROGRAM POSTPONED (see Note)

March 22 – Pacific Chamber Orchestra: The Passionate PROGRAM POSTPONED (see Note)

March 22 – East Bay Jazz Concert (Bothwell Arts Center)  CANCELLED

March 24 – Great Art on Screen: Frida Viva la Vida  RESCHEDULED to 6/16 NOW CANCELLED

March 26 – NT Live Film: The Audience RESCHEDULED to 7/23 NOW CANCELLED

March 27 – The Tap Pack  TOUR CANCELLED

March 27 – Jessica Fichot (Bothwell Arts Center)   CANCELLED

***March 28 – Supergroup SF: Harmony & Healing Benefit  RE-RESCHEDULED for Nov 6, 2021

March 29 – Joan Osborne & The Weepies RESCHEDULED for Mar 19, 2021

April 4 – Ottmar Liebert RESCHEDULED for Feb 24, 2021

April 5 – Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall  RESCHEDULED to April 25, 2021

April 7 – Great Art on Screen:  Leonardo 500  CANCELLED

April 8 – Classic Film Musical:  Anchors Aweigh  CANCELLED

April 13 – Drum TAO RESCHEDULED for Oct 7 now CANCELLED (plan to return in 2022)

***April 15 – The Robert Cray Band RE-RESCHEDULED for Jun 8, 2021

***April 17 – Alonzo Bodden RE-RESCHEDULED for Mar 12,2021

April 18 – Livermore-Amador Symphony: Firebird  PROGRAM POSTPONED (see Note)

April 24 – Arlo Guthrie 20|20 TOUR RESCHEDULED for Sep, now POSTPONED date TBD

April 26 – Future Films Festival 2020 CANCELLED

April 28 – Great Art on Screen: Hermitage CANCELLED

April 30 – NT Live Film: Small Island  CANCELLED

May 1 – The Capitol Steps RESCHEDULED for May 2, 2021

May 2 – Del Valle Fine Arts: Ensemble Vivant PROGRAM POSTPONED (see Note)

May 3 – Pacific Chamber Orchestra: The Exquisite  PROGRAM POSTPONED (see Note)

May 6 & 8 – Lea Salonga  RE-RESCHEDULED  NOW Oct 13 & 14, 2021

May 9 – Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration CANCELLED

May 9 – Cruzando Fronteras/Jarabe Mexicano & Ballet Folklorico RESCHEDULED for May 8, 2021

May 13 –  Classic Film Musicals: Guys and Dolls  CANCELLED

May 15 – Best of San Francisco Comedy Competition  CANCELLED

May 16 – Peter SagalRESCHEDULED Mar 26, 2021

May 21 – NTLive Film:  All My Sons CANCELLED

May 23/24 – Valley Dance Theatre: Spring REP  RESCHEDULED for Aug 8 now CANCELLED

***May 28 – Life in the Fast Lane: Eagles Tribute   RE-RESCHEDULED from March NOW Apr 16, 2021

May 30 – Livermore-Amador Symphony: Brilliance & Beethoven PROGRAM POSTPONED (see Note)

Jun 5 – Johnny Cash & Elvis Tribute  CANCELLED

Jun 10 – Summer Family Films: October Sky POSTPONED to 2021

Jun 20 – Plain White T’s RESCHEDULED for Aug 14, 2021

Jun 21 – Ryan Niemiller  CANCELLED

Jun 25 – NTLive Film: Hamlet CANCELLED

Jun 27 – Paula Poundstone  RE-RESCHEDULED NOW Jan 8, 2021

Jun 30 – Great Art on Screen: Wunderkammer  CANCELLED

Jul 8 – Summer Family Films: Goonies  POSTPONED to 2021

Jul 10 – Croce Plays Croce RESCHEDULED to April 30, 2021

Jul 23 – NT Live Film: The Lehman Trilogy  CANCELLED

Aug 5 – Summer Family Films: Ferngully  POSTPONED to 2021

Aug 7 – Paula Poundstone  RE-RESCHEDULED from June NOW Jan 8, 2021

Aug 15 – Andrew Molina RESCHEDULED for Sep 17, 2021

Aug 20 – NT Live Film: Fleabag RESCHEDULED for Dec 17

Aug 21 – Keiko Matsui RESCHEDULED for Apr 1, 2021

Aug 23 – Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall RE_RESCHEDULED from April NOW Apr 25, 2021

Aug 24 – Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra RE-RESCHEDULED from April NOW  Feb 24, 2021

Aug 28 – The Capitol Steps RE-RESCHEDULED from May NOW May 2, 2021

Sep 12 – Brilliance at the Bankhead starring Vanessa Williams  RESCHEDULED to June 5, 2021

Sep 17 – NT Live Film: One Man, Two Guvnors  CANCELLED

Sep 23 – Classic Film Musicals: Fiddler on the Roof  RE-RESCHEDULED from MAR now May 19, 2021

Sep 26 – Arlo Guthrie 20|20 TOUR POSTPONED date TBD

Oct 7 – Drum TAO  Rescheduled from April NOW CANCELLED Plan to return in 2022

Nov 4 & 6 – Lea Salonga  RE-RESCHEDULED from May NOW Oct 13 & 14, 2021

Note: Del Valle Fine Arts, Pacific Chamber Orchestra and Livermore-Amador Symphony plan to reprogram content from their cancelled concerts to a later date. Please check their websites for more information.

Del Valle Fine Arts           Pacific Chamber Orchestra          Livermore-Amador Symphony