An Interview with Local Jazz Leader Matt Finders

Chris:  Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter and I am the Executive Director of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.  We’re doing a series of interviews with prominent folks in the community who are in the music and arts industry, and today we are very lucky to be talking to Matt Finders. I’ve been looking […]

An Interview with LAS Music Director Lara Webber

Chris: Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter and I’m the Executive Director of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Welcome to this interview today with Lara Webber, the director for the Livermore-Amador Symphony. This is part of a series of interviews we’ll be doing with people around the community who are highly involved in […]

National Geographic Live Virtual Speaker Series

[above photo credit: Bryan Smith] Quest Science Center and The Rae Dorough Speaker Series, join Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center in presenting this series of six virtual speaker events which cover a wide range of topics, from exploring the potential for “Life on Other Worlds” to complex issues surrounding “Women and Migration.” The virtual events […]


If you’re like many of us, you were planning to buy tickets this year to see your favorite singers, bands, dance shows, musical theater, comedy nights, opera productions, films, museum exhibits, holiday events, and more. But by March, COVID had closed the doors to artists and audience alike and, as cases continue to rise, they […]


APRIL 26, 2021 Can you see it? There is a light ahead, and it’s getting closer. What a remarkable journey we’ve had this past year. In the first of these blogs back in March 2020, I commented on seeing a man playing the guitar on his front porch while I was on a walk. It […]

RED: Connecting to Art

“Red“, John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play about abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko, opens tonight on the stage-on-stage at the Bankhead Theater. If you don’t have tickets, get them now … this is truly a play worth seeing. Our team has watched as this powerful play has emerged – from the first read-through to last night’s […]

Getting Ready for Red

Almost ready!  Rehearsals are well underway for our new production of John Logan’s Tony Award winning play. It’s the first show fully produced by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, and first on the intimate Bankhead stage-on-stage.  Placing the actors and audience in such close proximity will offer a richer experience of this play’s compelling and dramatic […]

We’re Going Green!

The “Green the Bankhead” project has been launched! Major initiatives to save energy and reduce costs will make the Bankhead Theater more efficient and environmentally-friendly. The goal is to achieve LEED certification, a globally-recognized rating of a commercial building’s sustainability, by 2019, as well as WELL certification, which assesses measures taken to ensure the health […]

What to Know About Third Party Ticket Resellers

Searching for event tickets has never been easier. That said, finding authentic tickets is more of a challenge. As you can see for yourself on Billboard, Google announced at the beginning of the year that “any business in the secondary ticketing market looking to advertise through its massive Google Adwords service must first get certified.” […]