SUMMER 2022

LIVE PERFORMANCES AT THE BANKHEAD Bankhead Presents Garrison Keillor with Robin & Linda Williams FRI JUN 10 | 8 pm BUY NOW MORE INFO Bankhead Presents Winter Dance Party SAT JUN 11 | 8 pm BUY NOW MORE INFO Bankhead Presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy FRI JUN 17 | 8 pm BUY NOW MORE INFO […]

OUR LARGEST SEASON LINEUP EVER!

We’re back! When we open in July for live performance, the Bankhead Theater will be one of the very first live music venues of our size to reopen in the East Bay. And now, we’ve just announced the largest season line up in the venue’s history with nearly 60-events, spanning a broad range of musical […]

UPDATES AND CHANGES 2021

UPDATES AS OF APRIL 26, 2021 While we wait for guidelines from the State of California and Alameda County regarding how venues such as the Bankhead Theater can reopen safely, live indoor performances cannot be presented. Artists and performing arts groups continue to cancel and push out their planned tours. It is especially difficult for […]

CAVEAT EMPTOR

In Latin, Caveat Emptor means “Let the Buyer Beware.”  While the internet has empowered the arts in many ways, it has also fostered a number of unscrupulous ticket resellers. Recently we have been seeing tickets for our shows appear on resale sites at ridiculously inflated prices — as much as 200-300%! Unfortunately, this is completely […]

SURVEY RESULTS 2021: WHAT YOU TOLD US

The 2021 survey was distributed via email and social media on February 24 and was open until March 7. A total of 347 responses were received and the input, including many thoughtfully written comments, will help us make decisions as we look to reopen.  Here’s what we learned: People are eager to come back, but […]

NEWS RELEASE

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Receives Generous Legacy Gift from Estate of Long-Time Patrons Jene and Isabelle Dupzyk LIVERMORE, CA – (August 10, 2020) – Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) announced that a very generous legacy gift has been received from the estate of long-time patrons Jene and Isabelle Dupzyk. The gift, a home […]

“If Only I’d Known…”

It happens to us all. We walk up to find a beloved restaurant or store is closed forever and we think, “Wow, didn’t see that coming, if only….” Earlier this month we had to cancel an online class that, unfortunately, didn’t reach the minimum required registration. One disappointed patron emailed us saying, “If only I’d […]

A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As a community and as a country, we have benefited greatly from the long-standing contributions of African-Americans to the Arts. Those contributions, which are uniquely American, cannot be denied. They have spread around the globe and have enriched all of our lives. We also recognize that African-Americans have been subject to unfair, unequal and unjust treatment in […]

AN OPEN APPEAL TO OUR ARTS COMMUNITY

This week we heard the first public statements from Governor Newsom about the process the state will take to slowly return from the shelter-in-place orders. It was clear that we should not expect to hold public events for some time, possibly far into 2020. Our greatest priority is to keep our patrons, volunteers and staff […]