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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Country Music Legend Lee Greenwood Among American Music Stars
Added to the Bankhead Presents Series This Summer

Apr 25, 2018
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has announced the addition of six shows and a community concert to their “Bankhead Presents” summer line-up, doubling the number of performances offered at the theater between June and August. Best known for his patriotic hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” as well as “Dixie Road” and “Going, Going, Gone,” country music legend Lee Greenwood will perform on July 6, providing the perfect close for the week of Independence Day 2018. Authentic American music will continue through the summer with the addition of the New Christy Minstrels’ folk tunes returning on July 27 and the Western swing sound of Asleep at the Wheel in late August. The two groups have played at the Bankhead multiple times and have earned a loyal, local audience. Tickets for the newly-added shows are available for member presale until May 3, when they go on sale to the public.

Making their first appearance at the Bankhead in June will be Montreal-based artistic collective Cirquantique with their dazzling cabaret burlesque show “Bang! Bang!” on June 5 and popular 1980s alt-rock band Better Than Ezra on June 13. This August, the Bankhead will host a community concert with all seats $20, featuring local favorite rock band LunaFish. Together with guest artists and friends, LunaFish will fill the stage in “Psychedelic Summer” with hit music from the sixties and seventies.

The additional new shows double the already announced Summer series which includes pop icon Rita Coolidge, singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin, Rockapella touring with The Company Men, blues-rock band Indigenous, smooth jazz master Keiko Matsui, and Derik Nelson & Family. The Bankhead Presents summer series closes with a night of laughter featuring the Southern Fried Chicks on their “Cage-Free Comedy Tour.” For the first time, every show in the Bankhead Presents series has a limited quantity of seats priced at just $20 each. Students and active military personnel are eligible for discounted tickets all year long.

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center strives to make the arts accessible for all ages. Since it opened over a decade ago, the Bankhead Theater has welcomed a range of world-renowned performers from every musical genre, dance, comedy, theater, and acrobatics, as well as opportunities to enjoy and experience the visual arts. In addition to live music and comedy this summer, a new Family Fun Film Series will include “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” on June 20, followed by “The Princess Bride” in July and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” in August. Screened on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, admission for the family films is just $5 each.

Exclusive member presale for the newly-announced shows extends to May 3, 2018 when tickets for the entire summer season will be on sale to the public. For membership information or to purchase tickets visit lvpac.org. The Bankhead Theater ticket office is open from 12 noon to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday at 2400 First Street in Livermore, (925) 373-6800.

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The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit offering wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. The Bankhead Theater, together with the Bothwell Arts Center, are home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors.

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Photo caption: Country Music Legend Lee Greenwood


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