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Look no further for all Tri-Valley events. The Tri-Valley plays hosts to events and activities year around because of our sunny weather, convenient location and friendly folks. There is no other place that you can enjoy all California has to offer in one location. Join us in the summer for the Alameda County Fair, Livermore Valley Harvest Celebration in the Fall, and Goodguys Hot Rod and Custom Shows and Street Fairs throughout the year.

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August 2021

Alonzo Bodden

August 6 @ 8:00 pm

A regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Alonzo Bodden has been making audiences around the country laugh for more than 20 years. His recent stand-up special on Amazon Prime, Heavy Lightweight, spanned a range of topics from slavery, cell phones, and the #MeToo movement, to millennials, Kanye West and Taco Bell. As he says, “he likes to mix it up and hopes that audiences will join him for a laugh and a think, or two.”

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Livermore Shakespeare Festival presents: Life is a Cabernet

August 12 - August 15
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2021

Life is a Cabernet will be an interactive evening outdoors on the grounds of Darcie Kent Vineyards. The program will be approximately 90 minutes. The Audience Seating area will allow for social distancing in compliance with Alameda County regulations.

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Plain White T’s

August 14 @ 8:00 pm

From All That We Needed to all that succeeded. It’s been 22 years since the Plain White T’s kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop and melody driven rock and roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. Over those 22 years the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum band has amassed an enduring and enigmatic catalog, spanning five gold certified offerings including albums “All That We Needed” and “Every Second Counts” and singles “Hey There…

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Museum On Main Ed Kinney Speaker Series

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Afternoon or Evening with... ​Jacques Cousteau Jacques Cousteau was a French naval officer, ocean explorer, and coinventor of the Aqua-Lung. He is known for his extensive undersea investigations and his iconic red hat. He brought marine biology to the masses through his many TV specials, and his name remains connected to oceanography and ocean conservation. Chautauqua scholar Doug Mishler will portray the famed marine biologist.

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Comedy Uncorked!

August 20 @ 7:30 pm

Recognized throughout the Bay Area, Comedy Uncorked features great stand-up comedy with top headliners, and a fun outdoor venue at lovely Retzlaff Vineyards winery, Livermore. August 20 set: Dennis Gaxiola, Kirk McHenry and Paul Conyers

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Ryan Niemiller

August 20 @ 8:00 pm

Bankhead Presents Ryan Niemiller You may know Ryan Niemiller as the disarmingly handsome comedian and 3rd place finalist from America’s Got Talent Season 14. Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan, the self-proclaimed “Cripple Threat of Comedy”, shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped (and very handsome).

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LunaFish

August 21 @ 8:00 pm

A local favorite, Livermore-based band LunaFish brings their authentic psychedelic rock sound of the late Sixties and early Seventies to this special community concert in the Bankhead Theater. Credited with the ability to capture your imagination and your memories, LunaFish interprets music from what is arguably the most innovative period of rock and roll. Their classic rock guitar style, rhythms and vocal harmonies recreates top hits of the era and makes their original songs new favorites as well. Together with…

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Cruzando Fronteras featuring Jarabe Mexicano & Ballet Folkorico

August 22 @ 7:00 pm

The eclectic style, stirring vocals and lively instrumentation of Jarabe Mexicano comes together with national premier Mexican folk dance company, Ballet Folkloric de Los Angeles in a joyous and colorful celebration of musical traditions from both sides of the border. The two Southern California-based groups take audiences on a joyride through a mix of authentic Mexican folk, Latin rock, and Tex Mex songs. “Remember Me” from Disney’s “Coco” creates a memorable bridge between their immense talents.

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Paula Poundstone

August 28 @ 8:00 pm

It’s impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with the crowd. Her wry observations spark impromptu dialogue and guarantee riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject, from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats, and deliver it with a casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit.

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September 2021

Harvest Wine Celebration

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, Livermore Valley wineries celebrate the exciting crush season and 39 years of the Harvest Wine Celebration. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts, and music. Don't forget to come back on Monday for additional tastings at participating wineries. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 35+ years to enjoy this unique event. Don't miss out on this wine country celebration!

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Brilliance At the Bankhead Gala

September 11 @ 6:00 pm

Out of caution and concern for our artists, patrons, staff and volunteers, the annual Brilliance at the Bankhead Gala has been moved again from the proposed date in June to the more traditional date of Saturday, September 11, 2021. The event begins with a reception on the plaza in front of the theater, full bar and music provided by the East Bay Jazz All Stars Band, before moving inside for live and silent auctions and the Gala performance. Proceeds support activities at…

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Radiant! Brahms Symphony #2

September 12 @ 3:00 pm

Bask in soaring melodies, bucolic horns, serene whispers, and blaze forth with Brahms in jubilation to the final unbridled outburst of ecstasy of his Symphony in D.

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Museum On Main Ed Kinney Speaker Series

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Afternoon or Evening with... ​William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, and is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." Despite having his work known and celebrated around the world, Shakespeare’s personal life remains largely a mystery. Actor J.T. Turner will bring the beloved and mysterious William Shakespeare to life.

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Andrew Molina

September 17 @ 8:00 pm

With a style that is a mix of Hawaiian, pop, rock, Latin and a little bit of jazz, Andrew Molina is forging his own musical path on the islands. A third-generation member of Maui’s musical Molina family, Andrew never saw himself following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps until he picked up the ukulele at the age of 13. At a concert, he was inspired by the remarkable talents of Jake Shimabukuro, and never looked back. Jake has since become…

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Faith Alpher at the Bankhead Theater

September 18 @ 8:00 pm

Faith Alpher is a comedic force to be reckoned with and a breath of fresh air on stage. “Got Faith” is an autobiographical docu-styled comedy about humor, hate, race and grace. This brand new show, a funny yet profound exploration of race, introduces you to characters from Faith’s present and past whose voices need to be heard. Her explosive storytelling style has audiences laughing and learning through love.  A 75-minute show that is intimate, intense and wholly engaging! Find Faith…

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The San Francisco Comedy Competition

September 24 @ 8:00 pm

Now in its 46th year, the San Francisco Comedy Competition has helped launch a Who’s Who of comic champions. Over the years, legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Ellen DeGeneres have emerged from this stand-up comedy contest to become stars. This year’s competition will be hosted by Tom Rhodes a world traveling comedian whose most recent releases include “Around The World,” recorded in 2019 in 24 cities from Paris to Jerusalem, and “The Honky Motherland” recorded in England,…

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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

September 29 @ 7:30 pm

Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is renowned worldwide for his innovative contemporary style incorporating musical influences from rock to reggae. He redefined the art form nearly three decades ago with his signature song “Barcelona Nights” off his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco, which remains one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. Since then his music has continued to evolve as he has explored different styles and rhythms, adding other instrumentation, but always staying centered on his intricate melodies.

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October 2021

The Wailin’ Jennys

October 4 @ 7:30 pm

What started as a happy accident of three singer-songwriters united for a one time performance in a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, has evolved into one of the most beloved of international folk acts, the Wailin’ Jennys. Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse’s three distinct voices combine in achingly-perfect signature harmonies, creating some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folk-roots scene. They have released five critically-acclaimed albums, including the Juno-winning release, “Bright Morning Stars.” Their beguiling…

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Tape Face

October 7 @ 7:30 pm

As seen on America’s Got Talent, the utterly spectacular and endlessly inventive humor of TAPE FACE is impossible to imagine but completely understandable for any age. Every once in a while, something magical reminds us that we all have an inner child that must be fed. Through simple, clever and charming humor aimed at satisfying that hunger, TAPE FACE has emerged as one of the most enjoyable shows the world has ever seen. The creation of New Zealand comedian Sam…

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Museum On Main Ed Kinney Speaker Series

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Afternoon or Evening with... ​Audie Murphy Audie Murphy, America’s most decorated WWII combat soldier and Hollywood star, is coming back to Pleasanton by popular demand! Award winning actor Duffy Hudson will portray the war hero in his moving one-man show about Murphy’s life, entitled “To Hell and Back.”  

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The Robert Cray Band

October 21 @ 7:30 pm

Five-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Robert Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. For the past four decades, he has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B and is credited with attracting a new generation of fans to the world of blues with his distinctive razor-sharp guitar sound and ability to deliver powerful and meaningful stories. With more than 20 acclaimed albums including his latest, “Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm,” his signature blend of rock,…

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Alameda County Fair

October 22 - October 31
Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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The Alameda County Fair is thrilled to welcome guests back for our rescheduled 2021 Alameda County Fair this fall, October 22 through October 31. The event will comply with all State and local health requirements. It is anticipated that guests will be required to pre-purchase tickets online for specific dates and attendance will be limited. The Fair will utilize touchless, cashless systems for ticketing, parking, carnival, food and beverage purchases whenever feasible per the recommendations of the State reopening guidelines.…

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Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory

October 23 @ 8:00 pm

Enter the most unlikely setting for a circus … a factory … where the workers are acrobats and the machines are circus props. Welcome to Birdhouse Factory! Be amazed by a contortionist performing on a turntable powered by unicyclists. Be captivated by the trapeze artist powered by the spins of an acrobat inside a giant wheel. Be stunned as the trampoline wall artists defy the laws of physics. At once both breathtaking and enchanting, this Birdhouse Factory offers a tale…

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Tribute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall

October 24 @ 3:00 pm

Benny Goodman was at the height of his career when he and his legendary band performed at Carnegie Hall in January 1938 and redefined the meaning of popular music.  Relive this amazing event with an all-star big band made up of exceptional jazz and swing musicians led by Kim Richmond.

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Branford Marsalis

October 25 @ 7:30 pm

Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.

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Wine and Wags

October 30

Join Livermore Valley Wine Country for the 3rd annual Wine & Wags event! Livermore Valley's dog friendly wineries host a day of fun for dogs and their owners across the region. Bring your friendly four legged friends (on a leash, of course!), and enjoy a day in beautiful Wine Country.

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The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour

October 30 @ 8:00 pm

The longest-running program on Comedy Central, The Daily Show has won 24 Emmy Awards and remains more culturally relevant than ever. Host Trevor Noah’s brilliant wit pierces the cultural conversation, making it one of the most engaging and hysterically funny shows on late night. From failed dating lives and the complexity of cat ownership, to today’s jaw-dropping politics, join four of the funniest Daily Show writers, out from behind the scenes, as they share more of the jokes that make…

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November 2021

Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes

November 5 @ 8:00 pm

With hits such as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” “Cold Cold Heart,” “Lovesick Blues” and more, Jason Petty’s Obie Award-winning performance brings Hank Williams’ timeless music to life. In “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes,” Petty gives audiences a personal look at Williams growing up, how he became famous, and who influenced the legendary singer /songwriter. Not only will the great songs of Hank Williams Sr. be performed but songs from some of…

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David Victor’s Supergroup

November 6 @ 8:00 pm

David Victor’s Supergroup features the greatest hits of the iconic San Francisco Bay Area music scene with music from JOURNEY, TRAIN, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, THIRD EYE BLIND, METALLICA, BONNIE RAITT, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and much more. Supergroup SF beautifully weaves multiple genres and eras of music together into one cohesive, powerhouse performance. Expect stellar musicianship, and harmony-heavy, epic vocals.

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The Second City 2021

November 15 @ 3:00 pm

The Second City is here to break all the comedy rules they made famous in this all-new, all-hilarious revue that will leave you laughing…and questioning your very existence on this lonely planet. Okay, maybe not questioning your existence–but you’re guaranteed to re-think everything you thought you knew about what’s funny! Starring the next generation of comedy superstars, there are a bazillion reasons to not miss this show!

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