Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has also announced the Bankhead summer music schedule, including local favorite Keiko Matsui, who will make her eighth appearance at the Bankhead Theater in August. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
The Bankhead Presents Summer Season will kick off at 8 p.m., on Friday, July 10, with “Croce Plays Croce.”
AJ Croce will weave together the classic songs of his father, Jim Croce, some of AJ’s own tunes, and the music that influenced them both. Timeless hits such as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” and “Time in a Bottle,” together with family stories, will highlight the musical connection between father and son. Tickets are $20-$65; $20 for students and active military.
Andrew Molina, a third-generation member of an established Maui musical family, will perform at 8 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Molina was included in Ukulele Magazine’s list “The Next Jake,” a reference to ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, and is fast earning his own place with a style that mixes Hawaiian, pop, rock, Latin and a little bit of jazz. Tickets are $35; $20 for students and active military.
Keiko Matsui, a renowned Japanese-born pianist and composer, will returns to the Bankhead at 8 p.m., on August 21. Matsui blends a melting pot of musical influences to create unforgettable, contemporary smooth jazz melodies. Tickets are $20-$65; $20 for students and active military.
Three more comedy shows have also been added at the Bothwell Art Center.
Kira Soltanovich, and actress and writer best known for her correspondent work on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will appear on Saturday, Feb. 8, followed by Jackie Kashian on Saturday, March 21. The Best of San Francisco Comedy Competition will return to the Bothwell Art Center on Friday, May 15. Shows begin at 8 p.m.
For more information and tickets to all events, go to lvpac.org or call (925) 373-6800.