Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host the last StarsDay open-mic event this year on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Created to encourage local musicians, vocalists and spoken-word artists share their talents with the community, the first StarsDay was held this past June.
Making this StarsDay special will be the inaugural “Dreamcatcher” talent competition. For a $20 fee, competition entrants will perform before a small panel of judges and the audience. Attendees will also be able to vote for an “Audience Favorite.” All entry fees collected will be taken home by the winners. The first place winner will receive a handmade dreamcatcher necklace in addition to their cash prize. Other smaller prizes will be awarded as well, including gift cards and theater tickets.
Attendance is free, and the courtyard will open at 6 p.m. The Bankhead House Band “Force of Magic” will perform.
Musicians, artists or groups who sign up will be assigned a time slot based on space available. Performances begin at around 7 p.m., and winners will be announced at the close of the event. Two microphones will be available for use, but musicians are responsible for bringing their own instruments and any other equipment needed.
A craft table for young people will offer materials and instructions for making a dreamcatcher. Beverages and snacks will be available for sale from concessions. Entry to the courtyard is through the gate to the right of the Bankhead Theater box office, 2400 First St. in downtown Livermore.