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Live Entertainment Line Up

Check out our live music lineup for the 2023 Livermore Downtown Street Fest!

This year, experience two live entertainment areas as well as beer and wine tasting lounges featuring the best from local breweries and wineries!

Bankhead Plaza Stage located at 2400 First Street.

Stockmen's Park Stage located at 29 S. Livermore Ave is sponsored by the businesses of Blacksmith Square: Tap 25, Prints & Pints, Sweet Hope Soap Co & Swirl on the Square! Thank you for your support!

Street Fest Tickets on sale NOW! Buy ahead and skip the lines. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Scroll down to see all of the band bios and to visit their websites! Thank you for supporting local artist!

Want to learn more about our fabulous entertainment? Check out their bios here!

Saturday - May 20, 2023 at Stockmen’s Park

Stockmen's Park Entertainment Stage is sponsored by The Businesses of Blacksmith Square! Visit their websites here: Tap 25, Prints & Pints, Sweet Hope Soap Co & Swirl on the Square! Thank you for your support!

10:30am – 12:00pm – Salvage Title

Salvage Title is a band and an idea that rose from the lack of local classic rock bands that played the kind of music we grew up with. What it has become over the last decade is a dynamic and sonically electrifying rock band that relies on searing guitar licks, stunning vocals, and rock steady bass and percussion to captivate a growing audience in the East Bay of California. Savage Title features Tony Vasquez on bass guitar, Ben Cooper on guitar, Jason Wisenor on vocals and the occasional guitar solo, and Dan Garvin on drums. All are seasoned pros who have made brilliant music around the Bay Area for decades. Our music is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of rock music, traversing the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond. We are comfortable and equipped to play in venues from large concert halls or outdoor festivals to small clubs or intimate, acoustic-only dinner settings. Salvage Title plays the songs that other bands don’t dare try.

12:30pm – 2:00pm - René Escovedo's Latin Jazz Ensemble

René Escovedo is a percussionist, music instructor, and band leader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born to the famed Escovedo Latin music family (Pete Escovedo, Peter Michael Escovedo, to name a few), he began his music education in grade school. At the age of nine, he got his first jazz drum kit and began his life-long artistic journey as a percussionist. Self-taught, initially he played whatever music was popular throughout the years, but honed in his skills by being around his uncles. That gave him the opportunity to attend many performances at renowned venues from an early age; places like The Greek Theater in Berkeley, The Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, Yoshi's in Oakland, The Stone in San Francisco. He would eventually go on to perform at all those venues, and many others. René is also an international touring percussionist with Con Funk Shun, the legendary R&B and funk band that throughout the years has had four consecutive Gold and one Platinum album, 20 hit singles including 8 Top Ten R&B Hits, among other artistic achievements.  Website:

2:30-4:00pm - Mercy & The Heartbeats

There’s a certain type of person that lives for the stage. Lives to entertain. Fueled by the smiles and energy of a crowd. Into this tradition steps Mercy & The Heartbeats, a dance band comprised of veteran musicians from some of the most popular and successful dance and touring bands in the Bay Area and beyond. If you've got Mercy, then you've got all your favorite songs - 70’s and 80's classics, 90's singalongs, and the most current radio hits. A band not to be missed!

4:30pm – 6:00pm – Crawdad Republic

No constituents should be left in the balance, void of representation, of fair and just governance, not even small freshwater crustaceans. Crawdad Republic was born amongst the vineyards in the bay area’s Livermore wine country. Their honest style is inspired by folk and bluegrass instrumentation and is vocally driven, often boasting four and five part harmonies. The band’s two albums have received accolades for their simple form and catchy tunes. The Crawdad boys are currently working on their third release “Crawdad Republic iii” and look forward to being found playing in California and beyond again. In Craw we Dad.

Saturday - May 20, 2023 at Bankhead Plaza

10:30am – 12:00pm – Diablo Rhythm Wranglers

The Diablo Rhythm Wranglers have been performing country music including western swing, cowboy songs and bluegrass in the Diablo Valley region for nearly ten years. Featuring lush harmonies, pedal steel guitar, accordion, guitar, mandolin and bass, you'll be transported back to a place you remember from long ago. Covering all the country greats like Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline and many more. The Diablo Rhythm Wranglers boast four lead vocalists who trade songs that are danceable, quirky and all around fun. Band members: Doug Wendt, Debbie Kuhl Wendt, Bruce Campbell and Ken Smith.

12:30pm - 2:00pm – The Midnites

The Midnites are a homegrown Bay Area duo formed in 2017. They play a fun mix of Soul, R&B, Blues, Folk and Hip Hop. As The Midnites have grown musically, so has the size of the group. The Midnites still play as a duo but can also expand into a trio or full band with drums and bass for any occasion.

2:30pm – 4:00pm – Meredith McHenry Duo

Meredith has been singing since before she could talk and gave her first solo performance at 10 years old. After studying classical voice, musical theater and jazz in college she took a sharp left turn and veered into the business world for a number of years. That road left her with the feeling that something was missing in her life. She knew music was that absent puzzle piece but had very little time to devote to a band or theatrical production between long hours in a grueling, high-stress, sales
position. So, just to get her feet wet again she began singing karaoke in local bars, winning a number of contests along the way. Meredith has been performing professionally since 2011 when she unexpectedly landed an appearance on ABC's short-lived attempt to jump into the singing show genre with the show "Karaoke Battle USA". Though it only lasted one season, the ill-fated show aired to over 3 million people and jump-started a long overdue transition back into music. These days Meredith is performing full-time at venues and private events all over the Bay Area and Monterey Peninsula. Singing effortlessly through selections by artists varying from Etta James & Ella Fitzgerald to TOOL & The Weeknd, Meredith & her network of truly talented local musicians have been entertaining audiences all over the Northern CA for 10+ years. Meredith & friends are known for their ability
to recreate both well known classics and under the radar gems with their unique
stylistic blend of jazz, blues, rock, folk, country & pop.

4:30pm – 6:00pm – The Groovy Judy Band

The band produces and performs original music, full length albums include (Love, Life, and Groovy Judy ). Heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, the bands front woman Judy, and ‘groovin’ guitarist, plays in a style that is colorful, inclusive, family friendly, but with plenty of funk and soul. The Groovy Judy Band also covers music from 1960’s era bands like The Beatles, to current Top 40 artists, like Bruno Mars. The Groovy Judy Band - Love infused rock grooves!

Sunday - May 21, 2023 at Stockmen’s Park

Stockmen's Park Entertainment Stage is sponsored by The Businesses of Blacksmith Square! Visit their websites here: Tap 25, Prints & Pints, Sweet Hope Soap Co & Swirl on the Square! Thank you for your support!

10:00am – 11:00am Join Joya Yoga for free yoga in the Park

11:30am – 1:00pm – Foam Riders

Foam Riders, formed in Livermore, in 2014, play classic rock hits, with a focus on 1980s rockers and favorites. Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a rocking good time. Foam Riders, formed in Livermore, in 2014, play classic rock hits, with a focus on 1980s rockers and favorites. Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a rocking good time!

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Smokehouse

If you are a fan of Modern Country Music or Southern Rock (Miranda Lambert meets Lynyrd Skynyrd) , then you’ll love Smokehouse. This is a band of diverse musicians from all across the United States. Smokehouse focuses on bringing a Country Rock experience to the music we play. You’ll hear old favorites, original songs, and most of all, our passion in every performance.

3:30pm – 5:00pm – Damn Dirty Apes

The Damn Dirty Apes like playing music and having fun. More importantly, they make sure their audience has fun, too. Playing rock and roll hits from the 60’s through today, along with some country and funk favorites, the band always gets the crowd on their feet dancing and singing. Formed in 2001 and based out of the Livermore valley, the band has performed at the Alameda County Fair, Good Guys car show, Livermore’s Thirsty Thursday, Pleasanton’s Concert In The Park series, as well as numerous clubs throughout the bay area. Whether they’re playing rock staples, contemporary hits, or bringing out closet classics, the Damn Dirty Apes will have the crowd proclaiming “Four thumbs up!”

Sunday - May 21, 2023 at Bankhead Plaza

11:30am – 1:00pm - Horatio Monroe

Singer-Songwriter Horatio Monroe is an independent acoustic artist offering a range of laid-back originals as well as popular songs from all eras. Performing for over 8 years, Horatio's perfect combination of soulful indie vocals and versatile guitar has always been his strong-suit. With influences ranging from Rihanna, Jimi Hendrix to Coldplay and Nirvana. He provides a soothing air to the California music scene.

1:30pm – 3:00pm - Rock on Tap

Rock on Tap is a rock and roll cover band that has been rockin' the Livermore and SF Bay Area since 2006. Beatles to Blondie, Skynard to Sheryl Crow, Eagles to Fleetwood Mac. If you love it, we cover it!

3:30pm – 5:00pm – Dustbowl Travelers

Born out of the hills and hollers of the Livermore Wine Country, the Dustbowl Travelers’ unique sound blends country, folk, rock, and jam. Formed in 2019, the band has some talented pickers and singers and creates a sound that is uniquely their own. At the heart of the band is Bobby Bourque whose rich, expressive voice and rock-solid rhythms set the tone for the group. With a voice that evokes the spirits of the valley, Bobby brings a raw, emotional power and has a gift for crafting songs that resonate with audiences. Set behind Bobby is a superb group of musicians providing a backdrop of lush instrumentation and soaring harmonies. Multi-instrumentalist Tomas Enquidanos’ (dobro/mandolin) soulful playing weaves in and out of the melodies with ease. Frankie Bones (upright bass) provides a solid foundation for the music and expressive vocal harmonies. Jeremy Malson (lead/rhythm guitar) offers groovy fills and thrills to keep audiences moving.  Their music captures the full range of human emotion and experience. Whether they’re playing in a packed house or a small, intimate crowd, the Dustbowl Travelers are known for their acoustic driven live performances. With a commitment to preserving the rich musical heritage of Americana-styled music while also pushing the boundaries of the genres, the Dustbowl Travelers are poised to continue making music for years to come. Their music is a celebration of the American spirit, and their passion for the art form shines through in every note they play.

Stockmen's Park Entertainment Stage is sponsored by The Businesses of Blacksmith Square! Visit their websites here: Tap 25, Prints & Pints, Sweet Hope Soap Co & Swirl on the Square! Thank you for your support!