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Live Entertainment Line Up

Check out our live music lineup for the 2024 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 Naturals & Swirl on the Square! Thank you for your support!

Street Fest Tickets! Buy ahead and skip the lines. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.  (Tickets on Sale Thursday, April 4th)

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 18th, 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 – Foam Riders

Foam Riders are a rock band from Livermore, California, playing music that spans the past 6 decades of rock and roll, including many of their own compositions. We play predominantly hit songs from the 80s & 90s, with our hard-rock spin on them.

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 – 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 among 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 three albums have received accolades for their simple form and catchy tunes. In Craw we Dad.

4:30pm – 6:00pm – East Bay Grooveline

East Bay Groove Line is an Instant Dance Party!   We play the best of Funk, Groove, Motown, R&B and Disco with a dash of other fun favorites. And we are known to break out our crowd-pleasing  music trivia with prizes!
Each member of East Bay Groove Line brings over a decade of live performance experience, and it shines through in our highly energetic and joyful music and stage show. 
Get ready to bust out your boogie shoes, & dance and sing along to your favorite tunes from the last 50 years. Hop on board the East Bay Grooveline, for a soul-satisfying musical journey you won’t soon forget!

Saturday - May 18, 2024 at Bankhead Plaza

10:30am – 12:00pm – The Groovy Judy Band

Whether she is rocking the stage at some of San Francisco’s longest-running and most popular events or entertaining crowds at the legendary Great American Music Hall, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Groovy Judy has become one of the Bay Area’s most recognizable musicians. Inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, Groovy Judy’s classic riffs and warm personality have endeared her to fans everywhere. She's a Livermore native, proud graduate of Granada High School and loves to rock her hometown! She's also a golfer and learned how to play here in Livermore at Las Positas Golf Course. Judy is also a cancer survivor. In 2017, she was diagnosed with stage 3 salivary gland cancer, a rare form of the disease seen in one case per 100,000 cases in the U.S. each year. She underwent surgery to have the tumor removed and made an immediate return to the stage, refusing to cancel her shows despite temporary paralysis on the left side of her face. She also teaches music to up and coming rockers as well as donates proceeds from her shows to several charities. For more information on Groovy Judy, visit her official website at

12:30pm – 2:00pm – SmokeHouse

SmokeHouse performs high energy, danceable Country covers and originals. We are a band of seasoned professionals with an amazing young Female Vocalist who can sing 5 1/2 octaves, and is said to be in the top 10 female vocalists in the Bay Area.

2:30pm – 4:00pm – Sugar Bear Band

Well-loved, multi-genre band from Livermore, CA.

4:30pm – 6:00pm – 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. 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. 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.

Sunday - May 19, 2024 at Stockmen’s Park

11:30am – 1:00pm – 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!”

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Island of Black and White

A fusion of rock, blues, funk, and reggae, Island of Black and White, a staple in the Sacramento music scene for over a decade, has established itself as a soulful, musical powerhouse, playing nearly 300 shows per year. IBW delivers high energy performances that are guaranteed to get fans up and dancing. Their infectious energy is shared with the entire is a live experience like no other.

3:30pm – 5:00pm – 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!

Sunday - May 19, 2024 at Bankhead Plaza

11:30am – 1:00pm – The Midnites

The Midnites are a Soul, R&B, Blues band made up of Livermore natives bringing an eclectic mix of the aforementioned genres. Inspired by the greats of the past with a love of musical progression, The Midnites bring you an inspired take on classic soul songs while mixing in original material that you will absolutely love.

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Meredith McHenry Trio

A band from America - This Americana trio combines the talents of Michael Scott, Meshach Jackson, and Meredith McHenry. Blending emotionally driven songwriting with skilled, versatile musicianship, lilting harmonies, and performances that will pull at your heartstrings, and tap your toes in equal measure.

3:30pm – 5:00pm - Ruff Stock

Ruff Stock is a Rodeo term referring to animals that are “un-ridable” or mean enough and tough enough to be used in a rodeo. Mike Giannecchini, one of our two singers, used to be on a local rodeo circuit around 20 years ago. After meeting Mike in May of 2024 and making a few phone calls this band started coming into view with the goal of being a really good Country Western Cover Band. We have some great folks and real talent in the band but two of them are Local Music Giants. If you ask around town about Patrick Martinez and Gabe Duffin, you’ll find that everyone in the Livermore music scene knows and respects them. They really are local legends and we are lucky to have them both playing with Ruff Stock. We are all local to Livermore and we currently practice in Mike Giannecchini’s custom cabinet shop here in Livermore. If you know of anyone who would like new custom cabinets, Mike can help you out with that at Caliber Cabinets. Mike Giannecchini - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Patrick Martines - Lead Vocals/Pedal Steel Guitar, Gabe Duffin - Lead & Rhythm Guitar/Back up Vocals, Bill Sheridan - Lead & Rhythm Guitar/Back up Vocals, Michael Lewis - Bass Guitar/Back up Vocals, Russ Beck – Drums.

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!