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2018 Entertainment Lineup

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Saturday, June 2 

11:00 – 12:30

Viva La Rêve

Born and raised in Sonoma, California, Jacob Benning brings country roots vocals along with his high energy guitar playing. Fiddle player, Paz Del Rescate, brings many years of Texas fiddle playing to this duo’s dynamic. Joined by this duo are banjo player Tyler McCourtney and upright bass player Mike Singleton. When combined, you can expect an amazing show where the crowds are stomping boots, bobbing heads, and entrances by the sound all around.

We are influenced by bands such as Chris Stapleton, the Eagles, and the Devil Makes Three. Fun times, good music, and rowdy dancing are what we promote here with Viva La Rêve. Live The Dream: our mantra and our motto.

 Viva la Reve
1:00 – 2:30

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums deliver '40s & '50s-style jumpin' R & B, blues, swing, vintage jazz and original tunes featuring Steve Lucky on piano & vocals, Miss Carmen Getit on guitar & vocals, 2 saxophones, upright bass and drums.

 Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums
3:00 – 4:30 

The Soul Section

The Soul Section is a Bay Area band with its primary focus on the great funk and soul music of the 60's and 70's. They also draw favorites from the deep well of the entire Rock era. This group of experienced musicians share a passion for live performance and a solid dance beat.


 The Soul Section
5:00 – 7:00

Petty Theft

If you want to see the greatest Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers band in the world, go see Tom Petty…If you can’t do that, come see Petty Theft.

Petty Theft is not about gimmicks. We’re not a costume band and we don’t try to imitate Tom Petty. We simply pay tribute to one of America’s most celebrated and talented songwriters by playing his music as if it were our own. Petty Theft plays Tom Petty ’s songs true to the originals and in the spirit of his legendary band's live shows, performing everything from his revered classics to his most current hits.


Sunday, June 3


11:00 – 12:00

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band

For a swinging concert with lots of variety, join the Walnut Creek Community Arts Jazz Band for a fun early summer show. Under the direction of Max Pricco, the Jazz Band sizzles away with a montage of tunes and swing standards. The Walnut Creek Community Arts Jazz Band is part of the City of Walnut Creek's Community Arts education program. 

12:30 – 2:00

Rock Steady SF

Old School to New School ~ R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, Motown, Disco

2:30 – 4:00 


The Bay Area’s Premier Eagles tribute band. In the true spirit of the word tribute, this group of seasoned players honors the spirit of the Eagles and keeps true to the essence of the musicianship honoring the Eagles legacy.

4:30 – 6:00

Cisco Kid War Tribute

Cisco Kid "California's Top War/Lowrider Tribute Band." 

Made up of the Bay Areas top musicians led by Recording Artist Drummer/Vocalist "Joey Jam" Flores, who's band members including him have played and recorded with The Temptations, Smash Mouth, Al Green and Lee Oskar just to name a few. Cisco Kid will take you down memory lane playing the Greatest Hits like Lowrider, Cisco Kid, Cinco De Mayo, Spill The Wine, Why Cant We Be Friends and so many more.


Rising Stars Stage

This highly popular entertainment feature returns for a third year to showcase the exceptional talents of local community performing arts groups. 

Saturday, June 2 

11:00 – 11:45  Foothill Middle School  Jazz Band
12:00 – 12:30 Concord Kung Fu Academy
12:45 – 1:15 Devil Moutain Chorus
1:30 – 2:00 Encore Gymnastics
2:15 – 3:00 Raksadiva
3:15 – 3:45 High Five Music Academy
4:00 – 4:30 Folklorico Heruvi Kalo
4:45 – 5:15 D'Ann Dance Studio
5:30 – 6:00 Studio A Dance Team

Sunday, June 3

11:00 – 11:30 Diablo Vista Chorus
11:45 – 12:15 Studio A Dance Team
12:30 – 1:00 Performing Academy
1:15 – 1:45 Purnima Sreenivasan
2:00 – 2:30 Contra Costa School of Performing Arts
2:45 – 3:15  High Five Music Academy
3:30 – 4:00 Hip Logic (Shimmy Dreams)
4:15 – 4:45 Contra Costa School of Performing Arts
5:00 – 5:15 Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Interested in performing on the Rising Stars stage? Contact Team PRO Event at (415) 2957465 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.