Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2023

4 Stages, 20+ bands, 250 Art / Craft Booths, 4 Kid Zones
Free Admission. Take BART to the Festival! #sfbartable

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LAFAYETTE, CA – The 2023 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 10am-7pm and Sunday, Sept. 24, 10am-6pm in Downtown Lafayette. Featuring 4 stages with 20+ bands, 250 artist / craft booths, 4 kid zones, wide selection of California varietals and craft beers, local dining + shopping! Free Admission. Take BART to the Festival!

Beautiful downtown Lafayette is a short walk from BART (Lafayette Station), just off the Central Lafayette exit of Highway 24, and convenient to local bike trails. Insider tip: park at any BART station and take BART to the Lafayette Station! Free Festival parking is available in the BART Lafayette Station parking lots with an easy walk or free shuttle ride to the Festival. Complimentary bike valet is located at 81 Lafayette Circle.

Music on 4 stages features some of the Bay Area’s top cover bands, local family-friendly performances and original music.

From Brian Aiello, Festival Entertainment Chair since 2000, “As always, I’m very excited about this year’s Festival!  We are fortunate to be able to host an event like this that has such a wonderful history of great music, outstanding art, and a beautiful setting that is truly second to none!  We’ll have bands that have been performing with us for over a decade, along with some new sounds that I think people will love to see and hear.

Three longtime favorites will be returning:  Aja Vu (faithfully playing music from Steely Dan and some Chicago as well), The Extra Large Band (playing their fun mix of rocking, soulful music), and the high-powered Evolution closing out Saturday night with music from Journey.

Of course there will be our anchors (because after all, no Lafayette Art & Wine Festival could be complete without them): The Spazmatics, ZEBOP! with their faithful Santana tunes led by the incomparable Antonio Marquez, East Bay Mudd throwing down their great mix of funk and R&B, and Lafayette’s own Other People’s Money – OPM – that has been holding down the Saturday night closing spot for at least the last ten years.

All these plus so many more awesome bands that come together to make the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival THE go-to festival!

 

Entertainment Lineup

Fiesta Stage – The Fiesta Stage is located off Fiesta Lane, behind Lafayette Public House, 50 Lafayette Circle.

Performing Saturday, Sept 23, 2023:

12:30pm – 2:00pm Bay Bridge Beat

2:30pm – 4:30pm Aja Vu

5:00pm – 7:00pm Evolution

 

Performing Sunday, Sept 24, 2023

11:30am – 1:00pm Bob Athayde and Friends

1:30pm – 3:30pm  Extra Large Band

4:00pm – 6:00pm East Bay Mudd

 

Bank Stage – The Bank Stage is located in the parking area to the west of the Bank at 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Performing Saturday, Sept 23, 2023

12:30pm – 2:00pm  The Kyle Athayde Dance Party

2:30pm – 4:30pm  The Big Jangle

5:00pm – 7:00pm  The Spazmatics

 

Performing Sunday, Sept 24, 2023

11:00am-1:00pm Steve Snyder Big Band

1:30pm – 3:30pm  ZEBOP!

4:00pm – 6:00pm  The Sun Kings

 

Premier Pavilion Stage – The Premier Pavilion Stage is located behind/west of White Barn Home, 20 Lafayette Circle.

Performing Saturday, Sept 23, 2023

12:00pm-1:30pm Lonesome Eddie and the Saddle Sores

2:00pm – 4:00pm  The Ripplers

4:30pm – 6:30pm  Other People’s Money

 

Performing Sunday, Sept 24, 2023

12:00-1:30pm  Acalanes Jazz Trio

2:00pm – 3:30pm  Juke Joint

4:00pm – 5:30pm  3day Weekend

 

Community Stage Entertainment – The Community Stage offers kid-friendly and hyper-local entertainment throughout both days of the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival! Located on Mt. Diablo Blvd., east end of the Festival near the intersection of Moraga Road.

2023 Saturday Lineup

10:00-10:50  Lamorinda Idol

11:00-11:50  Erin Fishler Voice Studio

12:00-12:45  Myeve Capozzi Vocal Training (MCVT) Vocalists

1:00-1:20  Town Hall Theatre Education

1:30-2:15  Peter Pan Foundation (PPF)

2:30-3:00  Acalanes Choir Vocal Groups

3:00-3:35  New You Dance Center

3:50-6:30  Music Co-Op Bands and Soloists

 

2023 Sunday Lineup

The Sunday lineup is brought to you by ModernTone Studios and features recording artists, singer-songwriters, and bands performing their original music that was produced and recorded right here in Lafayette, sprinkled with some fun covers of all-time favorite songs.

10:00-10:20 ModernTone Teen Band

10:30-11:20 Marlo

11:30-12:20 Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez

12:30-1:00 Michael Patrick Murphy

1:15-2:00 The Modern Tonics

2:15-3:00 Briget Boyle

3:00-3:45 Tess & The Details

4:00-5:00 Beyond Fab

 

On Sunday, September 24, the California Repercussions Marching Band, a 45-70 piece street band which plays rock-n-roll, pop, and jazz, and even some traditional band music will march on Mt. Diablo Blvd.! Look for them near The Roundup Saloon, corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd., Oak Hill Road and Lafayette Circle at 11am and 2pm.

Enjoy a wide selection of California varietals and craft beers throughout the Festival including selections from Lafayette’s Headlands Brewing Company and Moraga’s Canyon Club Brewery. Step into the Premier Wine Pavilion to savor hard to find high-end wines poured by Lafayette business Wine Thieves and those wines produced locally by the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association and Berryessa Gap Vineyards. Guests of the Festival need to purchase 2023 glasses and 2023 drink tickets at the Ticket Booths located throughout the Festival which they can then redeem at the 26 wine and beer booths also throughout the Festival. Proof of age is required to purchase glasses and tickets and to partake.

Nearly 30 of Lafayette’s own restaurants, cafés, delis and local tastings are available within or walking distance to the Festival footprint. We encourage you to visit our local restaurants and enjoy the selection of Festival food including Cousins Maine Lobster, Forge Woodburning Pizza Truck, Halal Bites Food Truck, Chicken & the Farm, Evergood Sausages, Lola’s Spanish Cuisine

Hearty Gourmet Kitchen, Lin’s Dim Sum, JC Holey Donuts, Kettletopia, Rainbow Snow, Wise Jun Kombucha, Fabula Tea, Jaleh Bakery, OG Desserts, Jerky Hut, and DayTrip.

Art and handmade crafts will be on display at approximately 250 booths throughout the Festival faciliated by Eckerstrom Productions. The “Local Artists Alley” in La Fiesta Square will host curated Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda fine artists including Amber DeSilva Art, Art Room by Chari, Enumero Cribbage Boards, Rad Plaid Publishing, KinCraft, Lily Dong Photography/Lily’s Whim, Little Head Co, Massaro’s Market, Metz Gallery, Old Road Brand, Onodaart, Raphael Originals Jellyfish, Resin Retreat, Robert Anke Fine Art, Susan Goldie Art, The Wood Whisperer, TwoBikeWoodshop, West Coast Vibes- Resin Designs, Whitchurch Glass Designs and the Lamorinda Art Council.

Don’t miss Girls Crushing It in the Uncle Yu’s Parking Lot! Fun activities from The Fun and Game Experts will be located throughout the Festival in the 4 Kid Zones.

The Festival is family-friendly and dog-friendly. Well behaved, leashed family dogs are welcome, but typically happiest during cooler – and less crowded – morning hours.

Festival proceeds support our local community programs like Lafayette Partners in Education (“LPIE”), and other non-profits. Much of the Festival experience is free, including admission and all four stages.

Please check the website for maps and the music schedule, which of course is subject to change! https://lafayettefestival.com

 

 

ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS

The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is an annual event held in September that promotes Lafayette’s Downtown and raises money for local education, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and many other local non-profit organizations.

The event is produced by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Lafayette and Eckerstrom Productions. 2023 presenting Festival sponsors include the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Mechanics Bank, Pacific Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital, and Xfinity.

Map, music schedule and visitor’s guide can all be found at https://lafayettefestival.com.

Logo, poster, and other promotional digital files can be downloaded at https://lafayettefestival.com/media-assets.

 

ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Lafayette Chamber is a volunteer- based organization serving the interests of the business community with an ongoing commitment to the City of Lafayette. In 1947 a group of concerned business persons launched the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. The stated mission of the organization was: “To promote and maintain a healthy business climate and to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Lafayette.”

Over 75 years later, the Lafayette Chamber has grown to include a membership of more than 700 businesses, professionals and “Friends of the Chamber” in Lafayette and neighboring areas. It remains the principal advocate for the business community, working to promote businesses in the City of Lafayette and encouraging new enterprises to locate here.

All aspects that make up a community are important: schools, residents, churches and synagogues, community organizations, activities, and the city government. Chamber members work with representatives of all these groups for the betterment of the community. Annual Chamber events include the Taste of Lafayette, Rock the Plaza Concert Series, Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, Lafayette Res Run for Education, Trick or Treat Street, and It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Celebration. Proceeds from Chamber events are shared with selected nonprofit organizations in the community. Learn more at https://lafayettechamber.org.

A special thank-you goes out to Lafayette Chamber’s Premier Members: Cobain Orthodontics, Diablo Foods, Douglah Designs, Mechanics Bank, Oakwood Athletic Club, Pacific Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital, and ParkSmart, Inc.

 

CALENDAR ENTRY

The 2023 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will be held Saturday, September 23, 10am-7pm and Sunday, September 24, 10am-6pm in Downtown Lafayette, CA.

Featuring 4 stages with 20+ bands, 250 artist / craft booths, 4 kid zones, wide selection of California varietals and craft beers, local dining + shopping! Free Admission. Take BART to the Festival!

Beautiful downtown Lafayette is a short walk from BART (Lafayette Station), just off the Central Lafayette exit of Highway 24, and convenient to local bike trails. Insider tip: park at any BART station and take BART to the Lafayette Station! Free Festival parking is available in the BART Lafayette Station parking lots with an easy walk or free shuttle ride to the Festival. Complimentary bike valet is located at 81 Lafayette Circle.

View music schedule and learn more at https://lafayettefestival.com

Produced by the Lafayette Chamber. Presenting Festival sponsors include the City of Lafayette, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Mechanics Bank, Pacific Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital, and Xfinity.

Sign up for updates on the official site: https://lafayettefestival.com and follow us on social media at @lafayettefestival #lafayettefestival

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Holly Sonne, Communications Director, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150, Lafayette, CA  94549
https://lafayettechamber.org
(925) 284-7404
Info@lafayettefestival.com

Event Website: https://lafayettefestival.com

Social Media Channels: https://lafayettefestival.com/connect
Media Assets: https://lafayettefestival.com/media-assets

 
 
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