FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2022
Jay Lifson, Executive Director, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18, 2022
It’s our 25th Anniversary!
4 Stages, 20+ bands, 300 Artist / Craft Booths, 4 Kid Zones
Free Admission. Take BART to the Festival! #sfbartable
The 2022 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am-7pm and Sunday, Sept. 18, 10am-6pm in Downtown Lafayette.
Beautiful downtown Lafayette is close to BART (Lafayette Station), Hwy 24, and bike trails. The Festival offers complimentary bike valet parking at 81 Lafayette Circle. Driving? The Festival is an easy walk or free shuttle ride from free Festival parking in the BART parking lot.
Music on 4 stages features some of the Bay Area’s top cover bands. View music schedule here >>
From Brian Aiello, Festival Entertainment Chair since 2000, “I’m very excited about this year’s Festival! I feel so fortunate that we are 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.
“Appearing for the first time this year will be New York Jazzman Kyle Athayde who is putting together an awesome set with some heavy cats that will really get some attention; Maroon Vibe – a Maroon 5 tribute – will be pumping out some fun and contemporary pop, and golden-voiced Matt Owens will be belting out Eagles hits with his band Midnight Flyer.
“Of course there will be our anchors (because after all, no Lafayette Art & Wine Festival could be complete without them): Spazmatics (is there possibly a more fun show – I think not), 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 (the only band I’ve seen that can get a conga line going at 2:00pm in the afternoon!), and Lafayette’s own Other Peoples’ 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!”
Fiesta Stage – 50 Lafayette Circle
Saturday, Sept 17, 2022: 3day Weekend, Midnight Flyer, The Houserockers
Sunday, Sept 18, 2022: Bob Athayde and Friends, Freestone Peaches, East Bay Mudd
Bank of the West Stage – 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Saturday, Sept 17, 2022: Michaela Sasner Combo, The Kyle Athayde Dance Party, The Big Jangle, The Spazmatics
Sunday, Sept 18, 2022: Maroon Vibes, ZEBOP!, The Sun Kings
Premier Wine Pavilion Stage – 20 Lafayette Circle
Saturday, Sept 17, 2022: Charged Particles, The Ripplers, Other People’s Money
Sunday, Sept 18, 2022: The Quitters, Juke Joint, The Trouble with Monkeys
On Sunday 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 make march on Mt. Diablo Blvd.! Look for them near The Roundup Saloon, corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Lafayette Circle at 11am and 2pm.
Our Family Stage, at its new location for 2022 on the east end of Mt. Diablo Blvd., will feature performances from local performing companies as well as teen/young adult bands. And the ever popular Princesses from the Peter Pan Foundation will make a showing! Our new “tween” area in the Uncle Yu’s Parking Lot will feature Girls Crushing It, Bay Area BallPlayers, Lorne Smith Lacrosse and fun activities from The Fun and Game Experts. Our La Fiesta Square Kid Zone sponsored by Cobain Orthodontics will be moving west (to the shade!) between Tutu’s and Kimberly Harrison Interiors. There you will find the giant slide and many other fun kid’s activities.
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. Or step into the Premier Wine Pavilion sponsored by Premier Kitchens to savor hard to find high-end wines and those wines produced locally by the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association. New this year is SABÉ Beverage, featuring cocktails over ice and Straight from the Vine Tour: St. Francis Winery. Guests of the Festival purchase glasses and drink tickets for the beer and wine. Proof of age required to purchase 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 Wood Fired Pizza Truck, Halal Bites Food Truck, Chicken and the Farm, Daytrip, Evergood Sausages, Everyone’s Empanadas, Fabula Tea, Jaleh Bakery, JC Holey Donuts, Kettletopia and Lola’s Sweet Treats.
Art and handmade crafts will be on display at approximately 300 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 Art Room by Chari, Dinart, Lamorinda Arts Council, Metz Gallery, Onodaart, Two Bike Woodshop, Whitchurch Glass Designs and Wood Whisperer.
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, but much of the Festival experience is free, including admission and all four stages.
Please check the website for maps, music schedule and a current update on our safety policy at the time of the event. The Festival committee will follow all required health and safety procedures and requirements set by Contra Costa County and the State of California. https://lafayettefestival.com
ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS
The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is an annual event typically held on the 3rd weekend 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. 2022 presenting sponsors include Pacific Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital and Xfinity. Take BART to the Festival!
Corporate Event Sponsors include All Business Class, Bank of the West, Chevron, Bay Alarm, Cobain Orthodontics, La Fiesta Square, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Mechanics Bank, PG&E, PODS, Premier Kitchens, Republic Services, Sequoia Signs, SF BART, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Townsend Public Affairs, and Zenops.
Map, music schedule and visitor’s guide can all be found at https://lafayettefestival.com.
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 650 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 deserving 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.
Logo and digital assets can be downloaded at https://lafayettechamber.org/aw-assets.
LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL – 2022 is our 25th Anniversary!
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am-7pm, Sunday, Sept. 18, 10am-6pm, Downtown Lafayette, CA
20+ bands on 4 stages, 300 arts/craft booths including a local artists alley, 4 kid zones. Free admission! Dog friendly. Take BART to the Festival. Near trails and Hwy 24. Free shuttle, bike valet and parking. Produced by the Lafayette Chamber. Sponsored by the City of Lafayette, Pacific Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital and Xfinity.
For visitor’s guide, music schedule and more visit https://lafayettefestival.com.
Jay Lifson, Executive Director, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150, Lafayette, CA 94549
Event Website: https://lafayettefestival.com
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