Downtown Stages Performer Sign-Up
Walnut Creek Entertainers

Cypress Mini-Plaza Stage

Walnut Creek Downtown is seeking entertainers to share their talents with our visitors and business community to share artistic joy to the downtown! Entertainers are invited to volunteer to perform at one of our four Downtown ‘Stages’ during a 2 ½ hour timeslot, now through December 31, 2021. Reserve as many performance times as you'd like, up to two months in advance. Feel free to collect tips and share promotional material during your session. We encourage contactless payment options for tipping, such as Venmo or Virtual Tip Jar. Maximum of four performers are allowed at each stage.

Attached below are the Entertainment Guidelines (including the Walnut Creek Safety & Noise Ordinance) you are required to follow if you choose to participate. By signing up via this online portal, you are acknowledging that you have reviewed and agree to the guidelines, plus the FAQs below. For questions, please email [email protected].


PERFORMER FAQs

  • Will the performance area be marked out? How do I know I’m in the right place?
    • Yes, look for the a-frame stand with the Downtown Stages sign. Our ‘stages’ are pop-up, busker style entertainment locations in high-foot traffic areas/plazas. There is no actual stage on a raised platform.
  • Will vocalists be required to have masks on?
    • No, however vocalists must maintain at least 12’ from spectators, and at least 6’ from fellow performers.
  • Will there be electricity available?
    • Power or a P.A. system is not provided at the ‘stage’ locations. If necessary, you may bring and use your own generator.
  • The guidelines mention hand washing/hand sanitizing solutions must be used before, during and after performances. Will there be a bathroom nearby performers can use?
    • There are a few public sanitation/hand washing stations throughout Downtown Walnut Creek, otherwise performers are encouraged to carry and use their own hand sanitizer.
  • What are rules regarding performing covers of songs from other artists?
    • The City of Walnut Creek has two music licenses, ASCAP and BMI, that allow the performance of cover songs.
  • Will any personnel be on site to connect with prior to the performance time?
    • No, however WCD staff contact info can be found below if you have questions. The locations are busker-style public areas that provide ambient music for passersby. No supervision is provided. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Downtown Walnut Creek!

 

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy PDT) Location Available Slot
05/15/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks - Acoustic 60s & 70s Rock and Folk-Rock

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Grace Riemer
Grace and Melody, live music!
05/16/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Ernesto Garcia
4-pc latin-jazz quartet

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Carl Rosenblum
Jazz

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Laurie Roldan
Laurie Roldan , singer and keyboard
05/20/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Dwight Stone
Dwight Stone
05/21/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Craig Williams
The Bonafides . Jazz, Funk, R&B and Soul
05/22/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Steev Maier
The Steves- acoustic folk rock
05/23/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Ernesto Garcia
Latin-jazz quartet

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Bill Stanfield
The Season Of Us Flute & Guitar Light Jazz

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
05/27/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Dwight Stone
Dwight Stone
05/28/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Grace Riemer
Pick Up Pennies
05/29/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks - Original Roots-Style Americana

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Steev Maier
The Steves- acoustic folk rock
05/30/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Laurie Roldan
Laurie Roldan - singer and keyboard
06/03/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Steev Maier
The Steves- acoustic folk rock
06/04/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Glenn Gould
Singer songwriter.
06/05/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks - Acoustic 60s & 70s Rock and Folk-Rock

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Chris Nauman
A smooth blend of folk, rock, blues and jazz
06/06/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Laurie Roldan
Laurie Roldan , singer and keyboard player
06/10/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Nathaniel Bangs Bangs
Get in The Groove Trio plus one: 70's-2000's Rock
06/11/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Dwight Stone
Dwight Stone, The 360s
06/12/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
06/13/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks - Original Roots-style Americana
06/17/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
06/18/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks - Acoustic 60s & 70s Rock and Folk-Rock
06/19/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Steev Maier
The Steves- acoustic folk rock
06/20/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
06/24/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Dwight Stone
Dwight Stone, piano solo, and "faves"
06/25/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Chris McCooey
Chris McCooey & Friend - singer, songwriter, guitarist
06/26/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks - Acoustic 60s & 70s Rock and Folk-Rock
06/27/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
07/01/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
07/02/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Dwight Stone
Dwight Stone, piano solo, and "faves"
07/03/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks - Acoustic 60s & 70s Rock and Folk-Rock
07/04/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
07/08/2021 (Thu.) Cypress Mini Plaza

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
Nathaniel Bangs Bangs
Get In The Groove Trio plus one: 70's-2000's Rock
07/09/2021 (Fri.) Cypress Mini Plaza

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
07/10/2021 (Sat.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
07/11/2021 (Sun.) Cypress Mini Plaza

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

3:00 - 5:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Maximum of 4 Performers

 
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