Dan Zanes cut his teeth in the 1980s with the barn-shaking roots rock band the Del Fuegos.
He's been recording and performing family-friendly rock since 2001, partly because he didn't feel the genre was getting the artistic quality it deserved.
That shouldn't be a problem Nov. 3 when Dan Zanes and Friends takes over the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore, with a show that promises to embrace a wide variety of genres and generates some laughs along the way.
The performance starts at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $14-$43. Contact 925-373-6800 or www.mylvpac.com