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Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

 Thursday, July 26th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Training Zone
722 Freeman Lane, Ste. B, Grass Valley
(530) 273-9663
 Thursday, August 16th
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Living Waters
1097 E Main St., Ste. F, Grass Valley
(530) 274-9738

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2018 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Stay Tuned! Moving the FUN to a NEW DATE!

Monday, July 16th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nevada County Concert Band
 “A Little Night Music with the Nevada County Concert Band.”
Pioneer Park, Nevada City
James Kopf
(530) 272-6228
nccb.org

Thursday, September 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Lake Wildwood Association
11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley
Bob Mariani
(530) 432-1152

lwwa.org

Thursday, September 20th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
Mike Bainbridge
(530) 265-5885

c21cornerstone.com

Thursday, October 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Byers Enterprises
115 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley
Penny Silva
(916) 717-2905

thatsbyers.com

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Jul
18
Wed
Miners Foundry Presents: Summer Nights @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Summer Nights

July 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 Free

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Jul
19
Thu
Miners Foundry Presents: SambaDa @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

SambaDa

July 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

 $20 – $25

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present SambaDa on Thursday, July 19, 2018.  SambaDa musically unites the Americas and Africa, blending percussion based styles of South and Central America and Senegal with that good old funk, rock, and reggae backbeat so familiar to crowds in North America.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

For over eighteen years, SambaDa has been mixing contemporary sounds with the roots of Brazilian culture.  SambaDa musically unites the Americas and Africa, blending percussion based styles of South and Central America and Senegal, with that good old funk, rock, and reggae backbeat so familiar to crowds in North America.  SambaDa has developed a type of samba-reggae-funk with universal appeal. What unites a band with members from such diverse backgrounds is a magic felt by both the band and the audience.  SambaDa brings joy to each performance and keeps their fans asking for more!

Jul
25
Wed
Miners Foundry Presents: Summer Nights @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Summer Nights

July 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 Free

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Aug
4
Sat
Miners Foundry Presents: Jerry Bash 2018 @ Pioneer Park
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jerry Bash 2018

August 4 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 $22 – $90

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2018 on Saturday, August 4th, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2018 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors.  The festival is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and features music by Franklin’s Tower, Joe Craven’s Jerry BashGrass Trio, Moonalice, and Deadbeats.

General Admission tickets are $22.  Children 16 and under are $10 at the Gate, and babes in arms are free.  Add the VIP Experience (under the trees!) to your ticket purchase for $90 receive access for 6 to:

  • Reserved picnic table
  • VIP Lounge with private No Host Bar
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Pioneer Park Pool from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

General Admission tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

VIP Experience tickets must be purchased online or through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Children’s price is only available at the gate.

Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Featured Bands

Franklin’s Tower is a Band of Talented Musicians From The San Francisco Bay Area playing the Music of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.  Franklin’s Tower features Duane Day, Frank Martinez, and Larry Luthi.

 

 

 

Joe Craven’s Jerry BashGrass Trio features Joe Craven, Bruce MacMillan, and Hattie Craven, performing a special set of Folk & Americana from Jerry’s “Garcia’s Songbook” and Joe Craven & The Sometimer’s latest release of the same name.  Joe Craven’s Jerry Bash Grass Trio will showcase Joe on mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, percussion, and vocals, Bruce on guitars, dobro, lap steel, and vocals, and Hattie on vocals.

 

 

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musician feed and derive inspriation from each other.  Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. They invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks.  They broadcast every show live via satellite in HD, so fans can enjoy them on their device without an app.

 

Deadbeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show.  Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound.  The current Deadbeats line up includes Tom Menig, Eric Menig, Gary Campus, Rob Kopp, Peter Wilson, Jenn Knapp, Glenn Tucker, and Lucas Weber.

Open Call for Vendors

Jerry Bash 2017 hosted over 800 attendees!

We are taking applications for:

Food vendors
Clothing
Jewelry
Art / Prints
And more!

How to Jerry Bash | FAQs

 VIP EXPERIENCE

The VIP Experience is $90 (purchase event tickets separately) and includes access to the following for up to 6 patrons:

  • Under the trees!
  • Reserved picnic table
  • VIP Lounge with private No Host Bar
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Pioneer Park Pool from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages to the festival.  No glass may be brought into Pioneer Park.  No outside alcohol is allowed.  Alcohol and other beverages may be purchased at the bar.  Food will also be available for purchase.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, and bags are subject to search.

PETS

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at Jerry Bash.

COMFORT & SAFETY

The festival is loud and Pioneer Park can be warm in the sun.  You may wish to bring sunscreen and ear protection.  Free earplugs will also be available at the bar.  Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.  Water may also be purchased at the bar.

LODGING

Nevada City has many boutique hotels, bed and breakfast inns, and vacation rental homes.  For glamping within walking distance to Pioneer Park, we suggest The Inn Town Campground.

NEIGHBORS

Pioneer Park is located in the heart of a residential area.  Please be respectful of the neighbors when entering or exiting Jerry Bash.

Aug
5
Sun
Miners Foundry Presents: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo @ Pioneer Park
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

August 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 $7 – $10

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Secret Agent 23 Skidoo on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Pioneer Park.  As the first song blasts out, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo begins a family dance party that is more Soul Train than Thomas the Train.  When the funky beat and the bass groove drop, even the shyest kids get in on the action… and so do their parents!  Grab the kids and come to Pioneer Park for this family-friendly gathering of music and community!  Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and the show begins at 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for Adults, $7 for ages 3-17, and free for kids under 3.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has married the complex beats of Hip Hop with the magical world of kids.” ~ TODAY

“Nobody is making better ‘Kid Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.” ~ NPR:  All Things Considered

As the first song blasts out Secret Agent 23 Skidoo begins a family dance party that is more Soul Train than Thomas the Train.  His infectious love for beats, rhymes, and originality invites the crowd to hit the dance floor.  When the funky beat and the bass groove drop, even the shyest kids get in on the action… and so do their parents!  From basketball courts in the Bronx to theatres in the Smithsonian, the force of fun tracks and positive rap is an unstoppable international phenomenon!  Known as a true trailblazer and inventive boundary breaker, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the indie family music scene.

Mixing sophisticated instrumental funk with intelligent storytelling and uplifting rhymes has gained Secret Agent 23 Skidoo a large and loyal fanbase, constant radio play, and loads of frequent flier miles.  Allowing the music to grow up alongside his daughter Saki, aka MC Fireworks, Skidoo has introduced a catalog of positive, inspiring songs that engage a wide spectrum of young audiences from elementary to middle school.  Hip Hop’s global popularity makes it the perfect language to inspire people of all kinds, even the skeptics.  Turning crossed arms and hard faces into smiles and dance moves is one of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s specialties.

Aug
17
Fri
Miners Foundry Presents: San Francisco Mime Troupe @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

San Francisco Mime Troupe

August 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 $20

 

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Miners Foundry.  The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open their 59th Season with “Seeing Red:  A Time-Traveling Musical”, written by Rotimi Agbabiaka with Joan Holden with music and lyrics by Ira Marlowe.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7:00 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for tickets purchased by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theatre of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience. SFMT makes sense of the headlines by identifying the forces shaping our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

Seeing Red:  A Time-Traveling Musical

It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again.  Decades of watching her town get devastated by falling wages and outsourced factories made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change – Donald J. Trump.  But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning.  Tonight, she’s drowning her sorrows at the neighborhoord bar, telling anyone who’ll listen that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change.

Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer.  He’ll show her an America where working people of all races and genders come together to demand a brighter future, where socialism isn’t a dirty word.  He’ll take her all the way – to 1912.

As Bob finds herself back in the heyday of the American Socialist Party, she realizes that she may have more in common with those blue-state progressives.  She begins to ask:  What will it take to get people to stop voting against their interests?  How do we overcome the divide-and-conquer tactics that keep us all down?  When did America’s electoral chocies get so limited?  And isn’t it time to get off the swinging pendulum that’s left us at our current impasse?

Aug
24
Fri
Miners Foundry Presents: Earles of Newtown & Royal Jelly Jive @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Earles of Newtown & Royal Jelly Jive

August 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

 $20 – $25

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Earles of Newtown and Royal Jelly Jive on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Local favorites Earles of Newtown feature elements of New Orleans horns, rockabilly guitar, and stride piano which come together to create a high-energy vibe.  “San Francisco Soul” is the best way to describe Royal Jelly Jive’s unique and intoxicating sound.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.  General Admission tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Earles of Newtown is an eclectic 8 piece band featuring 8 vibrant and expressive soloists.  The music we refer to as Dixie Rag Funk-Jazz is originally composed, dance orientated and spans genres through prohibition era jazz, funk, dance grooves, and electro swing.  The Earles original compositions present elements of New Orleans horns, rockabilly guitar, and stride piano coming together to complete a circusy high-energy vibe that is inspired by dance club and Burning Man culture.

“San Francisco Style” is the best term Royal Jelly Jive can find in describing their unique and intoxicating sound.  Led by dynamic front-woman Lauren Bjelde, this sultry sextet rocks into unchartered musical territories with their infectious blend of modern and throwback sensibilities.

Armed with retro horns, razor-sharp beats, and groovy songs that are near impossible to resist, RJJ can pair with your fancy cocktail at that smoky jazz club or shake up even the funkiest dance party.

Sep
13
Thu
Miners Foundry Presents: Chali 2na & The House of Vibe @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Chali 2na & The House of Vibe

September 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

 $25 – $30

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Chali 2na and the House of Vibe on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  With his unmistakable baritone voice and 6 and a half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s preeminent and most charismatic personalities.  Standing / Dancing show with limited seating available.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchase made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Most known for co-founding music groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali 2na released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009.  Since then, he has been touring the world with his 3 piece band known as the House of Vibe.  Breathing new life into his musical past, he recently announced: “Against The Current”, a music and art project that combines a series of genre-bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring original artwork and photography from Chali 2na himself.  Chali’s growing reputation as a Hip Hop Legend paints a bright future as he continues to build momentum with his artwork, voice-over work, and an increasing variety of performance collaborations including his most recent partnership with UK Producer, Krafty Kuts.

Oct
10
Wed
Miners Foundry Presents: Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa

October 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 $30 – $40

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Hawaiian musical legend and National Heritage Fellow Ledward Kaapana is unrivaled in his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his baritone to falsetto vocal range.  He is a delightful performer with rascal charm.  Led will be joined by Mike Kaawa, Hawaii’s finest 12-string guitar player.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 Advanced General Admission, $35 General Admission at the Door, and $40 Limited Reserve.  Seated show.  Limited reserved seats are the first several rows closest to the stage.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

“…friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked.” — The Honolulu Advertiser

A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawai’i’s most influential musicians for four decades.  His mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and extraordinary baritone to leo ki’ eki’e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend.  In 2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship.

Led is joined by longtime collaborator Mike Kaawa, Hawai’i’s finest 12 string guitar player and one of its most highly regarded musicians.  Known as “The Hawaiian Boy”, he describes his music as “Hawaiian with attitude”.  Mike Kaawa is the perfect match for Led.  Since they began performing together in the early 2000s, they have ccrafteda remarkable musical rapport much like jazz musicians’ improvisations with each other.