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Miners Foundry Presents: Night of Giving @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 10:00 pm

Night of Giving

December 16 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“Night of Giving” Brings Together Music and Holiday Cheer | A Musical Party Featuring Over 35 Of Nevada County’s Favorite Performers

On Saturday, December 16, Mikail Graham will present the twelfth annual Night of Giving, a benefit for Hospitality House featuring over 35 favorite local musicians. Performers at the event, which will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in both halls at the historic Miners Foundry in Nevada City, include local favorites such as The Deadbeats, Lolo Gervais, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Beaucoup Chapeaux, Cassidy Joy, Cousin Cricket, Shay Dillion, Kimberly Bass, Barwick & Siegfried with special guest Homer Wills, Rob & Christine Bonner, Nevada Union Choir, Sierra Capella, Golden Shoulders, Brett Shady, Bob Woods, and many more.
“Nevada County is a cultural hotbed of musical talent and I wanted the community to meet local musicians and sample their music all in one place. And we all want to help Hospitality House get people back on their feet,” explains Graham. KVMR deejays will announce the acts and Hospitality House guests will talk about their experience with homelessness.

Dinner at the Night of Giving, prepared by students and graduates of the Hospitality House Serves culinary job-skills training program, will be available for $5, and there will be a no-host bar. Event-goers can also check out exclusive local jewelry and musical instruments at a silent auction table and shop for curated vintage items at a special Bread & Roses Thrift corner set up at the Foundry for the evening.

Suggested donation for tickets is $20, but no one will be turned away. Children ages 12 and younger are free. Every donation given at the event, beyond the ticket purchase, will be tripled by anonymous donors. So $100 becomes $300 to benefit the shelter. The performances will also be live-streamed on Facebook throughout the evening.

Tickets are available at Bread & Roses Thrift, BriarPatch Community Co-Op,hhshelter.org and at the door. Generous sponsors include Coldwell Banker Grass Roots, BriarPatch, Nevada County Association of Realtors, YubaNet, SPD Markets, InterWest Insurance Services agent Chip Arenchild, Western Sierra Medical and Network Real Estate agents Michelle Homan and Dana Frederick and Caliber Collision.

For over a decade Mikail Graham has presented an evening of top local talent to help spread the good news about all the many services Hospitality House offers to homeless residents of Nevada County. Musician/producer Graham is a third-generation native of Nevada City and a founding broadcaster of KVMR. He has been coordinating musical events since the early 1970s and is currently the house sound manager for The Center For The Arts and a member of the Hospitality House Board of Directors.

Hospitality House Mission Statement
The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. The community shelter moved into its year-round facility at Utah’s Place in December 2013. For more information about Hospitality House, go to: http://hhshelter.org/

Miners Foundry Presents: New Year’s Eve Bash @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am

New Year’s Eve Bash

December 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm – January 1, 2018 @ 1:00 am

 $30 – $40

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present Earles of Newtown with special guests the Bob Woods Trio at the New Year’s Eve Bash, Sunday, December 31, 2017.  Earles of Newtown is a powerhouse Americana band, crafting tight arrangements of infectious original music around early era Harlem, New Orleans and “Hot” Jazz, along with Texas and Western Swing.  Bob Woods is a Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee who has been playing music since 1971.  Doors open at 8:00 and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  General Admission tickets are $30 and Reserved Cabaret tickets are $40.  General Admission is the standing / dancing section with limited seating.  Reserved Cabaret tickets include a reserved cabaret table and a complimentary glass of champagne.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

Earles of Newtown is a powerhouse Americana band crafting their tight arrangements of infectious original music around early era Harlem, New Orleans, and “Hot” Jazz, along with Texas and Western Swing, creating a sound all its own called simply Swingin’ Dixie.  The nine piece band has been shaking dance floors all over California, including recent gigs in San Francisco.  The Earles inject energy into the swing scene across Northern California.

Bob Woods started playing in 1971 with the Sacramento Western Swing band, Tokpela.  A Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee, he’s shared the stage with the Surfaris, Tiny Moore, Bill Kirchen, Albert Lee, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Billy Joe Shaver, and many others.  You never know who might share the stage with Bob Woods!  Woods has released seven original albums:  Hillbilly Cadillac, The Night We Stole the Last Steam  Engine, Don’t Forget the Trains, Almost Live, Railroad Money, This Town, and Swampbilly.  

Miners Foundry Presents: Squirrel Nut Zippers @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Squirrel Nut Zippers

March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 $27 – $32


The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Squirrel Nut Zippers on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $27 in Advance and $32 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 may apply.

“It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”
~ NPR’s Morning Edition

2016 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable.  Thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations, Hot sold over 1.3 million copies.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.

“It’s not a reunion, it’s a revival!” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus.  “The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans and the songs have been brought to life in an exciting new way.  But most things remain unchanged… An amazing experience for young and old.”

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