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Aug
24
Thu
CFA presents: Sawyer Fredericks @ Center for the Arts
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sawyer Fredericks

The Center for the Arts Presents
2 Shows!
Thursday and Friday
August 24 and 25, 8:00pm
$22 member, $25 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Tickets available to Fan Club Friday, June 9, 10:00am

On Sale to Public Saturday, June 10, 10:00am

18 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic, original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice.

Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2017, Sawyer has once again gone independent, is busy crafting his sophomore offering, with full artistic freedom, and continuing to tour.

Aug
25
Fri
CFA presents: Sawyer Fredericks @ Center for the Arts
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sawyer Fredericks

The Center for the Arts Presents
2 Shows!
Thursday and Friday
August 24 and 25, 8:00pm
$22 member, $25 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Tickets available to Fan Club Friday, June 9, 10:00am

On Sale to Public Saturday, June 10, 10:00am

18 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic, original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice.

Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2017, Sawyer has once again gone independent, is busy crafting his sophomore offering, with full artistic freedom, and continuing to tour.

Aug
26
Sat
CFA Presents: 5th Annual Dancing with our Stars @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 

5th Annual Dancing with our Stars

Saturday, August 26th 8:00 PM

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  • Tickets on Sale to Encore Members May 11
  • On sale to Members May 16 at Noon
  • On sale to General Public June 1 at Noon

  • Reserved Seating
  • $152 Premium Table Seating includes parking drink ticket and desserts
  • $127 Side Table Seating includes parking drink ticket and desserts
  • $52/62 member/non-member Tier 1 Reserved Bleacher Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)
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  • General Admission
  • $27/37 member/non-member Tier 2 General Admission Bleacher Seating

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Don’t miss your chance to see who wins the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy this year!
This show will sell out!
There is only one event like this in Nevada County! It only happens one time a year.  The cast only performs their dances one time a year though they will prepare for 6 months.  Don’t miss the community event of the year – the fifth annual Dancing with Our Stars – a fundraiser for The Center for the Arts.


  • 6-8pm: Walk the Red Carpet
    Channel your inner celebrity and walk the red carpet. Get dressed up and join in the fun. Get your photo taken with the stars and enjoy tasty libations from our bar and food from Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters and Horn of the Bull Taqueria.
  • 7pm: Doors open
  • 8pm- 11pm: The 5th Annual Dancing with our Stars
  • 11pm-1:30am: The After Party
    Boogie down with the stars at the after party, hosted by DJ Jamal and enjoy tasty libations from the Center bar.

BE PART OF THE SCENE!

COME EARLY
Dress up and walk the red carpet for a photo opportunity with the Dancing With Our Stars trophy.  Appearances will be made by alumni dancers & stars, emcees, judges.  Bar will be open and you’ll catch some stars arriving 1/2 hour before doors open. Bring your camera, join the paparazzi!

STAY LATE
Join dancers, patrons, volunteers and staff after the show for drinks, dancing and vintage music at the Off Center Stage behind The Center for the Arts at 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley.  Included with your ticket to Dancing With Our Stars!
11:00pm to 1:30am


INTRODUCING OUR STARS

Support your favorite dancer and raise funds for the Center!

SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE HERE!

Aug
27
Sun
See Jane Do Presents Wonder Love @ Center for the Arts
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

See Jane Do Presents Wonder Love

Sunday, August 27th 2:00 PM

Main Stage Theatre

  • A live broadcast event that brings community together through storytelling, music, civic engagement & art
    – locally & globally; a collective experience.
  • FREE EVENT
  • SEEJANEDO PRESENTS
    Sunday, August 27
    Live broadcast on KVMR
    Hosted by Elisa Parker and Whee the People
    2 pm – 3:30 pm : Living room Conversations with Joan Blades
    4 pm – 6:30 pm : Live broadcast show and Whee the People dance partySpecial Guests:
    Joan Blades of MoveOn, Moms Rising and Living Room Conversation
    Ken Nwadike o The Free Hugs Project
    Jean Slatter, Oscar Perez, Eliza Tudor, Lore Ross & Other Surprises
Aug
31
Thu
CFA presents: EmiSunshine @ Center for the Arts
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

EmiSunshine

Thursday, August 31st 8:00 PM

  • $22 member
  • $25 general public
  • $12 student (12 and under)

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It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old, East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.

The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as “an old soul,” noting, “Onstage, this soul’s presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy.” While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family.

Whether she’s performing on the Today show or the Grand Ole Opry or taking the stage at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, she is fearless, confident and firm in her musical direction. As she says, she sings “old-time music,” but it’s her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a little bit of blues thrown in for good measure. Her talent is indescribable and inexplicable, but fortunately, it doesn’t have to be understood to be appreciated.

What makes me want to do this is I just love it,” she says. “I just really, really love it. I wouldn’t trade anything not to do this.
I love how I get to sing to people and make them happy,” she says. “I’m really blessed that I get to do this. It makes me feel amazing, like I’m touching somebody’s life.

Sep
10
Sun
CFA presents: Indigo Girls @ Center for the Arts
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Indigo Girls

Sunday, September 10th 8:00 PM

  • $97 member
  • $107 general public

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All tickets for this intimate show are reserved seating.
Become a member and save $10 per ticket and get first access to the best seats.

  • Ticket on sale to:
  • Encore Club: May 18, 12:00pm
  • Center Members: May 23, 12:00pm
  • General Public: June 6, 12:00pm

Along with Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers rank at the very top of all-time great duos. The sublime music-making-machine-skewering “Making Promises” is one of their finest rockers.– The Boston Herald

 

Their 14th studio album finds the Indigo Girls operating as powerfully as at any time in their career, on a set of uncommonly strong songs performed with the kind of typically understated Nashville polish that affords their signature harmonies the full spotlight.
– The Independent (UK)

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Rayand Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.
After signing to Epic Records in 1988, the Indigo Girls released their critically acclaimed eponymous album to thunderous praise; it remained on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 35 weeks, earned double platinum status, received a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist” and won “Best Contemporary Folk Recording.” They were overnight folk icons who continued to live up to the high standards they’d set for themselves: they’ve since released 14 albums (3 platinum and 3 gold), received six Grammy nominations and have won one. Indigo Girls have toured with innumerable star acts including Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, R.E.M., Sarah MacLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Jewel and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk.  Having established an intensely dedicated fan base, the duo continues to remain relevant and attract new fans. With their latest release, Beauty Queen Sister, released on IG Recordings distributed by Vanguard Records, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.

In 2015 Indigo Girls released their 16th studio album, One Lost Day, produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin and mixed by Brian Joseph.

Sep
15
Fri
CFA presents: 42nd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition @ Center for the Arts
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

42nd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

Friday, September 15th 8:00 PM

  • $24 Member
  • $27 General public

A Center audience favorite coming back for a fourth time!

No other festival or TV show can claim to have discovered as many future comedy superstars as the annual San Francisco Comedy Competition–including no less than Louis CK, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres and Robin Williams.

Performing at The Center will be 15 contestants in this year’s comedy competition, having survived an elimination process that started with hundreds of applicants. Each will offer up their very best 5 to 7 minute set. The night’s winner in the eyes of a prestigious panel of local judges will be announced at the conclusion of the show. Buy early for this one!

Adult themes.

www.sanfranciscocomedycompetition.com

Sep
16
Sat
CFA presents: John Scofield & Jon Cleary @ Center for the Arts
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

John Scofield & Jon Cleary

Saturday, September 16th 8:00 PM

  • $37 member
  • $42 general public

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Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, JOHN SCOFIELD is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. An artist with fan bases in many camps and forty albums to his credit, he has expressed himself in the vernacular of bebop, blues, jazz-funk, organ jazz, acoustic chamber jazz, electronically tinged groove music and orchestral ensembles with ease and enthusiasm.

His versatility and technical mastery won him early sideman gigs with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker and Cobham/Duke among many. Since that time he remains firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer, prominently leading his own groups in the international Jazz scene, his own albums (many already classics) including collaborations with many contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, among many jazz legends. Regardless of the stylistic setting, his distinct guitar sound and compositions are unmistakably Scofieldesque, always coupled with an improvisational excellence and dedicated to the finest in jazz tradition.

JON CLEARY is known for his salty-sweet voice, masterful piano skills, and a knack for coupling infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. Born in Kent, England in 1964, Cleary steeped in the sounds of American roots music as a child via New Orleans funk and R&B 45s. Venturing to the Crescent City at 17, he quickly earned the respect of local music community. He spent the ’80s gigging as a sideman and bandleader with a rotating cast of New Orleans’ best including members of funk forefathers the Meters and delta-bluesman John Mooney. He has balanced the last few years with an international fan base as a member of Bonnie Raitt’s group and his own group (with album of the same name) Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Cleary has the self-made Moonburn (Virgin 1999), and his ode to Big Easy R&B – Alligator Lips and Dirty Rice (Ace 1994). All of Jon’s talents are manifest on Pin Your Spin, Basin Street Records produced by John Porter. His album Occapella was released in 2012. And GoGo Juice in 2016.


2016 was a great year for the recordings of these two artists. Cleary won Best Regional Roots Music Album for Go Go Juice and Scofield Best Jazz Instrumental Album for  Past Present with Scofield following up in 2017 winning two additional Grammys – Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Country For Old Men and Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for  I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.

Sep
21
Thu
CFA presents: National Acrobats and Martial Artists of the People’s Republic of China @ Center for the Arts
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Center For The Arts PresentsNational Acrobats and Martial Artists of the People’s Republic of China

Thursday, September 21st 11:00 AM & 7:30 PM

Two Showtimes:
11:00am Matinee
$8 Student
$12 Chaperone

7:30pm
$32 Member
$37 General Public
$15 Ages 18 and under

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The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world.

 

Sep
22
Fri
CFA presents: Simrit: Live in Concert @ Center for the Arts
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Brightstar presents

Simrit: Live in Concert

Friday, September 22nd, 7:30 PM

$20 general admission, $35 premium seating

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Her sound is hailed worldwide as haunting, hypnotic, healing and majestic, and it has topped World Music Charts including iTunes at #1. She is a renaissance woman who is known for her revolutionary innovation in chant and world music and her undeniable ability to transmit a potent level of humanity, healing, and pure love through her sound and music.

It won’t take very long after the music begins for you to realize that this isn’t your average concert. From the transporting sounds, the hypnotic groove, world-class musicians, and Simrit’s mesmerizing VOICE…Get ready for lift off!

“For Simrit, singing is not a performance; it is a sacred worship of the Divine. Her voice, her music, and her teaching reflect this devotion which seems to come from her so effortlessly. This devotion is a gift, a talent beyond any, that will lead thousands into the lightness of being and awareness that is so vital to humanity in this day and age.”– Snatam Kaur

“Some artists can bring true commitment to age-old meditations, urging everyone from pop stars to theater audiences to fall in love with the words of South Asian sages. Some artists have that presence that both highly engages and soothes, an ear that can hear the resonances that bridge continents and souls. Vocalist and songwriter Simrit, born in Athens, Greece, adopted and raised in the American South, is one of these artists.” ~Rock Paper Scissors

“First of all, I’m such a fan of Simrit. The first time I saw her live I thought – wow she’s kind of punk rock. I don’t know why I thought that, but that’s the element that drew me to explore her music. Her sense of melody, her energy, and her musicality set her apart. Simrit, to me, is the voice of this new day and age.”–Belinda Carlisle

www.simritkaurmusic.com

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