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Jun
30
Fri
Miners Foundry Presents: Rikk Agnew Band @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Rikk Agnew Band

June 30 @ 8:00 pm11:30 pm

$18

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Rikk Agnew Band with special guests PRV13 and Pug Skullz on Friday, June 30, 2017.   In a music career spanning three decades, Rikk Agnew has been a member of some of the most influential bands of the Orange County hardcore punk rock genre.  Originally known as Punk Rock Vatos, PRV13 remains a seminal band on the L.A. punk rock scene.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $18 and 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.

Rikk Agnew is a legend in many music scenes as a singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and visual artist.  He is considered one of the architects of the Orange County hardcore punk rock sound.  Rikk has been a member of number of influential OC bands, including The Detours, Social Distortion, Adolescents, and D.I.  Rikk also joined Christian Death and helped create the landmark Only Theatre of Pain album.  In 1982, Agnew released All By Myself, playing all of the instruments on his first solo album.  After struggling for many years with addictions, Rikk has emerged stronger than ever, delivering the solid hooks and guitar skills that made him famous.

Originally called Punk Rock Vatos, PRV13 rose from the ashes of two seminal Los Angeles bands, the Flower Leperds and Chemical People.  PRV13 recently reunited, opening for Descendents at the famous Catalyst in Santa Cruz.  PRV13 consists of Greg Cameron (drums), Bobby Lea (bass), Ted Venemann (guitar), and Jaime Pina (guitar, vocals).

Pug Skullz are a three-piece band from Nevada County, California, specializing in old-school punk.  Jarade Lucca (bass) and Doug Gaylord (guitar) met in 2011 and built a solid friendship around a shared reverence for English punk and American hardcore, forming Pug Skullz the same year. The addition of Trevor Thompson (percussion), in 2016, has brought precision and velocity to the forefront. The trio has just finished recording 14 erudite tracks for an upcoming release and are currently dedicating their time to live performance and new material.

Jul
2
Sun
Miners Foundry Presents: Reader’s Theatre @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Reader’s Theatre

July 2 @ 3:30 pm7:00 pm

$10

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Reader’s Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during  World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.

This installment of Reader’s Theatre will feature stories by Edwidge Danticat, Jill McCorkle, Carolyn Cooke, and Arthur Miller.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Dave Iorns, Carolyn Winters, and Bruce Kelly.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Jul
12
Wed
Miners Foundry Presents: Summer Nights | Spring Street Stage @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summer Nights | Spring Street Stage

July 12 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

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Free

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Spring Street Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.  A no host bar will be available.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 12, 19, and 26, 2017 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 12 | Brandy Robinson and Midnight Sol

Brandy Robinson is being compared to a Sharon Jones meets Amy Winehouse with her powerhouse vocals and energetic stage presence. Brandy is a seasoned underground talent that has been making her mark for over 10 years.  Brandy Robinson creates a style that is all her own with irresistible melodies, funky guitar riffs, and powerful, soulful vocals that bring you into her colorful world. Her solo and full band shows bring a fresh sound and energetic vibe to the stage.

July 19 | Hannah Jane Kile

On first impression she is sweet and lovely, bright and cheerful…then, with a flourish of harmony pouring from her guitar, she steps up to sing…and you enter another realm. Hannah Jane Kile is radiantly fluent in the universal language of song, and she has the gift of making seriously beautiful music with effortless grace. Her performances are always artistically surprising and deeply moving. She finds treasure in even the most daunting of life’s experiences. Her songs and her voice, soulful and haunting, are magic, and she is fearless in sharing the most complex of emotions with her listeners.

July 26 | Northern Roots

Local reggae favorite Northern Roots returns to Nevada City’s Summer Nights.

Miners Foundry Presents: Capleton @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Capleton

July 12 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm

$25 – $30

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Capleton on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.  Capleton is known to be the hottest entertainer in the worldwide reggae fraternity, as well as a messenger and a guiding light of righteousness.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing concert with limited seating available.  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.

Wednesday, July 12th is also Summer Nights in Nevada City, featuring Brandy Robinson and Midnight Sol on the Spring Street Stage at the Miners Foundry.

Born Clifton George Bailey III on April 13, 1967, in the rural parish of St. Mary, Capleton earned his future stage name from friends who were so impressed with his sharp reasoning skills they named him after the most famous lawyer in town.  In Jamaica, he is one of the most popular artists on the island.  Every August, Capleton hosts a festival called St. Mary Me Come From.  When Capleton dropped the tune “Alms House” in 1992, he established himself as more than just an entertainer.  He is a messenger and a guiding light of righteousness.  Many of Capleton’s songs make mention of the blazing fire.  Fire, Capleton explains, is a way of reminding one’s brother they are going astray.

Jul
19
Wed
Miners Foundry Presents: Summer Nights | Spring Street Stage @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summer Nights | Spring Street Stage

July 12 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Free

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Spring Street Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.  A no host bar will be available.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 12, 19, and 26, 2017 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 12 | Brandy Robinson and Midnight Sol

Brandy Robinson is being compared to a Sharon Jones meets Amy Winehouse with her powerhouse vocals and energetic stage presence. Brandy is a seasoned underground talent that has been making her mark for over 10 years.  Brandy Robinson creates a style that is all her own with irresistible melodies, funky guitar riffs, and powerful, soulful vocals that bring you into her colorful world. Her solo and full band shows bring a fresh sound and energetic vibe to the stage.

July 19 | Hannah Jane Kile

On first impression she is sweet and lovely, bright and cheerful…then, with a flourish of harmony pouring from her guitar, she steps up to sing…and you enter another realm. Hannah Jane Kile is radiantly fluent in the universal language of song, and she has the gift of making seriously beautiful music with effortless grace. Her performances are always artistically surprising and deeply moving. She finds treasure in even the most daunting of life’s experiences. Her songs and her voice, soulful and haunting, are magic, and she is fearless in sharing the most complex of emotions with her listeners.

July 26 | Northern Roots

Local reggae favorite Northern Roots returns to Nevada City’s Summer Nights.

Jul
26
Wed
Miners Foundry Presents: Summer Nights | Spring Street Stage @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summer Nights | Spring Street Stage

July 12 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Free

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Spring Street Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.  A no host bar will be available.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 12, 19, and 26, 2017 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 12 | Brandy Robinson and Midnight Sol

Brandy Robinson is being compared to a Sharon Jones meets Amy Winehouse with her powerhouse vocals and energetic stage presence. Brandy is a seasoned underground talent that has been making her mark for over 10 years.  Brandy Robinson creates a style that is all her own with irresistible melodies, funky guitar riffs, and powerful, soulful vocals that bring you into her colorful world. Her solo and full band shows bring a fresh sound and energetic vibe to the stage.

July 19 | Hannah Jane Kile

On first impression she is sweet and lovely, bright and cheerful…then, with a flourish of harmony pouring from her guitar, she steps up to sing…and you enter another realm. Hannah Jane Kile is radiantly fluent in the universal language of song, and she has the gift of making seriously beautiful music with effortless grace. Her performances are always artistically surprising and deeply moving. She finds treasure in even the most daunting of life’s experiences. Her songs and her voice, soulful and haunting, are magic, and she is fearless in sharing the most complex of emotions with her listeners.

July 26 | Northern Roots

Local reggae favorite Northern Roots returns to Nevada City’s Summer Nights.

Jul
27
Thu
Miners Foundry Presents: the FIXX @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

the FIXX

July 27 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm

$30 – $35

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the FIXX, on Thursday, July 27, 2017.  Often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to emerge from the MTV era, the FIXX has always created a special connection with audiences through style and substance.  Standing / dancing concert with limited seating available.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Instantly recognizable, the FIXX sound is unmistakably unique among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves.  Songs such as “One Thing Leads to Another”, “Red Skies”, and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of rock, Hot AC, and alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era the FIXX helped to define.  The FIXX’s themes are often complex, introspective, and thought-provoking, while achieving three #1 hits, five in the Top 5, a dozen in the Top 10, and selling millions of albums worldwide.  With a combination of classic hits and innovative new music, the FIXX continue to excite and inspire.

Aug
5
Sat
Miners Foundry Presents: Jerry Bash 2017 @ Pioneer Park
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jerry Bash 2017

August 5 @ 2:00 pm10:00 pm

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2017 on Saturday, August 5th, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2017 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 The Ascenders, Loose with the Truth, and Deadbeats.

General Admission tickets are $22.  Children 16 and under are $10 at the Gate, and babes in arms are free.  The VIP Experience (under the trees, new for 2017!) is $90 (purchase event tickets separately) and includes 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 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 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 may apply.

Featured Bands

The Ascenders are a multi-genre, multi-generational band from Chico, CA, playing music spanning from original material, RnB, rock n roll and Grateful Dead and upholding the majesty of music through jamming, shredding and experimental projects.

 

 

 

Loose with the Truth is a San Francisco Bay Area band in the spirit of the Grateful Dead.  The band’s history with the music goes back to the early 1970s and the Wall of Sound.  Band members have been on the bus for several decades, and have deep connections to the music and the scene.  Featuring strong vocal harmonies, the band shares it’s collective magic with hypnotic jams and bone shaking dance grooves!

 

 

 

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 2016 hosted over 750 attendees!

We are taking applications for:

Food vendors
Clothing
Jewelry
Art / Prints
And more!

How to Jerry Bash | FAQs

NEW 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 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 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 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 ear plugs 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
11
Fri
Miners Foundry Presents: Dungen @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Dungen

August 11 @ 8:00 pm11:30 pm

$15 – $20

The Miners Foundry and (((folkYEAH!))) will present Dungen on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Miners Foundry.  Often classified as progg or psychedelic rock, Dungen is also influenced by folk music, classic rock, progressive rock, garage rock, and alternative rock.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $15 in Advance and $20 at the Door.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Dungen frontman/mastermind Gustav Ejstes has been making music for nearly 20 years.  As a teenager in rural Sweden, he became obsessed with hip-hop and sampling.  Digging through crates and searching for obscure source material provided him with an informal education in 60’s pop and psychedelia.  In 2007, Dungen coalesced into a fully democratic band, with members Reine Fiske, Mattias Gustavsson, and Johan Holmegard helping Ejstes to realize his vision while adding flourishes of their own.  As a result, Dungen grew into one of the best and most consistently inventive psych rock bands in the world.

Aug
18
Fri
Miners Foundry Presents: San Francisco Mime Troupe @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

San Francisco Mime Troupe

August 18 @ 6:30 pm10:00 pm

$20

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Miners Foundry.  The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open their 58th Season with “WALLS”, written by Michael Gene Sullivan with music and lyrics by Michael Bellow.  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 may apply.

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.

WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?

The answer: FEAR!  Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka),a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero),an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a “bad hombre.” What part of herself will this American give up to pass as “American?” Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?

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