2014 One Fine Day

April 23, 2014

View More: http://lydia.pass.us/onefineday2014Check out these wonderful photos of the 2014 One Fine Day, the Nevada City Wedding Event.  Presented by Gold Dust Collective and the Miners Foundry, One Fine Day featured DJs spinning vinyl, DIY workshops, vintage dresses, and craft cocktails.  This was one fabulous party!

 

 

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Iris DeMent ~ Thursday, October 23, 2014

April 22, 2014


Iris DeMent ~ “Go On Ahead and Go Home”

Iris DeMent 3.jpgThe Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome back one of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. DeMent first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights she won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt song craft.  Doors open at 6:30 and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $28.00 Advance General Admission, $32.00 Door General Admission, and $40.00 Limited Reserve.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

General Admission

Limited Reserve

 

Iris DeMent 5.jpg“She’s the best singer I’ve ever heard.”  ~ Merle Haggard

Iris DeMent was born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, immersed in gospel music and traditional country.  Her latest release, Sing the Delta, presents twelve self-penned compositions from an artist whose first three albums established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

With her first album, Infamous Angel, Iris DeMent was immediately proven to be a promising and talented artist.  Her 1994 follow up, My Life, earned a Grammy  nomination in the Contemporary Folk category.  Her 1996 release, The Way I Should, addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination as well.

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

MarchFourth Marching Band ~ Friday, August 8, 2014

April 18, 2014


What is MarchFourth?

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present MarchFourth Marching Band on Friday, August 8, 2014.  With a rallying cry of “Joy Now!”, MarchFourth throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle.  MarchFourth brings an energy and style that takes the live concert experience to a new level of fun, turning unsuspecting concert-goers into fans for life and transforming ordinary events into joyous occasions.

 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22.00 for Advance General Admission, $26.00 General Admission at the Door, and $32.00 for Limited Reserve.  Limited Reserve includes cabaret table seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

General Admission

Limited Reserve

 

“Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes such a technicolor experience that using the word ‘concert’ to describe their performance falls flat.”
~ 5820 Magazine

MarchFourth 2Aside from their one-of-a-kind upcycled vintage marching band uniforms, their 5-piece percussion corps, and the 7-part brass section, MarchFourth is far from a marching band in the traditional sense.  Their original music is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a rocking guitar and vocal driven journey, from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe, to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz.  MarchFourth’s influences are all over the map, but fans of Sgt Pepper, Duke Ellington, Gogol Bordello, Ozomatli, and Cirque Due Soleil would feel at home in the audience.

 

MarchFourth 3MarchFourth inspires dancing… when the audience can tear its eyes from the kaleidoscope of visual energy  (and maybe even a crowd-surfing stilter) pouring from the stage.  MarchFourth provides the opportunity to come together in joyous union with a band whose mission is to seize the moment, bring communities together, and leave everyone feeling as if the world is a better place.  Joy Now!

MarchFourth

 

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Pato Banton ~ Thursday, June 26, 2014

April 8, 2014


Pato Banton ~ “My Opinion III”

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The Miners Foundry is proud to present Pato Banton on Thursday, June 26, 2014!  Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experienceDoors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $24.00 at the Door, and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten!

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Born in Birmingham, Banton first came to public attention in the early 1980s when he worked with The Beat. He recorded “Pato and Roger a Go Talk” with Ranking Roger, included on the 1982 album Special Beat Service.

Pato 2A period of deep reflection and meditation left Pato feeling guided to continue his musical journey. In early 2005 Spiritual Guide Yahe Boda invited Pato to do a short tour across America to “Gather the People in Praise.”  Pato’s most recent release is Destination Paradise (2008). He began 2009 with the formation of a new band, The Now Generation, who undertook a state wide tour of the United States, with a commitment to spreading the teachings of The Urantia Book. In the early 2010 Pato performed a special Ska-version show in Tijuana with The Ghostownians as backing-band. Throughout the performance he gave a peace message to the audience to counter the violence there at the time.

Pato Banton

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Youth Theatre Camp ~ June 23 – June 26, 2014

March 21, 2014

Summer camps 2014The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present an Acting / Musical Theatre Combo Summer Camp for kids ages 8-14 from June 12 through June 26, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Each day’s session will run from 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., with a special Showcase performance on Thursday at 12:30.  Tuition is $200.00 and includes all materials.  For information and registration, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com.

Small class size and individual attention allows the students to:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn and Perform Songs, Choreography, and Scenes from Broadway musicals and movies

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Masters degree in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and theatre arts education since the early 1970′s.  Dinah has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV as well as with a number of local theatre organizations.  Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scenes from the 2013 Summer Youth Theatre Camp at the Miners Foundry

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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The Floyd ~ Friday, June 20, 2014

March 15, 2014


The Floyd ~ “Money”

The Floyd LogoThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Floyd on Friday, June 20, 2014!  The Floyd is a tribute to the sounds, sights, and emotions of one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history.  The Floyd will take you on a musical journey spanning nearly two decades of Pink Floyd history, recreating many of the greatest moments from Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, and Momentary Lapse of Reason.

The Floyd is a two hour, family friendly, multi-media, rock and roll concert event that captivates all the senses! Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 Advance General Admission, $25.00 Door General Admission, and $30.00 Limited Reserve.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

General Admission

Limited Reserve

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Zepparella ~ Friday, June 13, 2014

March 5, 2014


Zepparella ~ “Dazed and Confused”

Zepparella GroupZepparella will return to the Miners Foundry on Friday, June 13, 2014, presented by the Miners Foundry.  Zepparella is an all-girl powerhouse from San Francisco, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin.  More than just a tribute band, Zepparella shows replicate the powerful improvisational musical journey for which Led Zeppelin shows were renowned.

 

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Tickets

ZepparellaIn 8 years as a band, Zepparella has released two live albums and toured throughout the United States opening for the likes of Weezer, Kiss, and Y&T.  Band members Gretchen Menn (guitar) and Angeline Saris (bass) are known internationally for their playing and have graced numerous festival stages, private parties, theatres, and down and dirty rock venues.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  To tread on holy ground is perilous and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple.  Pat attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.  It wasn’t that long ago women rock musicians were a rare breed.  They might sign up front, or as part of a girl group, but women weren’t often seen playing rhythm or lead guitar.  Times have changed.

Zepparella

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Miners Foundry

Youth Theatre Camp ~ June 9 – June 13, 2014

March 4, 2014

Summer camps 2014The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present an Acting / Musical Theatre Combo Summer Camp for kids ages 8-12 from June 9 through June 13, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Each day’s session will run from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with a special Showcase performance on Friday at 12:15.  Tuition is $200.00 and includes all materials.  For information and registration, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com.

Small class size and individual attention allows the students to:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn and Perform Songs, Choreography, and Scenes from Broadway musicals and movies

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Masters degree in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and theatre arts education since the early 1970′s.  Dinah has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV as well as with a number of local theatre organizations.  Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

Scenes from the 2013 Summer Youth Theatre Camp at the Miners Foundry

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Nevada City Craft Fair ~ Sunday, June 8, 2014

March 3, 2014

CraftFair_SierraFAW_adThe Miners Foundry will present the Nevada City Craft Fair on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The Fair will feature unique and local handmade artisans and vintage goods.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Admission is $3.00, children under 12 are free.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, in person at Briar Patch Co-Op, and at the door.

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The independent, juried craft fair showcases Northern California’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and house wares. Many of these vendors show at the esteemed Renegade Craft Fairs across the country.

Attendees can also expect to find letterpress, paper and stationery items as well as children’s things, toys, ceramics, bath products, and more. Over 60 vendors, reaching as far as Reno, Chico, Sacramento and San Francisco, plus local businesses.

Interested in being a vendor at the next Nevada City Craft Fair?  Email the Producer for more info!  nccraftfair@gmail.com

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County artisan community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Day Dreams Fashion Show ~ Friday, May 16, 2014

March 3, 2014

Day Dreams Fashion Show2Join us for NEO’s third annual Day Dreams Fashion Show on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Miners Foundry.  This one-of-a-kind fashion event for young people is a part of NEO’s Love Your Body Campaign, striving to inspire young people to love themselves for who they are, no matter what shape, size, or color.  NEO believes that positive self-esteem and body image are one of the most important preventative factors to young person’s emotional and physical health.

The INSPIRE show will feature local youth designers, artists, and musicians as well as featured collections from local retailers such as The Parlour and Abstrakt.  The event will be a fundraiser to support NEO and positive activities for youth in our community.  Light refreshments will be served prior to the show.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8.00 in Advance and $10.00 at the door.

 

NEO LogoNEO empowers youth to make healthy lifestyle choices by providing New Events and Opportunities in a safe environment that encourages youth success and contributes to a healthier community.

NEO hosts an average of 70 events per year with approximately 7,000 people attending.

We’ve seen great success with our events, we’ve decided it’s time to build on this and work towards finding a permanent home, so instead of supporting young people just a few times a month we can be providing activities everyday of the week.

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support Nevada County youth organizations such as NEO.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.