Call to Artists ~ Artisans Festival

May 16, 2014

Artisans Call to ArtistsEvent Dates:  November 28 & 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline:  June 20, 2014
Accept / Non Accept letters will be sent no later than July 15, 2014
Booth fee due upon acceptance and no later than August 31, 2014

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Win A Year-Round Pass for Two to the Miners Foundry!

May 9, 2014

Why is the Miners Foundry Important to You?

Share Your Story and Win a Year-Round Pass for Two!

In the video below, local artists, non-profit organizations, business owners, government officials, and community members share “Why the Miners Foundry is important to them!”  Now it’s your chance to share your story!  Share why the Miners Foundry is important to you on our Facebook or Instagram either in a post or video and be entered to win a year-round pass for two to every event presented by the Foundry!  Wow!  That’s right, enjoy rock concerts, theater productions, dance performances and more, for an entire year!  Deadline to submit is May 29th.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #minersfoundry in your post.

Makana ~ Wednesday, November 5, 2014

May 9, 2014


Makana ~ Thoroughly Modern Mele

Makana Photo 3The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana, returning to the Foundry on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic, and jazz, and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:00 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, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

Tickets are currently available to Miners Foundry members.  For more information on becoming a member of the Miners Foundry, please click here.  Tickets will be available to the general public beginning July 3, 2015.

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“Slack key guitar music, indigenous to Hawai’i, has been around longer than the blues, and Makana is considered the greatest living player.”  ~ Esquire Magazine

Makana Photo 2Makana’s music transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient, electronic, and Hawaiian slack key in gentle to commanding arrangements.  The result is innovation and the charting of new sonic frontiers with deep ties to tradition.

Makana creates ground-breaking original music and reanimates classics.  Playing both rhythm and melody simultaneously while using intricate right-hand techniques in a myriad of open tunings, slack key players (they are but a handful alive today) are versatile and evocative.

Makana

 

 

 

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.

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. on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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.

Tickets are currently available to Miners Foundry members.  For more information on becoming a member of the Miners Foundry, please click here.  Tickets will be available to the general public beginning July 3, 2015.

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.

Tribe of the Red Horse ~ Friday, August 15, 2014

April 20, 2014


Tribe of the Red Horse ~ A Tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse

 

Tribe of the Red Horse PosterTribe of the Red Horse returns to the Miners Foundry on Friday, August 15, 2014.  More than simply a tribute band, Tribe of the Red Horse delivers the guitar tone, harmonies, and raw energy for which Neil Young and Crazy Horse are known.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  This will be a seated show with mixed cabaret and theatre style seating.  Tickets are $18.00 in Advance and $22.00 at the Door, plus applicable ticketing fees.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Tribe of the Red Horse Photo 1Formed in the summer of 2011, Tribe of the Red Horse has performed throughout Northern California, enjoying a steadily growing fan base.

The set list reaches deep into the archives with a blend of feel-good numbers and political songs, appealing both to boomers and 20-somethings who have discovered the music of Neil Young.  Throughout the performance, the band also plays notable audio clips from Woodstock and Martin Luther King, Jr. to segue between songs.

According to singer / guitarist Wayne “Tex” Whitzell, “We bring a blazing full throttle show of Crazy Horse material.  We have to shake the building’s foundation a little, or it wouldn’t be Crazy Horse.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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.

Jerry Bash 2014 ~ Saturday, August 2, 2014

April 16, 2014


The Deadbeats ~ “Mexicali Blues”

Jerry Bash Poster

 

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2014 on Saturday, August 2nd, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Jerry Bash 2014 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The day will be headlined by the DeadBeats in a 20th anniversary reunion concert.  The show also features music by Achilles Wheel, T-Buck & the Bad Dreams, Cheatin’ Buzzies, and Scary Little Friends.  Admission is a $20.00 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Tickets will also be available at the show.

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The Deadbeats

The 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, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the DeadBeat sound.

 

 

 

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Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

 

 

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Nevada City native Tom Bevitori returns from Portland to play soulful country rock original with his local band, including Tom Menig, Larry Tracey, Charlie Faber, and Rob Kopp.

T-Buck & the Bad Dreams offer a truly rocking country experience featuring songs about the ups and downs of life, love won and lost, and the simple pleasures in partying with old friends.

 

 

 

 

The Cheatin' BuzziesFormed in the summer of 2005, The Cheatin’ Buzzies is considered one of the area’s most solid rock groups.  They have refined a unique style blending strong lead vocals with edgy guitar riffs.  Performing all original music, The Cheatin’ Buzzies are a past recipient of the Northern California Artistic Achievement Award for Best Independent Band.

The Cheatin’ Buzzies are currently at work recording and mixing their third CD.

 

Scary Little FriendsSanta Cruz / San Fransisco based Scary Little Friends feature lilting vocals and surfs-up psychedelic guitar with underlying southern soul roots and strong songwriting.

Their live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent by offering authentic heartfelt performances that connect with their audience the old fashion way.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Midnite ~ Wednesday, July 23, 2014

April 16, 2014

Midnite
7 & 3 Productions Presents Midnite on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.

This All Ages show also features Jah Mikey One, Venders and Irie Vibes, plus Sista Kat’s Kitchen serving Ital food and drink.

Doors are at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door.  Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at the Sanctuary and Briar Patch Co-Op.  For more information, call (530) 798-6299.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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.

Murder Mystery Dinner ~ Friday, July 18, 2014

April 14, 2014

The Dinner DetectiveThe Sierra Nevada Community Health Plan will present the 1st Annual Murder Mystery Dinner & Wine Pairing at the Miners Foundry on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Join us for an interactive mystery featuring the Dinner Detective, dinner, and wine pairing.  Beer will also be available.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner choices include Stuffed Chicken with Rice Casserole and BBQ Tri-Tip with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Cost is $55.00 per person.  Please call (530) 271-3232 or visit SNCHP for more information or reservations.

Sierra Nevada Community Health Plan (SNCHP) is a 501(c)(3) non profit community benefit organization whose mission is to design and facilitate health and wellness programs throughout our community.  We are seeking funds to match our Susan Komen Grant for mammograms.  This grant was reduced by 50% for 2014.

 

 

 

 

Kat Alves Photography

Kat Alves Photography

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.