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Jerry Bash 2017

August 5, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 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.  The Ascenders will play from 2:00 – 3:30pm, Loose with the Truth from 3:45pm – 6:15pm, and The Deadbeats from 6:30-10:00pm.  All times are approximate.

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
Art / Prints
And more!

How to Jerry Bash | FAQs

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.

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.

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at Jerry Bash.

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.

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.

Pioneer Park is located in the heart of a residential area.  Please be respectful of the neighbors when entering or exiting Jerry Bash.


Thank you to our Sponsors!





























August 5, 2017
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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