The Miners Foundry presents the 25th Annual Jerry Bash on Saturday, August 3th, 2019 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday. Jerry Bash 2019 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors. The festival gates will open at 1:00. Music is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and features music by The Ascenders, Second Time Around Band, Deadbeats, and more!
General Admission tickets are $22, and may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office (530) 265-5040 Tuesday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
Add the VIP Experience (under the trees!) to your ticket purchase for $90 receive 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 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
VIP Experience tickets must be purchased online or through the Miners Foundry Box Office.
Children 16 and under are $10 at the Gate, and babes in arms are free. These tickets are only available at the gate.
Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.
Gates open at 1:00 p.m., and the festival is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Boston Ravine is a father-daughter duo based out of Grass Valley, CA. They focus on bluegrass, country, and gospel music. They are inspired by both traditional bluegrass artists such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Osborne Brothers as well as newer artists like Flatt Lonesome, The Grascals, and The Del McCoury Band. The band name, Boston Ravine, was the name given to the original settlements in Grass Valley during the Gold Rush era.
The Ascenders are a multi-genre improvisational family band from Chico, upholding the majesty of music through jamming, shredding and experimental projects. They appeared at Jerry Bash 2017 and have frequently perform at venues and festivals throughout California for the last several years.
The Second Time Around Band brings the experience of the Allman Brothers Band to Northern California audiences. Second Time Around is a multi-talented force that carries on the vision that Duane Allman had all those years ago: to spread the gospel of American Blues, R&B, & Jazz music to the people.
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, Rob Kopp, Peter Wilson, Jenn Knapp, Glenn Tucker, and Darby McConnell.
Open Call for Vendors
Jerry Bash 2018 hosted over 800 attendees!
We are taking applications for:
Art / Prints
Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the festival. No glass may be brought into Pioneer Park. No outside alcohol is allowed due to restrictions by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Alcohol and other beverages 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. According to the ADA, a service animal is defined as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.”
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!