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Jerry Bash 2022

August 6, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

$25 – $30



The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 26th Annual Jerry Bash Celebration on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Jerry Bash is a community celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday featuring music, food, libations, art, and vendors.

Know & Go


Saturday, August 6, 2022
2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod Street, Nevada City, CA 95959


Get Tickets!


$25 in Advance | $30 at the Gate
16 and under $10 (only available at the Gate), babes in arms free.

VIP Experience Add On| $110 (Does NOT include Admission ticket)

  • Reserved picnic table for 6 under the trees
  • VIP Lounge with private No Host Bar
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres | 5pm – 6:30pm
  • Pioneer Park Pool Access | 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Does NOT include Admission ticket.  You must already have a Jerry Bash ticket to purchase the VIP Experience Upgrade.

Tickets available online or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office:
Tuesday – Friday | 9am – 4pm | (530) 265-5040


Food & Libations


Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the festival.  No glass or alcohol may be brought into Pioneer Park.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, bags, and strollers are subject to search.


The Bands



The Deadbeats get that music is best live.

The band made their debut at Nevada City’s renowned Mad Dogs and Englishmen Pub on August 4, 1994 and immediately knew they were on to something – a certain indefinable sound and feel that captures the essence of a Grateful Dead concert.

Over the years band members have rotated but the core group continues with great shows and big crowds. The current lineup includes Tom Menig, Gary Campus, Eric Menig, Rob Kopp, Glenn Tucker, Peter Wilson, and Jenn Knapp.

The Deadbeats play the Dead’s songbook with a balance of improvisation and honoring the song.

Wolf Jett

The Wolf Jett sound will make you dance, sing, and possibly even howl with roots that run deep into the soul and help you heal from the heaviness of life.

It’s a sound celebrating perserverance, infusing folk, blues, americana, and soul into what can only be described as “Cosmic Mountain Music”.

Frontman Chris Jones (Scary Little Friends) was born in the south and raised in California and his songs combine the best of both worlds to create a vibe that is fresh, but immediately familiar to a broad audience. He is joined by long-time musical collaborator Jon Payne on drums, Jeff Kissell on bass, and Will Fourt on dobro, guitar, and pedal steel.

Broken Compass Bluegrass Band

Emerging as a band in 2021, Broken Compass Bluegrass has already been recognized for their tight arrangements, tasteful playing, and distinguished songwriting.

The band performs a mix of jamgrass, bluegrass, country, and Grateful Dead material, among numerous originals.

Based in northern California, Broken Compass Bluegrass includes Kyle Ledson (20), Django Ruckrich (17), Mei Lin Heirendt (16), and Sam Jacobs (26).

Though still mostly teenagers, they are no strangers to the music industry.

All four are seasoned performers, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and singers and have established themselves as some of California’s most prominent up-and-coming youth.

Now coming together as a band, they are a fresh force in the music scene today.





Sugar Mountain




Known for interpreting classic songs in a stripped-down, ethereal, sultry manner, Sugar Mountain (Karen Woerner & Cassidy Joy) has been wowing audiences with their harmonies and powerful voices through many years and many genres of music.







Bob Woods & Juliet Gobert





Juliet Gobert (Swampbilly, Heifer Belles) and Bob Woods (Swampbilly, Earles of Newtown) have been playing music in the area for many years and will be playing mostly original music.






Nu-Salt Laser Light Show



Nu-Salt Laser Light Show will seduce your eyes and dancing feet after sundown with an amazing laser show synced to the music!









The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Click here for information about our safety procedures.  All entertainment is presented in accordance with state and local guidelines.  Safety procedures are updated as guidelines change.




Jerry Bash is a joyful, boisterous festival and may not be suitable for all pets.  August in Nevada County can be quite warm, please do not leave pets in vehicles.  If your pet is anxious around crowds, loud noise, or other pets, we suggest making other arrangements for them so you can enjoy the festival.


Jerry Bash may be loud and Pioneer Park can be warm in the sun.  You may wish to bring sunscreen and ear protection.  Complimentary ear plugs will also be available at the bar and gate.  Patrons may bring water and it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Water will also be available for purchase at the bar.


Nevada City  has many boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, 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 the Deer Creek Music Festival.

Fire Prevention

Please protect Nevada County by using extreme caution when smoking in our community.  Dispose of cigarettes in proper receptacles, not on the ground in Pioneer Park or the neighborhood surrounding the park.  For more fire safety information, Please visit Ready Nevada County.