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Jerry Bash 2023

August 5, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

$25 – $30


The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 27th Annual Jerry Bash Celebration on Saturday, August 5, 2023 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.

Show Schedule

2:00 p.m. | Gates Open
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Kelly Flemming
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Honey of the Heart
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Grateful Riders
5:15 – 6:45 p.m. | Painted Mandolin
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. | Deadbeats (1st set)
8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. | Deadbeats (2nd set)

Know & Go


Saturday, August 5, 2023
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| $120 (Does NOT include Admission ticket) Sold Out

  • 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 the music of the Grateful Dead is best life.

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

They started Jerry Bash in 1996 as a free concert in Pioneer Park.  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.

Grateful Riders featuring Bob Woods

The New Riders of the Purple Sage formed in 1969 that included  John “Marmaduke” Dawson, David Nelson, Mickey Hart and and Jerry Garcia on pedal steel.   

By 1970 they were touring as part of a program called An Evening With The Grateful Dead – a program which sometimes kept Garcia on stage for 4-5 hours nightly between the two bands.  

They are best known for songs like “Panama Red”, “Henry”, “The Glendale Train” and “Lonesome LA Cowboy”.  The Grateful Riders is a loving tribute to NRPS, The Byrds and other rock-meets-country favorites along with a few original songs and led by Nevada County’s favorite Bob Woods!  

Grateful Riders are Bob Woods (guitar), Skip Alan Smith (drums), “The” Brett Cole (bass), Joe Ybarra (pedal steel), and Michael Rock (guitar, vocals).

Painted Mandolin

A dynamic, acoustic journey through Jerry Garcia’s repertoire and beyond, this quartet offers original arrangements, surprising twists and turns, and jams that rise up your spine. Painted Mandolin moves your toes, and heels, and soul—pulsing through this music that we love. Painted Mandolin is: Joe Craven–Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals and Percussion. Joe was a member of the Garcia/Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet, from 1989-2004. Band leader, record producer, session player, festival MC and fashion insultant, Joe has recorded and performed with many great artists for over 40 years and he is an award winning educator. Larry Graff–Guitar  and Vocals. Larry is the founding member of the world-famous Banana Slug String Band, for 32 years the Slugs have toured North America, bringing Eco-Science to kids and families. Larry, a Deadhead for 40 years, brings experience, knowledge, passion, energy and love to the stage…every time. Matt Hartle–Guitar, Banjotar, and Vocals. Matt is in his 5th year of residency at Grateful Sundays at Michael’s on Main with Matt Hartle and friends, where he weekly collaborates with the finest Grateful Dead musicians in California, and is lead guitarist of the China Cats.  His emotive and skillful playing, leaves audiences dancing, gasping, and wondering where he is playing next! He has performed in hundreds of Grateful Dead inspired shows in the last 20 years.  Dan Robbins–Upright and Electric Bass. Dan has played and recorded in settings ranging from solos and duos to big band and orchestra. He is greatly admired for his exceptional tone and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication… making him an in-demand bassist on stage, in the studio and as an educator. 


Honey of the Heart


Justin Ancheta and Maren Metke have musical nectar flowing through their veins. The dynamic Grass Valley duo are the driving force behind a project that is even sweeter than it sounds. Honey of the Heart is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by folk, soul, roots and world/flamenco styles. Built upon a repertoire of uplifting original material, they join together with other phenomenal musicians to create in an organic state of symbiosis. Many of their songs come forth like ancient incantations, casting angelic spells on all in their path. Honey of the Heart weaves soaring harmonies and hypnotic polyrhythms into an alchemical semblance of groove intended for dancing, rejoicing and blissful recalibration.

Kelly Fleming




Gregarious and a talented vocalist, Kelly has a very broad musical range and huge repertoire to draw from. He offers music to please everyone.





Nu-Salt Laser Light Shows International



Will seduce your eyes and dancing feet after sundown with an amazing laser show synced to the music!











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.