Celebrate Mardi Gras weekend, Nevada City style! The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 16, 2019. This year, the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will feature local favorites Deadbeats, with special guests BuckStar. 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. BuckStar crafts catching original tunes with tones that carry from old school to new school. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.
General Admission | $25 in Advance / $30 at the Door
Standing / Dancing section with limited seating.
Reserved Cabaret | $45
Reserved cabaret table for 1-4 patrons.
All tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office. The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and can be reached at (530) 265-5040. Advance General Admission tickets are also available at BriarPatch Co-Op. Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.
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.
The country/rock/R&B sound of BuckStar grew out of the regional mix-and-match music scene and features husband/wife duo Jenn Knapp and Rob Kopp, guitar ace Tom Menig, his brother Eric Menig and keyboard player Lucas Weber. At the heart of their music are Alleghany native Jenn Knapp’s original songs. Knapp began writing songs following the death of a close friend. She promised to learn guitar and was soon picking out chords on a guitar inherited from her grandfather. She and drummer Rob Kopp’s band Big Picture featured their songs. That band evolved in the Cheatin’ Buzzies – a mainstay on the regional music scene for over a decade with three albums and what Jenn describes as “a pretty substantial body of work”. Much of their recording was accomplished at guitarist Tom Menig’s Silver Maple Studio with Menig contributing guitar and pedal steel to their recordings. Kopp and the Menig brothers are also members of the Grateful Dead tribute band, The Deadbeats, with a steady schedule and strong draw on the west coast. BuckStar came to being in 2014 with their self-titled CD release in 2015. They were featured at the California WorldFest, played honky tonks from Joshua Tree to Alleghany, and are currently putting the finishing touches on their second CD.