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Deer Creek Music Festival

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

- $25 – $30


The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Deer Creek Music Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Pioneer Park.  Gates open at 1:30 p.m. with Music from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The Lineup!

2:00 – 2:40 p.m. | Chris Heckmann
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Hattie Craven and the Moon Howlers
4:20 – 5:20 p.m. | Brett Shady Band
5:40 – 6:40 p.m. | Kurrency King and One Love Nation
7:00 – 8:10 p.m. | Banner Mountain Blues Band
8:30 – 9:45 p.m. | Tim High and the Mighty with Bob Woods


Know & Go


Saturday, September 9, 2023
Gates @ 1:30 p.m.
Music 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod Street, Nevada City, CA 95959


Get Tickets!


  • $25 in Advance | $30 at the Gate
  • $10 Ages 12-18 (only available at the Gate), 12 and Under Free
  • Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
    Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
    (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.

Interested in being a vendor?  More info HERE.

The Bands


Tim High and The Mighty With Bob Woods

For as long as he can remember, Tim High has been singing. The son of hip parents in the early seventies, he was brought up on a steady dose of what is now considered classic rock. One of his earliest, and fondest, memories is singing along with his mom to Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”.

From there, Tim began singing along to everything he could dig out of his folk’s record collection, from Van Morrison to The Who, Cat Stevens to the Beatles. Although his influences are constantly evolving, it is this music, from the formative years, that has remained a foundation in Tim’s life, and the music that he loves to perform around the Northern California area.

Tim High can be seen performing solo acoustic or jamming with the band at many of Northern California’s favorite venues. You will also find him sitting in with many of the area’s other talented musicians and bands. If you get the chance, be sure to head out and hear the power of a voice that’s been making music for a lifetime.


Bob Woods plays guitar, steel guitar, and saxophone and has been playing professionally since 1971.

Bob has played with many of his heroes including Albert Lee, Bill Kirchen, Tiny Moore, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, the Sufaris, the Earles of Newtown, and Stardust Cowboys.

The Bob Woods Trio has played monthly at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, CA for over twelve years.

Bob is a member of the Sacramento Western Swing Hall of Fame and has released seven albums of original music.

Bob is also a railroad steam locomotive engineer with over twenty-five years of experience.








Banner Mountain Blues Band



Banner Mountain Blues Band, Northern California’s finest blues band, brings their high energy, quality, and variety of selected songs ranging from Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Little Walter to Fabulous Thunderbirds, to Paul Butterfield Blues Band, to Robert Cray, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, along with other contemporary blues greats such as Tommy Castro and The Painkillers!

A collection of fun and highly danceable cover songs that connects with crowds, both young and old!






Hattie and The Moon Howlers

Hattie Craven, daughter and bandmate of Joe Craven, is a multi-instrumentalist, actor, dancer, & vocalist. She started with the fiddle at age 4 and hit the stage with Laura Love at the Kate Wolf Music Festival. She started musical theater at age 6, and found her love for singing through years of many musicals. Hattie has grown up playing the stages of music festivals, house concerts, and performing arts shows.

Jessica Malone blends soulful lyrics with an organic sound that seems to illuminate the landscape itself.  Her sometimes smooth, sometimes gritty, always captivating vocals has earned her spots at a multitude of festivals including Napa Earth, Davis Music, and BottleRock. This award-winning songstress has performed on stages as prominent as the Harris Center Three Stages and the Mondavi Center, and opened for the likes of John Paul White and Arlo Guthrie.

We are a rootsy, acoustic California folk trio. Our sound features lush vocal soundscapes of harmonies with thoughtful song craft and lyricism.  On stage, our energy ranges from dancin’ feet grooves to “hear a pin drop” listening room harmony bouquets.

Brett Shady Band

Brett Shady is a singer/songwriter based out of Nevada City, California.

His unique personal form of Americana blends waltzing country, folk strumming, pop melodies, 50s balladry & indie-pop and has led to his sharing the stage with the likes of Chris Isaak & Jeff Bridges while playing and contributing with notable independent artists including Golden Shoulders and Lee Bob Watson.

His albums The Devil to Pay and National Hotel, as well as the National Hotel Annex EP and a number of recent singles are currently available on all streaming platforms.

Visit Brett Shady Band for more info.



Kurrency King

Born in the small, country town of Saint Mary, Jamaica, a young Kurrency King became drawn to music at a young age, eventually creating unique and spiritually provoking reggae-dancehall music that is inspiring and hopeful during these changing times on this planet. 

Much of Kurrency King’s experience and passion for music came from his parents who always had their stereo system slamming throughout the house. 

Kurrency King remembers falling asleep in the speaker at night as a young boy, dreaming of growing up to be a musician and singer. 

Kurrency King never wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer; he always dreamed of being an artist.

He grew up watching music videos by artists from the ‘80s era like George Michael, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley.







Chris Heckmann




The Barnyard Jukebox, Chris Heckmann is a solo acoustic artist playing a set of fun, originals and classic songs from 60’s and 70’s.

Rumor has it “he was born in a desert, raised in a lions den”. 







Nu-Salt Laser Light Shows International



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.





For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at the Deer Creek Music Festival.


The Deer Creek Music Festival 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.




Pioneer Park
421 Nimrod St
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
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Pioneer Park
421 Nimrod St
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website
Tickets are currently available online only.
Doors open an hour before the event starting time. (unless noted otherwise)
The Miners Foundry is located at 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA  95959.


All Sales are Final.  No Refunds or Exchanges.  Treat ticket as cash.
In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund may be issued at the option of the Management.
Additional fees may apply for online purchases.