Summer Nights — FREE Outdoor Concert Series

Summer Nights — FREE Outdoor Concert Series

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, July 24 & July 31

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and KVMR are pleased to present a FREE concert series during Summer Nights in July from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Spring Street Stage just out front of the Miners Foundry and KVMR.

Don’t miss this quirky series of summer street parties in historic Nevada City —a tradition for 32 years. It’s free and family-friendly, too! Join the Miners Foundry and co-hosts KVMR at the Spring Street Stage to hear local bands get down.

This year, we’re featuring the best in local bands including: 

July 17 | Grateful Riders

July 24 | Buck Star

July 31 | Planet Jam

Contact Info
Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Learn More About the Bands

Buck Star is an Americana group. Their unique “American Jukebox” sound leans toward country rock and R&B and gives them a near universal appeal.

Comprised of brothers Tom and Eric Menig, husband and wife team Jenn Knapp and Rob Kopp and Larry Tracy. Since its inception in 2015 the group has released three albums, including Buck Star (2016),  Out of Orbit (2019) Promised (2022).

This highly renowned local band has performed in California festivals from Joshua Tree to Humboldt, including the California WorldFest in Nevada county. They have played theaters in this region, including Colfax, Nevada Theatre, the Miners Foundry, The Center for the Arts, Off Broadstreet, and opened for groups, such as Kansas, Junior Brown and Elvin Bishop among many others. 

An evolving fusion of Eastern and Western music and culture, Planet Jam music has rippin’ guitar solos, poppin’ reggae rhythms and fresh Gypsy licks, dubby and tight, modern with ancient tap roots.

Planet Jam lyrics say stuff that makes sense. They positively present ideas of change about border issues, political hypocrisy, seven generation awareness, freedom of expression, spiritual and cultural evolution as well as experiences that Marius had in the Romanian Army as a draftee Private during that country’s
1989 revolution.

Current componence: Marius (Guitarius), Todirita (Bassy), Kacy Todirita (Drummy) and Ty Smith