Wake the Dead
Celtic All-Star jam band Wake the Dead brings the Summer of Love back to Nevada City on Friday, May 9, 2014 in a Benefit concert for the KVMR NTC Bridge Street Project. Wake the Dead is a romp flowing seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere. Local favorites Kelly Flemming and Juliette Gobert will open for Wake the Dead. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $22.00 for KVMR and Nevada Theatre Members, and $25.00 for General Admission. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040 or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
As an expression of cultural joy, you can’t top an Irish wake. And what is a wake but a celebration, a toast of appreciation, an expression of love, and a damn good party? So when eight top Bay Area musicians realized they shared as deep a love for the songs of the Grateful Dead as they did for traditional Celtic tunes, some brand-new music sprang up and started partying. The music takes off and the band follows with groove jams to keep the tie-dye swirling and the vocal harmonies floating like clouds.
The worlds aren’t colliding, they’re meshing, creating a whole new world of possibility, true to the spirits of the Grateful Dead and the eternally hopeful Celts.
The KVMR Community Radio and Nevada Theatre Bridge Street Project is where the Theater of the Stage meets the Theater of the Mind. KVMR Community Radio and the historic Nevada Theatre have joined forces in a truly unique collaboration to build a new 8,000 square foot home for KVMR that also adds 1,600 square feet of new backstage space to the 148 year old theater. No other collaboration of this type exists within the country.
The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities. The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the KVMR NTC Bridge Street Project.
To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.
Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Skerryvore in Nevada City on Sunday March 8 at 7:30pm!
Take two brothers, Daniel (Accordion) and Martin Gillespie (pipes, whistles and accordion), steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, and add in friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals), with a background in brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands, and with blues, folk and country influences, and you have the 2005, embryonic Skerryvore.
Fast forward 10 years, add Craig Espie (fiddle) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass), bring in your album producer Alan Scobie on Keyboards and mix in the Glasgow music scene – from University Applied Music courses and Traditional Music courses at the Royal Conservatoire to sell out gigs at O2 ABC – and you have a band that has already won Scottish Traditional music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ in 2011 – they were to win it again in 2016 – and who, rightly, celebrated their decade by launching their own 6000 capacity festival.
By the time the 2019 version of that festival – now christened ‘Oban Live’ – comes around, that evolutionary development will have added BBC young traditional musician of the year finalist Scott Wood (pipes and whistles), produced ‘EVO,’ their latest album, and the curtain will have fallen on their EVO world tour which took their high energy, musically expansive set not just throughout UK and Europe, but also to USA, Canada and Australia.
Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, with a growing fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come.
2020 will mark the 15th year of Skerryvore, and see the band embark on an special anniversary world tour to select venues and festivals.
“See them now before they rocket up into the same musical orbit as the mighty Mumford & Sons.”
-Falkirk Herald, SCOTLAND
On-sale to Public on Dec 18th at 10:00am
Miners Foundry Cultural Center members of all donation levels have Early Access to purchase tickets on December 3, by using a password provided in your email. Learn More
General Admission Tickets are $32 in Advance, and At the Door, and this is a Seated show.
VIP Tickets are $79 and include admission to to a pre-concert whiskey tasting event hosted by members of Skerryvore. The event includes: tastings of 4-5 types of whiskey, and an intimate acoustic performance from 5:00-6:00, as well as a Reserved Seat at the 7:30 concert. VIP Tickets are available only to our 21+ only patrons, with valid ID. More details available by calling the Box Office.
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op. (We are sorry, due to limited capacity of the VIP Whiskey Tasting, the VIP Ticket is not available at BriarPatch.) Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.
The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.
Food and Drink
There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 6:30pm.