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Fright Night

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00  |  Doors are at 7:00 pm and the show begins at 8:00 pm

Good News: We have generators and the event is on as scheduled. If the power is out at 7:00, we may have delays getting you all in the door. We appreciate your patience in advance.

See you soon!

Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween weekend tradition, returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00pm.

Doors will open at 7:00 for ordering food and drink, taking commemorative photos, and perusing the creepy decor! This event is appropriate for ages 16 and up. More details about features of this year’s Fright Night will be released closer to the date.

Schedule of Events

7:00 p.m. Doors Open | Annex
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Headphones and Horses | Stone Hall
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Jamal Walker | Osborn/Woods Hall
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Costume Contest Photos | Foyer (see below for details!)
10:00 p.m. – midnight MysDefy | Stone Hall
10:00 p.m. – midnight Brian Hartman (HeartBass) | Osborn/Woods Hall

Photo Booth

There will be a professional photo booth on site so YOU can take home commemorative photos of you and your friends! Prints will be FREE.

Costume Party / Contest

There are 2 ways to participate in this year’s costume contest:

  1. Write your name and phone number on the back of your Photo Booth print, and deposit in the “Contest” box to be nominated.

      2. Send/post a photo of the costume you like best (including yours!) to the Miners’ Foundry’s      Facebook or Instagram page. Each submission will be included as a nomination.

On October 29th, the photos will be posted on the Miners Foundry Facebook page. Costumes with the most “likes” win in various categories!

Voting will last through October 31st.  Winners will be announced November 2nd.


Tickets are $17 in Advance and $22 At the Door.    All tickets are General Admission and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on October 26, 2019.

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 & Drink

Miners Foundry will be serving our full bar and food menu plus themed options for Halloween!

Questions?  Please call the Miners Foundry Box Office at (530) 265-5040.


Fright Night ~ Friday, October 31, 2014

Mumbo Gumbo

2014_FN_poster_webFright Night returns to the Miners Foundry on Friday, October 31, 2014.  This year the legendary Nevada City Halloween party will feature 3 bands on two stages, a full bar, food for purchase, face painting, a photo booth, and the ever popular costume contest.

Nor Cal favorite Mumbo Gumbo will headline in the Osborn/Woods Hall and Scary Little Friends will open for Mount Whateverest in the Stone Hall.

Doors open at 8:30 with live music starting at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door, plus $2.00 Historic Preservation fee.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.


Event Schedule

8:30 p.m.    Doors Open
8:30 p.m.    DJ Set (Stone Hall)
9:00 p.m.    Mumbo Gumbo (Osborn/Woods Hall)
9:15 p.m.     Scary Little Friends (Stone Hall)
10:30 p.m.  Special Digital Projections designed by light artists Romero Alves, Zach Haller, and Todd Wahoske (Osborn/Woods  Hall)
10:45 p.m.   Mt. Whateverest (Stone Hall)
11:00 p.m    Mumbo Gumbo (Osborn/Woods Hall)


SONY DSCMumbo Gumbo blends many genres from rock to soul, afropop to lush balladry, zydeco to country, into a celebratory, danceable noise, creating something less a specific style than a particular feeling:  The Sound of Sheer Joy.

Moving back and forth between sly, sometimes melancholy explorations of romance and individuality, and ebullient, unabashed celebrations of family and commitment, Mumbo Gumbo weaves a rich tapestry of sound and sensibility that transcends genre.  The result can be positively relentless, as the band’s extended jams drive dancers wild while giving non-dancers plenty to enjoy.

Mumbo Gumbo is both an institution on the NorCal concert scene and an ever-evolving collective that fills listeners with joy and longing, and always has audiences dancing their hearts out.




Mount Whateverest ~ “Flaming Eye”


Mount WhateverstThe musicians who comprise Nevada City rock band Mount Whateverest form a musical unit capable of reaching staggering  heights.  Their music is a noisy collision of sugar-coated pop, space-jazz interludes and giant, classic rock riffs.

Changed school yard choruses combine with thumping glam rhythms to create the kind of day glow rock and roll not heard since T. Rex roamed the Earth.


Armed with distortion boxes, lasers, and lots of extra oxygen, Mount Whateverest are so high, they’re breaking through into the bottom of something else entirely.




Scary Little Friends ~ “A City At Night”

Scary Little FriendsSanta Cruz / San Francisco based Scary Little Friends feature lilting vocals and surfs-up psychedelic guitar with underlying southern soul roots and strong songwriting.

Their live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent by offering authentic heartfelt performances that connect with their audience the old fashion way.






Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

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. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Fright Night Costume/Photo Contest Rules

527364_10151114157533325_881497396_nWe are just one week away from the 35th Annual Fright Night, October 31st at the Miners Foundry.   This year promises to be another infamous evening of sensational costumes and decorations, an epic dance party, rollicking rock n’ roll and a night you won’t forget.

One of the many highlights of Fright Night is the costume contest that always leaves the entire town talking.  Last year hundreds of people dressed up to have their photo taken for an online contest that allowed friends and fans of the Foundry to vote on Facebook for the winners in the categories of best individual, couple and group costumes.  Several thousand likes and comments later, a handful of folks walked away with bragging rights for the entire year.  Will that be you this year?

Here are the details on the costume contest

427921_10151114175093325_567196715_nThursday, October 31st, stop by the photo booth at the Foundry and get your photo taken.  We will post the photos the next morning on our Facebook page.  Tag yourself in the photo.  Encourage your friends to like the photo of you on the Miners Foundry Facebook Page, and the photos with the most likes in the following categories – Individual, Couple and Group (most be 6 or less people).  You can vote more than once, but not more than once for a photos.  Winners will take home the prizes listed below and bragging rights as the best Halloween costume of Fright Night 2013.  Click here to see last year’s winners!

First Prize:
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry
One Miners Foundry t-shirt

Second Prize:
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry
One Miners Foundry t-shirt

Third Prize
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry

Winners will be announced on the final day of Dia de los Muertos, Saturday, November 2.

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