Songs of David Bowie ~ Friday, March 13, 2015

David Bowie ~ “Life on Mars”


Songs of David BowieLarry Casserly, Golden Now Promotions, and Boomerang Beat Collaborative will present The Sound and Vision, Songs of David Bowie at the Miners Foundry on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Songs of David Bowie pays musical homage to the iconic David Bowie.

An All-Star cast of superb musicians from all over Northern California will perform songs from each era of Bowie’s music.

The evening will also feature a Best Bowie Era costume contest with cash prizes for the top 3 winners, plus surprise special guests, actors, dancers, and posers!

Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22.00 and are available online or at the Door.




Chris Streng (Mount Whateverest)
Michael Padilla (Soft Bombs + guests)
Wanderers & Wolves
Lisa Valentine
James Camblin
Waylin Carpenter
Charlie Mcgrimsy
Lea Hume
Julian Imsdahl & Friends
David Bastian
Jay Tausig


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, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

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

Winners of the 2013 Fright Night Costume Contest

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2013 Fright Night Costume Contest.  Photos  were taken at Fright Night and posted the next morning on our Facebook page.  Participants were asked to tag themselves in their respective photo and encourage friends to like the photo of them on the Miners Foundry Facebook Page.  In the event of a tie between winners we would resort to an old fashion name drawing.   Winners, Please contact the Foundry to collect your prizes by calling (530) 265-5040 or emailing Kat Kress at

First Prize:

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

First Prize Winner of Best Individual Costume












First Prize Winner of Best Couple Costumes









First Prize Winner of Best Group Costumes








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

Second Prize Winner of Individual









Second Prize Winner of Couples









Second Prize Winner of Group












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

Third Prize Winner of Individual









Third Prize Winner of Couples












Third Prize Winner of Group










Fright Night Costume Contest and Photos

Over 700 people turned out for last night’s Fright Night, proving just how much you and Nevada City love this annual event! The costumes were incredible, the food – Calla Lily Crepes and Cheri Snook‘s Hand Dipped Ice Cream – were delicious, the sound and lights (thanks Greg Cameron & Mark Jacoby) were totally awesome, and the music was fantastic. Zepparella, Achilles Wheel, Mount Whateverest, and Persist To Rise rawked our world! Thank you to the volunteers and everyone who came out to support the Foundry.  And a HUGE thank you to Doug Hope Hooper for setting up this year’s photo booth and capturing so many great memories.  Don’t forget you can contact him at to purchase your own pics.  Now on to the Fright Night Costume Contest!   Click here to start voting and to see all of the costumes! 

Prizes are on an individual basis

All costume photos will be uploaded to Facebook.
Tag yourself in the photo.
The photo with the most Likes wins!
You can ask your friends to vote!
:-)You can vote more than once, but not more than once for a photo.

First Prize:
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry
One free hand dipped ice creams from Cheri’s ice cream
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 Day of the Dead, November 2nd!!!

Start voting!


Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball



The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Deadbeats will headline the evening with special guest, Sgt Funky.  The evening will feature a no host full bar and cajun food available for purchase.  Costumes and masks are encouraged! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m. This is a standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $25.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.



The Deadbeats formed in the summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was onto something – a certain indefinable sound that captures the essence of a Dead show.  Twenty-two years later the Deadbeats continue to evolve with original members Tom Menig , Eric Menig and Gary Campus being joined by Rob Kopp (drums), Glen Tucker (keyboards) and newest member Peter Wilson (guitar) for this Mardi Gras journey into the music of one of America’s most enduring bands.


Sgt. Funky is a six-person rock band specializing in playing the songs “You Forgot You Liked,” everything from the Beatles and the British Invasion, Eric Clapton, the Zombies, the Yardbirds and Van Morrison to the B-52s and the Go-Gos. Drawing from a master list of more than 100 tunes, they play both r&b ballads and high energy dance tunes with a little psychedelic thrown in for fun.  The band has been together for eight years and recently added a female bassist, a singer and two dancers to the core band of experienced musicians you can often spot playing with a number of other local bands.  Sgt. Funky audiences love the energy, enthusiasm, and humor the band brings to all its performances!