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Miners Foundry Open House & Community Party for the New Floor – February 15th

Celebrate the new wood floor in the Osborn/Woods Hall with live music from the Deadbeats, yoga & dance demonstrations, food & drink, plus more!

On Friday, February 15, 2013, The Miners Foundry Cultural Center will host an Open House and Community Party at the historic venue to celebrate the new wooden floor in the Osborn/Woods Hall and recognize those that have contributed to make this major, yet necessary, facility upgrade a reality.

Attendees are welcomed and encouraged to stroll through the Foundry, taking in the historic artifacts, beautiful stone walls, hand hewn wood beams, and of course the new wood floor.  They can also watch and participate in yoga, swing, salsa, and dance demonstrations from local instructors and organizations.  And finish the evening dancing on the new floor with old and new friends to the music of the Deadbeats and other local acts who have donated their time and talents to the cause. Food and a full no-host bar also available.

For the last year, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been hard at work quietly raising funds for a new wooden floor in the Osborn/Woods Hall, one of their two great halls.  A new wooden floor was needed in the Osborn/Woods Hall because the existing floor was rough, industrial concrete left over from the time when the room was a machine shop.  It was also uncomfortable for standing and dancing.  A new wood floor will beautify the hall – lighten the room, improve acoustics, attract more musical events that involve dancing, provide an elegant space for dinner dances, night-club-style events and dinner theatre, expand rental business to include more daytime uses such as exercise or dance classes and the floor will fulfill the vision outlined in Miners Foundry Strategic Plan of  becoming a first-class venue!
With the support of private donors, businesses, Nevada City, Nevada County and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, the Foundry has raised 95% of their goal and hope the Open House and Community Party will help with the final amount needed.  Last week the new wood floor was installed by Youngs Carpet One.  Youngs Carpet has been instrumental in helping the Foundry select the new wood floor.  With their guidance the Foundry selected a Kahrs Activity Floor.  In addition to installing the floor, Youngs sealed and leveled the existing concrete floor and installed a moisture barrier.

“The Miners Foundry Cultural Center’s programs and historic preservation are funded, in part, by revenue generated from building rentals, however, individuals also play an essential role in maintaining our existing programming, expanding our offerings and ensuring the Foundry continues to enrich us for many decades to come,” explains Gretchen Bond, Executive Director.

There is still time for individuals, families, and businesses interested in donating $1,000 or more to have their named imprinted on the floor for generations to see and enjoy.

To make a tax-deductible donation you can do so online at www.minersfoundry.org or simply call (530) 265-5040. You can also mail in your donation to Miners Foundry, attn: Osborn/Woods Hall Floor, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA, 95959. For questions or additional information please contact Gretchen Bond at (530) 265-5040 or Gretchen@minersfoundry.org

KNOW & GO

What: Miners Foundry Cultural Center Open House and Community Party
When: Friday, February 15, 2013, Doors 5:30pm, Demonstrations 6:30pm, Music 8pm
Where: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Tickets: Suggested Donation of $10 at the door, no one will be turned away, children 13 and under FREE
Info: www.minersfoundry.org

Events

Jerry Bash 2019

 

 

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash on Saturday, August 3th, 2019 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2019 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors.  The festival gates will open at 1:00. Music is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and features music by Kelly Fleming, The Ascenders, Second Time Around Band, and Deadbeats!

General Admission tickets are $22, and may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office (530) 265-5040 Tuesday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Add the VIP Experience (under the trees!) to your ticket purchase for $90 receive access for 6 to:

  • Reserved picnic table
  • VIP Lounge with private No Host Bar
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Pioneer Park Pool from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

VIP Experience tickets must be purchased online or through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Children 16 and under are $10 at the Gate, and babes in arms are free. These tickets are only available at the gate.

Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Gates open at 1:00 p.m., and the festival is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A natural-born, self-taught musician, Kelly Fleming sees himself not only as an entertainer but also as a goodwill ambassador for Nevada City. Fleming has nevertheless played with local musicians such as Paul Emery and Peter Wilson with whom he shared space at Bennett House Records, their home and recording studio in the ’80s. He has performed with Juliet Gobert, Pete Grant, Tamara Sindorf, Homer Wills and Che Greenwood, and volunteers his time to teach and play at New Folsom Prison.

 

 

Boston Ravine is a father-daughter duo based out of Grass Valley, CA. They focus on bluegrass, country, and gospel music. They are inspired by both traditional bluegrass artists such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Osborne Brothers as well as newer artists like Flatt Lonesome, The Grascals, and The Del McCoury Band. The band name, Boston Ravine, was the name given to the original settlements in Grass Valley during the Gold Rush era.

 

 

 

The Ascenders are a multi-genre improvisational family band from Chico, upholding the majesty of music through jamming, shredding and experimental projects.  They appeared at Jerry Bash 2017 and have frequently perform at venues and festivals throughout California for the last several years.

 

 

The Second Time Around Band brings the experience of the Allman Brothers Band to Northern California audiences. Second Time Around is a multi-talented force that carries on the vision that Duane Allman had all those years ago: to spread the gospel of American Blues, R&B, & Jazz music to the people.

 

 

 

 

Deadbeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show.  Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound.  The current Deadbeats line up includes Tom Menig, Eric Menig, Rob Kopp, Peter Wilson, Jenn Knapp, Glenn Tucker, and Darby McConnell.

 

 

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the festival.  No glass may be brought into Pioneer Park.  No outside alcohol is allowed due to restrictions by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Alcohol and other beverages may be purchased at the bar.  Food will also be available for purchase.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, and bags are subject to search.

 

SHOPPING

Bring a nice large tote to collect all the goodies you will find to commemorate the festival. Featured this year will be a Jerry Bash T-shirt in 100% cotton. A variety of sizes will be available, but supplies will be limited, so grab yours early in the day!

PETS

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at Jerry Bash. According to the ADA, a service animal is defined as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.”

COMFORT & SAFETY

The festival is loud and Pioneer Park can be warm in the sun.  You may wish to bring sunscreen and ear protection.  Free ear plugs will also be available at the bar.  Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.  Water may also be purchased at the bar.

LODGING

Nevada City has many boutique hotels, bed and breakfast inns, and vacation rental homes.  For glamping within walking distance to Pioneer Park, we suggest The Inn Town Campground.

NEIGHBORS

Pioneer Park is located in the heart of a residential area.  Please be respectful of the neighbors when entering or exiting Jerry Bash.