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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

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!

Jerry Bash 2017

 

 

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2017 on Saturday, August 5th, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2017 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors.  The festival is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and features music by The Ascenders, Loose with the Truth, and Deadbeats.  The Ascenders will play from 2:00 – 3:30pm, Loose with the Truth from 3:45pm – 6:15pm, and The Deadbeats from 6:30-10:00pm.  All times are approximate.

General Admission tickets are $22.  Children 16 and under are $10 at the Gate, and babes in arms are free.  The VIP Experience (under the trees, new for 2017!) is $90 (purchase event tickets separately) and includes 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 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

General Admission tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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

Children’s price is only available at the gate.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Featured Bands

The Ascenders are a multi-genre, multi-generational band from Chico, CA, playing music spanning from original material, RnB, rock n roll and Grateful Dead and upholding the majesty of music through jamming, shredding and experimental projects.

 

 

 

 

Loose with the Truth is a San Francisco Bay Area band in the spirit of the Grateful Dead.  The band’s history with the music goes back to the early 1970s and the Wall of Sound.  Band members have been on the bus for several decades, and have deep connections to the music and the scene.  Featuring strong vocal harmonies, the band shares it’s collective magic with hypnotic jams and bone shaking dance grooves!

 

 

 

 

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, Gary Campus, Rob Kopp, Peter Wilson, Jenn Knapp, Glenn Tucker, and Lucas Weber.

Open Call for Vendors

Jerry Bash 2016 hosted over 750 attendees!

We are taking applications for:

Food vendors
Clothing
Jewelry
Art / Prints
And more!

How to Jerry Bash | FAQs

New VIP Experience

The VIP Experience is $90 (purchase event tickets separately) and includes access to the following for up to 6 patrons:

  • Under the trees!
  • 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 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages to the festival.  No glass may be brought into Pioneer Park.  No outside alcohol is allowed.  Alcohol may be purchased at the bar.  Food will also be available for purchase.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, and bags are subject to search.

PETS

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at Jerry Bash.

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.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadbeats

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present local favorites, Deadbeats with special guests Cassidy Joy & Karen Woerner on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at BriarPatch Food Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

 

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 Lucas Weber.

 

 

Karen Woerner and Cassidy Joy began singing and playing together as a team back in 2015.

Brought together by their mutual taste in musical genres and shared love of 60’s and 70’s pioneers, they have performed with a variety of backing musicians and guest artists for the past two years in Northern California. Both women starred in the highly regarded showcase “Simple Dreams: The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt,” which was directed and produced by Joy in November of 2016.

Woerner & Joy continue to captivate audiences with their dynamic and ethereal harmonies, their charming stage manner, and their versatile, multigenre obscure and rare song choices. The girls write their own music, as well as cover a variety of traditional music from Europe and America, and both vintage and modern classics from songwriters in Folk, Classic Rock, Country, Americana, and Bluegrass.

Their intimate, acoustic settings, backstories and chemistry together provide a rare and delightful experience for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

Jerry Bash 2018

 

 

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2018 on Saturday, August 4th, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2018 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors.  The festival is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and features music by Franklin’s Tower, Joe Craven’s Jerry BashGrass Trio, Moonalice, and Deadbeats.

General Admission tickets are $22.  Children 16 and under are $10 at the Gate, and babes in arms are free.  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.

General Admission tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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

Children’s price is only available at the gate.

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

 

 

 Band Times / Line Up*

2:00 p.m. | Franklin’s Tower
3:30 p.m. | Joe Craven’s Jerry Bash Grass Trio
5:00 p.m. | Moonalice
7:00 p.m. | Deadbeats

*Times are approximate

 

Featured Bands

Franklin’s Tower is a Band of Talented Musicians From The San Francisco Bay Area playing the Music of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.  Franklin’s Tower features Duane Day, Frank Martinez, and Larry Luthi.

 

 

 

Joe Craven’s Jerry BashGrass Trio features Joe Craven, Bruce MacMillan, and Hattie Craven, performing a special set of Folk & Americana from Jerry’s “Garcia’s Songbook” and Joe Craven & The Sometimer’s latest release of the same name.  Joe Craven’s Jerry Bash Grass Trio will showcase Joe on mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, percussion, and vocals, Bruce on guitars, dobro, lap steel, and vocals, and Hattie on vocals.

 

 

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musician feed and derive inspriation from each other.  Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. They invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks.  They broadcast every show live via satellite in HD, so fans can enjoy them on their device without an app.

 

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.

 

 

Open Call for Vendors

Jerry Bash 2017 hosted over 800 attendees!

We are taking applications for:

Food vendors
Clothing
Jewelry
Art / Prints
And more!

How to Jerry Bash | FAQs

 VIP EXPERIENCE

The VIP Experience is $90 (purchase event tickets separately) and includes access to the following for up to 6 patrons:

  • Under the trees!
  • 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.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages to the festival.  No glass may be brought into Pioneer Park.  No outside alcohol is allowed.  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.

PETS

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at Jerry Bash.

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.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

 

Tonight’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather.  Patrons will be notified via email when a new date is announced.  Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date.  If you are unable to attend the new date, please contact the Box Office for a refund. 

 

 

Celebrate Mardi Gras weekend, Nevada City style!  The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 16, 2019. This year, the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will feature local favorites Deadbeats, with special guests BuckStar.  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.  BuckStar crafts catching original tunes with tones that carry from old school to new school.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Ages 16+.

General Admission | $25 in Advance / $30 at the Door

Standing / Dancing section with limited seating.

Reserved Cabaret | $45

Reserved cabaret table for 1-4 patrons.

Get Tickets!

All tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and can be reached at (530) 265-5040.  Advance General Admission tickets are also available at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Featuring the Buck & Sadie’s of Roseville Food Truck

 

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, Gary Campus, Rob Kopp, Peter Wilson, Jenn Knapp, Glenn Tucker, and Lucas Weber.

 

The country/rock/R&B sound of BuckStar grew out of the regional mix-and-match music scene and features husband/wife duo Jenn Knapp and Rob Kopp, guitar ace Tom Menig, his brother Eric Menig and keyboard player Lucas Weber.  At the heart of their music are Alleghany native Jenn Knapp’s original songs.  Knapp began writing songs following the death of a close friend.  She promised to learn guitar and was soon picking out chords on a guitar inherited from her grandfather.  She and drummer Rob Kopp’s band Big Picture featured their songs.  That band evolved in the Cheatin’ Buzzies – a mainstay on the regional music scene for over a decade with three albums and what Jenn describes as “a pretty substantial body of work”.  Much of their recording was accomplished at guitarist Tom Menig’s Silver Maple Studio with Menig contributing guitar and pedal steel to their recordings.  Kopp and the Menig brothers are also members of the Grateful Dead tribute band, The Deadbeats, with a steady schedule and strong draw on the west coast.  BuckStar came to being in 2014 with their self-titled CD release in 2015.  They were featured at the California WorldFest, played honky tonks from Joshua Tree to Alleghany, and are currently putting the finishing touches on their second CD.

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 Boston Ravine, 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. Scroll down the page for the lineup!

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.

Lineup

1:00                     Gates Open
2:00 – 2:30         Kelly Fleming
2:45 – 3:15          Boston Ravine
3:30 – 4:45         Second Time Around
5:15 – 6:45          Ascenders
7:00 – 8:15         Deadbeats
8:30 – 10:00      Deadbeats

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.