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Disco Inferno Halloween Ball

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Disco Inferno Halloween Ball on Saturday, October 29, 2022, featuring performances by The Velvet Foxes and the Super Fly Orchestra.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Dress monstrously or just all out Disco style or somewhere in between for this deep dive into Disco Inferno!  The lights will be flashing and the bass will be thumpin and everybody will be dancing to Stayin Alive, Boogie Oogie Oogie, Get Down Tonight, Best of My Love and way more. It’s time for a night out with some old school funky beats and some glitter —don’t miss it!

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  • Standing / Dancing Show with Limited Seating
  • $25 Advance General Admission / $30 Door General Admission
  • Advance price closes at 4:00 p.m. on October 29, 2022

Miners Foundry Box Office

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

The Velvet Foxes

 

 

The Velvet Foxes, Lorraine Gervais and Cassidy Joy, are back again with 70’s Disco moves and all night grooves for this very special Disco Inferno Halloween Ball!

Along with guest singers Kate Haight, Chris and Jon Kelly, the stage will be a fabulous ‘Got To Be Real’ kind of night backed by the Super Fly Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Beginning April 1, 2022 there are no safety protocols in effect for Miners Foundry presented indoor public events.  Please click here for more info and FAQs.

Contact Info

Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Fright Night 2021

 

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Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Sunday, October 31, 2021.  Doors open at 7:00pm and the show begins at 8:00pm.  Fright Night 2021 features performances by Th’ Losin Streaks, Cherry Rats, with special guest Kate X Grace.  The Miners Foundry offers a full bar and snacks available for purchase.  Celebrate Halloween Nevada City style at the Miners Foundry!

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  • Please review updated Safety protocols before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative PCR COVID 19 test (within 72 hours).*
  • Masks required indoors when not eating or drinking.
  • $20 | Ages 16+
  • Standing / Dancing show
  • Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
    Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
    (530) 265-5040

Th’ Losin Streaks

California’s favorite garage-punks Th’ Losin Streaks began their long journey together in 2003 when a group of longtime friends got together after years of watching each other play in different Sacramento groups like The Trouble Makers and Daisy Spot. Obsessed with 1960’s garage bands, the four honed a sound that was both fresh and familiar, and their incendiary live performances generated immediate buzz.

Things happened quickly:  their debut record “Sounds of Violence”, was released in 2004, followed by tours of Europe and the US with invitations to open for legendary acts like The Zombies.  The band and the record collected kudos and built a wide-ranging fanbase that includes The Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who proclaimed the group’s “Your Love, Now” as “The Coolest Song in the World (this week)” in his Billboard column and sent the tune into heavy rotation on Sirius’ Underground Garage radio station.  Th’ Losin Streaks’ new album “This Band Will Self-Destruct in T-Minus” was released in 2018 and received rave reviews.

With tour plans cancelled due to 2020, the band used their down time to work on a new record.  Their latest single will be released soon and a third album is on the way.  Th’ Losin Streaks are back and better than ever!

Cherry Rats

Cherry Rats, Nevada City’s heaviest band started from humble beginnings common to Nevada City:  musicians run into each other at breakfast and a band is born.

Guitarist and singer Chris Streng, bassist Art Echternacht, and drummer Ryan Everson christened themselves Cherry Rats, a loose anagram of the names Chris, Ryan, and Art.

The band knew immediately this would be no slacker garage rock affair, they were on a mission to be the loudest, craziest, and most flamboyant hard rock outfit ever to emerge from the Sierra Foothills.

Their double album “Hungry for Distortion / Appetite for Dynamite” will be released on multiple formats in 2022.

Cherry Rats are poised to make heavy metal history with their head banging riffs, propulsive rhythms, and a live show that must be seen to be believed.

Kate X Grace

I’m Kate X Grace.

I started playing and writing music when I was 12.

I enjoy all types of music but Rock, Punk, and Metal are my favorites.

I find them to be the most exciting!

I love the passion and energy in music that performers and audiences create together in the spirit of Rock n’ Roll!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Please click here for updated safety information.

  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative PCR COVID 19 test within 72 hours required for entry.*
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.

If your PCR test results are still pending at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday (when doors open), the Miners Foundry will accept negative rapid test results with the following conditions:

  • Only BinanxNOW tests accepted (available for purchase at CVS or Walgreens)
  • Results must be displayed digitally through the NAVICA app
  • Results must be within 36 hours of 8:00 p.m. on October 30th
  • Patrons testing at the door must use the BinaxNOW test and NAVICA app to display their results
  • Do NOT present medical equipment such as swabs or test kits as proof of negative results, they will NOT be accepted.
  • BinanxNOW rapid test results will ONLY be accepted via the NAVICA app

Contact Info

Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

 

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Fright Night

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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.

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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

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.

 

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Fright Night 2018

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Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  This year, the Miners Foundry is partnering with Sleazy Action Booking to present Nevada City’s 40th annual Fright Night celebration!  A full night of entertainment featuring Destroyer, Steady Static as Siouxie & The Banshees, Just Like Heaven, Joan Jett & The Glitterhearts, Vixens of Vinyl, DJ’s Owen & Sugartroll (Shocks & Struts), Gary The Clown, Hare In the Moon, and Daughters of Diablo Burlesque.  Food will be available for purchase as well as a No Host Full Bar.  Ages 16+.  Standing / Dancing show with limited seating.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Featuring Live Performances By…

For almost 25 years, Destroyer have been entertaining tens of thousands of KISS fans on the West Coast as California’s premiere KISS tribute band.

 

 

 

 

Performing as Siouxie & The Banshees, Steady Static will keep the party going!

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Tribute to The Cure, Just Like Heaven is just what you need!

 

 

 

 

Following up last year’s amazing debut performance as Joan Jett and the Glitterhearts, Ava Kelly and the Glitterhawks of Nevada City are guaranteed to have you singing along to all the Classics.

 

 

 

 

Music By…

 

Sacramento based, all female DJ collective Vixens of Vinyl featuring DJ Trash Rock Epiphany.

 

 

 

 

DJs Owen & Sugartroll (KVMRx’s Sugarshack) combine forces once again as Shocks & Struts, playing all your favorite Halloween jams!

 

 

 

 

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Having studied at the Institute of Hack Clowns and worked at Temp Clown Agency, a performance by Gary the Clown is not to be missed!

 

 

 

 

Owned and operated by Amalia Scott (Astrologer, Tarot Reader, teacher of the esoteric arts, and witch living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains) Hare In the Moon will enrich your Fright Night experience.  Amalia’s work with clients is a practice in highlighting the tools they carry naturally and coaching them into a space of empowered action in the world.

 

 

 

 

Nevada City’s newest burlesque troupe The Daughters of Diablo will present a 3 act show plus off stage performances throughout the night.

 

 

 

 

Costume Contest

 

Details and prizes TBA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by the Miners Foundry and…

 

Sleazy Action Booking is known for booking the best rock and roll shows in town, as well as DJ’s and heavy, psych, stoner, proto-metal, blues rock or anything unusual in Nevada City, CA.

Home of Escape from the Bay and Ladies of Loudness.

 

 

 

Fright Night 2017

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Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Fright Night 2017 features music by Zepparella with special guests Achilles Wheel, as well as The Novelists and Northern Roots.  Food and drinks are available for purchase.  Zepparella is an all-girl powerhouse from San Francisco, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin.  More than just a tribute band, Zepparella shows replicate the powerful improvisational musical journey for which Led Zeppelin shows were renowned. Local favorites Achilles Wheel is a rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia.  The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and signature four-part harmonies.  Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

In 9 years as a band, Zepparella has released two live albums and toured throughout the United States opening for the likes of Weezer, Kiss, and Y&T.  Band members Gretchen Menn (guitar), Angeline Saris (bass), Noelle Doughty (vocals), and founding member Clementine (drums) are known internationally for their playing and have graced numerous festival stages, private parties, theatres, and down and dirty rock venues.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  To tread on holy ground is perilous and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple.  Pat attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.  It wasn’t that long ago women rock musicians were a rare breed.  They might sign up front, or as part of a girl group, but women weren’t often seen playing rhythm or lead guitar.  Times have changed.

 

 

The Achilles Wheel sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. Supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’, Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man. He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.

 

An elderly couple stands precariously on the railing of a 17th floor balcony… Two teenagers unknowingly choose a murder scene for their parking date… A young man throws off the shackles of a bullish culture.  These are just a sample of the scenes in which you’ll find yourself immersed when you listen to The Novelists.  Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies.

The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival, college, and house concert circuits and are planing several national tours throughout 2017.

 

 

Schedule of Events

7:00 p.m. Doors Open | Annex
8:00 p.m. Northern Roots | Stone Hall
8:00 p.m. The Novelists | Osborn/Woods Hall
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Costume Contest Photos | Foyer (see below for details!)
9:00 p.m. Achilles Wheel | Stone Hall (two sets)
9:30 p.m. Zepparella | Osborn/Woods Hall (two sets)

Food & Drink

Horn of the Bull Taqueria will be selling tacos in the Stone Hall and Cheri’s Ice Cream will be selling treats in the Foyer.

A  No Host full bar will be in the Upper Gallery.

Costume Contest

From 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., stop by the Foyer to have your picture taken for the Costume Contest.  On October 29th, the photos will be posted on the Miners Foundry Facebook page.  Like the Miners Foundry Facebook page, tag yourself and share the photos with your friends. Vote through October 31st. The photo with the most likes wins!  Winners will be announced November 3rd.  Prizes will be given for top vote getters in each category.

All prize baskets will include:
Northern Roots T-shirt, CD, and sticker
Novelists T-shirt and CD
Zepparella CD and sticker
Achilles Wheel CD

Plus…
Individual Category:  A pair of tickets to your choice of either the New Year’s Eve Bash featuring the Earles of Newtown and the Bob Woods Trio, or Squirrel Nut Zippers (March 7, 2018) plus a complimentary drink ticket.
Couples Category:  A pair of tickets to your choice of either the New Year’s Eve Bash featuring the Earles of Newtown and the Bob Woods Trio, or Squirrel Nut Zippers (March 7, 2018) plus 2 complimentary drink tickets.
Group Category:  A pair of tickets to the New Year’s Eve Bash featuring the Earles of Newtown and the Bob Woods Trio AND a pair of tickets to Squirrel Nut Zippers (March 7, 2018), plus a complimentary drink ticket for everyone in the group.

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

 

Fright Night 2016

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Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Fright Night 2016 features music by Mojo Green and special guest Whee the People, plus food and drinks available for purchase.  Mojo Green is a seven piece outfit known as one of the premier funk and soul bands on the West Coast.  Whee the People is Indie Soul for the Indie Soul.  Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door, and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

MojoGreen

Mojo Green is a seven piece, horn driven, soul funk machine playing their own version of high energy dance music.  Sharing the stage with some of the nation’s top touring bands, Mojo Green is quickly becoming a Soul Funk household name, and is known as one of the premier funk and soul bands on the West Coast.

 

 

 

Whee the People songs start with a foundation of indie rock and indie pop grooves, add a ton of funkiness and soul, and come to life with positive and uplifting vocals.  With a funky soul horn section, sultry back-up girls, and hooky gang choruses, Whee the People is a journey for your ears.

The Joseph Mayer Organ

Organ Concert in the Great Hall - AVM

Although many historical pieces on display at the Miners Foundry, the Joseph Mayer pipe organ is a definite favorite.  Born May 27, 1823 in Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, Joseph Severin Mayer was the first builder of organs in California.  He immigrated to the United States in 1853 and initially worked in several organ factories in New York City.  Eighteen months later, he left for California to try his luck in the gold fields.  He prospected throughout the Mother Lode Country, but fortune did not favor his quest.  He settled in Marysville in 1856 and eventually moved to San Francisco, where he established a successful organ business on the south side of Page Street, near Octavia.  Joseph Mayer passed away on October 15, 1909 in San Francisco.

Joseph Mayer Organ

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The organ was originally built in 1872 for a Jewish Temple located on lower Post Street.  The congregation moved to a new building near Laguna in 1899.  The organ moved with the congregation and therefore survived the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.  The Temple later became the Zen Soto Mission, a Buddhist sect and the organ, not needed for services, was nearly forgotten.  In 1966 a pipe organ technician named Paul Alexander discovered the organ in a dilapidated state and spent the next five years rebuilding it, together with Robert Hunt.  The keyboards, main frame, manual actions, stop knobs, and wooden pipes are all original.  Of the twenty eight organs built by Mayer in San Francisco, the only piece surviving to this day is the organ housed at the Miners Foundry.

 

The organ was purchased in 1974 by David Osborn and Charles Woods, and installed in what was then the American Victorian Museum, now known as the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  A dedicatory recital was given by Reiko Oda-Lane on November 30, 1974, one hundred and two years after the organ was built.  Many more organ concerts followed, to the delight of the Nevada County community.  Sadly, the roof over the organ deteriorated over the years and leaks caused severe damage to the instrument, rendering it not playable.  The organ remains a favorite historical piece for all who visit the Miners Foundry, and is a feature of our annual Fright Night Celebration.

Our History

Old Foundry

By Paul Matson, President, Miners Foundry Board of Trustees

Charles Woods and David Osborn moved to Nevada City in 1957, leaving San Francisco to continue their work as artists and preservationists in the Sierra Nevada foothills. They shared a passion for all things Victorian, historical and artistic. Nevada City, with its wealth of neglected, but intact array of Victorian, Gold Rush era buildings was a perfect new home for them, for the rest of their lives.

Immediately they plunged into civic life by vigorously opposing the construction of the freeway through the middle of town in the 1960’s. Subsequent to that they worked with city officials to create Nevada City’s Historical Ordinance. They joined and helped create the first Board of Directors to purchase, operate and restore the Nevada Theatre, so that it could once again take its place serving as a live theater. They designed and produced posters promoting the reopening the Theatre and the Nevada City bike races, to name a very few contributions.

In 1972 they purchased the then defunct Miners Foundry which for many decades had produced equipment for the mines of our region and points beyond. With their eye for the historic, their artistic gifts and a vast collection of Victoriana, they transformed this dark, gritty industrial space into a vital, driving force in our community. Naturally, the buildings were rehabilitated with a meticulous care exercised toward maintaining their historical integrity. They are Historic Landmarks locally as well as nationally.

A few years later I was elected to my first of five terms on the Nevada City Council and began attending a multitude of events at the Foundry, then known as the American Victorian Museum (AVM). My life-long friendship with Charles Woods and David Osborn began there, allowing us to collaborate on numerous city issues, often having to do with historic preservation in our little town.

Osborn/Woods encouraged Terry Brown and Paul Perry to make the move from San Francisco to Nevada City. Paul and Terry soon established Music in the Mountains. Osborn/Woods founded KVMR community radio right there at the AVM, along with a string of annual events including the International Teddy Bear Convention and Robbie Burns Night. My personal favorite is Fright Night, which to this day is one huge, rocking, costume extravaganza.

In 1989 the AVM fell of hard times and the property was acquired by the Nevada City Winery. The winery had the brilliance, the resources, and skills to help establish the Miners Foundry Cultural Preservation Trust, to which the building was dedicated and donated. This wonderful structure, in the heart of the Queen City of the Northern Mines, was once again on line to serve as a hub, a focal point, and a center for all things cultural, educational and civic.

Alan Haley, a prominent local attorney and member of the Board of Directors of the Nevada City Winery crafted the Indentures of Trust. To this day those Indentures govern and guide the Miners Foundry Trustees in their custodianship of the facility and its multitude of activities. We are so fortunate that the Nevada City Winery was able to secure the property, and immediately return it to its all important role of community service.

For me, it’s all come full circle. A few years back I joined the Foundry Board of Trustees, and am honored to work as its President on its behalf for our town and surrounding areas. It is an incredible gift we have received. To say that it is a remarkable asset is an understatement.

Thank you, and we’ll see you at the Miners Foundry sometime soon!

Fright Night 2015

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Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Fright Night 2015 features music by Achilles Wheel, The Soft Bombs, and Scary Little Friends plus food and drinks available for purchase and a live costume contest with cash prizes.   Don’t miss the creative presentations by the Motion Graphic Artists of the Nevada City Film Festival, back by popular demand.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door, and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

Fright Night FAQs

 

Event Schedule (times are approximate)

 

FrightNight8:30 p.m.  | Doors Open

8:30 p.m.  | Costume Contest Registration (Foyer)

8:45 p.m. | Scary Little Friends (Stone Hall)

9:00 p.m.  | Achilles Wheel (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:00 p.m.  | Costume Contest Registration Closes (Foyer)

10:15 p.m.  | Motion Graphic Artists (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:30 p.m  | Costume Contest (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:45 p.m  | The Soft Bombs (Stone Hall)

11:00 p.m.  | Achilles Wheel (Osborn/Woods Hall)

 

The Bands!

Achilles Wheel Photo New

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year’s California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California.  2015 promises to be a busy year for AW with the release of their third studio recording.  If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.

 

The Soft Bombs

Offering drivingly danceable rhythms, hard pumping bass, and hypnotically addictive blends of psych, kaleidoscopic electrophonic melodies, The Soft Bombs are at once retro and distinctly forward-looking. The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy.  The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

Scary Little Friends

Based in San Francisco with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of Scary Little Friends.  Scary Little Friend’s live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.

 

2013 Fright Night  FrightNight2

 

 

 

 

 

Costume Contest Rules

1.  Register the evening of Fright Night at the event.  The $5 registration fee includes one complimentary drink coupon.
2.  First prize will receive $175, Second prize will receive $125, Third prize will receive $75, and the People’s Choice Award will receive $125.  All winners will also receive free entry for Fright Night 2016.
3.  Costumes will be judged on Originality, Quality of Construction, and WOW Factor.
4.  No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed.
5.  No electrical power connections will be provided.  If your costume requires power, it must be part of the costume design.
6.  Groups are considered one entry and winners will be awarded one prize to share.

Thank you to the 2015 Costume Contest Sponsors!

SpiritHouse Import Gallery
Cult of Gemini
Tribal Weaver
Gray Goose
Fudenjuce
Serendipity
Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
Reiki Kitchen
Elixart
Robin’s On The Avenue
Cafe Mekka
Yuba Blue

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.

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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.

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 [email protected]

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

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First Prize Winner of Best Couple Costumes

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First Prize Winner of Best Group Costumes

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

Second Prize Winner of Individual

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Second Prize Winner of Couples

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Second Prize Winner of Group

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

Third Prize Winner of Individual

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Third Prize Winner of Couples

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Third Prize Winner of Group

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