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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.

Tickets

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 kat@minersfoundry.org

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

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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.

Fright Night with Achilles Wheel ~ Thursday, October 31, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Show ~ $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door


Achilles Wheel ~ “This Is Life”

 

Fright Night returns to the Miners Foundry on Thursday, October 31, 2013 with local favorites Achilles Wheel!  A Miners Foundry tradition, Fright Night is the Halloween party of the year with great music, unbelievable costumes, food available for purchase, and a no host full bar.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door, and are available online, by phone at (530) 265-5040, in person at the Miners Foundry office and at Briar Patch.

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Photo by John Taber

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music / Rock and Roll band featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can believe.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.  Their debut CD 13 Hours was recently recorded at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.

Achilles Wheel

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.

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Winners of the 2012 Fright Night Costume Contest

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2012 Fright Night Costume Contest. It was a pretty close race but the people have voted and the following photos received the highest number of “Likes” on our Facebook page. Winners received a package from the Foundry that included free tickets to an upcoming event, memberships, tshirts, delicious treats courtesy of Cheri Snook’s Ice Cream, and more!  All photos are courtesy of photographer Douglas Hooper who set up and shot hundreds of photos over the course of the evening and our good friend Todd Wahoske who made the Fright Night sign!

First Prize Winner in the Individual Category!

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Prize Winners in the Fright Night Couples Category!

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Place Winners in the Fright Night Costume Contest – Groups!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Prize Winner in the Individual Category!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Prize in the Fright Night Couples Costume Contest Category!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place Winner in the Fright Night Group Costume Contest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Prize Winner in the Individual Category for Fright Night Costume!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place Winners in the Couples Fright Night Costume Contest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place Winners in the Fright Night Group Costume Contest!

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  www.hooper.smugmug.com 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

Voting:
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.

Prize:
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!

Fright Night – Nevada County’s biggest Halloween bash 34 years and counting!

FRIGHT NIGHT, the Miners Foundry legendary Halloween Party is best known for fantastic decorations, titillating costumes, sweet treats, and lots and lots of rock n’ roll.

This year’s much anticipated FRIGHT NIGHT features four bands on two stages, two full bars, an infamous costume contest that always leaves the entire town talking, a spectacular light show, a photo booth to capture the good times, food to keep you fueled all night, plus the entire Foundry, with its beautiful stone halls and high wood beam ceilings, festively decorated.

Headlining FRIGHT NIGHT is Zepparella, the San Francisco based all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band.  Zepparella brings the passion, the beauty, the aggression, and the musicality of Led Zeppelin alive.  Lead by drummer extraordinaire Clementine, the band is also comprised of singer Noelle Doughty, guitarist Gretchen Menn and bassist Angeline Saris. The musicianship of the group is top-notch and evident with their embrace of Led Zeppelin’s penchant for improvisation. Often performing in angelic white, their live shows are disarming, mesmerizing, and, well, rocking.  The band promises a special surprise for FRIGHT NIGHT this year.

photo credit hojji firemaker

Also performing are local favorites Achilles Wheel featuring Gary Campus, Paul Kamm, and Mark McCartney of the Deadbeats, bassist Shelby Snow and guitarist, singer songwriter Jonny Mojo Flores.  Their blend of psychedellic rock, blues and bluegrass is fresh, lively and will make you want to dance.  Members of Achilles Wheel have headlined The Oregon Country Fair, The Trinity Tribal Stomp, The Marin Summer Music Festival, and performed at other festivals including The High Sierra Music Festival and The Kate Wolfe Festival.  Performing alongside Achilles Wheel are the exotic and mesmerizing Troupe Al Ama belly dancers.   Everyone’s favorite party band Mt Whateverest, will rock the Osborn & Woods Hall with their “astro-noise-space-grunge direct from the foothills to your skull”, their words not ours!  Rounding out this bill is Persist To Rise, an accomplished four-piece metal band that wowed audiences at this year’s Battle of the Bands.

 

This local tradition dates back to 1978 when Bobby Angel coined the name and produced the first five FRIGHT NIGHT’s at the American Victorian Museum as a fundraiser for community radio station KVMR.  Those first years are something of legend with elaborate set designs by Kitty and TJ Meekins, out of this world costumes, and a who’s who of local musicians performing.  The first Fright Night was $2 with costume; simulcast live on KVMR and featured Mighty Dread, Harry Harpoon and the House Wreckers, plus a special appearance by the Phantom of the Opera.

Thirty-four years later, FRIGHT NIGHT has gone through many producers including artists and visionaries David Osborn and Charles Woods, KVMR, Foothill Theatre Company and it is now considered one of the Miners Foundry’s largest annual fundraiser.  Expect an epic dance party, sensational costumes and theatrics, and a night you won’t forget.

KNOW & GO

What: FRIGHT NIGHT
Who: Zepparella, Achilles Wheel, Persist to Rise and Mt Whateverest
When: Saturday, October 27, Doors 8pm
Where: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Tickets: $20 adv/$25 door, available at BriarPatch Co-op, Nevada City Box Office and online at www.nevadacityboxoffice.org.
For more information call 530 265 5040 or go to www.minersfoundry.org

 

Labyrinth – Fun Facts, Trivia & Video Clips

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival presents “Labyrinth” (rated PG) the Jim Henson cult classic starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, Friday, October 19 at the Miners Foundry.  To get you in the mood we’ve compiled some fun facts and trivia about Labyrinth the movie and labyrinths in general. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing popular films with a fun and unique dining experience. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for Miners Foundry or Magic Lantern Film Society members, and $15.00 for non members, $5 for kids under 12.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.  The ticket price includes one drink ticket.  Enjoy and we’ll see you on Friday!  Get your tickets here! 

The screenplay for Labyrinth was written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones!

 

The “upside-down staircase” ending of Labyrinth is inspired by an MC Escher painting.

The seven Jareth faces are supposed to signify him being all knowing and all seeing.  See if you can spot them all.

15 years later, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop did special effects work on “Harry Potter & The Sorcere’s Stone”, and certain links can be found between this film and Labyrinth.

Michael Jackson and Sting were also considered for the role of Jareth.

Jennifer Connelly was only 14 years old when she played the role of Sarah.

When recording the Magic Dance song for the Labyrinth Soundtrack, the baby wouldn’t provide the necessary coos and giggles. David Bowie ended up making the baby sounds himself!

 

What’s the major difference between a maze and a labyrinth?

A labyrinth only has one path that winds around. Labyrinths are thousands of years older than mazes and although historians and anthropologists debate their original purpose, most cultures share the same basic design and layout for labyrinths. The first recognizable labyrinths date to 2500 BC, though some historians say that cave drawings in Australia and Greece, of spirals and labyrinthine structures, predate that time by 1000 years or so.

A labyrinth is a combination of what two shapes?

Circle and spiral. The earliest recognizable pictures of labyrinths appear on caves in Sardinia dated to 2500 BC. Older spirals that hint of labyrinths appear in Australian aboriginal pictographs and in caves in the American southwest.

October Volunteer Opportunities at the Foundry

Volunteer at the Foundry and receive a complimentary ticket to the Foundry sponsored event of your choice!
(Must volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours to receive complimentary ticket)

Please contact Kat Kress at kat@minersfoundry.org (530) 265-5040 to Volunteer.

Volunteers are needed for the following events:

Dark Star Orchestra, Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience.   Volunteer half the show, then dance the rest!  If DSO isn’t your type of show, this is a great opportunity to volunteer for 6 hours and earn a complimentary ticket for another Foundry sponsored show.  Many Volunteer positions still available.

Fright Night, Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Miners Foundry’s Annual Fundraising Event, FRIGHT NIGHT, returns this year with headliner Led Zeppelin Tribute Band,  Zepparella, as well as Achilles Wheel, Persist to Rise and Mt. Whateverest.  Many Volunteer positions are available, including the Decorating Committee and the Nevada City Box Office.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

 

 

Fright Night 2012, Featuring Zepparella ~ Saturday, October 27, 2012 ~ Doors at 8:00 P.M. ~ $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

The Miners Foundry’s Annual Fundraising Event, FRIGHT NIGHT, returns this year with headliner Led Zeppelin Tribute Band,  Zepparella, as well as Achilles Wheel, Persist to Rise and Mt. Whateverest.  Rico’s Tacos will have their taco truck located at the Foundry and a no-host bar will be available.  Come dressed in your costume, and prepare to rock the night away!  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance & $25.00 at the door and available at Briarpatch, Nevada City Box Office and online at www.nevadacityboxoffice.org.  For more information call 530 265 5040 or go to www.minersfoundry.org.  This is a benefit for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

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“Labyrinth” ~ Friday, October 19, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Film ~ $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non Members / $5.00 12 & Under

 

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival presents “Labyrinth” (rated PG) the Jim Henson cult classic starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, Friday, October 19 at the Miners Foundry. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing popular films with a fun and unique dining experience. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for Miners Foundry or Magic Lantern Film Society members, and $15.00 for non members, $5 for kids under 12.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.  The ticket price includes one drink ticket.

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Hailed as a masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has delighted and amazed audiences of all-ages for over twenty-five years. George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones) produced and Jim Henson (The Muppets), directed this gothic fantasy, which pits living and breathing actors Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and David Bowie (who, along with Trevor Jones, provides the film’s music) against a motley collection of Muppet monsters. The film centers upon teenage Sarah (Connelly), who lives in a fantasy world of myth and magic, evil spells, and wondrous enchantment. She is baby-sitting her little brother when she cavalierly wishes that goblins would take him away. She gets her wish, and a coterie of goblins abduct him. She then encounters Jareth (David Bowie), the ruler of a mystical world one step removed from reality. He tells Sarah that the only way to get her brother back is to find her way through a M.C. Escher-like labyrinth and find the castle at the center. As she makes her way through the maze, she faces a number of horrific challenges (like the Bog of Eternal Stench) before she finds her way to the gravity-defying castle, where her brother is being held by the evil goblins.  Henson creates a fantasy and largely without computer-generated effects instead relying on detailed puppetry, excellent visuals and a phenomenal set design.  This was Henson’s final feature film before his death in 1990.

“Labyrinth” will screen in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and sound will be brought in for the audience’s viewing pleasure.

Get into the fantastical Halloween spirit by dressing up as Bowie’s Jareth (oh that jacket and hair!) or Connelly’s Sarah (remember her rainbow eyeshadow) from the ballroom scene.  Enjoy an array of chocolates, candy, popcorn, cotton candy, and other treats and “Labyrinth” themed cocktails from the full bar before, during and after the film.

 

Events

Fright Night 2015

 

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!

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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.

 

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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 2016

 

 

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.

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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.

PANTyRAID

 

Fresh Bakin’ presents a Halloween event in Nevada city, featuring PANTyRAID, Space Jesus, Pega5u5, and Muppet Punk, Monday, October 31st at the Miners Foundry.  Fresh Bakin’ invites friends to break out their costumes for a special  Halloween event featuring electronic music heavyweights.  After bringing their high-energy, heavy-hitting music to stages around the world, this will be the first time the infamous DJ duo known as PANTyRAID will perform in this area.  Comprised of Ooah, one-third of the global phenomenon known as The Glitch Mob, and dub step producer turned trap aficionado MartyParty, PANTyRAID music exemplifies the evolution of bass music and sets the bar for original music productions in today’s ever evolving electronic music genre.

This one night only event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and we welcome music fans of all ages to attend.  In addition to this star studded music line up, Fresh Bakin’ and Ooze System will host a costume contest and a variety of local artisan vendors.

Tickets are available online or a Yabobo in Nevada City.

Fright Night 2017

 

 

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.

 

The Polish Ambassador

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, with special guest Grandfather Gold.  Pulling from over a decade of musical styles and nuances explored by TPA, combined with the lush instrumentation of 3 seasoned instrumentalists, The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal are closing the gaps between live and electronic music.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $27 in Advance and $32 at the Door.  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees don’t apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

 

After a cornucopia of albums and countless gigs around the world, The Polish Ambassador has docked the mothership outside the embassy; a fitting stop for a Diplomatic Scandal to unfold.  An amalgamation of funky beats, retro synths, and live instrumentation make up the bulk of this controversial saga.  David Sugalski aka The Polish Ambassador first happened across special agent Ryan Herr (guitar, percussion) in 2015 while traveling the high terrain of Colorado.  After a few years of scheming, planning and interstellar travels, the 2 comrades chanced upon special agents Tyson Leonard (violin) and Jesse James (sax and flute).  Before long, the 4 intergalactic men of mystery had synthesized their scandalous affairs into musical form.  Pulling from over a decade of musical styles and nuances explored by TPA, combined with the lush instrumentation of 3 seasoned instrumentalists, The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal are closing the gaps between live and electronic music.

 

Grandfather Gold is a musical journey across the mountains and deserts of our hearts and minds.  A relic from the old west, a 1960’s folk poet, and contemporary singer-songwriter extraordinaire all-in-one, Grandfather Gold kicks down genre barriers and emphatically opens up Jumpsuit Records to new artistic visions.

 

 

Fright Night 2018

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

Plus…

 

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.

 

 

 

The Polish Ambassador

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 |

This show will go on, with or without electricity!

 

The Miners Foundry will present The Polish Ambassador on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00pm. 

The Polish Ambassador played to a sold out crowd last Halloween at the Foundry and is delighted to return! This is not a Halloween-themed show, and costumes are optional, as always.

About

The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician lays claim to producing the sweetest beats this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, but the world’s funkiest diplomat is also using his popularity to steer the millennial generation toward a nourishing and sustainable way of relating with art, community and the planet. From birthing the Permaculture Action Movement (a movement where the energy of show/festival goers is catalyzed into community action), to launching a Village Building Convergence in his hometown to creating a program where nutritious beverage options are available at music venues on a routed TPA tour, the ambassador is using his clout to make real, tangible change, and along the way inspiring hundreds of thousands.

Kaminanda

Kaminanda’s ever-evolving sound is a playground of original Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, Psy-Dub, and lush downtempo textures. His music is designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing landscapes reflecting a myriad of diverse influences; a kaleidoscope of warm melodies and twisting, winding compositions. With six albums in his repertoire, this organic spaceship of frequencies balances musicality and ethereal soundscapes to evoke a deeper and hypnotic experience.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 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 31, 2019. NO tickets will be held for door sales.

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 and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.

 

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

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.

 

Party Pack!

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00