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Jerry Bash 2015 ~ Saturday, August 1, 2015


The Deadbeats ~ “Mexicali Blues”

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2015 on Saturday, August 1st, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2015 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The day will be headlined by the Deadbeats in a reunion concert.  The show will also feature music by Achilles Wheel and more.  Admission is $20.00.   Advance tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Tickets will also be available at the show.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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The DeadbeatsThe 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, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound.

 

AchillesWheel_printAchilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

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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.

Jerry Bash 2014 ~ Saturday, August 2, 2014


The Deadbeats ~ “Mexicali Blues”

Jerry Bash Poster

 

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2014 on Saturday, August 2nd, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Jerry Bash 2014 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The day will be headlined by the DeadBeats in a 20th anniversary reunion concert.  The show also features music by Achilles Wheel, T-Buck & the Bad Dreams, Cheatin’ Buzzies, and Scary Little Friends.  Admission is a $20.00 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Tickets will also be available at the show.

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Performance Schedule

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ~ Scary Little Friends
5:15 – 5:45 p.m. ~ Cheatin’ Buzzies
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ~ Achilles Wheel
7:10 – 7:50 p.m. ~ T Buck and the Bad Dreams
8:10 – 10:00 p.m. ~ DeadBeats

 

The Deadbeats

The 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, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the DeadBeat sound.

 

 

 

AchillesWheel_print

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

 

 

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Nevada City native Tom Bevitori returns from Portland to play soulful country rock original with his local band, including Tom Menig, Larry Tracey, Charlie Faber, and Rob Kopp.

T-Buck & the Bad Dreams offer a truly rocking country experience featuring songs about the ups and downs of life, love won and lost, and the simple pleasures in partying with old friends.

 

 

 

 

The Cheatin' BuzziesFormed in the summer of 2005, The Cheatin’ Buzzies is considered one of the area’s most solid rock groups.  They have refined a unique style blending strong lead vocals with edgy guitar riffs.  Performing all original music, The Cheatin’ Buzzies are a past recipient of the Northern California Artistic Achievement Award for Best Independent Band.

The Cheatin’ Buzzies are currently at work recording and mixing their third CD.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Events

Jerry Bash 2015

 

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2015 on Saturday, August 1st, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2015 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The day will be headlined by the Deadbeats in a reunion concert.  The show will also feature music by Achilles Wheel and more.  Admission is $20.00.   Advance tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Tickets will also be available at the show.  Ticketing fees may apply.

SHOW LINE UP

4:00 p.m.  ~ Gates Open
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  ~ Achilles Wheel
6:20 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. ~ Buck Star
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  ~ Deadbeats

Interested in being a VENDOR?

The 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, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound.

AchillesWheel_print

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

Buck Star is a country/rock/r&b band born out of Nevada County in late 2014.  It’s five members, Tom Menig, Eric Menig , Rob Kopp , Jenn Knapp and Lucas Webber are no strangers to the stage as these dynamic players have been starring members of bands such as “The Dead Beats” and “The Cheatin’ Buzzies”.  Buck Star crafts catchy original tunes that have received rave reviews from audiences. With pure tones that will carry you from old school to new school, this is a tight knit group not to be missed.  Their self titled debut album is set for release in late June 2015.

 

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!

The Garcia Project

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Garcia Project, performing full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995, plus special guests, Achilles Wheel Trio, in a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  With precise arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel for any and all given eras, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled The Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss.  Local favorites Achilles Wheel Trio features Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo, and Shelby Snow.  Food will be available for purchase, as well as a No Host Bar.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  The Advance price closes at 4:00 p.m. on March 17th.  Standing / Dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or  in person via the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (503) 265-5040.

“I spent a lot of nights in a lot of places with the Jerry Garcia Band, and I’m here to say that I really enjoy what The Garcia Project does with those memories.  Mik’s guitar and his and Kat’s vocals stir up some very sweet vibes.. sometimes they almost make me feel like I’m back in, say 1992 at the Warfield.  Check ’em out.”
– Dennis McNally, former publicst for the Jerry Garcia Band

The Garcia Project’s performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band.  All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from 1976 to 1995.  For anyone who never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers.  The Garcia Project has received rave reviews from the press and from fans.  Touring nationally, The Garcia Project has made many Jerry Garcia fans extremely happy.  It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.

 

 

Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo and Shelby Snow are singer/ songwriters and front men of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel.  As an acoustic trio they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of Country and Bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. But it’s the infectious quality of their songwriting that really shines in this setting, and the diverse nature of it as well. Paul and Jonny work off of each other like two sides of the same coin, actively looking for and pushing each other to find the most in whatever song they’re playing.  Shelby on the bass is like a river, both calm and turbulent, that runs through it and ties it all together.

 

Open Call | Jerry Bash 2019

 

The Miners Foundry is now accepting applications for vendors for Jerry Bash 2019.  Jerry Bash 2019 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors, celebrating 53 years of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia.

Jerry Bash 2019 will be held on Saturday, August 3rd  from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

This is a juried event.  For more information, please click on the Vendor Application link.  Please read the application information carefully.

Open call closes on June 1, 2019

We are taking applications for:

Food vendors
Clothing
Jewelry
Art / Prints
And more!

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.