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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
Art / Prints
And more!

How to Jerry Bash | FAQs


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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