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Summer Nights

Join Miners Foundry and KVMR in partnership to present the Spring Street Stage! Full bar outdoors and music all evening.

The Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, a street festival of art and music, has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic, historic – and sometimes quirky – community, for over thirty years. The 2022 event takes place on three Wednesday evenings, July 13, 20, and 27, 2022.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 13 | Heifer Belles

The Heifer Belles began as friends getting together for some casual picking and singing.  The result, a blend of back porch Americana, took them out of the living room and into the world to perform their music.  The groups songs range from tongue-in-cheek to heartfelt to socially insightful, a gamut of the human experience in today’s world.  The band, Juliet Gobert, song writer and lead singer plays rhythm guitar alongside Toni Valenta, of the SoCal band Belly Love, who brings her impressive bass and guitar skills in addition to beautiful harmony vocals and,  Nici Van Kreidt, on violin, classically trained from the age of 7 yrs, currently a highly sought after violin teacher, whose influences range from classical to Grateful dead to Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz, rounds out the ensemble with her impeccable style.

 

 

 

 

July 20 | DJ Sugar Troll

 

 

 

DJ Sugar Troll is one of KVMRx’s most popular DJs!

 

 

 

 

 

July 27 | BuckStar

 

 

 

BuckStar is a country/rock/R&B group comprised of brothers Tom and Eric Menig, husband and wife team Jenn Knapp and Rob Kopp, and Larry Tracy.  Since its inception in 2015 the group has released 3 albums and played festivals, theaters, and venues throughout California.

 

 

 

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.

Summer Nights

Join Miners Foundry and KVMR in partnership to present the Spring Street Stage! Full bar outdoors and music all evening.

The Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, a street festival of art and music, has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic, historic – and sometimes quirky – community, for over thirty years. The 2022 event takes place on three Wednesday evenings, July 13, 20, and 27, 2022.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 13 | Heifer Belles

The Heifer Belles began as friends getting together for some casual picking and singing.  The result, a blend of back porch Americana, took them out of the living room and into the world to perform their music.  The groups songs range from tongue-in-cheek to heartfelt to socially insightful, a gamut of the human experience in today’s world.  The band, Juliet Gobert, song writer and lead singer plays rhythm guitar alongside Toni Valenta, of the SoCal band Belly Love, who brings her impressive bass and guitar skills in addition to beautiful harmony vocals and,  Nici Van Kreidt, on violin, classically trained from the age of 7 yrs, currently a highly sought after violin teacher, whose influences range from classical to Grateful dead to Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz, rounds out the ensemble with her impeccable style.

 

 

 

 

July 20 | DJ Sugar Troll

 

 

 

DJ Sugar Troll is one of KVMRx’s most popular DJs!

 

 

 

 

 

July 27 | BuckStar

 

 

 

BuckStar is a country/rock/R&B group comprised of brothers Tom and Eric Menig, husband and wife team Jenn Knapp and Rob Kopp, and Larry Tracy.  Since its inception in 2015 the group has released 3 albums and played festivals, theaters, and venues throughout California.

 

 

 

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.

Summer Nights

Join Miners Foundry and KVMR in partnership to present the Spring Street Stage! Full bar outdoors and music all evening.

The Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, a street festival of art and music, has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic, historic – and sometimes quirky – community, for over thirty years. The 2022 event takes place on three Wednesday evenings, July 13, 20, and 27, 2022.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 13 | Heifer Belles

The Heifer Belles began as friends getting together for some casual picking and singing.  The result, a blend of back porch Americana, took them out of the living room and into the world to perform their music.  The groups songs range from tongue-in-cheek to heartfelt to socially insightful, a gamut of the human experience in today’s world.  The band, Juliet Gobert, song writer and lead singer plays rhythm guitar alongside Toni Valenta, of the SoCal band Belly Love, who brings her impressive bass and guitar skills in addition to beautiful harmony vocals and,  Nici Van Kreidt, on violin, classically trained from the age of 7 yrs, currently a highly sought after violin teacher, whose influences range from classical to Grateful dead to Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz, rounds out the ensemble with her impeccable style.

 

 

 

 

July 20 | DJ Sugar Troll

 

 

 

DJ Sugar Troll is one of KVMRx’s most popular DJs!

 

 

 

 

 

July 27 | BuckStar

 

 

 

BuckStar is a country/rock/R&B group comprised of brothers Tom and Eric Menig, husband and wife team Jenn Knapp and Rob Kopp, and Larry Tracy.  Since its inception in 2015 the group has released 3 albums and played festivals, theaters, and venues throughout California.

 

 

 

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.

Art in the Garden

The Miners Foundry is not presenting this event.  Please contact the organizers with any questions. 

KVMR and NCArts present – Art in the Garden: An Art Show & Silent Auction of garden sculptures created by local artists with the repurposed tin from the historic building where KVMR now stands.

Join us on Sunday, April 7th from 3-5pm at Miners Foundry. Just $5 at the door.

This event is a benefit for KVMR 

Summer Nights

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

 

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Summer Nights

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

 

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Summer Nights

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

 

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Summer Nights | Spring Street Stage

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Spring Street Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.  A no host bar will be available.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 12, 19, and 26, 2017 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 12 | Brandy Robinson and Midnight Sol

Brandy Robinson is being compared to a Sharon Jones meets Amy Winehouse with her powerhouse vocals and energetic stage presence. Brandy is a seasoned underground talent that has been making her mark for over 10 years.  Brandy Robinson creates a style that is all her own with irresistible melodies, funky guitar riffs, and powerful, soulful vocals that bring you into her colorful world. Her solo and full band shows bring a fresh sound and energetic vibe to the stage.

July 19 | Hannah Jane Kile

On first impression she is sweet and lovely, bright and cheerful…then, with a flourish of harmony pouring from her guitar, she steps up to sing…and you enter another realm. Hannah Jane Kile is radiantly fluent in the universal language of song, and she has the gift of making seriously beautiful music with effortless grace. Her performances are always artistically surprising and deeply moving. She finds treasure in even the most daunting of life’s experiences. Her songs and her voice, soulful and haunting, are magic, and she is fearless in sharing the most complex of emotions with her listeners.

July 26 | Northern Roots

Local reggae favorite Northern Roots returns to Nevada City’s Summer Nights.

Animal House Revisit-TIN

KVMR, the Nevada Theatre, and NC Arts will present the Animal House Revisit-TIN celebration – a fundraiser, party, auction, and competition on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the Miners Foundry.  Animal House Revisit-TIN is a silent and live auction event offering animal shelters created by local artists made with repurposed tin from the old building where KVMR now stands, as well as poetry by Molly Fisk and music by Possum.  The afternoon will feature a no-host bar and food available for purchase.  Animal House Revisit-TIN is a benefit for the Bridge Street Project and NC Arts, with a portion of proceeds to the artists.  For more inforamtion, please call the KVMR office at (530) 265-9073.

KVMR and NC Arts have teamed up to showcase shelters for creatures utilizing recycled tin from the old Bridge Street building where KVMR now stands, made by local artists.  The shelters will be on display at various local businesses during the month of March and will be available at the event on March 26th which will include both a silent and live auction of the pieces.  The shelters include housing for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Turtles, Owls, Chickens and even a Worm box!

In 2013, KVMR and the Nevada Theatre joined forces to build a new home for the station, build a backstage for the theater and make some much needed repairs to the 150-year old theater.  Behind the theater were three tin sheds, and some of that tin was re-purposed in the new building. Now, the remaining tin is now being re-purposed to build these one-of-a-kind animal shelters by local artists.

This collaborative endeavor showcases the unique pioneering spirit of Nevada County by combining the creative, ecological, cooperative, aesthetic, and often humorous qualities that continue to sustain a vibrant and eclectic community.  Entertainment will showcase poetry by Molly Fisk, and music by the band Possum, and will be emceed by KVMR Board Member and Broadcaster Phil Northcutt and Melinda Booth will run the auction.  Food will be available for purchase from Horn of the Bull Taqueria and Cheri’s Ice Cream, and the event will have a no-host bar.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and entertainment!

Faces of the Foundry: David “Sparky” Parker

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Chris Harada

 

Artist, historian, firefighter, bartender, and community leader David “Sparky” Parker has a long history with the Miners Foundry and Nevada City.  Here he shares a healthy dose of Spring Street history, where our community’s heart beats, and why he always looks at man hole covers.

Are you originally from Nevada County? If not, why did you decide to move to move to Nevada County? Where are you from originally?

After 46 years of living here it seems original but the answer is no. A college fraternity brother’s future wife lived in Nevada City and we would visit town. Loved it from the start. After graduation spent a Spring through Fall in Squaw Valley mostly having days filled with out door adventures with night adventures at the infamous Bear Pen Bar.  When the snow started to fly went down the hill to Winter in Nevada City and never left. Grew up in California’s rich farm land in the Sacramento—San Joaquin River Delta.

How did you first  discover the Miners Foundry?

So my first look at Miners Foundry, the place was a working foundry with what is the now parking lot filled with steel stuff and a very busy forklift. One of the things manufactured there were man hole covers which for years had me looking at man hole covers everywhere I went. The City of Sacramento had many, as on each cover you could find Miners Foundry Nevada City California on it. Spring Street was very different in those days as next door was Len’s Surplus (Sushi in the Raw to Nevada City Winery) which was really a fine junk yard.

What were your initial impressions of the Foundry?

My first real impressions came when Charles Osborn and David Woods began work towards starting the American Victorian Museum (AVM). I give full credit to Charles and David for saving the Foundry from destruction. Then they founded Community Radio KVMR and that became a Nevada City gem as well.  The AVM began to become a museum and in the process started a Sunday brunch which became a Sunday thing to do in town. That is when I fell in love with the Stone Room and all it’s charm which has never left me.

What do you like best about the Miners Foundry?

The feeling that Miners Foundry is one of the beating hearts of our community.

Why did you choose to become involved with the Foundry?

Let’s face it.  There is no better place with great history, charm and staff and is the home of America’s one-of-a-kind group The Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City California.

What types of events do you most enjoy?

Many events at the venue advance the pleasure too.

Do you have a funny or touching story to share about an experience you’ve had at the Foundry?

In 2016 The Famous Marching Presidents turn 29 and almost half that time the Foundry has been our home. Each year the group honors an individual for outstanding community service with the Col. William “ Bill “ Lambert Award.  I have had the honor for 25 years to give the Lambert Award to the honoree. Almost all in the Stone Room. Woo woo to that!

 

 

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!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration ~ Monday, January 19, 2015


Bethel AME Choir

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

KVMR Radio and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will present “Serving the Community, Honoring the Dream”, a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The celebration will be on Monday, January 19, 2015 and will feature the 33rd year of the Bethel AME Church Choir of Marysville, CA.  The celebration is free to the public and donations will be accepted.

Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the celebration begins at 12:00 p.m.  Limited seating will be available.  The concert will also be broadcast live on KVMR 89.5FM, 105.1FM, and online.

KVMR_2008_logo_calA vibrant community is well informed and involved, embraces diversity, respectfully shares opinions and fosters economic and social justice. KVMR builds community by bringing people together to celebrate the music of the world and give voice to the community.

 

 

 

 

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, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

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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