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Nevada City Mardi Gras ~ February 14 & 15, 2015

A Downtown Parade, Masquerade Ball, and Carnevale are featured February 14 & 15, 2015 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Nevada City Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball ~ Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mardi Gras MaskWeekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 8pm to midnight, featuring a live band playing in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber office in mid-January 2015.  Or you can purchase tickets at the door if still available.  21 and over only.

Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY (6569).

Mardi Gras Parade, Street Faire, and Carnevale ~ Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mardi Gras ParadeOn Sunday, the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street, in Historic Downtown Nevada City, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event.

Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.

 

Mardi Gras KidsAnd join us for a festive after-the-parade Carnevale for the whole family at the Miners Foundry from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Enjoy New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream & desserts, soft drinks & specialty coffees.

Also featuring a full bar for the adults serving Hurricanes, plus a special Bloody Mary bar. Delight in Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, a bounce house, and more!  Tickets at the door only.  Kids are FREE!

 

For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.

 

 

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.

 

Mardi Gras ~ March 1 & 2, 2014

Mardi Gras MaskCelebrate Mardi Gras the Nevada City way with a full weekend of fun.  Weekend activities open Saturday night with the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on March 1, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the evening features a live band and Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber Office for $12.00 or at the door for $15.00.  The Masquerade Ball is ages 21 and over only.

Mardi Gras ParadeOn Sunday, March 2, 2014 the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street in historic downtown Nevada City from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing.  The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. and moves down Broad Street through the center of town.  The Street Faire and Parade are rain or shine events.  Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies promenade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles, and more.  Festive Mardi Gras attire is encouraged.

 

 

Mardi Gras KidsA festive Carnevale for the whole family will take place after the parade.  Carnevale will be held at the Miners Foundry from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream, desserts, soft drinks, and specialty coffees.  A full bar offering Hurricanes and Bloody Marys will be available for adults.  Delight in Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, a bounce house, and more.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door for adults.  Kids are Free.

 

For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692.

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Akim Aginksy

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 City Chamber of Commerce.

Miners Foundry

Mardi Gras Carnevale! ~ Sunday, February 10, 2013 ~ 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ~ $5.00 for Adults / Kids Free


Highlights of the 2012 Mardi Gras Parade

Nevada City’s Mardi Gras weekend continues on Sunday with the Street Faire from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on North Pine Street, plus the Annual Parade down Broad Street at 2:00 p.m.  Following the parade, stop by the Foundry for a festive after-parade Carinvale for the whole family from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Delight in New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream, desserts, soft drinks, & specialty coffees.  Adults may enjoy a no host full bar featuring Hurricanes and Bloody Marys.  Enjoy entertainment including Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, Air Align Cirqe style performances, plus a bounce house!

Tickets are available online, by phone (530) 265-6462, or in person at Nevada City Box Office, and at the door.  Tickets are $5.00 for adults, children 12 and under free.

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball ~ Saturday, February 9, 2013 ~ 8:00 p.m. – Midnight ~ $12.00 Advance / $15.00 at the Door


Holcomb Brothers Band ~ “Folsom Prison Blues”

Mardi Gras weekend activities in Nevada City begin Saturday, February 9, 2013 with a Masquerade Ball, presented by the Chamber of Commerce.  This sell out event will feature live music by the Holcomb Brothers Band, a no host bar, and Cajun food available for purchase.

 

Mardi Gras costumes are encouraged, but not required.  Beads, masks, and T-shirts will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and the party goes until midnight!  Tickets are $12.00 in Advance and $15.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, Briar Patch Co-Op, or at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main Street, Nevada City.  This event is for revelers age 21 or older.

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Mardi Gras Ball

A Downtown Parade, Costume Ball, and Carnevale are featured February 13 & 14, 2016 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.

Mardi Gras Mask

Weekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Costume Ball from 8pm to midnight, featuring a live band playing in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber office or you can purchase tickets at the door if still available.  21 and over only.

Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY (6569).

Mardi Gras Carnevale

A Downtown Parade, Costume Ball, and Carnevale are featured February 13 & 14, 2016 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.

Mardi Gras Kids

On Sunday, the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street, in Historic Downtown Nevada City, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.

And join us for a festive after-the-parade Carnevale for the whole family at the Miners Foundry from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Enjoy New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream & desserts, soft drinks & specialty coffees. Also featuring a full bar for the adults serving Hurricanes, plus a special Bloody Mary bar. Delight in Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, a bounce house, and more!  Tickets at the door only.  $5 Admission.  Kids 12 & under FREE!

For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Deadbeats will headline the evening with special guest, Sgt Funky.  The evening will feature a no host full bar and cajun food available for purchase.  Costumes and masks are encouraged! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m. This is a standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $25.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

 

The Deadbeats formed in the summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was onto something – a certain indefinable sound that captures the essence of a Dead show.  Twenty-two years later the Deadbeats continue to evolve with original members Tom Menig , Eric Menig and Gary Campus being joined by Rob Kopp (drums), Glen Tucker (keyboards) and newest member Peter Wilson (guitar) for this Mardi Gras journey into the music of one of America’s most enduring bands.

 

Sgt. Funky is a six-person rock band specializing in playing the songs “You Forgot You Liked,” everything from the Beatles and the British Invasion, Eric Clapton, the Zombies, the Yardbirds and Van Morrison to the B-52s and the Go-Gos. Drawing from a master list of more than 100 tunes, they play both r&b ballads and high energy dance tunes with a little psychedelic thrown in for fun.  The band has been together for eight years and recently added a female bassist, a singer and two dancers to the core band of experienced musicians you can often spot playing with a number of other local bands.  Sgt. Funky audiences love the energy, enthusiasm, and humor the band brings to all its performances!

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  Mumbo Gumbo will headline the evening with special guests, the Bob Woods Trio.  Mumbo Gumbo is a 7 piece band whose big musical stew contains elements of soul, zydeco, folk, blues, rock, cajun, Carribean, and country, all mixed into their uniquely festive roots music sound.  Bob Woods is a Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee who has been playing music since 1971.   Costumes and masks encouraged! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m. Standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  General Admission tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m on February 10th.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at BriarPatch Food Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

 

For over 25 years, Mumbo Gumbo has been one of Northern California’s top groups, bringing genre-bending Americana music to their many fans.  Fronted by two first-rate singer/songwriters, Chris Webster and Tracy Walton, the band is anchored and driven by one of the region’s longest-lived rhythm sections: drummer Rick Lotter and bassist Lynn Michael Palmer. With Reggy Marks’ sax, Jon Wood’s guitar, and Steve Stizzo’s keyboards fleshing out the band’s expansive sound, Gumbo has built a reputation not just for danceability, but for creative depth.

It starts with the songs. Moving back and forth between Webster’s sly, sometimes melancholy explorations of romance and individuality and Walton’s ebullient, unabashed celebrations of family and commitment, Gumbo weaves a rich tapestry of sound and sensibility that transcends genre.  Coloring the space between the kinetic rhythm section and the intertwined singers are three veteran musicians: Marks, whose saxophone, flute, percussion and soulful harmonies add a third voice to the sound; Stizzo, whose exquisit work on organ, piano, and accordion add character as well as color; and Wood, whose guitar playing weaves in and out, shading the rhythms and occasionally lending a sharp, melodic solo.

The result can be positively relentless, as the band’s extended jams drive dancers wild while giving non-dancers plenty to listen to!

 

 

Bob Woods started playing in 1971 with the Sacramento Western Swing band, Tokpela.  A Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee, he’s shared the stage with the Surfaris, Tiny Moore, Bill Kirchen, Albert Lee, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Billy Joe Shaver, and many others.  You never know who might share the stage with Bob Woods!  Woods has released seven original albums:  Hillbilly Cadillac, The Night We Stole the Last Steam  Engine, Don’t Forget the Trains, Almost Live, Railroad Money, This Town, and Swampbilly.  

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

 

Tonight’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather.  Patrons will be notified via email when a new date is announced.  Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date.  If you are unable to attend the new date, please contact the Box Office for a refund. 

 

 

Celebrate Mardi Gras weekend, Nevada City style!  The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 16, 2019. This year, the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will feature local favorites Deadbeats, with special guests BuckStar.  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.  BuckStar crafts catching original tunes with tones that carry from old school to new school.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Ages 16+.

General Admission | $25 in Advance / $30 at the Door

Standing / Dancing section with limited seating.

Reserved Cabaret | $45

Reserved cabaret table for 1-4 patrons.

Get Tickets!

All tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and can be reached at (530) 265-5040.  Advance General Admission tickets are also available at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Featuring the Buck & Sadie’s of Roseville Food Truck

 

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, Gary Campus, Rob Kopp, Peter Wilson, Jenn Knapp, Glenn Tucker, and Lucas Weber.

 

The country/rock/R&B sound of BuckStar grew out of the regional mix-and-match music scene and features husband/wife duo Jenn Knapp and Rob Kopp, guitar ace Tom Menig, his brother Eric Menig and keyboard player Lucas Weber.  At the heart of their music are Alleghany native Jenn Knapp’s original songs.  Knapp began writing songs following the death of a close friend.  She promised to learn guitar and was soon picking out chords on a guitar inherited from her grandfather.  She and drummer Rob Kopp’s band Big Picture featured their songs.  That band evolved in the Cheatin’ Buzzies – a mainstay on the regional music scene for over a decade with three albums and what Jenn describes as “a pretty substantial body of work”.  Much of their recording was accomplished at guitarist Tom Menig’s Silver Maple Studio with Menig contributing guitar and pedal steel to their recordings.  Kopp and the Menig brothers are also members of the Grateful Dead tribute band, The Deadbeats, with a steady schedule and strong draw on the west coast.  BuckStar came to being in 2014 with their self-titled CD release in 2015.  They were featured at the California WorldFest, played honky tonks from Joshua Tree to Alleghany, and are currently putting the finishing touches on their second CD.

Mardi Gras w/ The Revelers

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

Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Grammy nominated-Louisiana band The Revelers at 8:00pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Join in on Nevada City’s Mardi Gras weekend celebrations, wear your masquerade attire and get ready to dance New Orleans-style to The Revelers!

About

Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, two of the groups unquestionably at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance, have joined together on their newest project which combines Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music straight from southwest Louisiana that’s sure to get you moving. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstadt, Preston Frank, Walter Mouton, Mamadou Diabate, Dirk Powell, Cedric Watson and Tim O’Brien to name a few. As a group they play with a sense of empathy and depth that can only be fostered after years of making music together. Simply put, The Revelers are the next Louisiana supergroup.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $30 for Advance General Admission (standing / dancing section,) and $35 At The Door, and $45 for Reserved Cabaret seating.  Reserved Cabaret is per ticket and includes a reserved seat at a cabaret table.  Cabaret tables seat 1-4 guests. 

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 by phone or in person.

Food and Drink

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

 

 

Party Pack!

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