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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 Masquerade Ball

 

 

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.

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.

 

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.