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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

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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, pleased to support the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

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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

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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

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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 w/ The Revelers

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

 

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