Events

29th Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair

 

 

Nevada City’s 29th Annual Psychic Fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018.  The Psychic Fair is considered Northern California’s largest gathering of metaphysical teachers, seers, crafters and readers.  The Psychic Fair is open on Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.  Tickets are available online, at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at the Door.

For people interested in alternative medicine to those curious about the mystical, this year’s Psychic Fair offers attendees an array of vendors including psychics, medical intuitives, acupuncturists, massage therapists, herbalists, and alchemists.  Take in a lecture or workshop and gain information and knowledge, re-kindle a past fascination, or discover a new interest.

The Psychic Fair marketplace also features one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry, clothes, and accessories, natural skincare products, gem essences, crystals, and much more.

Interested in being a vendor?

29th Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair

 

 

Nevada City’s 29th Annual Psychic Fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018.  The Psychic Fair is considered Northern California’s largest gathering of metaphysical teachers, seers, crafters and readers.  The Psychic Fair is open on Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.  Tickets are available online, at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at the Door.

For people interested in alternative medicine to those curious about the mystical, this year’s Psychic Fair offers attendees an array of vendors including psychics, medical intuitives, acupuncturists, massage therapists, herbalists, and alchemists.  Take in a lecture or workshop and gain information and knowledge, re-kindle a past fascination, or discover a new interest.

The Psychic Fair marketplace also features one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry, clothes, and accessories, natural skincare products, gem essences, crystals, and much more.

Interested in being a vendor?

Don Carlos

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Don Carlos on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  One of the most sought after reggae artists, his music is universal with a powerful message about peace, love, generosity, and righteousness.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating.  General Admission tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m on April 12th.  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.

 

Legendary reggae artist Don Carlos was born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which is also a musical spawning ground for many of reggae’s greatest ever talents.  Don is a classic, well loved reggae artist with his Dub Vision band, featuring a horn section and female vocals and also regularly performs with Slightly Stupid.  His strong catalogue of songs are healthy and clean for the young and old, appealing to people from all walks of life.

Sierra Harvest Soup Night

5:30 – Soup and Bread Served and meet your local farmers!
6:00-7:30pm – Dancing to Achilles Wheel Trio!
Price: $10 for everyone 10 and above.  Free for children 9 and under.  Tickets available online through March 21st and then at the door if not already sold out. Purchase online safely through paypal or come to our office to pay by check (313 Railroad Ave., Suite 201, Nevada City – Monday – Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm)

Purchase your ticket online HERE before they sell out!

Please bring your own bowls and spoons. Local beer and wine along with non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for purchase.
Do you love fresh, locally grown food?  Join us for dinner and enjoy a hearty soup and bread.

Dance to the country and bluegrass sound of Achilles Wheel Trio!

Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo and Shelby Snow are singer/ songwriters and front men of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel.  As an acoustic trio they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of country and bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. But it’s the infectious quality of their songwriting that really shines in this setting, and the diverse nature of it as well. Paul and Jonny work off of each other like two sides of the same coin, actively looking for and pushing each other to find the most in whatever song they’re playing.  Shelby on the bass is like a river, both calm and turbulent, that runs through it and ties it all together.

Meet your local farmers!

Back to Basics Farm – Patty and Rob Bielen

Bitney Springs Farm – Christine Riccio
Calmil Teoyotica – Sara Raskie and Tony H. Cervantes
Calmil Teoyotica is the Sacred House Surrounded by Flowers. Our vision is to build a relationship with Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Flora and Fauna to create loving food medicine sustaining our healthiest relationship with all of Creation. We specialize in care taking a diverse range of cultivars within a permaculture environment. We will also grow specialty foods and medicine for you at our farm. We offer fresh and dried herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers, wild crafted food medicine, tinctures, salves and other products. Our mission is to offer and promote local food medicine tended with love, within the natural cycles of Creation. We are open to trade. We also do direct sales to caterers, restaurants, herbalists, herbal retailers, and stores. This season we will offer a farm stand on Lewis Road next to the old cemetery off of Willow Valley Rd. We also offer workshops on traditional food medicine within the context of the Medicine Wheel.
Mountain Bounty Farm – John Tecklin
Nestled along the Yuba River near Nevada City, CA, Mountain Bounty Farm grows a great variety of exceptional organic produce for our local community. We are the oldest and largest CSA farm in the Sierras, and we put tremendous care and skill into growing superb produce for our members. Farming with love and care since 1997, we aim to provide a reliable local source of the highest quality produce for our area, and to work towards the economic sustainability of our rural community. We also want the farm to be a place of inspiration and beauty, a place to reconnect to food and the joys of food culture. Our farming style and philosophy are very simple. By being very attentive to the land, the crops, and the weather, we can succeed at the very challenging art of growing good food. Our techniques involve time-tested organic farming practices that above all prioritize care for the soil. We make heavy use of cover crops, beneficial insectary plantings, compost and organic soil amendments. We are certified organic by CCOF, however we see the organic standards as a starting point and believe that a much better job is possible. Our efforts and investments are rewarded with a bounty of exceptional produce and a farm that continues to improve year by year. Our produce can be found at Three Forks, Heartwood, Stonehouse, Briar Patch, California Organics, Mother Truckers, and New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee.
Riverhill Farm – Antonio Garza
Starbright Acres Family Farm – Aleta and Ken Barrett

Thanks to our incredible donors!

BriarPatch Co-op Market

40 gallons of soup

Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Co.

Bread

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

 

 

Keep Smilin’ Promotions and the Miners Foundry are pleased to present a very special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring Wake the Dead with Peter Grant.  Wake the Dead is a romp that flows seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere.  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 March 17th.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at BriarPatch Food Co-Op, Tix Dimples, Yabobo, Clock Tower Records, Tribal Weaver, Cherry Records, and Pop Art Placerville.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

 

 

As an expression of cultural joy, you can’t top an Irish wake. And what is a wake but a celebration-a toast of appreciation-an expression of love-and a damn good party?  So when seven top Bay Area musicians realized they shared as deep a love for the songs of the Grateful Dead as they did for traditional Celtic tunes, some brand-new music sprang up and started partying.

Wake the Dead is a romp that flows seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere. “Sugaree” in waltz time, bracketed by an ancient harp tune and infused with a poignant Celtic longing. “Bertha” thundering out of “China Cat” on a mandolin tidal wave. The eerie lilt of the uilleann pipes, giving a glow to “Bird Song” as if it was always meant to be there. Groove jams to keep the tie-dye swirling. Vocal harmonies that float like clouds. The music takes off, and the band follows, grinning all the way. These aren’t worlds colliding-they’re worlds meshing, coalescing­ creating a whole new world of possibility, and true to the spirits of the Grateful Dead and the eternally hopeful Celts.

Wake the Dead bands together seven of the best-known and most respected players in the west. Harper Maureen Brennan has toured for over 30 years and recorded the acclaimed “Harpistry” collection. Bassist Cindy Browne is equally at home in folk and jazz, touring globally as the musical fusion go-to gal. Singer, fiddler, and octave mandolinist Danny Carnahan is an award-winning songwriter whose original Irish-tinged songs are popular worldwide. Kevin Carr is a musical triple-threat, renowned as a dance fiddler, a pennywhistler, and Irish piper par excellence. Sylvia Herold’s delicious vocal phrasing can also be heard on her solo recordings and her performances with Euphonia. Paul Kotapish is known far and wide for his work with Kevin Burke’s Open House, and for his blazing guitar and mandolin with The Hillbillies From Mars and Euphonia. And Latin percussionist Brian Rice rounds out the band’s groove engine.

Open Call | 2018 Psychic Fair

 

The 29th Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair will be held on April 14 & 15, 2018.  Vendor applications will be accepted through March 16, 2018.  For more information or to apply, please click on the Vendor Application link above.

A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste
Friday, March 16th, 2018
6-11pm
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
Silent Auction • Food • Complimentary Drink • Live Music
Supporting Nevada City School of The Arts

A Matter of Taste celebrates its 20th year supporting arts in education at Nevada City School of The Arts with an evening in the Roaring 20’s. It’s going to be a swinging good time!

With hundreds of silent auction items, two no-host bars providing wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks, abundant appetizers and live music with The Earls of Newtown, this is going to be a night to cut loose.

Dress in your best 20’s fashion, or, in your everyday jeans. But don’t forget your dancing shoes!

All money raised will support the art, music and Field studies programs at Nevada City School of The Arts.

Tickets are available in the NCSA offices
Or online; www.ncsota.org/product/amot-tickets

Deadbeats

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present local favorites, Deadbeats with special guests Cassidy Joy & Karen Woerner on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at BriarPatch Food Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

 

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 Lucas Weber.

 

 

Karen Woerner and Cassidy Joy began singing and playing together as a team back in 2015.

Brought together by their mutual taste in musical genres and shared love of 60’s and 70’s pioneers, they have performed with a variety of backing musicians and guest artists for the past two years in Northern California. Both women starred in the highly regarded showcase “Simple Dreams: The Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt,” which was directed and produced by Joy in November of 2016.

Woerner & Joy continue to captivate audiences with their dynamic and ethereal harmonies, their charming stage manner, and their versatile, multigenre obscure and rare song choices. The girls write their own music, as well as cover a variety of traditional music from Europe and America, and both vintage and modern classics from songwriters in Folk, Classic Rock, Country, Americana, and Bluegrass.

Their intimate, acoustic settings, backstories and chemistry together provide a rare and delightful experience for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

Squirrel Nut Zippers

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Squirrel Nut Zippers on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $27 in Advance and $32 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees may apply.

“It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”
~ NPR’s Morning Edition

2016 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially succesful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable.  Thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations, Hot sold over 1.3 million copies.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.

“It’s not a reunion, it’s a revival!” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus.  “The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans and the songs have been brought to life in an exciting new way.  But most things remain unchanged… An amazing experience for young and old.”

Achilles Wheel

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Achilles Wheel at a special CD release party on Friday, February 23, 2018.  The evening will also include special guests Acoustically Speaking, featuring Kat & Mik from the Garcia Project, and a short presentation by Susana Millman and Dennis McNally at 8:00 p.m.  Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blures the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia.  Sanctuary is Achilles Wheel’s fourth CD and includes 13 original songs written by Paul Kamm and Johnny Mojo in the great Achilles Wheel style fans have come to know and love.  Recorded at Ancient Wave Studios in Nevada City, the CD will be available for purchase for $15.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  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.

 

 

The Achilles Wheel sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. Supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’, Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man. He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.

 

 

 

Kat Walkerson and Mik Bondy of the Garcia Project formed Acoustically Speaking, a special duo after realizing what a magical thing happened when they sang and played together.

Listen to the music and feel the love and energy that reminds us all about the wonderful, cosmic scene revolving around The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.  

Kat and Mik have performed live with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), David Gans (Grateful Dead XM Radio Host) and Tom Constanten (Keyboardist for The Grateful Dead).