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Mandy & Ben

The Essence of Spring

Yulyia M. Photography

Yulyia M. Photography

“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be to having any spring” – Victor Hugo

Celebrating the Present | Planning for the Future | Honoring the Past


Our dreams include another year of hosting and supporting over 60 beautiful couples on the day of their dreams.

Become part of our family!  Become a Member of the Miners Foundry for as little as $5 a month.  Additional benefits for joining before May 31, 2016.

Find yourself at the Foundry in 2016!

Stone Hall Chandeliers

Stone Hall Chandelier

Kat Alves Photography

 

Many of the most unique touches in the Miners Foundry were salvaged from demolition projects across the world.  Charles Woods and David Osborn, creators of the American Victorian Museum, were masters at seeing beauty where others only saw junk.  The collection of chandeliers in the Stone Hall are examples of their vision.

The chandeliers date from the Victorian era and were purchased from an English church undergoing a renovation.  Many elements of what is today considered Victorian style didn’t become popular until later in the reign of Queen Victoria.  Victorian style often included interpretations of historic styles fused with new influences from the Middle East and Asia.

The chandeliers were in storage until Osborn/Woods purchased and renovated the Miners Foundry, granting new life to forgotten works of art.

 

 

KMK Styled Wedding

It’s Spring in the Heart of the Foundry!

Kat Alves

Kat Alves

“Every Spring is the Only Spring – a perpetual astonishment!” – Ellis Peters

Celebrating the Present | Planning for the Future | Honoring the Past


Our dreams include another year of hosting over 400 community events and nonprofit fundraisers in support of the needs of our Nevada County family.

Become part of our family!  Become a Member of the Miners Foundry for as little as $5 a month.  Additional benefits for joining before May 31, 2016.

Find yourself at the Foundry in 2016!

Andrew Smith Hallidie

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Another famous inventor to have worked at the Miners Foundry in the 1800s is Andrew Smith Hallidie.  Best known as the inventor of San Francisco’s cable car system, he is believed to have spent time at the Nevada Iron & Brass Foundry Machine Shop (known today as the Miners Foundry) from October of 1861 to May of 1862.

Born in London in 1836 as Andrew Smith, Hallidie was apprenticed to a machine shop and and drawing office.  In 1852, Hallidie sailed for California, where he became a gold miner, blacksmith, surveyor, and builder of bridges.  While working on a mine at American Bar, Hallidie invented wire rope, solving the problem of rapid rope deterioration in mining.

The Clay Street Hill Railway cable car line began service in September of 1873.  Accounts differ as to the extent of Hallidie’s involvement in the design, building, and implementation of the cable car service, however he was the primary patent holder and is generally considered the inventor of the cable car.

 

Kendra & Matthew

It’s Spring!

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“The world is shaped by two things – stories told and the memories they leave behind.” – Vera Nazarian

Celebrating the Present | Planning for the Future | Honoring the Past


Our dreams include the continuation of theatre classes and programs such as Reader’s Theatre, Theatre By the Book, and The 24 Hour Plays, plus the new Connections through History and Storytelling, beginning this summer.  

Become part of our family!  Become a Member of the Miners Foundry for as little as $5 a month.  Additional benefits for joining before May 31, 2016.

Find yourself at the Foundry in 2016!

Faces of the Foundry: Greg Cameron

Greg Cameron

 

The top notch sound system helmed by uber professional Greg Cameron is one of the many touches setting the Miners Foundry apart from other venues.  L.A.’s loss is Nevada County’s gain, many times over!

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

I’m actually from Los Angeles. I moved here to take a job with AJA Video Systems so I could raise my family in potentially better environment.

How did you discover the Foundry in the first place?

I had a professional sound system that needed home after my family moved up here in 2008 from Los Angeles. My wife Sheila Cameron had mentioned that she read in the paper a place called Miners Foundry in downtown Nevada City was having an open house a couple of months after we moved here. She suggested I go to the open house and see if they might be in need of new sound system. So I took my young daughter to the open house – my first visit to Miners Foundry.

What were your initial impressions of the Foundry?

I was immediately intrigued by the building and it’s history. I found it truly fascinating.

What do you like the best about the Miners Foundry?

I love the building like a second home. I feel comfortable when I’m there. But most of all, I like the people who work there & run the place very much. And I really enjoy making so many new friends and acquaintances because of my relationship with Miners Foundry.

Why did you choose to become involved with the Foundry?

It became apparent that my sound system would be a good match with the Foundry during my first visit. I love music & art. I love being a live sound engineer. The Foundry is and has been an ideal place for me to enjoy the things I love. But it’s ideal because of the uniqueness of the place and the great people who run it.

How long have you been associated with the Foundry?

I’ve been sound engineering at Miners Foundry now for almost 8 years.

What types of events do you most enjoy?

Live music is probably my favorite type of event at Miners Foundry. But I have also enjoyed many weddings and fundraising events at the Foundry as well as Film Festivals. So many great thing happen there.

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

I would have to say the New Year’s Eve show going into 2015 was one of the most fun and interesting events I’ve experienced. It didn’t start out that way. I wasn’t in the best of moods that day. Then half way into the celebration, the power went out in Nevada City. There was a scramble to try and get the show going again using various generators. But they all had something wrong with them. Whilst we tried to figure out what to do, the drummers from the bands started to jam. And people were good spirited about it. The party kept going, people kept filing into the building. The fun and great vibe of Nevada City was in full swing. After an hour of so of no power, we were just about to call the show and send everyone home. Literally seconds before I was to make the announcement, the power came on. I hurriedly got the PA situation back in order after trying to reroute power to the generators and got the band going. The energy of trying to save the show when there was no power really made things extra special when the power did finally come back on. The night turned out pretty magically I thought. I think a lot of folks agreed.

Would you encourage others to become involved with the Miners Foundry?  Why?  

I would strongly encourage folks to get involved with the Foundry or contribute to it in any way they can. The building and space is special. Many of the events that go on there are special. The place is an epicenter of art and community. And it needs help to keep it going. Aside from music fundraisers and weddings, the Foundry hosts art shows, dance classes, acting classes, spelling bees, and community meetings. The more people that get involved, the merrier. This place is for the people of this community and surrounding communities. If it wasn’t here, there would certainly be something vital missing from the community.

 

Remembering the AVM

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A personal history by Jonathan Meredith

I first came to Nevada City in 1975 and started playing guitar music at the American Victorian Museum in 1976.  I was hired by David Osborn and Charles Woods to play Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday brunches. The AVM restaurant was managed by several different people as David and Charles were still living in San Francisco involved with City Opera. I played at the AVM Sunday brunches for about 10 years. Osborn and Woods not only owned the Foundry building but also some of the buildings on Spring Street with some other partners. I joined the AVM board when negotiations were under way of splitting off the Spring Street properties from the Foundry property which was around 1982.

I was mostly a silent member of the board as OW made all the decisions of the functioning of the AVM. I did help with some minor plumbing repairs and decor decisions. I was able to produce a successful Scott Joplin ‘Ragtime’ show than ran annually for four years. We also produced ‘Songs and Stories of the Gold Rush’, a song and dance play of the Gold Rush era. It lasted about three or four years as well.

Some other production of the AVM were the “International Teddy Bear Convention” that, at first, had 3 or 4 thousand people attend for a full weekend. The first one had a toy bear come over from England in the cockpit of an English airline to attend the festival. I danced the ‘hokey pokey’ as ‘Shorty’ the 9 foot stilted teddy bear. The Foothill Theater Company started at the AVM and did a few plays each year. When we got KVMR started we had to go to the top of Banner Mountain with our vinyl records on our backs if the snow was too deep and the cars couldn’t make it up the road. Originally David and Charles wanted to call the station KAVM but that handle was taken by a Coast Guard ship in California.

The AVM was an eclectic collection of Victorian era artifacts and ephemera as well as local artist displays and galleries. The AVM was always a cultural center and now has improved and expanded into the Miner’s Foundry that fulfills the original Osborne/Woods vision more efficiently and better oversight.

Emily & Erik

Let’s Party!

John Taber

John Taber

“Spring is nature’s way of saying Let’s Party!”  ~  Robin Williams

Celebrating the Present | Planning for the Future | Honoring the Past


Our dreams include another year of over 60 shows and concerts, including the annual Jerry Bash in Pioneer Park.

Become part of our family!  Become a Member of the Miners Foundry for as little as $5 a month.  Additional benefits for joining before May 31, 2016.

Find yourself at the Foundry in 2016!

 

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Jenn Knapp American Roots Music

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Jenn Knapp, American Roots Music on Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  No Cover Charge.  The Miners Foundry features a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.  The performance may move inside the Miners Foundry in the event of inclement weather.

Born and raised in Alleghany, a small gold mining town in the Sierra Nevadas, Jenn Knapp inherited her grandfathers 67’ Martin guitar and has been making sweet music with it ever since. As front woman and songwriter to rock bands the “Cheatin Buzzies” and “BuckStar”, she has released 6 albums, played hundreds of shows and inspired audiences throughout the region. Music and it’s power to tell story and invoke true connection is her passion. After watching the Ken Burns documentary “Country Music” Jenn was inspired to dig in to the roots of American Music, thus creating a new dimension of her career to share with audiences.

American Roots Music spans the early 20th century with artists such as The Carter Family, the Singing Brakeman and grandfather of country music Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams  into more modern artists such a Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and a growing repertoire of many others. Do not miss the opportunity to share an evening with a singer who brings it all to the music that brought us together.

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.

Cassidy Joy

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Cassidy Joy on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  No Cover Charge.  The Miners Foundry features a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.  The performance may move inside the Miners Foundry in the event of inclement weather.

California vocalist/songwriter Cassidy Joy breathes new life into old folklore, drawing from her Folk, Celtic and Rock & Roll roots.

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]undry.org 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.

Bob Woods & Juliet Gobert

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Bob Woods & Juliet Gobert on the Patio Stage (weather permitting) on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Juliet Gobert (Swampbilly, Heifer Belles) and Bob Woods (Swampbilly, Earles of Newtown) have been playing music in the area for many years and will be playing mostly original music.

The Miners Foundry full bar will be open and snacks will be available for purchase. No Cover Charge.

Jerry Bash 2022

 

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 26th Annual Jerry Bash Celebration on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Jerry Bash is a community celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday featuring music, food, libations, art, and vendors.

Know & Go

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022
2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

 

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$25 in Advance | $30 at the Gate
16 and under $10 (only available at the Gate), babes in arms free.

VIP Experience Add On| $110 (Does NOT include Admission ticket)

  • Reserved picnic table for 6 under the trees
  • VIP Lounge with private No Host Bar
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres | 5pm – 6:30pm
  • Pioneer Park Pool Access | 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Does NOT include Admission ticket.  You must already have a Jerry Bash ticket to purchase the VIP Experience Upgrade.

Tickets available online or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office:
Tuesday – Friday | 9am – 4pm | (530) 265-5040

 

Food & Libations

 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the festival.  No glass or alcohol may be brought into Pioneer Park.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, bags, and strollers are subject to search.

 

The Bands

 

Deadbeats

The Deadbeats get that music is best live.

The band made their debut at Nevada City’s renowned Mad Dogs and Englishmen Pub on August 4, 1994 and immediately knew they were on to something – a certain indefinable sound and feel that captures the essence of a Grateful Dead concert.

Over the years band members have rotated but the core group continues with great shows and big crowds. The current lineup includes Tom Menig, Gary Campus, Eric Menig, Rob Kopp, Glenn Tucker, Peter Wilson, and Jenn Knapp.

The Deadbeats play the Dead’s songbook with a balance of improvisation and honoring the song.

Wolf Jett

The Wolf Jett sound will make you dance, sing, and possibly even howl with roots that run deep into the soul and help you heal from the heaviness of life.

It’s a sound celebrating perserverance, infusing folk, blues, americana, and soul into what can only be described as “Cosmic Mountain Music”.

Frontman Chris Jones (Scary Little Friends) was born in the south and raised in California and his songs combine the best of both worlds to create a vibe that is fresh, but immediately familiar to a broad audience. He is joined by long-time musical collaborator Jon Payne on drums, Jeff Kissell on bass, and Will Fourt on dobro, guitar, and pedal steel.

Broken Compass Bluegrass Band

Emerging as a band in 2021, Broken Compass Bluegrass has already been recognized for their tight arrangements, tasteful playing, and distinguished songwriting.

The band performs a mix of jamgrass, bluegrass, country, and Grateful Dead material, among numerous originals.

Based in northern California, Broken Compass Bluegrass includes Kyle Ledson (20), Django Ruckrich (17), Mei Lin Heirendt (16), and Sam Jacobs (26).

Though still mostly teenagers, they are no strangers to the music industry.

All four are seasoned performers, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and singers and have established themselves as some of California’s most prominent up-and-coming youth.

Now coming together as a band, they are a fresh force in the music scene today.

 

 

 

 

Sugar Mountain

 

 

 

Known for interpreting classic songs in a stripped-down, ethereal, sultry manner, Sugar Mountain (Karen Woerner & Cassidy Joy) has been wowing audiences with their harmonies and powerful voices through many years and many genres of music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Woods & Juliet Gobert

 

 

 

 

Juliet Gobert (Swampbilly, Heifer Belles) and Bob Woods (Swampbilly, Earles of Newtown) have been playing music in the area for many years and will be playing mostly original music.

 

 

 

 

 

Nu-Salt Laser Light Show

 

 

Nu-Salt Laser Light Show will seduce your eyes and dancing feet after sundown with an amazing laser show synced to the music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Click here for information about our safety procedures.  All entertainment is presented in accordance with state and local guidelines.  Safety procedures are updated as guidelines change.

 

FAQs

Pets

Jerry Bash is a joyful, boisterous festival and may not be suitable for all pets.  August in Nevada County can be quite warm, please do not leave pets in vehicles.  If your pet is anxious around crowds, loud noise, or other pets, we suggest making other arrangements for them so you can enjoy the festival.

Comfort

Jerry Bash may be loud and Pioneer Park can be warm in the sun.  You may wish to bring sunscreen and ear protection.  Complimentary ear plugs will also be available at the bar and gate.  Patrons may bring water and it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Water will also be available for purchase at the bar.

Lodging

Nevada City  has many boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rental homes.  For glamping within walking distance to Pioneer Park, we suggest The Inn Town Campground.

Neighbors

Pioneer Park is located in the heart of a residential area.  Please be respectful of the neighbors when entering or exiting the Deer Creek Music Festival.

Fire Prevention

Please protect Nevada County by using extreme caution when smoking in our community.  Dispose of cigarettes in proper receptacles, not on the ground in Pioneer Park or the neighborhood surrounding the park.  For more fire safety information, Please visit Ready Nevada County.

 

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Mahjong

“… continuing the saga of The Joy Luck Club…”

Community Asian Theater of the Sierras (CATS) and the Miners Foundry are pleased to present Mahjong at the Miners Foundry on Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

This is not a mahjong class.  Participants should have some level of playing proficiency; however, coaching by other players will be allowed.  Come meet your fellow mahjong compatriots!

Get Tickets!

  • $10 Suggested donation to CATS
  • Email [email protected] with your preferred methodology and the names and numbers of players.
  • Bring your mahjong sets and felt table covers.
  • Space is limited.

About Mahjong

Playing mahjong is central to the The Joy Luck Club.  Let’s continue this popular pastime in an afternoon of mahjong madness.  Tables will be set up for different playing methodologies:

  • Chinese or Hong Kong method (special hands – no chicken hand – as played at CATS Friday sessions)
  • Chinese or Hong Kong method (allowing chicken hand)
  • American method
  • Chinese / British method

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.  Subject to Change.  Masks are Recommended for this event.  Please click here for more info or FAQs.

Contact Info

Please contact CATS at [email protected] or the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

 

PRIDE Extravaganza

 

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present: PRIDE Extravaganza on Sunday, June 19, 2022:

  • 12:00pm to 4:00pm – All Ages
  • 7:00pm to 11:00pm – 18 and over

 

Tickets at the Door

    • Day Event | $12
    • Night Event | $12
    • Day + Night | $20

PRIDE Extravaganza: Celebrate. Community. Connect. Dance. Talk.

Hosted by Sailor Beast and Truth or Dare Productions

PRIDE Extravaganza celebrates LGBTQ culture, achievements, and activism with a day into evening event offering art, music, food, activities, and speakers from local community.

The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

 

In allyship with the LGBTQ community – Miners Foundry aims to be the locus of conversations and interactions which increase awareness over ongoing issues experienced by historically marginalized peoples. Our June 19th event is a co-created curated container, with a focus on experiencing the connective healing power of authentic expression and interaction in a safe space, where LGBTQ voices are uplifted, celebrated, and supported.

PRIDE Extravaganza | 12pm to 4pm | $12

Family friendly event offering art, dance, face painting, games, snacks, and vendors.  Music provided by DJ Fossil

PRIDE Extravaganza | 7pm to 11pm | $12

Truth or Dare productions will present their renowned Burlesque dance show. Followed by a night of dancing lead by DJ and producer Sailor Beast and crew.

Come join and celebrate PRIDE with community and emerge connected!

 

Truth or Dare Productions

Truth or Dare is the result of countless hours of co-creative effort from its founders and co-producers, Cybil Unrest and Nick Fedoroff. The production duo creates memorable events with an emphasis on burlesque, body positivity, consent culture, safe spaces for entertainers and audiences, and maximum entertainment! You can see their monthly burlesque series at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City as well as pop-up events at venues in cities over California.

Cybil Unrest has been gracing the stage for over a decade with her always clever, sometimes comedic, burlesque performances. A crowd favorite, Cybil is also Ultimate Reveal 2018’s crown winner. Seeing the need for more burlesque in the world, Cybil not only decided to produce shows under Truth or Dare Productions, but also founded Cybil Unrest’s School of Undress to send a whole new crop of fresh faced tassel twirling burlesque artists to the stage.

Nick Fedoroff comes from the world of magicians. From coast to coast and country to country, Nick has been dazzling audiences with his elegant, witty, and always funny stage performances for nearly two decades. Working mostly with corporations, such as Samsung, Google, Apple, Salesforce, and more, Nick has made a career of making what would be otherwise very boring and stuffy business into engaging and energizing events.
With the production expertise and performance experience needed to make Truth or Dare Productions come to life, Nick and Cybil teamed up in 2013 to make their burlesque dreams come true. Truth or Dare Productions has since moved on to producing other events from Rocky Horror Picture Show with a full shadow cast to late-night dance parties that rage until sunrise, from fully online Covid-Lockdown Live(ish) Streams to fundraisers for natural disasters.

 

 

Sailor Beast

Sailor Beast is a multi genre music producer with an emphasis on tribal and experimental music.  In 2018 she released her first  tracks, leading not only the music production, but also the creative direction for her music videos.

Moreover, Sailor is at the charge for giving voice to women in the music industry. Prominently in the realms of DJ’ing and music production.  Consequently, you can find Sailor playing at festivals in the US and abroad, local club nights, and renegades, enveloping dancers with her warrior energy and deep tribal rooted sonic vibe.

 

 

 

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.

Mykal Rose

 

 

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Miners Foundry is pleased to present Mykal Rose on Thursday, July 21, 2022.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.

The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

For over 25 years, Mykal Rose has been recording and performing Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist and with Black Uhuru, the “Ruff” Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity. Mykal kicked off his last world tour in 2018 reprising his Black Uhuru songbook. Miners Foundry is honored to present this veteran singer-songwriter and his unique Grammy award-winning voice to Nevada City this July!

Get Tickets! | $30-40
$30 Advanced General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)
$35 Door General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)
Miners Foundry Box Office

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

Mykal Rose

Mykal’s story doesn’t begin with Black Uhuru. In 1976, Michael Rose was already a seasoned performer, having honed his skills by performing on Jamaica’s hotel circuit. When an early incarnation of Black Uhuru (Ducky Simpson and Errol Nelson) approached Michael to join the group, he already had several solo singles to his credit. These include the original “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “Clap the Barber,” both recorded for producer Niney The Observer, and “Running Around” for Winston Campbell.
Heartbeat reissued the set on CD (Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, HB 18), which includes the massive 12″ singles “Shine Eye Gal,” “General Penitentiary,” “Plastic Smile,” and of course, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.” At the forefront of the recordings and live shows was the charismatic Michael Rose, who had incredible stage presence and a vocal style all his own. So popular was his trademark sound that singers like Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Yami Bolo, and others embraced it as the “Waterhouse” sound.

 

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Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Desert Dwellers

 

 

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Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Desert Dwellers on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 8:00pm.

Desert Dwellers is the convergence of music producers Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who honed their individual skills in the mystical deserts of New Mexico and California, long before electronic music reached the mainstream. Amani and Treavor combine the raw sounds of the natural world, wrapped in dance-floor and chill-out productions; blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices, and cross-cultural instrumentation into a sonic incense for the mind and body. Desert Dwellers’ unique global sounds are a bridge between worlds, and their label Desert Trax has become a platform to spotlight similar alchemical artists.

 

Get Tickets! | $30-35

  • $30 Advance General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)
  • $35 Door General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)

Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on July 1, 2022. Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show.  All tickets are General Admission.

Miners Foundry Box Office

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

Desert Dwellers

More about the Artist

Brought together in the late ‘90s through the legendary Moontribe
gatherings, in 2019, Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe celebrated their 20th anniversary of making music together, adding depth to their reputation as a pioneering and prolific downtempo, psybass, and tribal house act from the United States. The culmination of two decades of partnership has forged their Beatport #1 selling electronica album BREATH, out on Black Swan Sounds, which features more than 20 musicians and vocalists over a 10-track journey. Desert Dwellers’ studio output is matched only by their extensive touring history, which juxtaposes performances at America’s most iconic venues like Red Rocks, festivals like Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, and Coachella, with high-powered sets at the biggest trance festivals around the world; BOOM in Portugal and Rainbow Serpent in Australia. Desert Dwellers are equally at home in clubs as they are in yoga studios, and the jungles, deserts, and mountains of far-flung international festivals.

 

www.desertdwellers.org
www.deserttrax.com
www.blackswansounds.com

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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.

Poranguí

 

 

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Live Nite Events in partnership with Miners Foundry is pleased to present Poranguí with facilitator Ashley Klein on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Show begins at 6:00 p.m.

The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Beauty Way Tour: A Transformative Music, Dance, and Healing Experience

Multicultural musician, healer, and educator Poranguí will return to the Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and West Coast this June. He and co-facilitator Ashley Klein will create an intentional curated container to experience the healing power of music and authentic expression. The Beauty Way Tour offers participants an evening of improvised world soul music, dance, and sound healing along with a unique opportunity to connect with themselves and their community, emerging transformed and more whole. 

The four-hour journey of rhythm, sound, and movement, commences with an opening ceremony and opportunity for the audience to activate their voice and sing together. Poranguí’s extended live music set will be complemented by Ashley’s vocal guidance and live visual projections creating an unforgettable journey through the beauty of the earth and the tapestry of life. The event concludes with an integration experience as we return to our greater community with the medicine of the night.

Get Tickets! | $35-$55

  • Community Early Bird – $35
  • GA Advance – $45
  • DOS/Door – $55

Tickets available online or if available – at the door on the day of the event.
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

Poranguí

The Beauty Way album and tour are inspired by Diné (Navajo) teachings from Poranguí & Ashley’s beloved Southwest. To walk in the Beauty Way is to live in balance and harmony with the unfolding of all life. Walking the Beauty Way together, we weave ourselves more deeply into the fabric of the earth, herself. Porangui’s forthcoming album, Beauty Way, will be released incrementally over the summer.

Hózhóogo naasháa doo.

May we all walk in beauty

 

 

 

 

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 Office at [email protected] with questions.