Events

Zepparella

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zepparella on Friday, February 22, 2019.  All female Led Zeppelin powerhouse Zepparella brings their passion for the sacred music of the greatest band in the world all over the US and Canada.  Zepparella shows replicate the nuance and detail of Led Zeppelin’s catalog while honoring the powerful improvisational journeys for which Zeppelin shows were renowned.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Dancing / standing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.  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.

Zepparella photographed at Max Crace Studio, March 2018.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  Vocalist Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West, and Drummer Clementine of Zepparella know that to tread on holy ground is perilous and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple.  Pat attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.  It wasn’t that long ago women rock musicians were a rare breed.  They might sign up front, or as part of a girl group, but women weren’t often seen playing rhythm or lead guitar.  Times have changed.

Makana

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana – The Sunset Tour (so-named because this will be his last solo slack key tour for several years!) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  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 waived for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

“A dynamic force within the style [of slack key]… dazzling.” ~ The New York Times

Hailing from the isle of O’ahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  He is recognized as one of the top guitarists in the United States by Guitar Player magazine and was invited for an official showcase at the renowned SXSW Musical Festival.  NPR included him on the Austin 100 list of must-see shows.  His songs range from traditional to highly original, both instrumental and lyrical, exploring a broad spectrum of themes: cultural, philosophical, sociopolitical, interpersonal, sensual, and universal, often through the lens of humor and sharp wit.  His music is featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of the award-winning film The Descendants.

 

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.

Valentine’s Day w/ Elevation

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Valentine’s Day with Elevation featuring J Silk, on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Couples, friends, all humans ready to dance should Elevate Your Love this Valentine’s Day at the Miners Foundry! Elevation featuring J Silk is a jam / dance band with an emphasis on heavy bass lines and funky grooves.  Standing / Dancing show with a limited number of mixed cabaret and chair seating.  Food will be available for purchase as well as a no host, full bar.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  All tickets are General Admission.  Tickets are $25 and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

Local favorites Elevation featuring J Silk is a high energy funk / rock band from Northern California.  Their original music was born in the clubs and bars of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Auburn.  The smooth vocals of front man J Silk and singer Brynn Farwell give Elevation a fresh sound that’s both old school and modern.  They released their first album in October of 2018.  Tracks for Elevation featuring J Silk were recorded live in the studio to keep that “live” feel and unique sound.  The band’s motto is Elevate Your Funkin’ Life!

The River

For our first show of the year, we are honoring all things River!
Meet the artists, have a drink and enjoy the art honoring all things river on your way in and out of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, held just next door!

Friday, January 18, 6-9 PM (Opening Party)

Regular Gallery Hours | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Wednesday – Sunday | January 19 – February 4th

Martin Sexton

 

 

The  Miners Foundry is pleased to present Martin Sexton on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  Doors open 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for Advance General Admission, $35 General Admission at the Door, and $40 for Limited Reserve.  Limited Reserve will be the first several rows closest to the stage.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

“The real thing, people.” – Billboard

Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, Martin Sexton has influenced a generation of contemporary artists.  His songs have appeared on television in shows such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.