Events

Foundry Dance Party

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00  

Join us each month for a dance party at the Miners Foundry! We will be spinning hits from all the best decades of rock, pop, funk, soul, roots, and beats on the best dance floor in Nevada City. The music starts at 7:00 pm and we will be serving our full food and drink menu for your enjoyment. All ages are welcome, but must have a 21+ ID to partake in adult beverages. Put on your dancing shoes and show up with your crew to dance the stress away!

Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased in advance to guarantee your spot on the dance floor!

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

 

 

The Heart of Cannabis

The Waifs

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00 | Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present The Waifs on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 8:00pm!

About The Waifs

It’s 25 years since West Australian sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson (now Vikki Thorn) joined forces with Josh Cunningham to create one of the country’s best-loved bands. That cover shot, taken near Cunningham’s home on the NSW south coast, marks The Waifs’ quarter of a century together, but it’s also a nod to Australia itself, its nature and its people, essential ingredients in the extraordinary body of work The Waifs have created in that time.

http://www.thewaifs.com.au

Get Tickets!

General Admission tickets are $40 in Advance and $45 At the Door.  A Meet and Greet ticket is available for $60, including admission. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on April 19.

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.

 

Foundry Dance Party

 

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00  

Join us each month for a dance party at the Miners Foundry! We will be spinning hits from all the best decades of rock, pop, funk, soul, roots, and beats on the best dance floor in Nevada City. The music starts at 7:00 pm and we will be serving our full food and drink menu for your enjoyment. All ages are welcome, but must have a 21+ ID to partake in adult beverages. Put on your dancing shoes and show up with your crew to dance the stress away!

Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased in advance to guarantee your spot on the dance floor!

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

 

 

Tumbledown House

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00 | Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Tumbledown House on Friday, March 20, at 8:00pm!

About

San Francisco Bay Area songwriting deviants, Tumbledown House, have never been easy to describe. Modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop, and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress are some of the terms used, but none of these successfully convey the band’s incomparable ability to fuse vintage sounds and themes from yesteryear with the modern instrumentation, refreshingly original compositions, and raw energy that we expect from today’s performers.

Tumbledown House began in the rain-soaked streets of Portland, Oregon back in 2009. Since then, the band has performed over 850 shows throughout 25 states and has recently released their third full-length studio album, “Sum and Substance”. In 2012, the band relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they teamed up with clarinet virtuoso Zac Johnson, upright bass wizard Ryan Lukas, and creative percussionist Aaron Kierbel, who provide the perfect sonic landscapes for the intricately crafted songs of sultry vocalist Gillian Wolfe and producer/guitarist Tyler Ryan Miller. The resulting group has become just as notorious for their raucous speakeasy parties as they are adored for their intimate seated events, which are oftentimes enriched by lush storytelling; their ability to charm audiences of all walks of life is making Tumbledown House a rising festival favorite throughout Northern California and beyond.

Tumbledown House’s latest album, Sum and Substance, is a slight departure from the vaudevillian carnival ride of their earlier work. Accessing a certain vulnerability, the album showcases the growth and maturity that the band has experienced as artists and songwriters, while still holding on to a bit of the whimsical playfulness that sets them apart from other acts (songs from the upcoming album include an ode to Josephine Baker, a commentary on the modern dating game using animal safari metaphors, and an account of a shamanic journey into the Peruvian jungle).

Following the release of their second album, Fables and Falsehoods (featuring several members of New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band), Tumbledown House resumed their extensive touring schedule to “quickly ascend as one of the new, promising acts of the Rocky Mountain region” (Pop Rocket Press). The band has performed at such illustrious events as the sold out Edwardian Ball, Stern Grove’s pop-up festival, The Priceless Festival, The Midpoint Music Festival, Oakland’s Eastlake Music Festival, in clubs such as Yoshi’s, The Regency Ballroom, and Amnesia, and alongside notable artists like The Devil Makes Three, Crooked Still, Keller Williams, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and countless others.

www.tumbledownhouse.com

Get Tickets!

General Admission tickets are $18 in Advance and $25 At the Door. Seating will be General Admission with Room for Dancing! Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on March 20.

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.

 

Foundry Dance Party

 

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00  

Join us each month for a dance party at the Miners Foundry! We will be spinning hits from all the best decades of rock, pop, funk, soul, roots, and beats on the best dance floor in Nevada City. The music starts at 7:00 pm and we will be serving our full food and drink menu for your enjoyment. All ages are welcome, but must have a 21+ ID to partake in adult beverages. Put on your dancing shoes and show up with your crew to dance the stress away!

Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased in advance to guarantee your spot on the dance floor!

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

 

 

Skerryvore

 

 

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Skerryvore in Nevada City on Sunday March 8 at 7:30pm!

About

Take two brothers, Daniel (Accordion) and Martin Gillespie (pipes, whistles and accordion), steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, and add in friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals), with a background in brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands, and with blues, folk and country influences, and you have the 2005, embryonic Skerryvore.

Fast forward 10 years, add Craig Espie (fiddle) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass), bring in your album producer Alan Scobie on Keyboards and mix in the Glasgow music scene – from University Applied Music courses and Traditional Music courses at the Royal Conservatoire to sell out gigs at O2 ABC – and you have a band that has already won Scottish Traditional music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ in 2011 – they were to win it again in 2016 – and who, rightly, celebrated their decade by launching their own 6000 capacity festival.

By the time the 2019 version of that festival – now christened ‘Oban Live’ – comes around, that evolutionary development will have added BBC young traditional musician of the year finalist Scott Wood (pipes and whistles), produced ‘EVO,’ their latest album, and the curtain will have fallen on their EVO world tour which took their high energy, musically expansive set not just throughout UK and Europe, but also to USA, Canada and Australia.

Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, with a growing fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come.

2020 will mark the 15th year of Skerryvore, and see the band embark on an special anniversary world tour to select venues and festivals.

“See them now before they rocket up into the same musical orbit as the mighty Mumford & Sons.”

-Falkirk Herald, SCOTLAND

Get Tickets!

On-sale to Public on Dec 18th at 10:00am

Miners Foundry Cultural Center members of all donation levels have Early Access to purchase tickets on December 3, by using a password provided in your email. Learn More

General Admission Tickets are $32 in Advance, and At the Door, and this is a Seated show.

VIP Tickets are $79 and include admission to to a pre-concert whiskey tasting event hosted by members of Skerryvore. The event includes: tastings of 4-5 types of whiskey, and an intimate acoustic performance from 5:30-6:30, as well as a Reserved Seat at the 7:30 concert. VIP Tickets are availble only to our 21+ only patrons, with valid ID. More details available by calling the Box Office.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op. (We are sorry, due to limited capacity of the VIP Whiskey Tasting, the VIP Ticket is not available at BriarPatch.) Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 6:30pm.

John Craigie | Rainbow Girls

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00 | Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm

 

Miners Foundry is excited to present John Craigie with his full band on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm with Special Guest: Rainbow Girls, and Featuring Niko Daoussis, Matt Goff, Ben Berry, Jamie Coffiss.

About

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov, namely “I Am California” and “Highway Blood.” Both quickly cracked One Million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.

“It’s about transparency,” he explains. “The storytelling enables listeners to relate. Really good music doesn’t make you feel good; it makes you feel like you’re not alone.”

As No Rain, No Rose landed, he caught the attention of none other than Jack Johnson. Through a serendipitous series of events, Craigie’s 2016 live effort Capricorn in Retrograde… Just Kidding… Live in Portland landed in Johnson’s car stereo during a California coastal road trip.

Shortly after, Jack reached out and Craigie soon found himself onstage for 12 shows during Johnson’s 2017 summer tour including performances at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California and The Gorge in Washington state. Along the way, he earned acclaim from SF Weekly, Seattle Times, AXS, and more. Festival appearances also include Ohana Music Festival (CA), Mountain jam (NY), SXSW (TX), Electric Forest (MI), Summer Camp (IL), Kate Wolf Music Festival (CA), Pickathon (OR), Edmonton Folk Festival (AB), Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Wanderlust (CA & VT), High Sierra Music Festival (CA) and more.

When Craigie plays, it’s one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. It’s a musical journey that can’t be denied.

Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north of California’s Bay Area. Get ready to have a gang of sweet angels, punch you in the heart. Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, and Vanessa May -the dynamic trio known as Rainbow Girls- have emerged as a much-loved live act both abroad and on their California home turf. Rainbow Girls’ discerning sensibility in regards to living in this good ol’ U.S. of A. is acutely reflected in their impassioned debut record as a trio, “American Dream.” Their performance centers the music put forth on their recently released album highlighting their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound in its rawest form.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 At the Door.  All tickets are General Admission. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on March 5.

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 6:30pm.

One Night of Queen

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present One Night of Queen, Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works live in Nevada City at the Miners Foundry on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00pm!

About

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

2020 will be One Night of Queen’s 13th Consecutive US tour!

Get Tickets!

General Admission tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door. A Meet and Greet option is available for $50 (including admission.) Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on February 26, 2020.   Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or  in person via the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (503) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.

 

 

Foundry Dance Party!

 

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00  

Join us each month for a dance party at the Miners Foundry! We will be spinning hits from all the best decades of rock, pop, funk, soul, roots, and beats on the best dance floor in Nevada City. The music starts at 7:00 pm and we will be serving our full food and drink menu for your enjoyment. All ages are welcome, but must have a 21+ ID to partake in adult beverages. Put on your dancing shoes and show up with your crew to dance the stress away!

Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased in advance to guarantee your spot on the dance floor!

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

 

 

The Foundry Sings

 

 

About

The rafters of the 160 year old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will ring on Wednesday, November 20, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.!  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the singing begins at 6:00 p.m.  Rod Baggett, choral conductor at Nevada Union High School and Seven Hills Middle School, along with multi-instrumentalist and singer Jonathan Meredith, will lead voices unified in song.  This unique countywide experience aims to gather people of all ages and singing levels under one roof to share in the power of song.  The Foundry Sings is inspired by the popular Choir! Choir! Choir!, a weekly drop-in singing event based in Toronto, Canada, which has attracted professional musicians such as Rufus Wainwright to sing with the group.

How It Works

When attendees arrive, they are given a lyric sheet to a popular contemporary song.  Attendees do not need to know how to read music, Rod Baggett and Jonathan Meredith will teach vocal arrangement and lead practices.  At the end of the evening everyone joins together to sing the song.  The performance is filmed and posted on YouTube.  Everyone has a grand time and goes home feeling great!

Get Tickets!

Admission is a $10 suggested donation or if you join as a recurring member at $7.50/month, you will be able to attend all Foundry Sings events for free.  Tickets may be purchased online, or by phone and in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Food and Drink

Full bar and menu available!

Non-Profit

The quarterly event is a fundraiser for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center’s building improvement fund.  For nearly 160 years the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been the hub of arts, culture, and community in Nevada County.  Each year over 400 events are hosted in our beautiful halls including signature events presented by the Miners Foundry.  Individually, these events represent how diverse the arts are in our community, and together they make up the rich cultural fabric we have come to enjoy for generations. Membership supports ongoing events at Miners Foundry such as these and many others.

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Mardi Gras w/ The Revelers

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00a – 4:00p 

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!

About

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.

Get Tickets!

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.