Events

The Polish Ambassador

 

The Miners Foundry will present The Polish Ambassador on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00pm. Support will be provided by Kaminanda – scroll down for more info!

The Polish Ambassador played to a sold out crowd last Halloween at the Foundry and is delighted to return! Costumes are optional, as always.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 At the Door.    All tickets are General Admission and 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 October 31, 2019. NO tickets will be held for door sales.

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.

More about The Polish Ambassador

The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician lays claim to producing the sweetest beats this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, but the world’s funkiest diplomat is also using his popularity to steer the millennial generation toward a nourishing and sustainable way of relating with art, community and the planet. From birthing the Permaculture Action Movement (a movement where the energy of show/festival goers is catalyzed into community action), to launching a Village Building Convergence in his hometown to creating a program where nutritious beverage options are available at music venues on a routed TPA tour, the ambassador is using his clout to make real, tangible change, and along the way inspiring hundreds of thousands.

 

Support for this show will be provided by Kaminanda.

Kaminanda’s ever-evolving sound is a playground of original Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, Psy-Dub, and lush downtempo textures. His music is designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing landscapes reflecting a myriad of diverse influences; a kaleidoscope of warm melodies and twisting, winding compositions. With six albums in his repertoire, this organic spaceship of frequencies balances musicality and ethereal soundscapes to evoke a deeper and hypnotic experience.

 

 

 

 

Rising Appalachia

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

ABOUT

As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently — a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.

The show will be supported by Raye Zaragoza, an award-winning singer-songwriter who carries an acoustic guitar and a message.

TICKET INFO

General Admission tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on October 11, 2019. Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show.

See below for more ticket information.

FOOD & DRINKS

There will be a full-service no-host bar available as well as food options available for purchase (details to be added at a later date.)

SOCIAL MEDIA

https://www.risingappalachia.com/

VIP PACKAGE

VIP tickets are also available for $70 each (includes admission) and VIP sales will end Oct 7. For more information, send an email to info@future-beat.com.

    • One general admission ticket
    • Early entry into the venue
    • Access to an intimate pre-show acoustic performance (2 songs)
    • A special conversation with Rising Appalachia Band
    • Collectible tour poster; signed by Rising Appalachia
    • First access merchandise shopping
    • Limited availability

Desert Dwellers

 

 


 

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Desert Dwellers on Friday, September 27, 2019 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.

Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $25 in Advance, and $30 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019. Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show.  All tickets are General Admission.

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 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., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food options available for purchase (details to be added at a later date.)

 

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

Facebook     /     Bandcamp    /     Soundcloud     /    Twitter     /    Instagram

 

Beta Series: Blunderbusst

 

 

Miners Foundry is pleased to present our next Beta Series: Blunderbusst with Pets and ghostplay on Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm.

“Beta Series,” an exploratory programming venture which utilizes our historic Cultural Center in bringing new music to Nevada City in an all-ages, and afforable setting. Experience or Re-Discover Miners Foundry as a regular weekend attraction by attending the Beta Series while enjoying a beverage or a meal from our new menu!

Travelling from Reno to Nevada City for the first time, Blunderbusst has been described as “aggressively mid-tempo, ambient punk rock.” They have been gracing Reno with their sound in various forms for the past 10 or so years, and are now touring the West Coast to promote and celebrate the release of their EP, Monarch of the Mountain, available in July. Find their tour dates, music, and publicity on FacebookInstagram, and their website, www.blunderbusst.com

 

 

 

Pets, a Sacramento-based duo that formed in 2003, has boasted such accomplishments as a national tour, songs featured on Thrasher Magazine skateboarding DVDs, and Sacramento Area Music Awards in the Outstanding Pop and Post Punk categories. Preview their music on their website http://www.petstheband.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

ghostplay will be performing experimental ambient electronic rock band based out of Sacramento. Described as having a sound with “80s-era goth and new-wave touches—very Joy-Division-meets-Bauhaus-meets-The Head on the Door-era Cure” (Rachel Leibrock, Scramento News & Review).  Their songs feature a catchy playful lead guitar, a moving rhythm guitar, dancy rhythmic drums, each textured with dark, ambient vocals. “Each one [song] tends to follow an arc, rising and falling with varying levels of intensity and feelings. Sections build off of each other, like waves of an ocean” (Arron Carnes, Sacramento News & Review). You can watch and listen to ghostplay at https://ghostplay.bandzoogle.com/home and on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $10 with limited seating available.

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 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., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase.

Moonalice at Pioneer Park

 

 

The Miners Foundry will present Moonalice on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City at 5:00pm! Band Beyond Circumstance will open the concert – scroll down for more information about the show!

Get Tickets!

General Admission tickets are $22, and may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office (530) 265-5040 Tuesday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op!

More about Moonalice

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. They invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Their single, “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded more than 5 million times. They broadcast every show live via satellite in HD, so that fans can enjoy them on their iPhone, iPad or Android without an app.

Moonalice is: 
* Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends)

* John Molo: Drums, Vocals. (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band)

* Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass. (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz)

* Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)

* Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar/Medicine Man/Storyteller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band)

Website: http://www.moonalice.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/moonalice
Twitter: https://twitter.com/moonalice

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/moonalice

More about Band Beyond Circumstance

This special combination of musicians has been brought together specifically for this concert. Band Beyond Circumstance is:

*Todd Gardner (Todd Gardner Band, Saints of Circumstance)

*Gary Campus (Band Beyond Description, Deadbeats, Achilles Wheel )

*Scott Guberman (Communion, Phil Lesh and Friends)

*Justin Purtill

*Mike Meagher

 

More about the Venue

Pioneer Park is located at 421 Nimrod St, Nevada City, CA

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the concert.  No glass may be brought into Pioneer Park.  No outside alcohol is allowed due to restrictions by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Alcohol and other beverages may be purchased at the bar.  Food will also be available for purchase.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, and bags are subject to search.

PETS

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at this concert. According to the ADA, a service animal is defined as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.”

COMFORT & SAFETY

You may wish to bring sunscreen and ear protection.  Free ear plugs will also be available at the bar.  Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.  Water may also be purchased at the bar.

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

Dead Winter Carpenters

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

ABOUT

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.” That progressive nature comes through loud and clear – from instruments plugged and unplugged – in the band’s new release, Washoe (February 26, 2016). The band’s fourth studio project, the 12-song collection of originals was recorded in Reno’s Sierra Sonics Studio (Ozzy Ozbourne, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Collective Soul) and co-produced by Dead Winter Carpenters and Zachary Girdis.

This show will be supported by the driving, locomotive rhythm, soaring guitars, and back-porch style harmonies of Farrow and the Peach Leaves.

TICKET INFO

General Admission tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on September 6, 2019. Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm.

FOOD & DRINKS

There will be a full-service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase.

SOCIAL MEDIA

https://www.deadwintercarpenters.com/

The Roommate

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Roommate on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.  The Roommate, written by Jen Silverman and directed by Sharon Winegar, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

This dark comedy follows Sharon, a middle-aged divorcee, who invites a roommate into her Iowa home. Robyn, also middle-aged and starting over, needs a place to hide out for awhile. As Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, she discovers a deep-seated desire to transform her own life. This play reveals what it takes to re-route your life and what happens when the wheels fall off.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.

Women Rock! for Endo

 

 

 

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present a full night of female fronted acts at Women Rock for Endometriosis Awareness! on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:00pm.

Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are just $10! Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show.  All tickets are General Admission.

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 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., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food options available for purchase (details to be added at a later date.)

More about the Artists

 

Bite

Influences: Dead Boys and Stiv in general. Sleepless nights, Ramones, Life in the fast lane, IGGY, smoky bars and clubs, New York Dolls, Heartbreakers, Thunders, Broken hearts but not dreams, The Cramps, The Fab Mab, CBGB [RIP], Russ Meyer, John Waters, W.O.W.[RIP], Livin’ in the Mission S.F., Hotrods, Goin’ fast and livin’ hard, Bukowski, Jim Carroll, New York City, Patti Smith, Amsterdam, Goin’ over the edge and livin’ to tell…, Blondie and DEBBIE Harry, strip clubs, Velvet Underground all the other usual suspects, and everybody who’s gone after what they want with a vengeance and lust for you know what!

Find them on: iTunes ReverbNation Facebook  Website

 

 

Snail Trail

Snail Trail is a fem-bot raunch-rock band birthed in Black Rock City. Back by local demand, they last performed at Miners Foundry at Burnal Equinox 2013.

“Thrash, gyrate, jump, scream and laugh your ass off. Our music is influenced by punk-metal-funk-glam-rock-and-roll, and we love to eat kale even though that is so last week.”

 Find them on: Facebook Website

Big Whoop

Big Whoop is local dance rock at it’s finest. Jen Broward (Bass), Jason Graham (Drums) & Anne Thorsby (Keyboards & Lead Vocals) bring the party every time the come to the Foundry!

Find them on: Facebook Bandcamp

 

 

Gamma People

Sacramento, CA “Surf Garage Power Pop”

Find them on: Facebook YouTube

 

 

 

More about Endometriosis

A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Endometriosis Foundation of America. The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EndoFound places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients. Visit www.endofound.org for more information.

Jerry Bash 2019

 

 

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash on Saturday, August 3th, 2019 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2019 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors.  The festival gates will open at 1:00. Music is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and features music by Kelly Fleming, The Ascenders, Second Time Around Band, and Deadbeats!

General Admission tickets are $22, and may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office (530) 265-5040 Tuesday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Add the VIP Experience (under the trees!) to your ticket purchase for $90 receive access for 6 to:

  • Reserved picnic table
  • VIP Lounge with private No Host Bar
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Pioneer Park Pool from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

VIP Experience tickets must be purchased online or through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Children 16 and under are $10 at the Gate, and babes in arms are free. These tickets are only available at the gate.

Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Gates open at 1:00 p.m., and the festival is from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A natural-born, self-taught musician, Kelly Fleming sees himself not only as an entertainer but also as a goodwill ambassador for Nevada City. Fleming has nevertheless played with local musicians such as Paul Emery and Peter Wilson with whom he shared space at Bennett House Records, their home and recording studio in the ’80s. He has performed with Juliet Gobert, Pete Grant, Tamara Sindorf, Homer Wills and Che Greenwood, and volunteers his time to teach and play at New Folsom Prison.

 

 

Boston Ravine is a father-daughter duo based out of Grass Valley, CA. They focus on bluegrass, country, and gospel music. They are inspired by both traditional bluegrass artists such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Osborne Brothers as well as newer artists like Flatt Lonesome, The Grascals, and The Del McCoury Band. The band name, Boston Ravine, was the name given to the original settlements in Grass Valley during the Gold Rush era.

 

 

 

The Ascenders are a multi-genre improvisational family band from Chico, upholding the majesty of music through jamming, shredding and experimental projects.  They appeared at Jerry Bash 2017 and have frequently perform at venues and festivals throughout California for the last several years.

 

 

The Second Time Around Band brings the experience of the Allman Brothers Band to Northern California audiences. Second Time Around is a multi-talented force that carries on the vision that Duane Allman had all those years ago: to spread the gospel of American Blues, R&B, & Jazz music to the people.

 

 

 

 

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 Darby McConnell.

 

 

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the festival.  No glass may be brought into Pioneer Park.  No outside alcohol is allowed due to restrictions by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Alcohol and other beverages may be purchased at the bar.  Food will also be available for purchase.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, and bags are subject to search.

 

SHOPPING

Bring a nice large tote to collect all the goodies you will find to commemorate the festival. Featured this year will be a Jerry Bash T-shirt in 100% cotton. A variety of sizes will be available, but supplies will be limited, so grab yours early in the day!

PETS

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at Jerry Bash. According to the ADA, a service animal is defined as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.”

COMFORT & SAFETY

The festival is loud and Pioneer Park can be warm in the sun.  You may wish to bring sunscreen and ear protection.  Free ear plugs will also be available at the bar.  Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.  Water may also be purchased at the bar.

LODGING

Nevada City has many boutique hotels, bed and breakfast inns, 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 Jerry Bash.

 

First Friday Art Walk 2019

Happening throughout Downtown Nevada City in 2019 on June 7th, July 5th, and Aug 2nd, First Friday Artwalk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants and thriving arts community. Participating businesses keep their doors open until 9:00PM on Artwalk evenings to host a local artist’s reception. 

This FREE family friendly event encourages locals and visitors to shop inside our downtown shops and restaurants, creating increased commerce and exposure for local businesses and artists alike.

 

This year, join The Osborn/Woods Gallery and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in partnership with Ready Nevada County. “Ready, Set, Go” mixers will be taking place at each Artwalk from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Representatives from 211 will be on hand to assist community members with signing up for Code Red Emergency Alerts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, The Osborn/Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry will feature its newest show “Creation” and offer a no-host bar with acoustic entertainment.

 

 

Reader’s Theater

 

The Miners Foundry will present Tim O’Connor’s Reader’s Theater on July 28, 2019.  Reader’s Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.  Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart, the show will offer the Best American Short Stories from the 1930s, featuring works by James Thurber, Leane Zugsmith, Joel Sayre, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and James Reid Parker.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

A no-host bar will be open before and during the performance.

ABBA Revisited

 

 

 

 

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present ABBA Revisited on Saturday, July 27, 2019. ABBA is one of the most popular groups in the world today. Their record-breaking hits continue to thrill music lovers of all ages. ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA, and it’s members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship, taking their audience on a musical journey back in time.
From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreated the show-stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny!

Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $30 in Advance, and $35 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on July 27, 2019. Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show.  All tickets are General Admission.

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 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., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food options available for purchase (details to be added at a later date.)