Events

The Polish Ambassador

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  Pulling from over a decade of musical styles and nuances explored by TPA, combined with the lush instrumentation of 3 seasoned instrumentalists, The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal are closing the gaps between live and electronic music.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $27 in Advance and $32 at the Door.  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees don’t apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

 

After a cornucopia of albums and countless gigs around the world, The Polish Ambassador has docked the mothership outside the embassy; a fitting stop for a Diplomatic Scandal to unfold.  An amalgamation of funky beats, retro synths, and live instrumentation make up the bulk of this controversial saga.  David Sugalski aka The Polish Ambassador first happened across special agent Ryan Herr (guitar, percussion) in 2015 while traveling the high terrain of Colorado.  After a few years of scheming, planning and interstellar travels, the 2 comrades chanced upon special agents Tyson Leonard (violin) and Jesse James (sax and flute).  Before long, the 4 intergalactic men of mystery had synthesized their scandalous affairs into musical form.  Pulling from over a decade of musical styles and nuances explored by TPA, combined with the lush instrumentation of 3 seasoned instrumentalists, The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal are closing the gaps between live and electronic music.

 

 

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Hawaiian musical legend and National Heritage Fellow Ledward Kaapana is unrivaled in his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his baritone to falsetto vocal range.  He is a delightful performer with rascal charm.  Led will be joined by Mike Kaawa, Hawaii’s finest 12-string guitar player.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 Advanced General Admission, $35 General Admission at the Door, and $40 Limited Reserve.  Seated show.  Limited reserve seats are the first several rows closest to the stage.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

“…friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked.” — The Honolulu Advertiser

 

A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawai’i’s most influential musicians for four decades.  His mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and extraordinary baritone to leo ki’ eki’e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend.  In 2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship.

Led is joined by longtime collaborator Mike Kaawa, Hawai’i’s finest 12 string guitar player and one of its most highly regarded musicians.  Known as “The Hawaiian Boy”, he describes his music as “Hawaiian with attitude”.  Mike Kaawa is the perfect match for Led.  Since they began performing together in the early 2000s, they have crafed a remarkable musical rapport much like jazz musicians’ improvisations with each other.

 

Chali 2na & The House of Vibe

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Chali 2na and the House of Vibe on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  With his unmistakable baritone voice and 6 and a half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s preeminent and most charismatic personalities.  Standing / Dancing show with limited seating available.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts 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 purchased made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

Most known for co-founding music groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali 2na released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009.  Since then, he has been touring the world with his 3 piece band known as the House of Vibe.  Breathing new life into his musical past, he recently announced “Against The Current”, a music and art project that combines a series of genre bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring orginal artwork and photography from Chali 2na himself.  Chali’s growing reputation as a Hip Hop Legend paints a bright future as he continues to build momentum with his artwork, voice over work, and an increasing variety of performance collaborations including his most recent partnership with UK Producer, Krafty Kuts.

Reader’s Theater

 

The Miners Foundry will present Tim O’Connor’s Reader’s Theater on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  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 short stories of Bret Harte, and feature performances by Shawnna Frazer, Bruce Kelly, Paul Miscan, and John Gardiner.

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.

 

Earles of Newtown & Royal Jelly Jive

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Earles of Newtown and Royal Jelly Jive on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Local favorites Earles of Newtown feature elements of New Orleans horns, rockabilly guitar, and stride piano which come together to create a high-energy vibe.  “San Francisco Soul” is the best way to describe Royal Jelly Jive’s unique and intoxicating sound.  Standing / Dancing show with limited seating.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.  General Admission tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

 

Earles of Newtown is an eclectic 8 piece band featuring 8 vibrant and expressive soloists.  The music we refer to as Dixie Rag Funk-Jazz is originally composed, dance orientated and spans genres through prohibition era jazz, funk, dance grooves, and electro swing.  The Earles original compositions present elements of New Orleans horns, rockabilly guitar, and stride piano coming together to complete a circusy high-energy vibe that is inspired by dance club and Burning Man culture.

 

 

“San Francisco Style” is the best term Royal Jelly Jive can find in describing their unique and intoxicating sound.  Led by dynamic front-woman Lauren Bjelde, this sultry sextet rocks into unchartered musical territories with their infectious blend of modern and throwback sensibilities.

Armed with retro horns, razor-sharp beats, and groovy songs that are near impossible to resist, RJJ can pair with your fancy cocktail at that smoky jazz club or shake up even the funkiest dance party.

San Francisco Mime Troupe

 

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Miners Foundry.  The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open their 59th Season with “Seeing Red:  A Time-Traveling Musical”, written by Rotimi Agbabiaka with Joan Holden with music and lyrics by Ira Marlowe.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7:00 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for tickets purchased by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theatre of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience. SFMT makes sense of the headlines by identifying the forces shaping our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

Seeing Red:  A Time-Traveling Musical

It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again.  Decades of watching her town get devastated by falling wages and outsourced factories made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change – Donald J. Trump.  But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning.  Tonight, she’s drowning her sorrows at the neighborhoord bar, telling anyone who’ll listen that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change.

Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer.  He’ll show her an America where working people of all races and genders come together to demand a brighter future, where socialism isn’t a dirty word.  He’ll take her all the way – to 1912.

As Bob finds herself back in the heyday of the American Socialist Party, she realizes that she may have more in common with those blue-state progressives.  She begins to ask:  What will it take to get people to stop voting against their interests?  How do we overcome the divide-and-conquer tactics that keep us all down?  When did America’s electoral chocies get so limited?  And isn’t it time to get off the swinging pendulum that’s left us at our current impasse?

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Secret Agent 23 Skidoo on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Pioneer Park.  Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a Grammy winning, internationally touring, purple velvet tuxedo wearing family funk phenemenon.  Combining the positive, primal power of hip hop with the surreal storytelling of science fiction, 23 Skidoo has concoted a potent potion that wows family crowds across the planet.   Grab the kids and come to Pioneer Park for this family friendly gathering of music and community!  Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and the show begins at 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for Adults, $7 for ages 3-17, and free for kids under 3.  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 in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has married the complex beats of Hip Hop with the magical world of kids.” ~ TODAY

“Nobody is making better ‘Kid Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.” ~ NPR:  All Things Considered

The ingredients of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s magic spells include reverence for the boundless mindstates of young children, respect for the culture and DNA of hip hop, funk and soul music, and a deep belief in the power of the imagination to change the world in positive ways, both personal and universal. If you can imagine a band with Jim Henson on guitar, Shel Silverstein on bass and PIXAR as the lead vocalist, you’ve pretty much got it. And if George Clinton and Q Tip stopped by the party, that might clarify things even more. Basically, if Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre had a baby, it would be the music of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Nuff said.

 

Too Short

 

True North Presents

Too Short | Live in Nevada City

Also featuring Pharroh, C5, Kurt Kain, and Kenny P.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Doors @ 8:00 p.m.

All Ages show

Tickets $40 and available online or at Briar Patch Co-Op.  The  Miners Foundry Box Office is not selling tickets for this event.

Summer Nights

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

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 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

 

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.