Events

Jerry Bash 2019

 

 

The Miners Foundry presents the 25th Annual 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 The Ascenders, Second Time Around Band, Deadbeats, and more!

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 5:30 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.

 

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.

 

Open Call for Vendors

Jerry Bash 2018 hosted over 800 attendees!

We are taking applications for:

Food vendors
Clothing
Jewelry
Art / Prints
And more!

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.

PETS

For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at Jerry Bash.

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.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 

ABBA Revisited

 

 

 

 

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present ABBA Revisited on Friday, 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.)

 

 

The Foundry Sings

 

The rafters of the 160 year old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will ring on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 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.  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 during 2019.  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.

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!

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.

Become a Member!

 

Check out more Foundry Sings videos!  

 

 

 

Punk Night at The Foundry!

Rock out on a Friday night in Nevada City with punks old, young, and in-between.

All ages show
Full bar 21+ with ID
$5 advance/door

Show 8:30

Doors 7:30

Featuring, in no particular order:

Click to listen

 

Sacramento based Punk quartet formed late 2016. Opened for Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy’s) and M.D.C., as well as a few fun shows like Skate Jam 2017
Black Crosses Facebook Page

 

 

 

Hardcore stoner punk from Sacramento
Good Shit H.C. Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

Click to listen

 

Fast, loud, two-piece punk from Redwood City
The Has Beens Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

Hardcore punk from Grass Valley
Cheap Dope Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

Tox Ic Positive from Loma Rica, CA

Tox Ic Positive Facebook Page

Tickets are just $5!

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., (530) 265-5040.

 

MANIA! Beatles Experience

 

Beatlemania is coming to Nevada City!  | Presented by StarBright Entertainment

The Beatles band MANIA! is preparing to hit the Miners Foundry like the Beatles hit the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964!  Presented by StarBright Entertainment, MANIA! is California’s premier Beatles Tribute Band, capturing the imagination of both old and young with their attention to detail, from authentic Beatle instruments and costumes to the way they move, sing, and play.  Taking the audience from the youthful energy of the Ed Sullivan Show through the majesty of Pepperland and into the final days of the Beatles on the Abbey Road rooftop, MANIA!

Doors are at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.  The show is 2 hours long with a brief intermission.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $35 General Admission and $42 for Limited Reserve.  Limited Reserve are the first several rows closest to the stage.  Seated show, all patrons must have a seat.

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 through 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.

Nevada City Classic Bike Race

The Nevada City Classic Bike Race will also be happening in downtown Nevada City on June 2nd.  For race and route information, please visit Nevada City Classic Bike Race.

 

MANIA! originally formed in 2004 and was named Because.  Since then the band has been playing to packed theatres and screaming audiences.  “I could not be more excited about bringing this great band to Miners Foundry” stated John Zurflueh, owner of StarBright Entertainment.  “I have known these guys for a few years now and each of them define the essence of the original Beatles, not only musically but their mannerisms, look, and a show that includes three period outfit changes.”  Beginning with the black suits from the Ed Sullivan Show, then the Sgt. Pepper era and finishing with the Abbey Road set, all in a live concert full of energy, both from MANIA! and the audience.  This is a show for all generations, so get your friends and family together for a ton of fun and a memorable evening!

Open Call | Jerry Bash 2019

 

The Miners Foundry is now accepting applications for vendors for Jerry Bash 2019.  Jerry Bash 2019 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors, celebrating 53 years of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia.

Jerry Bash 2019 will be held on Saturday, August 3rd  from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

This is a juried event.  For more information, please click on the Vendor Application link.  Please read the application information carefully.

Open call closes on June 1, 2019

We are taking applications for:

Food vendors
Clothing
Jewelry
Art / Prints
And more!

Rockin for Rayo

 

 

The Miners Foundry presents Rockin for Rayo on Friday, May 24, 2019!  Saul Rayo has been a shining light in our musical community for over 30 years, and has always been a strong arm to count on.  His beautiful voice has blessed Northern California with an abundance of performances.  Let’s help raise him up and support his healing process!  All donations will go directly to Saul and Elena for the cost of medical treatments.  Featuring:

7:00 Bob Woods  Trio 

7:45  Lorraine Gervais

8:30 Objects in the Mirror

9:30 Saul & Co

10:30 Petty Luv

11:30  Achilles Wheel

Plus Special Guests!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the music begins at 7:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $20 General Admission / Suggested Donation.  No one will be turned away!

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.

Other Ways to Help

Interested in helping Saul but unable to attend the show?  Click HERE to donate.