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New Year’s Eve Bash | Cancelled

In the interest of the safety of our patrons, volunteers, staff, and the community, the Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music have made the difficult decision to cancel the New Years Eve Bash. 
Patrons will be emailed with options regarding their tickets as soon as systems are operable.
Stay safe & warm and we’ll see you in 2022! 

The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music are pleased to present the 2021 New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring Grease, Grit, & Grime with special guests The Pyramids, on Friday, December 31, 2021.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Get Tickets! | $35-$55

  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID 19 test within 72 hours required for entry.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.
  • General Admission | Standing / Dancing | $35
  • Reserved Cabaret Table | 1-4 Patrons | $55
  • Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
    Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
    (530) 265-5040

Grease, Grit, & Grime

In the cracks, under the floor boards, and down a deep dark alley you will find Grease, Grit & Grime. Embodying the expression “dirty blues”, this group is schooled in Mississippi Delta and Chicago blues.

Grease, Grit and Grime is one of Nevada County’s most popular live bands. The band’s specialty is getting folks out of their chairs and keeping the dance floor hot! They choose to perform songs that don’t give you the blues but, more like what Taj Mahal once said about his music, “They lift the blues up offa ya.” Their repertoire includes roots-sounding originals such as “Homeless Blues”, written by Pontiac, Michigan-born lead singer Chad Conner Crow about his experience working at a shelter, and “Grab My Heart,” “Railroad Money” and “Five O’clock” by guitarist Bob Woods. Standards from greats such as Lazy Lester, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters comprise the meat of the band’s sets.

The band features a mix of personnel from various Americana sub-genres: stylish guitarist/vocalist Seth Miner who, along with Chad was in Organic Flood, a popular Nevada County rock group in the early 2000s are two of the founding members. Local guitar wizard and vocalist Bob Woods (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, the Surfaris, the Earles Of Newtown among others, as well as a member of the Sacramento Western Swing Hall of Fame) helps to warp the blues sound into the band’s unique style. Harmonica player/vocalist Scott Hickman (Luther Tucker, L.C. “Good Rockin’” Robinson, Troyce Key, JJ Malone, Barry Melton among others) adds depth and authenticity with his decades-long Bay Area gigging experience. THE Brett Cole (The Pyronauts, Dick Dale, Gary Hoey, Elvis Costello, Peter Tork, many more) throws a solid surfabilly bottom into the mix. Driving the powerful groove of the band is drummer Artie “Stix” Chavez, A-list Northern California blues drummer (Tommy Castro, Daniel Castro, Ron Thompson, Tia Carroll, many more) who has transplanted himself from the Bay Area to Nevada County.
Highpoints for the band include opening for and performing as “house band” for early Excello & Alligator recording artist Lazy Lester in 2009, a slot in the Polk Street Blues Festival in San Francisco in 2011, opening for Johnny Winter in 2012, and opening for Buddy Guy in 2013 as well as a slew of San Francisco, Oakland and foothills dance venue gigs since then.

So, if you feel like another mule’s kickin’ in yo’ stall, and there ain’t no use waitin’ fo’ that train, grab your biscuit roller and get your mojo workin’ – and go see Grease, Grit & Grime unleash some downright dirty blues for a guaranteed unforgettable night of blues dancing.

The Pyramids

The Pyramids formed in the later part of the 20th century to entertain dancers.  John Girton (Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur) and Peter Wilson (Deadbeats, 1000 Kisses Deep) share a love for blues, jazz and early rock and roll.  Their repertoire runs from Bill Haley and the Comets to Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash.  They are joined by Ty Smith on drums and Eric Menig on electric bass.

John Girton is well known for his work as lead guitarist with the group Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. John recorded 3 albums with the group, and also wrote and arranged material for them. He was also featured as guitarist, saxophonist, clarinetist, and occasional mandolinist with the popular vocalist, Maria Muldaur for many years. His own group, the “Girtones” played a blend of jazz, swing and blues sometimes including singer Maria Muldaur as a member. John and Peter Wilson have performed as a duo since 1988.

Peter Wilson has toured and performed since 1978 in coffeehouses, colleges, trains and nightclubs across the US and Canada. He’s a member of the Deadbeats – a long running tip-of-the-hat to the music and songs of the Grateful Dead. He’s a founding member of Paul Emery’s 1000 Kisses Deep – The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Along with his songwriting cohorts, Mountain John Hilligoss and Moe Dixon, they’ve written scores of songs, toured and released a studio CD – Troubadour Camp. At home in Grass Valley, California Wilson has hosted radio variety shows and talent nights.

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Please click here for updated safety information.

  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative PCR COVID 19 test within 72 hours required for entry.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.

Contact Info

Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Fanna-Fi-Allah

The Miners Foundry is not presenting this event.  Please contact Paul Emery Music with questions. 

 

Sufi musicians Fanna-Fi-Allah return to Nevada City for a night of passionate music. They continue to carry the ancient tradition of Sufi Qawwali to audiences throughout the world, offering people a way to connect to a place of deep devotion and mystical prayer. Their recent musical adventures have included concerts in Russia, China, India, and Europe, with this year marking their 19th annual tour of America and Canada!

Sung with a powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing tabla rhythms – this is a music that celebrates the rich and vibrant Sufi culture of India and Pakistan. The origins of Qawwali music date back almost a thousand years to the first Sufi mystics who came to India. It has evolved into an immense art form spanning hundreds of years of poets, languages & musical evolutions.

Fanna-Fi-Allah have been blessed to play qawwali at numerous Sufi tombs throughout the Indian subcontinent, as well as at festivals and cultural events all around the world. They are working to keep the flame of this music alive through their performances, the personal connections they make and through a documentary about Qawwal (Music of the Mystics).

New Year’s Eve Bash

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The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music are pleased to present Petty Luv with special guest Love Train on Monday, December 31, 2018, at the New Year’s Eve Bash.  Doors  open at 8:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 for General Admission (standing / dancing section) and $50 for Reserved Cabaret seating.  Reserved Cabaret is per ticket and includes a seat at a reserved cabaret table and a complimentary split of champagne.  Cabaret tables seat 1-4 guests.

The Reserved section is SOLD OUT.  General Admission is still available.  

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 in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

The mission of Petty Luv is simple – to honor Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by spreading as much “Luv” and appreciation by recreating his music as close to the original sound as possible for as many people as possible….. hence the band name “Petty Luv”.  It all began due to Tom Petty’s untimely death on October 2, 2017.  The initial goal was to simply pay tribute and celebrate Tom Petty’s life, music, and great contribution to the human race by playing his music to the best of our ability.

 

 

Love Train is a 6-piece dance band that taps into the same gold vein of 60’s soul and R&B as the Blues Bros and the Commitments.

Belting out soul hits from Wilson Picket, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, the O’Jays, Sam and Dave, Stevie Wonder and many more, Love Train delivers a powerfully funky vintage soul groove that WILL get you dancing!

Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Lyerly, and bassist/vocalist Karel Hendee form the core of the band.

They are joined by ace drummer Tim Bulkley, and backed by a stellar 3-piece horn section (Phil Kember, John DeBoer and Jerry Grant) that have played with such acts as the Temptations.

 

San Francisco Mime Troupe

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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?

San Francisco Mime Troupe

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Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Miners Foundry.  The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open their 58th Season with “WALLS”, written by Michael Gene Sullivan with music and lyrics by Michael Bellow.  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 may apply.

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.

WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?

The answer: FEAR!  Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka),a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero),an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a “bad hombre.” What part of herself will this American give up to pass as “American?” Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?

New Year’s Eve Bash

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Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present Achilles Wheel and Boca do Rio at the New Year’s Eve Bash, Saturday, December 31, 2016.  Boca do Rio is the Mission’s longest-playing and hardest-hitting Brazilian-American funk band.  Nevada City favorite Achilles Wheel is a rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music, Rocadelia.  Doors open at 8:30 and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Dancing / Standing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $30 and available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses and infectious blend of Roots and World Music, Rockadelia.  Their sound comes across as both Old School and New School, and is riddled with great songwriting.  Achilles Wheel places supporting the benefit of the human condition foremost in their work.  The idealism the band embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely, have a good time, and hopefully matter in the end.  Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

 

 

boca-do-rioBoca do Rio has a strong foundation as the Mission’s longest-playing and hardest-hitting Brazilian-American funk band.

After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s life music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free.

Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created musica organica – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas.

 

New Year’s Eve Funk Party

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The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music present New Year’s Eve Funk Party on Thursday, December 31, 2015, featuring Mojo Green with special guest Whee The People.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $30 for Limited Reserve, plus ticketing fees.  General Admission tickets are for the dancing section and are not guaranteed a seat.  Limited Reserve tickets include cabaret seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

Mojo Green

Mojo Green is a seven piece, horn driven, soul funk machine playing high energy dance music, quickly becoming a Soul Funk household name.  Sharing the stage with some of the nation’s top touring bands, Mojo Green has taken their high energy, hard hitting, crazy dance party to such storied venues as Sweetwater Music Hall and the Crystal Bay Club, plus major festivals such as Burning Man and the Hangtown Halloween Ball.

 

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Whee the People songs start with a foundation of Indie Rock and Indie Pop grooves, add a ton of Funkiness and Soul, and come to life with positive and uplifting vocals.  With a funky, soul, horn section, sultry back-up girls, and hooky gang choruses, Whee the People is a journey for your ears.

San Francisco Mime Troupe

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Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert on Friday, August 28, 2015.  The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open their 56th Season with “Freedomland”, written by Michael Gene Sullivan with music and lyrics by Ira Marlowe.  Doors open at 6:45 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 may apply.

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.

A door is blown off its hinges!  Into a blasted room of scarred walls and shattered windows, armed with M-16s, America’s bravest duck and dodge for cover, finally training their deadly gun sights on… an old black man watching TV on his couch?  This isn’t Baghdad or Kandahar, it’s home, and for ex-Black Panther Malcolm Haywood, it’s just another wrong door police raid in the War on Drugs.  So of course Malcolm is horrified when the grandson he’s tried to protect, Nathaniel, returns from serving in Afghanistan only to find another war zone at home, and one where young Black men like Nathaniel are in the cross hairs!  Meanwhile, the Mayor and the Police Chief – one desperate for votes, the other desperate to fund his militarized police force – ramp up the fear (and their shiny new tank) to fight the newest drug threat to America.  Worse than weed, meth, coke, crack, or crank, it’s… SNORF!!  And of course, the SNORF trade is centered in the darkest part of town.

Are the police of out control?  What happened to “innocent until proven guilty”?  Is Malcolm’s neighbor Lluis (an undocumented immigrant) actually a SNORF-lord?  And can Malcolm convince his grandson that it’s safer to re-up and fight overseas than to try to survive here at home, in Freedomland?