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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zero on Thursday, October 13, 2022.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Zero was founded by Steve Kimock and Greg Anton in the early 1980’s in Marin County, California. Over the years they’ve been joined by a host of musicians from the psychedelic caravan who share a common spirit. Their music is a unique mixture of free-flowing jazz, blues, and rock improvisation….the lyrics to their original vocal songs are written by Robert Hunter. A Zero show is a musical journey that spans the spectrum from delicate ballads to blow-the-roof-off rock & roll. After nine albums and over 1300 shows, the band has become a San Francisco musical institution.

Get Tickets! | $38 – $42

  • $38 in Advance / $42 at the Door. Advance price closes at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.
  • Standing / Dancing Show, Limited Seating Available

Miners Foundry Box Office

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


Circa 1980, The Heart of Gold Band….at the time: Keith and Donna Godchaux, John Kahn and Greg Anton….were looking for a guitar player. Steve Kimock showed up at a rehearsal with a Stratocaster in one hand, a Boogie amp in the other, and the musical chemistry was palpable halfway through the first song. Tragically, Keith died in a car accident soon thereafter, the band carried on for a few years, then Greg and Steve took their musical connection into a studio and recorded the first Zero album (Absolute Zero); Steve on guitar and bass, Greg on drums and piano.

After a month in the studio, creating what would become the core of the Zero instrumental repertoire, Greg and Steve recruited other players and started doing Zero shows. They were joined by a host of Bay Area luminaries: Banana, John Cipollina, John Farey, Martin Fierro, Hadi Al-Saadoon, Liam Hanrahan, John Kahn, Chip Roland, Merl Saunders, Tony Saunders, Pete Sears, Robin Sylvester, Bobby Vega and others.

After years of performing and recording primarily instrumental music, in 1992 Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter came on board, they added vocalist Judge Murphy and the Zero horizon expanded.

Nothing’s like Zero.

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Beginning April 1, 2022 there are no safety protocols in effect for Miners Foundry presented indoor public events.  Please click here for more info and FAQs.

Contact Info

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



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

The Miners Foundry will present Moonalice with special guests, T Sisters on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 8:00pm. (Please note that the location has been moved from Pioneer Park to Miners Foundry!)

Moonalice is a band made up 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.

* 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

Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters have created a refreshing brew of indie-folk/Americana music. Blood sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen flow seamlessly between styles and moods, from roots to pop and sassy to sincere, captivating listeners with their eclectic sound and soaring harmonies. The sisters’ compelling new EP, We Are Bound, was released in March of 2019. Produced by Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, We Are Bound features the distinctive playing of Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers), Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin and Wood, The Wood Brothers) and Oliver himself, adding to the inimitable blood harmonies of the T Sisters. Oliver says of the T’s, “Coming from a brother band, I especially appreciate the T Sisters. The soul of the family comes through their combined voices, and they create that sound that only family can get.”

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

*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

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!

Food and Drink

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