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Deer Creek Music Festival


The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the first annual Deer Creek Music Festival on Saturday, July 24, 2021.  Gates open at 5:00pm and the entertainment will be from 6:00 – 10:00pm.  Featuring performances by Petty Luv, Kyle Ledson & Friends, Tim High & The Mighty, and Patrick Donahoe with special guest Gabriel Bingham plus food and libations!


 Know & Go


Saturday, July 24, 2021
Gates @ 5pm
Music 6-10pm
Pioneer Park, Nevada City, CA


 Get Tickets!


$25 in Advance | $30 at the Gate
16 and under $10 (only available at the Gate), babes in arms free.
Tickets available online or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office:
Tuesday – Friday | 9am – 4pm | (530) 265-5040



 Food & Libations


Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Patrons are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the festival.
No glass or alcohol may be brought into Pioneer Park.  Coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, bags, and strollers are subject to search.


 The Bands


Petty Luv – a Tribute to Tom Petty

It all began shortly after Tom Petty’s passing in early October, 2017.

The initial goal was to pay tribute to and celebrate Tom Petty’s life and music by pulling together local A-list musicians to play one gig to the best of our abilities, raise a pint and bid farewell with anyone who showed up.

The experience that cold January night was so amazing, the project had to continue and needed a name, one that shared our love and appreciation for Tom Petty. And so Petty Luv was born!

Kyle Ledson & Friends

Kyle Ledson grew up in the Grass Valley area playing mandolin and guitar, particularly Jamgrass and Psychedelic Folk.

His new album “Left It All Behind” features his original music along with members of Yonder Mountain String Band, ALO, and Hot Buttered Rum.

Kyle Ledson will be joined by his good friends D’jango Ruckrich and Mei Lin Heirendt.


Tim High & The Mighty

Made up of long time veterans of the local music scene, Tim High & The Mighty bring new life to good time rock ‘n roll.

Drawing from a diverse selection of tunes ranging from classics to deep tracks, you’ll hear everything from hard rock to jam, funk to reggae.

This unique combination of styles allows the band to create a synergy that will have your soul grooving and your dancing feet moving.



Patrick Donahoe

Sundog Review is the current conduit for the songs and creations of Patrick Donahoe.

His music is a sonic journey of minor key guitar work with throat singing tones deepening the ambiance, interwoven with lyrics of positive change.

Patrick also plays in a nonstandard frequency of 432hz, producing healing tones in tune with the natural world, including ourselves.








Gabriel Bingham

Born and raised in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, Gabriel Bingham is combining Appalachian traditional music, bluegrass, and 90’s grunge.

His sound is rich with haunted vocal melodies, layering articulate instrumentation including guitar, clawhammer banjo, and mandolin.

You can catch him out in the wild with his current bluegrass band Caltucky.













The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Click here for information about our safety procedures.  All entertainment is presented in accordance with state and local guidelines.  Safety procedures are updated as guidelines change.





For the safety of all patrons, only service animals are allowed at the Deer Creek Music Festival.


The Deer Creek Music Festival may be loud and Pioneer Park can be warm in the sun.  You may wish to bring sunscreen and ear protection.  Complimentary ear plugs will also be available at the bar and gate.  Patrons may bring water and it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Water will also be available for purchase at the bar.


Nevada City  has many boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rental homes.  For glamping within walking distance to Pioneer Park, we suggest The Inn Town Campground.


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

Fire Prevention

Please protect Nevada County by using extreme caution when smoking in our community.  Dispose of cigarettes in proper receptacles, not on the ground in Pioneer Park or the neighborhood surrounding the park.  For more fire safety information, Please visit Ready Nevada County.




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.

New Year’s Eve Bash




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.