Achilles Wheel blurs the lines between genres with a mix of infectious high energy dance beats and stark lyrical ballads. Roots Rock storytelling combined with dance hall psychedelia.
Much like life itself, their music breathes in and out with joy and pain, hurtling forward like a wheel, intent on hope and love. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. Their idealism is not diminished by the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live free and have a good time… and in the end – hopefully make a difference. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times, the here and now.
Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 At the Door. All tickets are General Admission and limited seating will be available. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op. Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on November 29. No tickets will be held for door sales.
Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.
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 available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.
Due to the air quality forecasts for tomorrow, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center has decided to postpone Jerry Bash. We are saddened to postpone, but feel it is the best decision for the health and safety of the bands, our patrons, volunteers, and staff.
The new date will be announced shortly, so please watch your email and social media for that information! Tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date, and patrons will be emailed with that information as well as other options.
We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to celebrating Jerry Bash with you soon!
Gretchen Bond, and the Miners Foundry Team
The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 26th Annual Jerry Bash Celebration on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Jerry Bash is a community celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday featuring music, food, libations, art, and vendors.
Know & Go
Saturday, August 7, 2021 Gates @ 2pm Music 3-10pm Pioneer Park, Nevada City, CA
$25 in Advance | $30 at the Gate 16 and under $10 (only available at the Gate), babes in arms free.
VIP Experience Add On| $90 (Does NOT include Admission ticket)
Reserved picnic table for 6 under the trees
VIP Lounge with private No Host Bar
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres | 5pm – 6:30pm
Pioneer Park Pool Access | 5pm – 7:30pm
Does NOT include Admission ticket. You must already have a Jerry Bash ticket to purchase the VIP Experience Upgrade.
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 band made their debut at Nevada City’s renowned Mad Dogs and Englishmen Pub on August 4, 1994 and immediately knew they were on to something – a certain indefinable sound and feel that captures the essence of a Grateful Dead concert.
Over the years band members have rotated but the core group continues with great shows and big crowds.
The current lineup includes Tom Menig, Gary Campus, Eric Menig, Rob Kopp, Glenn Tucker, Peter Wilson, and Jenn Knapp.
The Deadbeats play the Dead’s songbook with a balance of improvisation and honoring the song.
The Wolf Jett sound will make you dance, sing, and possibly even howl with roots that run deep into the soul and help you heal from the heaviness of life.
It’s a sound celebrating perserverance, infusing folk, blues, americana, and soul into what can only be described as “Cosmic Mountain Music”.
Frontman Chris Jones (Scary Little Friends) was born in the south and raised in California and his songs combine the best of both worlds to create a vibe that is fresh, but immediately familiar to a broad audience. He is joined by long-time musical collaborator Jon Payne on drums, Jeff Kissell on bass, and Will Fourt on dobro, guitar, and pedal steel.
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 will be joined by his good friends D’jango Ruckrich and Mei Lin Heirendt.
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 Jerry Bash.
Jerry Bash 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.
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.