Cornish Christmas (Friday Nights)
Nov
25
to Dec 23

Cornish Christmas (Friday Nights)

Friday Nights, Nov. 25 – Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23 2016, 6-9pm

Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley California during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists throughout California are displayed on our historic downtown Grass Valley streets. Delicious food and drink can be purchased from a number of Grass Valley restaurants and specialty food vendors.

A Grass Valley Cornish Christmas view down Mill Street.

A Grass Valley Cornish Christmas view down Mill Street.

The Cornish Christmas celebration is truly an overload of the senses. Stroll down the bustling historic downtown Grass Valley streets as Christmas music fills the air. Hear young and old alike play their rendition your favorite holiday tunes as buildings dressed in Christmas lights sparkle in the December night air. Smell the aroma of your favorite dish while you browse the multitude of gifts and decorations made by some of California’s best crafters and artisans.

The Cornish Carol Choir performing during Grass Valley’s Cornish Christmas.

The Cornish Carol Choir performing during Grass Valley’s Cornish Christmas.

Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols. A long-standing Cornish tradition, some members are actually descendants of original Grass Valley Cornish Miners.

Young musicians perform amidst ladies in traditional garb.

Young musicians perform amidst ladies in traditional garb.

At the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas you’ll see kids and adults dressed in period costumes while you discover one of California’s best kept secrets as you shop the amazing collection of merchants that call downtown Grass Valley their home.

Cecil roasting chestnuts is an annual Grass Valley Cornish Christmas event.

Cecil roasting chestnuts is an annual Grass Valley Cornish Christmas event.

Dine in one of the many world-class restaurants found in downtown Grass Valley. Sample local wines at one of three wine tasting rooms in downtown Grass Valley or just enjoy the simple pleasures of chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

The Ingersols performing during the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas.

The Ingersols performing during the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas.

Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music offered by local Grass Valley musicians amongst the trappings of an historic gold rush town. Imagine life in another era where men and women worked hard, had little, but cherished the simple pleasures of hearty food and drink, a good song, and a warm fire with family and friends.

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Africa Unplugged: Trio Da Kali
Nov
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Africa Unplugged: Trio Da Kali

The Center for the Arts presents
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 8:00 PM
$20 Members, $22 General Public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


TRIO DA KALI is a group of outstanding musicians form the Mande culture of Southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians) formed of voice, Ngoni and Balafon.  The trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglecting repertoires.  To coincide with their UK Making Tracks Tour World Circuit release, their debut EP, which is out now on CD (available exclusively via the World Circuit shop and on tour) and download.

Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate, daughter of legendary Kasse Mady Diabate, is the singer of the Trio, and has one of the finest griot voices in Mali, and has been compared by some to Mahalia Jackson (America’s great gospel singer). The most distinctive feature of the Trio is the balafon, and Lassana Diabate, formerly of Afrocubism and Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra, is one of Mali’s most astonishing players. Its cascading lines, rippling and percussive riffs, and buzzing gourd resonators, are a familiar element in many Malian ensembles, but here for the first time the balafon is the lead instrument.  The youngest member of the trio is bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyate – the eldest son of world-renowned Bassekou Kouyate. Still in his early 20s, he is one of Mali’s most creative musicians of the new generation.

Trio Da Kali only came into being in late 2012, but already they have performed at a BBC Prom, the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, and at the London Jazz Festival. They were formed specifically to develop a project with The Kronos Quartet; David Harrington (of Kronos) describing it as ‘one of the most beautiful collaborations Kronos has had in our first 40 years’.

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4th Grass Valley Whole Bead Show
Nov
5
to Nov 6

4th Grass Valley Whole Bead Show

  • Nevada County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location
Sugar Pine Lodge

Presented by: The Whole Bead Show

Website: www.wholebead.com

Phone: (530) 265-2725 talk/text

Address: P.O. Box 1100, Nevada City, CA 95959

Free Admission and Parking – Open to the public as well as the trade

Purchase directly from the source…  Vintage glass, gemstones, seed beads, findings, pearls, baskets, artisan beads, stringing supplies, tools, African beads.  Companies such as Blue Heron Bead Company, Elan Beads, Ferrari Original Beads, German Metal, Global Marketplace, Knopfen Strasse, Love Harmony Inc, Mana Beads, Old Man Beads, Permelia’s Beads, Tools & Supplies for Beading, The Whole Bead Shop, Wild Things Beads and Yayin Glassworks.

Bring state issued resale license to purchase as a Wholesale Buyer.

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Simrit – Songs of Resilience
Oct
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Simrit – Songs of Resilience

with Shannon Hayden opening
Saturday, October 29, 7:30PM
Section A $35 advance / $45 door
Section B $20 advance / $30 door

“For Simrit, singing is not a performance, it is a sacred worship of the Divine. Her voice, her music, and her teaching, reflect this devotion which seems to come from her so effortlessly. This devotion is a gift, a talent beyond any, that will lead thousands into the lightness of being and awareness that is so vital to humanity in this day and age.”  – Snatam Kaur

“First of all, I’m such a fan of Simrit. The first time I saw her live I thought – wow she’s kind of punk rock. I don’t know why I thought that, but that’s the element that drew me to exploring her music. Her sense of melody, her energy and musicality set her apart. Simrit, to me, is the voice of this new day and age.” – Belinda Carlisle


Syllables of Change: Simrit Brings Musical Innovation and Personal Devotion to One of the World’s Oldest Poetic Lineages


Some performers can bring true commitment to age-old meditations, urging everyone from pop stars to club audiences to fall in love with the words of South Asian sages. Some artists have a presence that engages and soothes, an ear that can hear the resonances that bridge continents and souls.

Vocalist and songwriter Simrit, born in Athens, Greece, adopted and raised in the American South, is one of these artists. Drawing on the harmonic beauty of the Greek Orthodox chants she grew up with, adding the pulse and melodic sensibilities of West African traditions she studied intensely, Simrit and her ensemble tease out distinct facets of devotional poetry and the intimate ardors of the spirit on Songs of Resilience (release: September 30, 2016).

Working with an elegant, expressive musical palette–rich cello, exquisite kora, rolling percussion–and with veteran rock and Americana producer Paul Mahern (Willie Nelson, Iggy Pop, Lily & Madeleine, John Mellencamp), Simrit reveals new sides to ancient gems, encouraging listeners to find grounding endurance, hope, and transformation. “Our songs are about the soul, about all its experiences of love, pain, and joy,” says Simrit. “These are all things that people on this planet deal with each and every day.”

Featuring Salif Bamakora or kora, Tripp Dudley on percussion, Shannon Hayden on cello & guitar, and Jared May on bass guitar.

Simrit and ensemble will perform across the US and Canada in October 2016. She will be in Grass Valley with her band performing at The Center For The Arts on Saturday, Oct.29!

Simrit

Her sound is hailed world-wide as haunting, hypnotic, healing and majestic, and it has topped World Music Charts including iTunes at #1 and Billboard Music at #3. Her voice communicates with so much humanity. Simrit was born into a lineage of beloved Greek women singers, going all the way through her great-grandmother. Simrit was born in Athens, Greece to a 17 year old singer who wasn’t able to take care of children at that time in her life. When she was just over a year old, she was adopted into the United States and raised in South Carolina by another Greek family.

She was steeped and studied in the mystical Byzantine music of Greece from a very young age, and she was also influenced by the classical and folk music of Greece. She also grew up expanded by the swirling sounds of Nana Mouskouri, Glykeria, Singh Kaur, Led Zeppelin, Mazzy Star, The Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Jeff Buckley, Loreena McKennitt, the devotional music of India and Africa, and many others.

As a child Simrit was joined and raised with a brother with special needs who was also adopted from a different family in Greece. With her unique upbringing with no one in her family that was blood related, Simrit learned at an early age that connection is incredibly deep and profound through the heart and soul of sound. Her voice has been what she has always experienced as her true connection to herself and others. Her energy and music have a way of deeply touching people, understanding them, and bringing them with her into the unapologetic realm of the soul.

Simrit is an independent artist who runs her own record label, Simrit Kaur Music. She is a Renaissance woman who is known for her revolutionary innovation in mantra and world music and her undeniable ability to transmit a potent level of humanity, healing and pure love through her sound.

“The Revolution is the courage to be who we really are…to speak our truth in the midst of fear…to be authentic, no matter what people may think or say. It is the strength to walk alone knowing we are not alone, and it is the strength to walk together into the unknown” – Simrit

As listeners describe her music as otherworldly, Simrit is known for her profound relationship with melody and rhythm, and she continues to inspire an authentic and fresh experience through her albums and her live concerts. By simply existing within her natural relationship to music, she enchants the listener into a world of wonder and mystery. Simrit’s music brings the depth of the sacred and ancient to the modern, and her timeless sound deeply weaves the listener into what many have described as an altered state of consciousness while simultaneously bringing them into the depths of their own healing and humanity.

Simrit is a student, practitioner and teacher of Kundalini and Naad Yoga (the sciences of sound and consciousness). Her yoga of the voice and sound course, ‘The Supreme Sound’, has been highly acclaimed worldwide. She records, composes and produces music, and tours with her band giving concerts and workshops across the globe.

simritkaurmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/simritmusic


SHANNON HAYDEN

Ground breaking cellist, Shannon Hayden, began playing cello at the age of 7 and over the next several years she studied and competed both nationally and internationally. Her playing attracted the attention of acclaimed cellists Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, who invited her to enroll in the Yale School of Music at 18 to begin graduate studies. While there she concentrated primarily on 20th century music and had the opportunity to work with contemporary composers Ezra Laderman and David Lang. Interest in furthering the range and the future role of her instrument continued and even eclipsed her interest in traditional cello works. Reluctant to accept offers from recognized and established groups after graduation Shannon released her second album, Solid State Cello, combining both classical and pop elements.

Shannon Hayden’s third album, to be released in 2015, walks a thin line between avant experimental and more accessible themes. Her sound has been described as an emotionally charged journey through surreal, sonic landscapes. She performs her own compositions around the world while also providing multi-instrumental work for the Asthmatic Kitty Records artist Lily and Madeleine.

“Doing what is expected isn’t something everyone does well. Following years of classical training at the highest level, Shannon Hayden’s very non traditional interpretation of cello performance is an example of why that is a good thing. Running her instrument through more electronic gear and amplification than some metal band with a stolen credit card probably wasn’t something anyone back at the conservatory had in mind, though it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise these days. Art has always found ways to embrace technology without becoming a slave to it and Shannon’s compositions owe as much to her brilliant mastery of the cello itself as they do to the latest technical innovations which greatly expand the range and complexity of the instrument. Occasional heavy outbursts of distortion with elements bordering noise punk are matched with layers of lush ambiance combining both current and traditional styles with all the virtuosity of a player redefining our expectations of maturing young prodigies. Some musicians make you feel good about where music is headed and Shannon Hayden is one of them.”

www.shannonleehayden.com

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Halloween Fun Day
Oct
29
9:00am 9:00am

Halloween Fun Day

Location
Main Street Center

Presented by: RE/MAX Performance & Northern California Mortgage Co.

Tickets:  Sold at the door – $5 per person (all ages) includes lunch

Bring your family and friends for Halloween Fun at the Fairgrounds!

Hot Air Balloon rides on the Arena Green from 9am to 11am (weather permitting – limited availability, so be there early) and event in Main Street Center open from 11am to 3pm.

  • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with all the fixins’
  • Carnival-style Games
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts
  • Prizes – Treats & Candy
  • Costume Contest

*Free parking at Gate 1

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A Show of Support: a Benefit & Dance Party for Susan Smith
Oct
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

A Show of Support: a Benefit & Dance Party for Susan Smith

Featuring Achilles Wheel, Buck Star, & Elevation
With special guest performances by Haute Trash
Raffle and prizes! 100% of the proceeds to benefit Susan Smith

Sunday, October 23, 5:00 pm
Main Stage Theater
$25 suggested donation

SCHEDULE

5pm – Doors Open

5:30-6:30 – Jamal Walker and Elevation

6:30 – Haute Trash

7:00-8:15 –  Buck Star

8:15  Haute Trash, Raffle, Kudos

9:00 -10:30  Achilles Wheel


Susan Smith

 

It’s been two years since I completed traditional breast cancer treatment, just starting to feel myself returning, and I’ve discovered a new lump in my breast.  I spent months gathering information, reading books, meeting with health practitioners both conventional and alternative. At this time, I’ve chosen a path which seems to me the most sensible given my specific situation. Most important, I’ve tapped into my will to live!

I am grateful for the team of professionals I have found and for the unexpected joys I’ve experienced on this journey so far. I am enthusiastic about my protocol and feel optimistic that I will come through this with outstanding health and new tools for living this beautiful life. Members of my healthcare team share this optimism saying I have “big life force energy”.

I’m inviting you all to join me on my journey because “It takes a village…”! I am turning to my community (you)  to assist me in handling the more mundane, but necessary, aspect of treatment; the finances.  At this time, it looks like I will need about $20,000 to cover expenses not covered by insurance.

Your donations will be used to cover travel expenses, consultations, in-home equipment, supplements and treatments. At this time, the weekly cost is $750, but I expect this to increase by early November.

This time around, I feel completely empowered in my healing process. Your contribution offers me the opportunity to spend my energy healing.  I am humbly grateful for your support.  You are my community and I love you!

Susan

Donations can also be made on Susan’s Go Fund Me Site



Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an 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. The one thing that rises to the surface as you get to know this band is that supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’, Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man. He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.

http://www.achilleswheel.com/

www.facebook.com/AchillesWheelBand/


Buck Star is a country/rock/R&B band born out of Nevada County California in late 2014.  It’s five members, Tom Menig, Eric Menig, Rob Kopp, Jenn Knapp and Lucas Weber are no strangers to the stage as these dynamic players have been starring members of bands such as “The Dead Beats” and “The Cheatin’ Buzzies“.  Buck Star crafts catchy original tunes that are receiving rave reviews from listeners. With pure tones that will carry you from old school to new school, this tight knit group is not to be missed.

www.facebook.com/BuckStar5/


Elevation

Out of the gold country comes Silk….. J Silk aka Jamal Walker, soul vocalist extraodinaire has assembled a talented cast of funky brothers to pull off some of your favorite old school funk tunes. Only dancers needed, come be part of the show!

Soul singing sensation Jamal Walker’s new funk band “Elevation” will get you on your feet and dancing right out of the gates. Band members include Don Farwell – guitar, Jamal Walker – Vocals, Andy Brooding-Bass, Scott Wilson– DrummyX, Frankie Maranzino on the keys.


Haute Trash is a group of artists and designers who have been entertaining audiences for over three decades with their tongue-in-cheek trash fashion shows. From their humble beginnings at the Nevada Theatre, to performing on runways all around the country, Haute Trash inspires to make you think twice about what you throw “away”. They take great pleasure in performing at this benefit for Susan, who has been such an integral part of Haute Trash since its inception. http://www.hautetrash.org/


RAFFLE ITEMS!
Raffle Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. 100% of the proceeds to benefit Susan Smith!

Including:

  • 8 hrs of tractor/excavation work with 2 man crew  – Seghezzi Enterprises
  • Personal Training – Wendy Riley and Marilyn Rohrbacher
  • Mountain Bike ($1,000 value) – Tour of Nevada City
  • 6 One hour guitar lessons – Kelly Fleming
  • Titanium Ring – Titanium Ring Studio
  • Titanium Ring – Classic Titanium
  • Financial Planning – Janet Peak
  • Nutritional Consultation – Maria Unger
  • Art Prints –  Brian Chambers
  • 2 hour private house concert with Tony Unger
  • 2 hour private house concert with George Souza
  • 2 hour private house concert with Nut Boys
  • 2 hour private house concert with Kelly Fleming
  • 2 hour private house concert with Saul Rayo & Alaiana

And much more!!

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Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
Oct
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown

The Center for the Arts presents
Saturday,October 22, 2016, 8:00 pm
$27 Member, $32 General Public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN 50th ANNIVERSARY NON-STOP TOURING from 1966 – 2016!

British Blues/Rock pioneer Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown celebrate 50 continuous years of touring, more than 5,000 gigs from the Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall to the Fillmore East and West and now back at Reggie’s!

Kim Simmonds is not living in the past; he’s challenging himself and his band to reach new heights and find higher ground.

“Savoy Brown is a very musical band,” Simmonds says.   “We’re not comparing ourselves to others.   We appeal to an audience who wants to hear what we are up to now, what we are rehearsing, creating as a band.   I think my guys and my team is empowering me to do this.”

That’s what Kim lives for and invigorates him – playing for audiences who are hungry to listen for new heights in artistry – not just living off 50 years as an architect of the British hard blues scene.

“Whether I like it or not, I think my destiny is to keep doing what I’m doing, play in clubs and theaters where people pay their hard eared money to hear us give them one-hundred and ten percent.”

Last Spring, the band released The Devil To Pay, Simmonds’ 46th album, and it shows what 50 years giving one-hundred and ten percent can do.

“In many ways,” considers the iconic bandleader, “This is the best album I’ve ever done.  It’s fresh and new, and belongs to the twenty-first century.”

The Devil To Pay was born during a white-knuckle burst of inspiration.   “We recorded the album in April 2015 at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, New York,” reflects Kim.  “I record very fast, within two or three days, and most of the work is done in a single day.   All the work is done in the months before going into the studio.  The songwriting, getting the focus right, the rehearsals, the practice, playing the material live.  Once all that is done, it’s a simple matter of going into the studio and catching the moment.  Exactly like I did, for instance, with Street Corner Talking back in 1971.”

The Devil To Pay represents years of wood shedding in Kim’s White Cottage Studio, usually at o’dark thirty in the morning.   Between tours, Simmonds is constantly honing his craft, playing guitar, singing, writing songs, recording.

“Blues songs are mostly about your feelings,” explains Kim.  “Love, loneliness, happiness, despair and so forth.  All these emotions are somewhere in the songs on the new album.  The song “The Devil To Pay” is about having to pay for doing wrong in the past.  “Bad Weather Brewing” is about the feeling that something bad is going to happen in your life.  Grew Up In The Blues about someone not having it easy when they were young.”

With songs that strong, The Devil To Pay is set to continue the upward march of Savoy Brown’s acclaimed recent releases, 2011’s Voodoo Moon and 2014’s Goin’ To The Delta.  “I’d like people to say it’s better than the last studio album,” says Kim.  “I’m pleased with it.  There’s always things you would do different, but that’s just the way creating something goes.  I think it’s an album that continues to connect the circle from the band’s beginnings to now.”

Anyone with an appreciation of blues-rock will have been following that circle intently since the start.   Rewind to when the Savoy Brown Blues Band formed in 1965, and began playing gigs as they held residence at the Nag’s Head, which became a scene for Fleetwood Mac and many others because of Savoy Brown’s beginning there.  “We practiced seven days a week there; we were extremely driven.”

Kim was a lynchpin of perhaps the most exciting scene in history, establishing Savoy Brown in the first wave of British blues-boomers, signing to Decca, opening for Cream’s first London show and being namedropped in the same breath as peers like Clapton and Hendrix (with whom he jammed).   Even then, the guitarist was emerging as the band’s driving force.   “I had a vision,” he reflects.   “When I started the band back in 1965, the concept was to be a British version of a Chicago blues band.   And the exciting thing now is, that vision is still alive.  ”

Soon, Savoy Brown had achieved what most British bands never did – success in America – and became a major Stateside draw thanks to their high-energy material and tireless work ethic.   “There’s way too much said about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll,” Kim told Classic Rock.   “It’s a cliché.   We were all extremely hard-working guys.  When we came over to America, we were like a little army.   I look at that time as being filled with incredible talent.”

Times changed, of course, and by 1979, Simmonds had moved from a London he no longer recognized – “The punks were everywhere!” – to settle permanently in the States.  The Savoy Brown band members came and went, and the music scene shifted around him, but the guitarist stuck thrillingly to his guns, staying true to the music and the muse.

Bands including Jethro Tull, the Doobie Brothers and Kiss supported Savoy Brown to open up their own careers.  Not too many bands tour continuously for 50 years.  It is a a true rarity to find one at the top of their game.  Kim wakes at dawn every day he’s not on the road and goes out to his White Cottage studio to play, sing, write record and continually hone his craft.  “Do I have anything left to prove?” considers Kim.  “Perhaps not to other people, but to myself, yes.  There’s always, inside of you, a song not written or a new guitar lick waiting to come out.  I still have the drive I had when was I was young, and that keeps me going.”

www.savoybrown.com

www.facebook.com/SavoyBrown65

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ELECT TO LAUGH: 2016 WITH WILL DURST
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

ELECT TO LAUGH: 2016 WITH WILL DURST

The Center for the Arts presents
Friday, October 21, 2016, 8:00pm
$22 member, $27 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

MAY CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT

“He’s perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy, taking on politics and war and rhetoric.” The New Yorker Magazine.

“Will Durst might possibly be the best political comic working in the country today.”  The New York Times.


Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one- man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80 minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities, accessing the topical through the jugular, as current as Bernie Sanders’ lead staffer’s latest tweet.

Winston Churchill called the American political process a circus wrapped inside a game show covered in poisonous weasel glitter. Well, he should have. And both sides of the partisan aisle can’t help but agree that the 2016 election season has spawned one of the most fertile, febrile and fecund campaigns in history. For mocking and scoffing and taunting purposes, that is. As a source for comedic material it has been an embarrassment of riches. Lush like a tropical rain forest. A cornucopia of delights.  Like slam- dunking from a step- ladder.

Co -authored by the best joke writers in the business: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, not to mention the ubiquitous Sarah Palin, and ably assisted by the 535 hard working satirists in Congress- this show is more bipartisan than an Apple Pie Day Proclamation. Every political stance is taken to task with extra- special attention paid to the irredeemably dim. Of which there is more than a little.

Elect to Laugh: 2016 hits the hypocritical where it hurts the funniest chronicling the country’s torturously amusing path through the primaries, debates, ads, mud, spin, tears, flip- flops and flop- flips. It is comedy for people who read or know someone who does. Political comedy for folks who don’t like politics.

Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, commentaries, acting, voice- overs and most specifically- stand up, into a hilarious patchwork of outrage and outrageous common sense, guided by his abiding motto, “You can’t make stuff up like this.” The New York Times calls him “possibly the best political comic working in the country today.” Fox News agrees, “he’s a great political satirist,” while the Oregonian hails him as a “hilarious stand- up journalist.” This former radio talk host, oyster shucker, and margarine smuggler currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, and his scribblings have appeared in Esquire, George, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Lampoon, The New York Times and scads of other periodicals. He is a 5 time Emmy nominee; has been fired by PBS three times; told jokes in 14 countries; racked up 7 nominations for Stand- Up of the Year; and his 800+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, the BBC and many more. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run of his one man show: “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was turned into a book of the same name by Ulysses Press. His hobbies include pinball, the never-ending quest for the perfect cheeseburger and his heroes remain the same as when he was 12… Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny.

Durst’s performances are made possible by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

http://willdurst.com

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Dom Flemons
Oct
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dom Flemons

The Center for the Arts presents
Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30PM
$17 Member, $20 General Public

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years.

As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Dom’s involvement with music began by playing percussion in his high school band. After picking up the guitar and harmonica as a teenager, he began to play in local coffee houses and became a regular performer on the Arizona folk music scene.

Dom wrote his own songs and produced 25 albums of singer-songwriters and slam poets in the Phoenix area, including six albums of his own, during this time. He took a brief break from playing music in order to pursue slam poetry (he majored in English at Northern Arizona University) and performed in two national poetry slams in 2002 and 2003. Aside from exploring slam poetry, he spent his early adulthood listening to records and discovering a love of folk music, blues, jazz, jug band music, country music and ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll.

Dom became interested in folk musicians such as Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, and Mike Seeger, as well as musicians such as Mississippi John Hurt, Howlin’ Wolf, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins. After stepping away from the slam poetry scene, he rekindled his interest in music, this time focusing on the old-time blues music of the pre-WWII era.

A multi-instrumentalist, Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum, and quills, in addition to singing. He says that he incorporates his background in percussion to his banjo playing. Dom’s banjo repertoire includes not only clawhammer but also tenor and three-finger styles of playing. He first picked up the instrument when he borrowed a five-string banjo from a friend who had removed the instrument’s fifth string.

As a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band, Dom was able to explore his interest in bringing traditional music to new audiences. The band won a GRAMMY for its 2011 album Genuine Negro Jig and was nominated for its most recent album, Leaving Eden, in 2012.

Dom says he would like to use the traditional forms of music he has heard and immersed himself in over the years to create new soundscapes that generate interest in old-time folk music. Focusing very much on creating music that is rooted in history but taking a contemporary approach, Dom hopes to reexamine what traditional music can become.

In July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation and his first since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Prospect Hill finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug-band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st-century audiences.

He was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and his new album has received praise from The Boston Globe, Paste Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, and more.

www.theamericansongster.com

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Austin Lounge Lizards
Oct
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Austin Lounge Lizards

The Center for the Arts presents
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:00pm

$22 member, $24 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown’s moniker, “Music Capital of the World,” and its motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” For 33 years, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table; subjects like politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and their crazy/stupid relatives. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song.

The Lizards originated in 1976 in New Jersey, when Hank Card (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Conrad Deisler (vocals, lead guitar, mandolin) met as mutual history majors at Princeton University and started songwriting together. Following graduation, both Hank, a native Oklahoman, and Conrad, a Tex-Cali-Connecticut-Venezuelan, ended up in Austin. University of Georgia philosophy graduate and banjo/dobro player Tom Pittman completed the founding-troubador trifecta in 1980, and the Austin Lounge Lizards was born.

With a series of talented fellow players and writers, the band began playing dates around Austin and across Texas. Soon, they had developed a widespread following of loyal Lizard fans, and by 1987, began appearing at festivals and concerts throughout North America and in the United Kingdom. Five-time winners at the Austin Music Awards, the Lizards have played many celebrated festivals, including California’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Strawberry Music Festivals, New York’s Grey Fox and Florida’s Stringbreak Festivals, Canada’s Vancouver and Edmonton Folk Festivals and Summerfolk, the Americana and Iron Bridge Festivals in the UK, and the Kerrville Folk Festival close to their home in Texas. They have also performed at dozens of prestigious concert venues, including The Barns at Wolftrap (Vienna, VA), the Freight & Salvage (Berkeley, CA), the Kuumbwa Jazz Center (Santa Cruz, CA), John Ascuaga’s Nugget (Sparks, NV), Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta), The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI), Calgary Folk Club (Alberta, Canada), the Bass Performing Arts Center & McDavid Studio (Fort Worth), McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Houston) and Austin’s own Cactus Café.

After more than three decades, Tom retired from the band to Asheville, NC, in 2011. The departure of Tom, who stands about 6’4”, literally downsized the band; to honor his legacy, the Lizards chose to do so figuratively as well, continuing as a quartet, less a banjo but no less eccentric. The band is now made up of Hank, Conrad, Darcie Deaville (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) and Bruce Jones (electric bass, vocals). Darcie joined the boys in 2008, bringing a womanly perspective to the traditionally all-male revue, while Bruce became part of the group in late 2009.

With their unique amalgamation of highly literate Ivy League roots; the folk, country and bluegrass musical conventions of Appalachia and Nashville; creative influences like Frank Zappa, Spike Jones, George Jones, and Flatt & Scruggs; and an unquenchable thirst for the absurd, the Lizards specialize in musical eclecticism, excellence and extreme entertainment.

http://www.austinlizards.com/

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Winterfaire Craft Show
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Winterfaire Craft Show

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/15/2016 - 10/16/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Main Street Center

Presented by: Craft Guild of Nevada County

Website: craftguildnevadacounty.org/

Tickets: Available at the door – $2.00, children under 12 are free.

Pets are NOT allowed at this event.

The Craft Guild of Nevada County presents its annual Fall Festival, Winterfaire, Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 from 10 AM until 4 PM at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 1, Main Street Building, Grass Valley, CA

Admission is only $2.00 and parking is FREE! Admission for children 12 and under is free. There will be quality hand-crafted items as well as a café area offering drinks and desserts. As in previous years the Guild will partner with Interfaith Food ministries for a canned food drive. Bring a can of food and get $1.00 off the admission price. All food donated will help those in need in Nevada County.

This year, Winterfaire will host more than forty juried artisans, a number of them new to the Faire. Most are local to Nevada County and several are award winning. Shoppers will find a range of items including yard and home décor, hand woven textiles, accessories, jewelry and much more. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with unique hand-crafted gifts. We hope you will join us at Winterfaire. We appreciate your support, enabling us to continue our services to the community.

The Craft Guild of Nevada County is a non-profit community service organization. Over the years, the Craft Guild has donated to a number of local charitable groups. Recently these include CAFA, Hospitality House, Auburn Spay and Neuter, and the Independent Living Program, a division of the Nevada County Superintendant of Schools. Guild members provide monthly tray favors for two local senior care facilities as well as Christmastime gifts for the senior care residents, and home-bound seniors in Nevada County.

For more information, contact Susan McGuire at contact@craftguildnevadacounty.org
 

http://www.craftguildnevadacounty

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Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips
Oct
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips

The Center for the Arts presents
with  Lee Bob and the Truth opening
Saturday, October 8, 8:00pm
$20 Member, $22 General Public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


Greg Loiacono is a musician based out of Marin County, California. He is a founding member of the seminal California rock band, The Mother Hips. Greg plays guitar, sings and writes songs for The Hips, Sensations ( his solo project that features a rotating cast of California bassists and drummers including Scott Thunes, Paul Hoaglin, Reed Mathis, Todd Roper and David Brogan) and Ball Point Birds (an acoustic duo) that he created with his musical brother, Tim Bluhm.

When Greg is not on the road, recording or sitting in with friends around town, he brings a customized, music group into Bay Area treatment Centers to help addicts recover from addiction and psychological disorders.

http://www.gregloiacono.com/
https://www.facebook.com/gregloiacono/?fref=ts


“Lee Bob is a country gentleman with imdi-rock flavor” – NPR Music

Lee Bob & The Truth is a rock & roll band from the San Francisco, CA. Lee Bob calls the music “future blues”. Their new album – The Light – was recorded in a handful of days at the legendary United Recordings in Los Angeles and mastered by Bernie Grundman. The 100% analog record never touched a computer. The emphasis is on direct & emotive songs and the interplay of musicians in live performance.

The band teams singer-songwriter Lee Bob with guitarist Steve Suzuki Wyreman (who has played with Richard Ashcroft) and bassist Josh Lippi (Darondo, Alice Russell). Joining the band in various configurations on record and stage are Joe Bagale on drums, Nate Mercereau on guitar, Derek Taylor on drums and Ben Schwier on piano and organ.

leebobandthetruth.com

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2016 Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour
Oct
8
to Oct 16

2016 Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour

The Center for the Arts presents
Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County
October 8-9, and 15-16, 10:AM to 5:00PM
Open House Preview Event: Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM
#fallcolorsopenstudios

Print version available at:
The Center for the Arts, Artworks Gallery, ASiF Studios, Briar Patch Co-op, GV & NC Chambers, The Alexander Gallery, SummerThymes, The Artist Workshop


Meet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community . The Center is located at 314 West Main Street in downtown Grass Valley.

Visit 70+ local artists in 46 studios this October and see where art is made, displayed, and appreciated in Nevada County. The tour features painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, illustrators, jewelers, designers, woodworkers and more. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists, view new work, and buy original art in a wide range of media & styles. See their workspace, watch live demonstrations, observe works in progress and learn about an art process from concept to completion.  Beyond an art sale, Open Studios is a chance to experience first-hand how, where and why art is created.

Start your tour at The Center for the Arts preview exhibit October 8-18 artist reception Thursday, October 8, 6 – 9PM. The Open House is free and open to all ages. Meet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community.

Prizes for the most studios visited!

Have the artist at each studio you visit mark off their listing in the guide.
Visit 5 or more studios: entered to win a $25 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
Visit 10 or more studios: entered to win a $50 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
The person who visits the most studios will win a grand prize.
To be eligible for all prizes, bring your marked Open Studios guide back to the Center during business hours: Monday-Saturday, Noon-5:00pm, by Oct. 31.


Start your tour at The Center for the Arts
Artist Reception is Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Preview Exhibit October 2 – 18


Candy Ekstrom 1 candyekstrom.com

Carin Brooks 1 www.artstudio920.com

Dori Greenbaum 1 www.dorigreenbaum.com

Jay Gordin 1 www.JayBearKnives.com

Jonathan Lyerly 1 www.jonathanlyerlyphotography.com

Katie Wolff 1 www.KatieWolffStudio.com

Martha Jones 1 www.greenmosaics.com

Rosemary Stokes 1

Karel Hendee 1 www.karelhendee.com

Adrian Hyman 2 www.arhphoto.com

Tamara Unger 2

Len Moles 3 lenmolesartist.com

Chantell Goldthwaite 4 https://www.facebook.com/wondrousobjectstudio/

Valerie Messervy Birkhoff 5 valsworth.com

Deb Foxen 5

Brett Schreiber 6

Dugan Essick 7 Essickwoodworkingschool.com

Mindy Oberne 8 bagglady.com

Caroline Courtright 9

Della Heywood 9 dellaheywood.com

Chic Lotz 10 ChicLotzCeramics.com

David King 11 DavidKingCollage.com

Rebecca Bleau 12 www.rebeccableau.com

Kathryn Wronski 13 www.kwronski.com

Michael Larson 13 ArtsAria.com

Suzanne Himmler 13 www.riverwomandesign.com

Thomas Haddy 13

Virginia Ray 14 www.virginiaray.net

Linda Galusha 15 lindagalusha.com

Jude Bischoff 16 www.judebischoff.com

Marylou Falstreau 17 www.mfalstreau.com

Art Works 18

Neighborhood Center of The Arts 19 neighborhoodcenterofthearts.org

Spencer McClay 19

Tim Wilson 20

Curious Forge 21 www.thecuriousforge.org

Nathaniel Wheaton & Samantha Veitch 22 www.whitedragontrails.wordpress.com

Tony Machado 23 tonymachadoART.com

David McKay 24 www.photographybydavidwong.com

Jan Pellizzer 25

ASiF 26 asifstudios.com

Denise Wey 26 www.denisewey.com

Eileen Blodgett Fine Art 26 www.eileenblodgett.com

Jill Mahanna 26 www.jillmahanna.com

Mark Wilcox 26 markwilcoxart.com

Encaustic Artists Guild of Nevada County 26

Ron Kenedi 27 www.ronkenediart.com

John Bridge 28

Katy Hight 28

Kris Johnson 29 designsinfiber.com

Lucy Galbraith 30 WWW.VisionsMultimediaGroup.com

Leon Fletcher 30 WWW.VisionsMultimediaGroup.com

Lil McGill 31 www.lilmcgill.com

Delo Rio 32

David McKay 33 www.davidmckayphotography.com

Kitkitdizzi 34 kitkitdizzi.com

Alexander Gallery 35

Bill Juhl 35 www.billjuhl.com

LeeAnn Brook 36 www.leeannbrookfineart.com

Ron Kenedi 37 www.jermynstudios.com

JudiRobison (Gunkel) 38

Juliette Morris Williams 39 juliettemorriswilliams.com

Thomas Devine 40

Alex Henderson 41 miriammorris.com

Miriam Morris 41 miriammorris.com

Martin Arkenstone 42 www.martinarkenstone.com

Susan Lobb- Porter 43 http://www.slporter.com

Liz Collins 44 www.lizcollinsart.com

Betsy Lombard 45 www.betsylombard.com

Catherine Enderline Allen 45

Nadine Enderlin 46

Antje Dormeyer 47 www.antjedormeyer.com

Gail Lipson 47 www.gaillipsonphotography.com

Jane Markham 47 www.mountainexotics.com

See Art being made!

Many of the participating artists are working in their studios during the tour so you can see first hand their art-making process. Here is a sample of what some of the artists have lined up for the event:
Nevada City Area Artists Live Demos + More
29 KRIS JOHNSON – silk dyeing techniques
35 BILL JUHL – wood turning
36 LEEANN BROOK FINE ART – working gallery and painting studio
39 JULIETTE MORRIS WILLIAMS – painting
40 THOMAS DEVINE – painting
41 MIRIAM MORRIS – sculpture
42 MARTIN ARKENSTONE – stone carving
43 SUSAN LOBB PORTER – painting using layers
47 ANTJE DORMEYER – stone setting and construction of rings

 

Grass Valley Area Artists Live Demos + More  
1 JAY GORDIN – knifemaking shop tours, sheath making
1 CARIN BROOKS – gourd carving
1 KAREL HENDEE – silk painting & dyeing techniques
1 ROSEMARY STOKES – jewelry making
1 DORI GREENBAUM – painting
6 BRETT SCHREIBER – burlwood finishing
8 MINDY OBERNE – Antarctica video/ photography project
9 CAROLINE COURTRIGHT – painting
9 DELLA HEYWOOD – watercolor & mixed media techniques
10 CHIC LOTZ – pottery throwing
12 REBECCA BLEAU – screenprinting
13 SUZANNE HIMMLER – fusing and enameling of fine silver
13 KATHRYN WRONSKI – painting of pet portraits
16 JUDE BISCHOFF – painting
17 MARYLOU FALSTREAU – acrylic & mixed media painting
22 BARROCULT – ceramics

More to do!

Encounter Nature – Fall Colors Trek at Hirschman’s Pond
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 & 16
10AM free | great for all ages
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on this beginner level walk – just .8 miles round trip to the Hirschman Pond – a remnant from gold mining history. Or do the whole 5-mile lasso-shaped loop. Meet at the trailhead, 115 Cement Hill Rd, Nevada City.
More info: bylt.org

Out on the Town – Grass Valley Downtown
Stroll, Shop, Sip & Dine in Beautiful Downtown Grass Valley!
Situated in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Grass Valley is surrounded by streams,lakes, rivers and majestic forests. We invite you to discover all the great things we have to offer!

More info: downtowngrassvalley.com

Holiday Shopping  – Nevada City Winter Craft Fair
SUN, DECEMBER 11 10am – 6pm
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St. Downtown Nevada City
Over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, ar tisans, designers, DIY crafters! Featuring unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares.

More info: minersfoundry.org

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Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show
Oct
8
to Oct 9

Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show

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Presented by: Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society

Website: www.ncgms.org/our_show.htm

Phone: (530) 305-9212

Come by to see the fantastic displays of gem and mineral collections, visit the booths of the numerous vendors, bid on minerals and rocks at our silent auction, listen to see if your number is called for the twice-hourly raffle, watch local artisans at work, and see the demonstrations. The Earth's Treasures is a great place to meet other enthusiasts, buy supplies to feed your passion, and experience everything the rock and mineral hobby has to offer.


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Melissa Mitchell and The Hope Social Club
Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Melissa Mitchell and The Hope Social Club

The Center for the Arts presents
with Justin Farren, solo and Handmade Moments opening
Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00pm
DANCE PARTY
$17 Members, $20 General Public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

“Mitchell may very well be Alaska’s strongest, most stylistically defined, accomplished singer/songwriter. She also jams like a badass with a full band. She’s opened for enormous acts, like KD Lang, and played on countless stages.” – Anchorage Press, May 04, 2016

“There is so much mutual respect and all around good feels passing between them, and they are so consistently having as much fun as their crowds are—I would be hard-pressed to think of another live show that packs that much good love. Their mix of blues, rock, soul, folk, funk and sometimes a little country isn’t something you’ll hear anywhere else in town.” – Aurora Ford, Anchorage Press, March 24, 2016


The Hope Social Club is a band whose beginnings originated in and around the small town of Girdwood, Alaska, a hippy ski haven just South of Anchorage. Melissa Mitchell and Spiff lived in the same building and although neither remembers the very first time they jammed, the town of Girdwood gave them plenty of opportunity to hear each other play. Quickly, they became more familiar with each others songs and with easygoing style and effortless harmonies it was a natural fit and a not so random partnership. The rest of the band met there over the last 15 years and sitting in on each others sets became the norm. Multi-instrumentalist Aaron Benolkin joined in anytime he wasn’t playing with his other projects, including The Whipsaws, and his smooth pedal steel and electric guitar added another layer of texture to Melissa and Spiff’s songs. Tim Haren, a rockin’ local drummer and creator of Alaska’s own Lefty’s Cajons, along with Tony Restivo, bass player for the iconic Girdwood jam band The Photonz, rounded out the rhythm section. Rik Nielsen, from Valdez, had played and toured with Melissa and just kept adding new instruments to his bag of tricks, including lap steel and Weissenborn, but is most at home ripping his champion electric guitar leads.

In addition to being band mates, the Hope Social Club is comprised of dear friends, which is obvious when you watch them play together. They’ve shared good times and heartache, traveled together, volunteered and worked together, cried on each others shoulders; the bond is tangible and for good reason, they have grown to be one of Alaska’s favorite bands.
The music that this band makes is special; it’s infectious, and it’s hard to describe. It’s almost easier to say what they are not: they are not a rock band; they aren’t a hippy band; they aren’t blues specialists or classic rockers; they won’t play Wagon Wheel, so don’t even ask.

Original songs and harmonies are the cornerstone of HSC and although they are led by two acoustic guitars, the rest of the band adds plenty of oomph so that what started out as folk songs easily evolves into groove laced tunes that gets people on their feet. They’ve played everything from house concerts to the biggest and best venues Alaska has to offer and have gotten their feet wet on the East and West Coasts. Between them, they’ve opened for national acts such as Michael Franti, Wilco, Rayland Baxter, Trampled by Turtles, K.D. Lang, the Indigo Girls, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, just to name a few.

The individual members have all got a long history of composing the soundtrack to many an Alaskan evening. Whether it’s on the stage, or under the stars at a campfire; this band adds solid depth and credibility to the Alaskan music scene and their fiery brand of foot stomping, heart churning tunes, translates anywhere they go. This band delivers. You can see it on the faces of the folks that come to the shows. It’s more than just watching and listening to musicians play. It’s more than just being in the scene. It’s more than you usually get for the common cover charge. It’s special. It’s Alaskan. It’s the Hope Social Club.

www.hopesocialclub.com/the-band

www.facebook.com/HopeSocialClub


Justin Farren is an acclaimed yet unassuming singer-songwriter from Sacramento, CA. where he lives in a house that he literally built with his own two hands, about which he says “it’s like living in a museum of my own mistakes”.

When it comes to his songs, Justin Farren is nothing short of a master craftsman painting lyrical pictures that are firmly rooted in the reality of day-to-day life. His delivery is humorous, thoughtful and engaging. His guitar playing is lively, intricate, and seemingly boundless. The Sacramento News & Review describes him as “The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a headfull of funny, tender and engaging observation.”

Justin has toured extensively along the West Coast, through the Southwest and beyond. One highlight of these touring includes a series of shows opening for the nationally acclaimed folk artist David Wilcox in packed theaters throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Justin has also been honored to open for national artists including Bret Dennen, Hot Buttered Rum, Matt Costa, Jackie Greene, and John Vanderslice. A few of Justin’s accolades include: SWRFA Official Showcase Artist (2015), 2nd Place – Planet Bluegrass Folks Fest Competition (2013), Honorable Mention – Planet Bluegrass Telluride Troubadour Competition (2013), Regional Finalist – NewSong Mountain Stage (2012), Song Of The Year – West Coast Songwriter (2012), Best Musician – Sacramento News & Review (2009 / 2010), Best Lyricist – Sacramento Magazine (2010)


What makes the homey Ozark stew of Handmade Moments so very nourishing, so perfectly spiced? Partake and be effortlessly guided through wistful and deep channels of musical flavor, rich with hearty roots and fungi, vegetables home-gardened and watered from the sacred well of American musics: jazz old-time country blues soul hip-hop rock (and it don’t stop). Glistening with insight and whimsy, long-simmering with righteous compassion and beauty, Handmade Moments are a fearless all-weather duo – complementary spirits of musical tightrope and magic – serving up entrée to their secret river of goodness.

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Jerry Douglas Band
Oct
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Jerry Douglas Band

The Center for the Arts presents
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:30pm
General Admission
$37 member, $42 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master,” by The New York Times, thirteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.

Since 1998, he’s been a key member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, and Jesse Winchester and is is co-Music Director of the acclaimed BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions, and his latest solo album Traveler features guest appearances by such notable friends as Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, and Eric Clapton, among others.
As he continues his incalculable influence on Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, Douglas forges as a true pioneer in American music.

www.jerrydouglas.com

www.facebook.com/jerrydouglasband

twitter.com/jerrydouglas

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An Evening with Jackson Browne
Oct
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

An Evening with Jackson Browne

The Center for the Arts presents
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8pm
Veterans Memorial Auditorium 

“Jackson Browne is timeless”
Berkshire Eagle

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Jackson’s career began in the mid-60s in Los Angeles and Orange County folk clubs. Except for a brief period in NYC in the late 1960s, he has always lived in Southern California. His debut album came out on David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. His most recent studio album, Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life. Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He’s a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org.

In 2002, he was the fourth recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, given to artists whose works exemplify the environmental and social values that were essential to the great California-born author. He has received Duke Universitys LEAF award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts, and both the Chapin-World Hunger Year and NARM Harry Chapin Humanitarian Awards. In 2004, Jackson was given an honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, for “a remarkable musical career that has successfully combined an intensely personal artistry with a broader vision of social justice.”

www.jacksonbrowne.com

Twitter.com/SongsOfJBrowne

www.facebook.com/OfficialJacksonBrowne

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Laura Marling Live
Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Laura Marling Live

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
Saturday, October 1, 8:00PM
plus special guests TBA
$21 advance, $26 door

“I’ve always been told that I’m an old soul. And I’m not. I just have a deep voice and a stern face. I am actually young. I hadn’t had chance to stop and think about that before.”


In 2015, Laura Marling came off the road after touring her hugely successful fourth album Once I Was an Eagle, and immediately set about recording its successor , Short Movie “I literally rolled out of the van and into the studio — a decision made by my own stubbornness,” she recalls. “And then I just stopped cold turkey.” Marling’s fifth album, Short Movie, was the result of an extended period of stopping and thinking. “I realised that I hadn’t been in a place for longer than two or three weeks since I was 16,” she explains. “I thought ‘I wonder what will happen if I try and root myself somewhere?‘ Look back over the past eight years.”

Shelving the album she had written and begun, she gave herself six months away from anything related to music, to explore and learn new skills, to try other kinds of writing, other ways of thinking. “It was definitely good for me,” she says. “But it was also absolutely horrible and I’ll never do that again.” Uncertain whether she wanted to continue songwriting she had redirected her energy into poetry, only to have her application (under a pseudonym) to study at a writing centre in upstate New York turned down. “I think,” she says, “it was the first time anybody’s ever said no to me.”

And so Marling returned to Los Angeles, where she has lived for the past few years, and sought new direction. “LA is literally the worst place to not have a job,” she says. “It’s so drifty anyway. It’s the kind of place where you can either skim the surface, go with the tide or be dragged down to the stagnant waters. And you don’t want to fall through the cracks here, I guess. Not that you’re in danger of doing that if you’re somewhat sane, but I felt really on the edge of sanity.” Exploring the worlds of mysticism, yoga and psychedelics, she began to feel the isolation of her city, to notice “people talking about good vibrations in a concrete jungle”, the people on the street who “just seem to let the light come in a bit too much to close it off again. And you can’t look at them without knowing that you’re capable of doing that too.” The days began to blend together. “Everything, every day seemed really banal,” she remembers. “If I was in France we would have called it ‘an existential crisis’ and got on with it. But here they treat negativity like it’s something infectious.”

Slowly out of the “chaos” of that time Marling began to find a kind of order. She enrolled on several online courses to study literary criticism, immersed herself in the writing of Rilke, Chris Kraus and Jodorowsky. “I got really obsessed with getting educated,” she explains. “And then I realized it’s not actually about being educated it’s about being wise.” Her intention was to “take the mysticism of songwriting and tame it in a way. Or take control of it. I wanted some whipping into shape. And I think that by whatever means I have done that. And that’s why I think this crop of songs is different.” These songs are different — in mood and sound and temperament. They reflect a time of great exploration for Marling, and so encompass doubt, magic, hope, humanity, salvation, rage, peace, place and being alone.

2016 has seen Laura step back from her prolific album making of the past 10 years and instead she has embarked on a year of side projects- details of which will be announced shortly. In September she will take to the road on a solo tour of North West America in the spirit of a good old fashioned road trip

www.lauramarling.com

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KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace
Sep
30
to Oct 2

KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace

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KVMR’s Celtic Festival & Marketplace is a trip to the past days of the Celtic Lands with 2 stages of music and tons of Celtic actors in authentic costume.  Come for the Music, Stay for the Magic!

September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016

Sept. 1 – 3pm to 10pm    Oct. 1 – 10am to 10pm    Oct. 2 – 10am to 8pm

Presented by: KVMR Community Radio

Website: www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

Phone: (530) 265-9073

Email: events@kvmr.org

Mailing Address: 120 Bridge Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Pets?: No pets allowed at event, except registered service animals

Tickets & Camping:  See website for details

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Crystal Bowersox
Sep
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Crystal Bowersox

The Center for the Arts presents
Duo Format
Sunday, September 25 8:00pm

General Admission
$32 members, $35 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

VIP Meet & Greet – Limited only 25 available
$77 member, $82 Public
includes: VIP Laminate, Exclusive Picture, An Acoustic song performed by Crystal, Question and Answer time, Photo op with Crystal, Signing with Crystal
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


“Bluesy and soulful, with a voice incapable of artifice…” -The Washington Post

“…She has a keen, finely honed pop instinct all her own.” – The New York Times

“Bowersox expertly works the territory between folk and country…her best moments are…subtle, with a touch of twang and fragility.” – The Chicago Tribune

“‘All That For This’ reflects the ease and comfort Ms. Bowersox now claims in her career…” – The New York Times


Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music that is refreshing and rare. “I believe if you stand for something, stand your ground; stand it strong and stand it proud.” It is this fortitude and courageous spirit that resonated with millions night after night when the 2010 American Idol runner up took the stage. There is a sincerity and authenticity about her that just can’t be manufactured.

The same can be said about her musical prowess, which has all the markings of a creative force to reckon with who is in it for the long haul. Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King. All That For This, Crystal Bowersox’s sophomore release and Shanachie Entertainment debut, is a powerful testament to her talents as both a singer and songwriter, as well as her unerring musical vision. She confides, “I am more proud of this body of work then anything I’ve done before. If this music can move someone to tears or makes them smile, then I have really accomplished something. That’s all I can ask for.”

All That For This is Crystal Bowersox’s emancipation from judgment. It is the manifestation of her own womanhood and enlightenment won through hard fought battles, failures and triumphs. It is the belief that listening to your own inner voice will lead you where you need to be. “I am learning not to judge music and myself so harshly and to not allow myself to be swayed by other’s judgment. I’m trying to listen to my own instincts more often. I can’t convince someone who doesn’t like my music to like it, but for the people who do, I want to play them another song,” she says smiling.

Until now, the world has witnessed only a portion of Crystal Bowersox’s talent, which was channeled through mainstream pop expectations on her debut release, Farmer’s Daughter. With the highly anticipated release of All That For This (March 26, 2013), produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow, John Lee Hooker, Raul Malo), Bowersox exposes a new dimension of her music. “There are definitely more happier light-hearted moments on this record,” confides the 27-year-old Portland transport. “There are also touches of some of the darkest places and emotional states that I’ve been in my past. This album reveals a much more grateful and gracious side of me. It’s the next chapter of my life.”

A busy mom who delicately juggles motherhood and a thriving music career, Crystal admits that the challenge is not always easy. Understanding the importance of taking care of oneself and finding balance, she manages to find the time to knit and do yoga, which she says has helped with both her blood sugar and performances. She also loves to put her culinary skills to the test and has even thought about putting together her own cookbook. She adds, “I am health conscious and I do my best to take care of my body in every way I can.” She also believes in taking care of our planet. “Somehow this year I plan to wean our household off fossil fuel. Not sure how quite yet but it’s something that’s important to me, and most important for my son, and all of our children.” One of the most admirable attributes about Crystal Bowersox is her down-to-earth, no-nonsense, what-you-see is-what-you-get vibe. She honestly loves the exchange with her audience and is thrilled to be hitting the road in support of All That For This. “There is a world of difference when you get to meet people, look into their eyes, hear their stories, share your own and make a connection. You can’t beat that.” With a new CD, national tour and some high profile acting ambitions in sight for 2013, it looks like the sky is the limit. Bowersox concludes, “I hope this music thing works out because I am a really bad waitress. I am rooting for music!”

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Mick Fleetwood Blues Band feat. Rick Vito
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band feat. Rick Vito

The Center for the Arts presents
with Achilles Wheel Duo opening
Friday, September 23, 2016, 8pm
at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

RESERVED SEATING

$90 Premium reserved seating including parking
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


$70 member/$80 non-member Tier 2 rows L –FF reserved seating
$52 member/$68 non member Tier 3 rows GG-LL reserved seating
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

GENERAL ADMISSION

$42/47 rows MM-QQ, General Admission
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

STANDING/DANCING ROOM

$42 member, $47 non member, Standing/Dancing Room only
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


Mick Fleetwood VIP Meet & Greet Package(30 available):$350

. One reserved floor ticket in rows 1 – 5 (distributed day of show)
. Exclusive Meet & Greet with Mick Fleetwood
. Photo op with Mick Fleetwood
. Q&A session at Mick Fleetwood’s drum kit
. One Autographed 8×10 photo
. One Mick Fleetwood signature drumhead
. One specially designed Mick Fleetwood VIP tote bag
. One Mick Fleetwood VIP Meet & Greet laminate
. On-Site VIP Host

Veterans Memorial Auditorium
255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945


Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is celebrating his blues heritage with his new band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. As well as their own material, the band pays tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all-male blues band that started it all in 1967. Bringing together four stellar Blues and Rock musicians, Mick Fleetwood presents a live album which is as current as it is nostalgic.

At the front of the group is Rick Vito, veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist. Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green. “A lot of guys can play the licks but Rick has the tone and that’s so important in real blues,” says Mick Fleetwood. With Fleetwood anchoring the band on percussion, the “other half” of the rhythm section is Lenny Castellanos on bass. As Mick points out, “I’ve played with John McVie for 40 years, any bassist who plays with me has big shoes to fill.” Lenny does a great job filling those shoes while complimenting Mick’s unique and revered drum style. Mark Johnstone ties everything together on the keys and backup vocals, infusing a vibrant energy to the group. The band is led, of course, by the legendary Mick Fleetwood, providing a backbone with his unmistakable power-house percussion and persona. The band pays tribute to the Mac’s early days, when it drew heavily on American blues music and produced hits such as “Rattlesnake Shake,” “Albatross,” “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman” (which was later covered by Santana).

http://www.mickfleetwoodblues.com/


Paul Kamm and Jonny Mojo are singer/songwriters and frontmen of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel. As an acoustic duo they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of Country and Bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. But it’s the infectious quality of their songwriting that really shines in this setting, and the diverse nature of it as well. Paul and Jonny work off of each other like two sides of the same coin, actively looking for and pushing each other to find the most in whatever song they’re playing.

Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an 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.  The one thing that rises to the surface as you get to know this band is that supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work.  They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life.  The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter.  Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’ Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man.  He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.

www.achilleswheel.com/duo

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Atumnal Equinox Sale
Sep
23
to Sep 30

Atumnal Equinox Sale

Well it's official, fall has fell. So that means prices are falling at Serendipity. For one week only Summer fashions are on sale. Clothing from Jayli, Karma Circle, and Soul Flower are 35% to 50% off. So don't hesitate, selection is limited and the sale ends September 30th.

HAPPY FALL!

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30th Annual Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair
Sep
22
to Sep 25

30th Annual Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair

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Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2016 Draft Horse Classic. Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” – it’s all part of the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

At a Glance

Dates: September 22 – 25, 2016
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps

For General Information – times, performance schedule, pricing, parking, etc. – visit the General Information page.

Hours

Thursday: Noon until end of last performance
Friday: Noon until end of last performance
Saturday: 8 am until end of last performance (Eliminations begin at 7 am)
Sunday: 8 am until end of last performance

Pets

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic, except for those canines assisting a disabled Draft Horse Classic visitor or participant.

Performance Schedule and Prices

Performance Schedule

Buy Tickets

Evening and Late Afternoon Performances
Reserved seating: $19; General admission: $16

Morning Performances
Reserved seating: $15; General admission: $12

Children’s Tickets (12 & under)
Reserved seating: $13; General admission: $10

*Tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 21, are an additional $3 per ticket.

*If you have ADA seating needs, please call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217.

Harvest Fair

In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults – and admission is free! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies, or sit and enjoy the live entertainment. With so much to see and do, there’s a little something for everyone at the Harvest Fair.

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic, except for those canines assisting a disabled Draft Horse Classic visitor or participant.

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Sep
20
10:30pm10:30pm

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

OFF CENTER STAGE
Sierra Stages presents
September 29 – October 16
$20 on Sept 29 & 30
$25 for all other performances

$35 Reserved Seating


By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Sharon Winegar
Set & Lighting Design by Tim Dugan
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with
Chase Coney
Lyra Dominguez
Paulette Gilbert
Jonathan Hansard
Wendy Willoughby
Sharon Winegar

In this beguiling comedy by contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl, Jean is sleepwalking through her life until she answers a dead man’s cell phone. It turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a date with the dead man’s brother, a drinking binge with his wife, and a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress. Not to mention trips to the afterlife and the black market. In this quirky modern adventure, Jean re-connects to her own spirit and learns that life is for the living.

OFF CENTER STAGE
315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley

We offer both General Admission and Reserved Seating for
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone”.
It’s easy to purchase tickets ONLINE below,
and there are NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES.

You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets over the phone.
Our box office opens 1 hour before each performance.
The doors open for seating 1/2 hour before each performance.

www.sierrastages.org
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123686150989570

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Thursday Night Market
Jul
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

Thursday Night Market

  • 108 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA, 95945 United States (map)
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The Grass Valley Thursday Night Market is a wonderful community event that includes a certified Farmer’s Market – and a whole lot more! Things like arts, crafts, food, and the ever popular FREE Summer Concert Series. It is a celebration of free enterprise and new ideas blended with heritage craftsmanship and art. Items from around the world and up in the hills! There are street performers and entertainment for everyone in the family. This heritage event in the heart of the Gold Country blends the town and country elements and attitudes of Nevada County into a neighborly snapshot of our community. In this day and age when most commerce is geared to the automobile and satellite malls, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market brings the local and regional community downtown to walk, browse, talk meet your friends and neighbors. All in the shadow of a wonderfully historic and colorful downtown. This is the real thing, this is authentic character, the face of our community and it reflects the synergy of those who live here and those who visit or would love to live in our town.

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Paul Thorn Band
Jul
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Paul Thorn Band

The Center for the Arts presents
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 8:00PM

General Admission
$27 member, $30 non member

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)


“Paul is one of my favorite artists,Talk about somebody with a powerful live performance. He’s funny, he’s funky, he’s sexy, he’s witty and he’s a great songwriter. He’s the perfect double bill for me. I love the energy. I figure he’s gonna grease the pan for me.” BONNIE RAITT

“Paul Thorn is a rare and addictive mixture of soul, wit, humor and musicality.” MARK KNOPFLER

“To me he s a great performer. I love his stage thing. It’s just cool, he’s personal, friendly. You just feel comfortable around him.” ROBERT EARL KEEN


Paul Thorn’s new album Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. “In the past, I’ve told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,” the former prizefighter and literal son of a preacher man offers. “This time, I’ve written 10 songs that express more universal truths, and I’ve done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.”

Which explains numbers like the acoustic-electric charmer “Rob You of Your Joy,” where Thorn’s warm peaches-and-molasses singing dispenses advice on avoiding the pitfalls of life. The title track borrows its tag from a familiar saying among the members of the African-American Baptist churches Thorn frequented in his childhood. “I’d ask, ‘How you doin’, sister?’ And what I’d often hear back was, ‘I’m too blessed to be stressed.’” In the hands of Thorn and his faithful band, who’ve been together 20 years, the tune applies its own funky balm, interlacing a percolating drum and keyboard rhythm with the slinky guitar lines beneath his playful banter.

Thorn’s trademark humor is abundant throughout the album, which will be released August 19, 2014 on Perpetual Obscurity/Thirty Tigers. “Backslide on Friday” is a warm-spirited poke at personal foibles. “I promised myself not to write about me, but I did on ‘Backslide,’” Thorn relates. The chipper pop tune is a confession about procrastination, sweetened by Bill Hinds’ slide guitar and Thorn’s gently arching melody. “But,” Thorn protests, “I know I’m not the only one who says he’s gonna diet and just eat Blue Bell vanilla ice cream on Sundays, and then ends up eating it every day!”

“Mediocrity Is King” takes a wider swipe, at our culture’s hyper-drive addiction to celebrity artifice and rampant consumerism. But like “Everything Is Gonna Be All Right,” a rocking celebration of the simple joys of life, it’s done with Thorn’s unflagging belief in the inherent goodness of the human heart.

 

www.paulthorn.com
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Thursday Night Market
Jul
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Thursday Night Market

  • 108 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA, 95945 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Grass Valley Thursday Night Market is a wonderful community event that includes a certified Farmer’s Market – and a whole lot more! Things like arts, crafts, food, and the ever popular FREE Summer Concert Series. It is a celebration of free enterprise and new ideas blended with heritage craftsmanship and art. Items from around the world and up in the hills! There are street performers and entertainment for everyone in the family. This heritage event in the heart of the Gold Country blends the town and country elements and attitudes of Nevada County into a neighborly snapshot of our community. In this day and age when most commerce is geared to the automobile and satellite malls, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market brings the local and regional community downtown to walk, browse, talk meet your friends and neighbors. All in the shadow of a wonderfully historic and colorful downtown. This is the real thing, this is authentic character, the face of our community and it reflects the synergy of those who live here and those who visit or would love to live in our town.

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Thursday Night Market
Jul
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Thursday Night Market

  • 108 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA, 95945 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Grass Valley Thursday Night Market is a wonderful community event that includes a certified Farmer’s Market – and a whole lot more! Things like arts, crafts, food, and the ever popular FREE Summer Concert Series. It is a celebration of free enterprise and new ideas blended with heritage craftsmanship and art. Items from around the world and up in the hills! There are street performers and entertainment for everyone in the family. This heritage event in the heart of the Gold Country blends the town and country elements and attitudes of Nevada County into a neighborly snapshot of our community. In this day and age when most commerce is geared to the automobile and satellite malls, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market brings the local and regional community downtown to walk, browse, talk meet your friends and neighbors. All in the shadow of a wonderfully historic and colorful downtown. This is the real thing, this is authentic character, the face of our community and it reflects the synergy of those who live here and those who visit or would love to live in our town.

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20th Annual California WorldFest
Jul
14
to Jul 17

20th Annual California WorldFest

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
20th Annual California WorldFest
July 14-17, 2016

Featuring 8 stages of music from around the world,
camping with family and friends, workshops, international food,
fine crafts, and the renowned children’s program.

www.worldfest.net


Evening Meadow & Spotlight Stage Lineup


THURSDAY
5:00-5:25 – NATIVE WELCOME
5:30-6:25: SIHASIN
6:30-7:10: EVA SALINA
7:15-8:10: ELAGE DIOUF
8:15-8:55: FLOR DE TOLOACHE
9:00-10:30: DELHI 2 DUBLIN


FRIDAY
5:30-6:25: EMEL MATHLOUTHI
6:30-7:10: DIRTY REVIVAL
7:15-8:15: PETER MAWANGA & THE AMARAVI MOVEMENT
8:20-9:10: BASKERY
9:15-11:00: NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
11-1AM DJ DANCE PARTY IN THE WELCOME STAGE


SATURDAY
5:30-6:25: TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE
6:30-7:10: SAMBADA
7:15-8:15: AWA SANGHO
8:20-9:10: BOOGAT
9:15-11:00: THIRD WORLD


SUNDAY
5:00-5:55: NANO STERN
6:00-6:40: DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS
6:45-7:45: LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS
7:50-8:40: LIZ VICE
8:45-10:00: BOZ SCAGGS

Watch for complete 8-stage daytime schedule coming soon.
Lineup and Schedule are subject to change


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