Upcoming Events at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center

 Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present Theater by the Book: Times Like These directed by Sands Hall – February 23rd

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball featuring Deadbeats and Sgt. Funky – February 25th

Desert Daze Caravan Tour featuring Temples – March 1st

Pimps of Joytime & MarchFourth – March 9th

Nevada City Dance Festival – March 15th

For more information www.minersfoundry.org

 

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with Deadbeats and Sgt. Funky

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Deadbeats will headline the evening with special guest, Sgt Funky.  The evening will feature a no host full bar and cajun food available for purchase.  Costumes and masks are encouraged!

The Deadbeats formed in the summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was onto something – a certain indefinable sound that captures the essence of a Dead show.  Twenty-two years later the Deadbeats continue to evolve with original members Tom Menig , Eric Menig and Gary Campus being joined by Rob Kopp (drums), Glen Tucker (keyboards) and newest member Peter Wilson (guitar) for this Mardi Gras journey into the music of one of America’s most enduring bands.

Sgt. Funky is a six-person rock band specializing in playing the songs “You Forgot You Liked,” everything from the Beatles and the British Invasion, Eric Clapton, the Zombies, the Yardbirds and Van Morrison to the B-52s and the Go-Gos. Drawing from a master list of more than 100 tunes, they play both r&b ballads and high energy dance tunes with a little psychedelic thrown in for fun.  The band has been together for eight years and recently added a female bassist, a singer and two dancers to the core band of experienced musicians you can often spot playing with a number of other local bands.  Sgt. Funky audiences love the energy, enthusiasm, and humor the band brings to all its performances!

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