Thank You Gold Miners Inn

A big Thank You to the Gold Miners Inn/Holiday Inn Express for hosting our last Table Top Mixer of the year on Oct 23rd.  We also thank the participants who purchased a table top.  We’ll keep you posted as to when the 2015 Table Top Mixers are scheduled!

In the meantime, please join for our next regular mixer at the new Hospice of the Foothills Gift & Thrift location at 692 Freeman Lane on Nov 20.



Makana In Concert at Foundry Nov 5


WHO: Makana In Concert

WHEN: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: $20 in Advance, $25 at the Door and available online at, by phone at (530) 265-5040, or in person at Miners Foundry or Briar Patch Co-Op

INFO: (530) 265-5040 or

Wednesday, November 5, internationally acclaimed world musician and slack-key guitarist Makana will return to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description. His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic, and jazz, and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.

Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with a diverse range of musicians including Jason Mrza, Santana, Sting, Elvis Costello, Michael Franti, Cachaito Lopez of Buena Vista Social Club, Andreas Vollenweider, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”.

“I found his concert last year to be inspirational, motivating and magical,” explains Gretchen Bond, Executive Director of the Miners Foundry. “He is as authentic on-stage as he is off, unassuming and committed to his passions. He loved the acoustics, energy and feel of the Stone Hall at the Foundry and I am excited to be bringing this bright young talent back to Nevada City.”

Makana will perform songs from his latest release Ripe, produced by multi-platinum producer Ron Nevison (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones) and renowned producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt), with breathtaking arrangements by Grammy-award winning keyboardist and composer Jeff Bova (Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton) and production and engineering by Hawai’i’s award-winning producer/ engineer Pierre Grill.

Ripe is the most diverse Makana album to date, brimming with acoustic surf music, slack key, symphonic epics, folk, rock, pop, Mediterranean, Appalachian and traditional Hawaiian sounds. It celebrates his collective musical journey and reflects his exciting live performances, showcasing a new side of Makana as a powerful composer. Songs include “Manic”, “the happy song for sadness”, “Nectarine”, a sexy love ballad that always goes over big at his live shows, his long-loved cover of Zeppelin’s “Going to California”, a tribute to slack key master Gabby Pahinui in Hi’ilawe, a groundbreaking guitar duet with renowned Maui guitar master Jeff Peterson, the heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballad “Tears” and Makana’s anthemic protest song “We Are The Many”, among others.

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest virtuoso of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.

A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. Slack key or Ki Ho’alu, over 200 years old and indigenous to Hawai’i, was created by ‘ohana (families) on the different islands as a very personal folk music expression of their beautiful surroundings and way of life. The style is characterized by “slacking” the strings to open chords, thus freeing the hands to alter the sound whilst self-accompanying with a triad of alternating bass patterns, faux rhythms and sweet melodies evocative of island atmospheres. Think “three guitars in one!” From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Pepe Romero (Spanish Flamenco Master). A contributor to the 2007 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol. I” and 2009 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol II”, Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).

The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

To reward his fans and celebrate 25 years as an artist, Makana will release a 25-song double CD recorded live and captured completely on analog — made accessible only at concerts on this tour. Fans who attend will get exclusive access to the double album, featuring songs he’s performed live but never before recorded, as well as an in-depth sampling of the traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar the artist grew up on.

Nevada City Live Fall 2014

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Nevada City Live – Fall 2014

Tickets are on sale for the second Nevada City Live concert series at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, October 3-November 8.

All shows start at 8. Tickets are $20. Tickets are on sale on at BriarPatch Co-Op in Grass Valley and Yabobo in Nevada City. Tickets are for sale for all shows through Vendini.

You can find more information on these shows plus the entire lineup on my new website at

Laurie Lewis & The Rights – Sat, Nov 1

An Actors’ Showcase –  Thur, Nov 6

The Foothill Flyers and Earles of Newtown – Sat, Nov 8


“Evil Dead: The Musical” Plays thru Nov 9

Evil Dead: The Musical
Camen Hodges, Director

Synthetic Unlimited is proud to present the bloody and hilarious Evil Dead: the Musical by George Reinblatt from October 23rd-November 9th, with two shows on Halloween night! This musical parody of the 1980s cult classic film in which five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally unleash an evil force, and turn into zombies plays at the Synthetic Unlimited Opera House, at 120 Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley. Come as early as 7 pm for drinks and desserts.

Don’t miss this killer production of one of the most innovative and monumental musicals ever to spray a bunch of blood in people’s faces! Explicit language and material. Tickets available at 1-888-95-SHOWS, the Briar Patch, and

Thursday, October 23rd, 8 pm, free preview
Friday, October 24th, 8 pm, GALA OPENING
Saturday, October 25th, 8 pm
Thursday, October 30th, 8 pm
Friday, October 31st, 8 pm, HALLOWEEN
Friday, October 31st, 11:59 pm, HALLOWEEN Midnight show
Saturday, November 1st, 8 pm
Friday, November 7th, 8 pm
Saturday, November 8th, 8 pm
Sunday, November 9th, 8 pm, CLOSING NIGHT


Emily’s Catering Has New Location!

Greetings from Emily’s Catering and Cake!

We are excited to announce that we have moved our business to 421 Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley with a new retail bakery Thursday – Sunday, and continuing and expanding our catering services. We invite you to several delectable and exciting events the next few weeks.

October 30th – Bakery Opens – 11 am – 6 pm
Stop by and enjoy a cup of Fable coffee and sweet treats.

November 8th – Grand Opening Celebration – 10am – 7pm
Celebrate our new chapter of our business with raffle prizes, FREE food and drink with live music!

Our new location will feature a retail display case with fresh never frozen cakes, cupcakes, pies and other specialty desserts. For the first time ever we will have a storefront featuring our delicious cakes and scrumptious desserts!! Retail items will include: our fillings, frostings, cookie doughs, smores’ kits along with celebration candles and other cake making/decorating supplies.   Our retail selection will include some of our other well known gourmet food items to assist you in throwing the perfect party. Here is a taste of what is in store: shallot marmalade, caramelized pears and walnuts, fruit preserves, gluten free teriyaki sauce, sweet and spicy mustard, dressings and much more.

We are happy to add sweet and savory cooking classes in the near future. We will hold two classes each month open to the community, one designed for adults and one for younger children. Classes will be taught by Chef Emily as well special guest instructors.

In addition we will continue to offer our clients an intimate private event space. This space is perfect for rehearsal dinners, day after brunches, birthday parties, business meetings and seminars.

We look forward to sharing our delectable desserts with you!

Emily Scott-Arbaugh, Chef and Co-Owner & John Arbaugh, Co-Owner

Office Hours Tuesday and Wednesday – 9am-5pm
Thursday-Sunday in the Kitchen or catering an event!

Event Venue- 421 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mailing Address- PO Box 3534, Grass Valley, CA 95945

530-271-CAKE (2253) •


Nevada City – Heroes of October!

Nevada City Yellow Jackets took the win against the Grass Valley team Oct 26th during the Heroes of October coed softball game!

Congratulations go out to both teams for a fun-filled event!

Nevada City Yellow Jacket Softball Team

Nevada City Yellow Jacket Softball Team


MIM Presents A Supper Club Affair Nov 7

Music in the Mountains Board of Directors presents

A Supper Club Affair
Friday, November 7
6:30 No host cocktails & wine bar
7:30 Dinner, dancing & show

Foothill’s Event Center
400 Idaho Maryland Road, GV

$125 per person

Call (530) 265-6124 for Reservations.  Deadline is Nov 1.

About Sister Swing and the Chopped Liver Orchestra
Sister Swing is a trio of vocalists dedicated to fun and frivolity while preserving the vintage jazz sounds of the girl groups of the 1930s and 1940s. Whether they are singing swing, boogie woogie, ballads or 2 step, their sound is authentic and very much their own. They are backed by a powerhouse band of the finest and MOST cute musicians in Sacramento area. The band has humbly self-titled themselves “The Chopped Liver Orchestra” and yet, they are so much more than chopped liver.


17th Annual Altar Show Nov 8-16


Altar 33-Nancy Henson, Marilyn Mociun, and Molly Jochem: Salud!


WHO: 17th Annual ALTAR SHOW:
Renewal & Remembrance

WHEN: November 8 thru November 16
11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily

WHERE: Northern Mines Building at the
Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA



The 17th Annual ALTAR SHOW: Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes. The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held November 8 thru November 16, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA. The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from eight to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars. A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography and more. Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers’ imaginations, the work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous. Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones. Others altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including peace, environmental, and social issues.   Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

Altar 46 - Lin Schiffner:  Remembering Sandy Hook

Altar 46 – Lin Schiffner: Remembering Sandy Hook

Two special events are scheduled during the Altar Show. The Public Reception will be held on Sunday, November 9, from 3 – 5 pm when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.   A “Poetry Evening” will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm and local poets will read their works around the theme of renewal and remembrance. The public is cordially invited to attend this very special exhibition by the 2014 Altar Show Board members. The Altar Show is held in association with the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, a nonprofit cultural and educational foundation.

For more detailed information on the 2014 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows visit the Altar Show website at


Altar 33 – Nancy Henson, Marilyn Mociun, and Molly Jochem: Salud!  This spring after 69 years of marriage, both our parents/grandparents left this life. Ten weeks separated their departures. They met in medical school, raised 4 children, played golf, traveled, were involved in many community activities. But their true love was each other. We salute them for a life long and well lived as they journey together beyond.

Altar 46 – Lin Schiffner: Remembering Sandy Hook.  “What can I do?” is often the response to a senseless tragedy or deep sorrow. This altar represents what people often do…make an altar and pray.  Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, 2012 Twenty angels and six heroes taken from our world. May they remain in our hearts and memories forever.

2015 Offers Restaurant Week!

Nevada County Restaurant Week 2015
January 23 – February 1

During Nevada County Restaurant Week, restaurants located throughout the County will be offering “deals”, specials and prix-fixe menus enticing local “foodies” as well as regional visitors to come and experience a new restaurant or one of your favorites or both.


Meet the Ignitor Graduates Nov 4

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Tuesday, November 4th from 6pm-8pm: The public is invited to meet the next group of Ignitor Graduates at Sierra Commons at a mixer on the Sierra Commons Campus located at 792 A Searls Ave in Nevada City.

The Sierra Commons “Business Ignitor” course is Nevada County’s premier set of classes for teaching entrepreneurs how to start a business or how to take their business to the next level. This exciting group of entrepreneurs includes copy editors, foodies, photographers, grant writers and more! The commencement speaker with be Shana Maziarz, Ignitor Graduate and co-owner of the very successful Three Forks Bakery and Brewery in downtown Nevada City.

Please come prepared to network and to have a great time. Food and drinks will be served.

Veterans Appreciation Dinner Nov 8

Nevada City Elks Lodge
Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner
Saturday, November 8th

Free to all Veterans; Non-Veterans $10

RSVP Required – Call 265-4920


Online Sales Guest Speaker Nov 21

How to Build an Online Sales Funnel for Your Business
Friday, Nov 21 • 11:30-1pm

336 Crown Point Circle
Grass Valley

$10 for NCAOR members/$15 non-members in advance
At Door – $5 higher & lunch not guaranteed

To Register call 530.272.2627.

Reservations will be made when accompanied with payment.


November Events at The Stonehouse

Reflections Jazz Quintet – Saturday Nov. 8th 6pm-8:30pm
The band features Bill Douglass on bass, John Girton on guitar, Al Bent on trombone, Jim Trefethen on tenor sax, and Karl Chelette on drums — playing the works of Monk, Ellington and more. Sponsored by the Sierra Jazz Society.

WHO: Reflections Jazz Quintet
WHAT: Live jazz playing the works of Monk, Ellington and more
WHERE: Stonehouse Old Brewery, 107 Sacramento St. Nevada City, CA 95959
WHEN: 11/08/14 6pm-8:30pm
INFO: All Ages $10


New Family Dog (Jon Ridnell) – Thursday Nov. 6th 7pm-9:30pm
New Family Dog features veteran Colorado guitar player Jon “Blackdog” Ridnell and his son Miles on both acoustic and electric bass bosting a repertoire of over 500 songs drawing from originals, funk, blues, bluegrass and jazz.

WHO: New Family Dog (Jon Ridnell)
WHAT: Live original, funk, blues, bluegrass, and jazz
WHERE: Stonehouse Old Brewery, 107 Sacramento St. Nevada City, CA 95959
WHEN: 11/06/14 7pm-9:30pm
INFO: All Ages $8


The Night Speaks: Full Moon Art Show
The Fine Art Paintings of Claire Ray – Thursday Nov. 6th 6pm-12:01am

A full moon showing of the fine art paintings of Claire Ray. Enjoy an evening event showcasing a Fall collection created locally in the woods of Grass Valley. An evening of art music and merriment!!

WHO: Claire Ray
WHAT: Full moon art showing with Djs
WHERE: Stonehouse Old Brewery, 107 Sacramento St. Nevada City, CA 95959
WHEN: 11/06/14 6pm-12am
INFO: $8


Bridgeport Receives Historic Designation

Dan Youngren, Supervising State Park Peace Office (Ranger), gathered the attendees at the Bridgeport Fall Festival on October 26th for an unveiling of a new historical plaque.

Read full Bridgeport press release here


Halloween Parade & More on Oct 31st

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Halloween Parade

On Friday, October 31st from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Nevada City will host its Second Annual Halloween Parade!!  A creepy hearse will lead dancers, fire, floats, bands and other souls down Broad St to kick off Halloween night. Parade attendees are also encouraged to dress in costume.  The parade will showcase the eclectic mix of people that make Nevada City the unique town that it is. You won’t want to miss it!  For more info, please contact or the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692.

Ghost Tours

The haunted Nevada City historical walking tour explores the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said to still reside among us. Nevada City tours depart from 210 Broad Street (The Alpha Building) on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. during the month of October. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Private tours by request. For further details call 530-265-6877 or email

Go to for more information on these events and other Halloween fun in Nevada City.

Halloween Night Hot Dog Fundraiser

What: Fundraiser for a new slide at Pioneer Park – We will be selling hot dogs, polish dogs, chips and drinks

Who: Nevada City Lions Club

Where: Nevada City Veteran’s Building (415 N. Pine St.)

When: Friday, October 31st

Time: 5-8pm


Once upon a time there was a large green slide at Pioneer Park that was loved by many children (and their parents).  Because the slide was so well loved it became worn out and unsafe, so unfortunately, it had to come down.  Now the Nevada City Lions Club is raising funds for a new slide.

On Halloween, October 31st, they will be at the Nevada City Veteran’s Building (415 N. Pine St.) selling hot dogs, polish dogs, chips and drinks to raise the final funds needed.  Not only is it a great cause, but parents don’t have to worry about dinner on this fun and crazy evening.  The Veteran’s Building is conveniently located in downtown Nevada City.

Food will be sold from 5pm to 8pm.  You can stop by after the Halloween Parade or when you need an energy boost to continue trick-or-treating.

The Lions Club has raised approximately $4,000, the Soap Box Derby organizers donated an additional $1,500, and the Gold Country Kiwanis Club presented a check to the City Council for $1,500.  We’re halfway there, but need help to raise the $11,000 needed for this project!

For more information about how to donate or for directions to the Veteran’s Building, contact Nevada City Parks & Recreation at 530-265-2496 x129.

“Stone Soup” The Musical & “Souper Sunday” Nov 2

InConcert Sierra and Sierra Stages Invite You to…

A Benefit Fundraiser for Youth Arts Education Programs in Nevada County

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2PM (Doors open at 1:30 PM)
(Musical first, then late light lunch)

Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

Tickets are $35 adult; $20 youth (age 17 and under)

For Information go to or; or call 530-273-3990

What do “Manicotti, Matzo balls, chimichanga, wiener schnitzel, and succotash” have in common? Find out on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at “SOUPER SUNDAY” – A benefit for the arts education outreach programs of InConcert Sierra and Sierra Stages! Enjoy the only public performance of the original children’s musical “STONE SOUP” written by InConcert Sierra Artistic Director Ken Hardin, based on the popular Russian folk tale, followed by a late light lunch of delicious soups and fresh breads, and including fun auctions and raffles.

In “STONE SOUP”, a hungry traveling magician stumbles upon a poor village under the control of the greedy Mayor Pocketbottom. The ‘magic’ traveler, Spinner, enchants the townspeople (who also include Miss Whimsey, Ms. Drizzle, Mr. Bleek and Ms. Grumpet), and together they create a delicious soup for the entire village from just one stone! It’s a heartfelt story of sharing, cooperation and helping others!

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry presented an informal reading of “STONE SOUP” as part of their “Theater by the Book” play reading series last season. Those attending the reading enjoyed the musical immensely, and several individuals requested a full production.

This fall, Sierra Stages is touring a full production of “STONE SOUP” to four local elementary schools: Chicago Park School, Scotten School, Union Hill School, and Ready Springs School. The production will play to an estimated total of 1200 school children, and will be the first time many have experienced live musical theatre performed by adult actors. To enhance the experience, director Susan Mason put together a Study Guide for teachers to use with their students before seeing the production. Mason said, “I hope the production will provide ideas to generate conversation about how we can listen to the needs of others and help provide for those less fortunate in our own community.”

“SOUPER SUNDAY,” will be the only chance for the general public to see the full production of this enchanting musical. The cast includes Casey Burke, Nancy Haffey, Jeffrey Mason, Susan Mason, Helena O’Dell, Keith Porter, and Kim Wellman. Musical direction is by Ken Getz, set is by Pam Hodges and costumes are by Eileen Beaver. For “SOUPER SUNDAY,” the cast will be joined by Ken Hardin, piano and Steve Nicholson, bass.

“I wrote the music and lyrics for “STONE SOUP” while on the faculty of CSU Northridge in the early 1980’s where it was produced and toured as part of their ‘theater for children program.’ I’m excited to see it come back to life,” said Hardin. “This event is perfect for audiences of all ages and a “souper” fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Bring along your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews!”

InConcert Sierra and Sierra Stages are collaborating on this project as two local non-profit arts presenters in Nevada County. The proceeds from “SOUPER SUNDAY” will help bring “STONE SOUP” to the four local elementary schools free of charge to the schools and the students, and will help Sierra Stages and InConcert Sierra enhance their respective educational offerings, which include free and discounted tickets to young audiences, scholarships, and in-school and field trip concerts/performances.

“SOUPER SUNDAY” festivities begin at 2:00 PM (Doors open at 1:30 PM) at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, in Nevada City. Tickets for the fundraiser are $35 ($20 for youth age 17 & under), and are available in person at BriarPatch Co-op Community Market, any InConcert Sierra or Sierra Stages event, and online at

“SOUPER SUNDAY” is being sponsored by Keith and Shirley Porter, Dr. John and Valarie Bush, and Jerry and Linda Maloney.

For more information, visit or



Fright Night at Miners Foundry Oct 31


WHO: Fright Night with Mumbo Gumbo,
Mount Whateverest, and Scary Little Things

WHEN: Friday, October 31, 2014
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: $20 in Advance/$25 at the Door.
Available online at, by phone at (530) 265-5040, or in person at Miners Foundry or Briar Patch Co-Op.,

INFO: (530) 265-5040 or

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents FRIGHT NIGHT, Nevada County’s largest Halloween bash, Friday, October 31st. The legendary Halloween party now in its thirty-sixth year, promises another infamous evening of sensational costumes and decorations, an epic dance party, and rollicking rock n’ roll.

This year’s much anticipated FRIGHT NIGHT features live music from one of Northern California’s most popular groups Mumbo Gumbo, plus local sensation Mount Whateverest and Scary Little Friends from San Francisco/Santa Cruz.

Mumbo Gumbo is both an institution on the NorCal concert scene and an ever-evolving collective that fills listeners with joy and longing, and always has audiences dancing their hearts out. Mumbo Gumbo blends many genres from rock to soul, afropop to lush balladry, zydeco to country, into a celebratory, danceable noise, creating something less a specific style than a particular feeling: The Sound of Sheer Joy.  Fronted by two first-rate singer/songwriters, Chris Webster and Tracy Walton, the band is anchored and driven by one of the longest-lived rhythm sections in Northern California: drummer Rick Lotter and bassist Lynn Michael Palmer. With Reggy Marks’ sax, Jon Wood’s guitar, and Steve Stizzo’s keyboards fleshing out the band’s expansive sound, Gumbo has built a reputation not just for danceability, but for creative depth.

Headlining the Stone Hall is Nevada City rock band Mount Whateverest.  Their music is a noisy collision of sugar-coated pop, space-jazz interludes and giant, classic rock riffs. Changed school yard choruses combine with thumping glam rhythms to create the kind of day glow rock and roll not heard since T. Rex roamed the Earth.

Opening the evening is folk-psych rock band Scary Little Friends. The band blew audiences away during this year’s Jerry Bash with their lilting vocals and surfs-up psychedelic guitar with underlying southern soul roots and uplifting melodies. Fans of Jeff Buckley, The Tennessee Three and Fleet Foxes will love SLF.

Some of the many highlights of FRIGHT NIGHT include the infamous costume contest that always leaves the town talking, a spectacular light show by Mark Jacoby, face painting, a photo booth to capture the good times, food, plus the entire Foundry, with its beautiful stone halls and high wood beam ceilings, festively decorated. New to this year is a special intermission show that features projection mapping created by the Nevada City Film Festival and digital artists Romero Alves, Zach Haller and Todd Wahoske.

This local tradition dates back to 1978 when Bobby Angel coined the name and produced the first five FRIGHT NIGHT’s at the American Victorian Museum as a fundraiser for community radio station KVMR. The first FRIGHT NIGHT was $2 with costume; simulcast live on KVMR and featured Mighty Dread, Harry Harpoon and the House Wreckers, plus a special appearance by the Phantom of the Opera.

Thirty-six years later, FRIGHT NIGHT has gone through many producers including artists and visionaries David Osborn and Charles Woods, KVMR, and Foothill Theatre Company, and it is now considered one of the Miners Foundry’s largest annual fundraisers.

Windows on History Displays Oct 1-31

The Nevada City Windows on History displays will be showing in windows of businesses in historic downtown Nevada City and will feature 47 large formatted images and captions of old Nevada City taken between 1850 and 1920. The placement of the photos is based on the location depicted in each photo. This project can be enjoyed through the month of October.