Friar Tuck’s Takeout Menu’s Available Daily

We want everyone to know that Friar Tuck’s is in this for the long haul. We believe the community affectionately labeled Friar Tuck’s as the “heart beat” of Nevada City after the fire burned us down. Therefore, our heart is beating loud and clear for YOU during this time. We’re here for YOU!

Each day we’re finding ways to reinvent our offerings takeout food, during these unprecedented and challenging times.

Our Takeout menu is on line: to see our daily offerings. We are also updating our website and social media pages daily with our menu changes. For now we are still having call in only but we are working toward on line as well. If you prepay when you order then all you need to do is call us 530-265-9093 when you arrive and we will safely run it out to your car. If you don’t prepay your welcome to come in pay and pick up

Don’t forget we have a 30% discount on all our wines.

What an amazing community we live in! So generous & kind! So many of you have asked us “What can we do to help you?” And now we have a gift card program for you help us while we provide you with discounts. Go to our website for the amazing savings!

We’ve Got the Cure for Cabin Fever

Like most other retailers in the country, The Fur Traders has closed its retail locations until it is safe for us to be open to the public once more.

Are you getting cabin fever yet? If so, come visit our online stores for some risk-free retail therapy from the safety of your home. In these unsure times, you’re sure to love our deals! We’ve been keeping our online stores stocked with new styles arriving daily from your favorite brands.

An array of sandals, sneakers and other spring styles in a myriad of awesome colors and fabrics. Stunning new laser-cut shoes for a unique, modern look. Tons of socks, hats, and other fun accessories to add the perfect finishing touch to that outfit you just can’t wait to show off!

Soft, cushy water-proof flip-flops and slides from Telic, in a few new eye-popping colors, as well as some of the classic hues.

We just got a bunch of new styles from Mephisto, the most comfortable and expertly crafted shoes in the world.

And be sure to shop our extensive selection of luxurious lounge wear from UGG to make you feel fabulous even when you’re just puttering around the house!

The Fur Traders will continue striving to be here for our customers while keeping public safety a top priority.

If you don’t see something online that you know we carry in our store, give us a call at (530)432-8000. We would love to treat you to a personalized shopping experience.

Stay safe out there!

Our Online Stores:

Live Like a Local and Love Your Community

California is blessed with a tremendous diversity of outdoor beauty and destinations. Today is the right day to learn to love where you are and seek out the quiet places that allow social distancing and ways to refresh, rejuvenate and re-create a calmer state of mind with appropriate outdoor activities.


With gyms and high-density parks no longer an option for exercise, hiking and mild walks look more inviting than ever. Best news—you only need a pair of shoes to hike—no gear upgrades required.

Here is a list of some wonderful hiking destinations in Nevada County, courtesy of Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

The American Hiking Association also offers resources for local trails throughout America: – hikes-near-you

Daily Policy Changes

Keep in mind that policies are changing daily. Check for local destinations and keep up with government mandates, selecting near home destinations and respecting social distancing. California State Parks have closed some parking areas and have created a page to help keep citizens aware of COVID-19 safety practices. Visit:

Bring your maps and directions with you! Most Visitor Centers, including the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce are currently closed due to COVID-19. Follow personal safety rules and do not go out in nature alone.

Shopping, Dining Out and Local News

While out doing essential errands, don’t forget take-out at your favorite local restaurants and markets. It takes planning, but supporting local business is critical—let’s remember these are the businesses that make our communities great places to live and show them some love, and as mandated controls lift, keep that love going with local dollars fueling our local economies.

Many businesses are offering curbside delivery and take out for foodservice, groceries and medicine. Here’s a Nevada County directory courtesy of The Union.

Remember too, our critical local news outlets, who are tasked with keeping us informed on local news that only comes to us through these key organizations that depend on individual subscriptions and donations as well as advertising dollars.

Social Distancing Mandate Spells LOCAL

Living like a local means planning ahead, thinking and reinvesting in the place that we call home. Let’s keep loving the good where we are and find new trails, outdoor activities, and services locally.

This is an unprecedented time, one that asks us to be mindful of ourselves, our family and our communities. This is an excellent time to live like a local and revisit what this means in our day-to-day lives.

Deer Creek

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

Buttermilk Bend Trail – South Yuba River State Park

Spring Crocus







The Center for the Arts – Art Center Emergency Fund

Protecting Our Community’s Investment in the Arts

 After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA, opened its doors to the community on March 12. Just one day after re-opening, the Center was compelled to shut down again in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, instead of celebrating, the Center finds itself needing emergency funds to sustain both its venue and its mission.

The Center for the Arts is more than a concert venue, it’s a hub for arts and culture in Nevada County, capable of attracting over 68,000 concert-goers each year. The community has invested over three million dollars in renovating The Center. After closing for 18 months of renovations, the Center had already sold hundreds of tickets for its 2020 season. The grand re-opening was to be a rebirth, of sorts, for both the venue and the historic downtown.

Now, in the wake of the pandemic, The Center for the Arts is scrambling to protect the community’s important investment in the arts.

There is an immediate need to raise $150,000 to keep The Center running and to preserve and protect the community’s investment in the arts. A relief fund, The Art Center Emergency Fund, has been established to retain a skeleton staff, support the team that fostered the reopening, and to ultimately reopen the doors again.

When the shelter-in-place orders are lifted, the need for live music and community gatherings will be stronger than ever. Audiences will be craving the emotional, intellectual, and sensory stimulation of the arts, and the local bars and restaurants will need The Center to help draw crowds again.

So far in the U.S., the arts and cultural sector is estimating a loss of $3.6 billion due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Although The Center for the Arts has applied for loans and grants, systems are being inundated with requests – many from far bigger institutions – and funds are needed fast. The Center has been looking at the most efficient way to raise money. In the scrappy, can-do spirit of the Gold Rush, the Center decided to launch a campaign itself.

You can help The Center for the Arts by donating to the Art Center Relief Fund, by joining or renewing a Center membership, and by purchasing gift certificates for future shows at The Center.

The Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that typically presents around 150 events per year. To learn more, to donate, to become a member, or to purchase tickets please visit their website at

WHAT:  The Center for the Arts – Art Center Emergency Fund
WHEN: March 25, 2020
WHERE: 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, California

The Center for the Arts needs emergency funds after COVID-19 forced it to close just one day after re-opening.








See’s Easter Candy Available

See’s Easter Candy is available at the Chamber office. Because of the COVID-19 situation, the Chamber office is closed to the public. But, there is a way for you to purchase the candy from the Chamber.

Attached is a list of the candy and prices. If you’re interested in purchasing, you can leave a voice message at (530) 265-2692 or email your request to We will return your call or email and process your order. Curbside pickup is available and arranged when you place the order.

Selling See’s candy is a major fundraiser for the Nevada City Chamber and we appreciate your support.

Nevada County Grand Jury

The Nevada County Superior Court is seeking volunteers for the Nevada County Grand Jury’s 2020-2021 term. Volunteers are sought to fill the 19-member, panel charged with investigating and reporting on the workings of local government.

The Grand Jury year begins July 1, 2020 and runs to June 30, 2021. Applications are being accepted and are available at the grand jury’s website:

Nevada County Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Anderson is the panel’s 2020-2021 supervisor.

Emily’s Catering Open for Take Out Thursdays & Fridays

Emily’s Catering

421 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley


Take out Menu

Menu items are available for pick up on Thursday and Fridays between Noon-5pm. All items are served cold and ready for you to heat at your convenience. Orders must be placed no later than 9am the day of desired pick-up. All orders available for parking lot pick-up (when you arrive please call and we will meet you with your order) or delivery (Free within 5 miles & Seniors, small fee based off delivery address outside 5 mile radius, minimum $25 order).

All orders must be prepaid. To order call 530-271-2253

Byer’s Enterprises Receives The 2020 Platinum Service Excellence Award

Byers Enterprises, a Grass Valley based home improvement company and Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor, was honored with The 2020 Platinum Service Excellence Award for the company’s industry-leading contributions to the roofing industry.

The Owens Corning Platinum ServiceExcellence Award recognizes Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors who are providing a consistent, superior customer experience.

Platinum Preferred Contractors are the only contractors allowed to offer Owens Corning Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty, providing extended coverage on materials and Workmanship for Life as an added benefit. Each contractor must meet strict requirements and high standards of customer excellence to receive the designation.

“Our entire staff is very proud and humbled to have earned this award. This recognition reflects our mission of doing the right thing, serving our client in the best way possible and earning the trust of our local community,” said Ray Byers Jr.

To learn more about Byers Roofing or to schedule a virtual estimate, call the main office at 530-272-8272.

Byers Roofing is trusted by homeowners and businesses throughout Northern California. As full-service residential roof contractors for roof replacement, Byers Roofing has established itself as the premier roofing contractor in Grass Valley and surrounding areas. Founded in 1987, Byers has helped thousands of clients in Northern California protect their homes and families.

Crystal Hermitage Tulip Garden: Join the Virtual Tulip Watch and Video Tour

Crystal Hermitage in Ananda Village, about 90 minutes from downtown Sacramento is a meticulously planted private garden. Ananda itself is a Retreat Center based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananada and Kriyananda. Ananda Village is comprised of over 700 acres of beautiful rolling meadows and forestland in the Sierra Nevada foothills and includes several temples, a Retreat Center, a small organic market and gift store, but the jewel in the crown is perhaps the Crystal Hermitage garden, which is planted with 17,000 tulips and other spring flowers.

With COVID-19, the Ananda Retreat Center is closed to visitors, but you can join the Tulip Watch and in early April see a virtual video tour of Crystal Hermitage by checking in here.

If you are in the area and would like to practice social distancing while taking a stroll, consider taking the Nevada City Walking tree tour, with many trees in bloom or newly leafed out during April and May. Use your cell phone to create your own walk and follow the many trees throughout Nevada City

What: Crystal Hermitage Tulip Garden

When: Closed due to COVID-19

Virtual tours:

What: Nevada City Self-Guided Walking Tree Tour

Online map:

Please note, like most Visitor Centers and the Ananda Retreat Center, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please rely on online resources for the self-guided tree tour map.

Ananda’s Crystal Hermitage Garden near Nevada City, California showcases over 17,000 tulips each spring. Closed due to COVID_19, watch for the virtual tour in early April at

Nevada City also offers a self-guided Walking Tree Tour. Free Tree Tour maps at

Center for the Arts Upcoming Shows Postponed

All Shows at the Center for the Arts have been postponed through mid-May

After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation project, Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts was prepared to reopen with a series of concerts and events designed to wow the community with the newly remodeled venue. Day by day their plans have drastically changed as they respond to the evolving health crisis.

The first events hosted at The Center included a small private event for the local contractors association and a fine art exhibit opening for local artist Nancy Mintz. On Wednesday and Thursday, small groups gathered in the expanded Granucci Gallery, mingled in The Kerby Lobby and enjoyed local pours at Rick’s Bar and Cafe. This all happened just as Governor Newsom was recommending that events larger than 250 people be cancelled or rescheduled.

The Tinsley Ellis show on Friday, March 13, had sold just under 150 tickets, so they went ahead with the first scheduled concert, inviting members and music fans to enjoy the new Meyer Sound system in the newly remodeled auditorium. At just under 30% capacity for the now 492 seat theater, they were also able to offer the recommended spacing between parties.

When Governor Newsom reinforced his guidance on large events, and artists began to experience multiple show cancellations on their current tour routes, it was clear that shows were going to need to be put on hold. The Center for the Arts is currently working with over a dozen artists to reschedule all shows originally scheduled for March, April, and May. Patrons and ticket holders are being contacted via email and phone with more information regarding the postponed shows.

This is a very challenging time for artists and presenting organizations that rely on income derived from ticket and merchandise sales at public events. The Center is urging fans to support their favorite artists in any way that they can including purchasing albums and merchandise online.

The Center also needs community support as it enters Q2 with only a few shows remaining on the calendar for June. Ticket sales provide 70% of their operating expenses. They are beginning a series of layoffs, just when they were expecting to host over a dozen shows with crowds eager to experience the new space.

Executive Director, Amber Jo Manuel remains confident, “We are resilient. Over the past year we overcame financial challenges, scheduling nightmares, and delay after delay after delay. But we did it – we came out on top, and we are proud that we have created a stunning cultural treasure for this community to enjoy for years to come. This too will pass. It will be hard, it will
be difficult, but The Center will overcome this challenge.” You can help The Center for the Arts by way of online donations, memberships and gift certificate purchases for future shows at The Center.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony and opening celebrations have also been put on hold. The team at Center for the Arts is made up of dedicated and passionate employees, volunteers, community advisors, and board members. The team, along with local contractors and crews are proud of their work. Together they have built a state-of-the-art facility, a premier performing arts destination, and a cultural resource for Northern California. Executive Director Amber Jo Manuel said it best, “We will get a chance to celebrate what we have achieved with all of the community. And when we do it will be awesome!”

The Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that typically presents around 150 events per year. Donate, Become a Member, or call 530-274-8384 for more information.

Northern Queen Station: Honey Whats for Dinner Tonight

Honey whats for dinner tonight offers prepared evening meals to go Monday thru Friday. The menu changes daily with one nightly dinner option including Salad, Entree and Dessert. The price is $15.95. Vegetarian options available nightly.

Honey what’s for dinner tonight will begin limited Nevada City delivery on Monday, March 23.

Dinners need to be ordered by 2:00 and picked up at The Northern Queen Station between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. For more information visit or call 530-460-9444.


Art Works Gallery Second Saturday Spotlight

Come see artists in action at Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley. On the second Saturday of every month, members of the gallery are on hand to give demonstrations of how they work with their various media, and visitors will get the chance to learn about each artist’s creative process. On Saturday April 11, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm three artists will be giving demonstrations.

A variety of techniques used to create dyed silk scarves will be shown and discussed by Kris Johnson, Sylviane Giacoletto, oil painter, will work on a sunset painting, showing her palette knife technique to paint trees,, and photographer, Gail Lipson will be showing how she extends her images beyond the borders,

Art Works Gallery Co-op exhibits a high quality collection of artwork from local artists featuring jewelry, furniture, paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, woodworking, glass, and mixed-media. The hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday. It is located at 113 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley, California.

photograph by Gail Lipson

by Sylviane Gaumer

School Art & Media Competition a Huge Success

The recently concluded school art and media contest, “Flowing Through History – The Bridgeport Bridge Restoration Project” had over 340 entries by students throughout Nevada County. The competition, sponsored by the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation, included fabulous art entries in many different mediums, 3D models of the Bridge and professional level short video productions.

The judging of the art and videos was held Tuesday March 10th at the Nevada County Schools Superintendent’s office and the judges, Matt Green and Mary Moyer from State Parks, Steve Sanchez from the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee and Judy Neilsen representing the Schools, had their work cut out for them! They spent hours determining the 20 winners, one from each grade level within categories and from many different schools throughout Nevada County.

This collaboration between the schools, the Parks Foundation and Save Our Bridge was able to expose and immerse hundreds of students in the history of the Bridgeport district and the significance of restoring the iconic wood covered bridge in the South Yuba River State Park.

Thanks to an extensive website developed by staff at the Superintendent’s office, teachers were able to work the art and media competition into the curriculum for their class. The student winners in each category will not only receive a cash prize and a gift certificate to a local restaurant, they will constitute the first group to walk across the restored Bridgeport Bridge during the Grand Re-Opening Ceremony.

All participants in the competition will receive a commemorative embossed medallion of the Bridge. The Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee wishes to thank local business sponsors, ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heating and Air Conditioning, Northridge Restaurant Penn Valley, Crazy for Yogurt, Players Pizza and Sierra EBike for donating cash and gift certificates and Wheyward Girl Creamery and Three Forks Bakery & Brewery Co. for holding a major fund raising event to support the competition. The awards ceremony for the winners and their families was planned for April 16, 2020, but is being postponed to a later date, yet to be determined.

7th Annual Antique Western Memorabilia Show – April 3rd & 4th Cancelled

The Nevada City Elks Lodge is proud to present the seventh annual Antique Western Memorabilia Show. This fascinating event is like coming to a museum, where everything is for sale. Show will feature western collectibles, gold ore specimens, mining, railroad, and gambling items, old bottles, coins, books, and Native American art and jewelry. This show is for the family, collectors, historians and all those interested in gold country history. The event raises funds for our Scholarship Program.

It will be held at the Nevada City Elks Lodge at 518 Hwy 49 N in Nevada City. Show hours are Friday, April 3rd Noon till 5 PM and Saturday April 4th 9 AM till 5 PM. General Admission is $5.00 and children under fifteen accompanied by an adult are free. It’s a fun filled day for all.

The Fur Traders are Open at 303 Broad Street!

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING! 11-5 Mon thru Fri and 10-6 Weekends

We carry all types of therapeutic socks for what your feet need.

Suffering from diabetes, medical issues or wide feet? Not finding the right sock to help control circulation? Extra Wide Sock Company has the sock that will help control all diabetic and foot issues, and they’re proudly MADE IN THE USA! Diabetes can result in very swollen feet and ankles. This sock proves to be the only sock that can be comfortably worn by diabetics and will not cut off the circulation of blood.

People run into medical problems where they have to wear a brace over their foot and ankle. This product allows them to wear a sock that will comfortably stretch to cover both their foot and the brace.

These unbelievable socks are not only worn for medical reasons. Having a wide or extra wide foot can cause problems with regular size socks. This sock is perfect for those individuals with large feet! Most importantly, these socks will provide all of the above mentioned points while maintaining their quality and elasticity. They make socks from super-soft cotton or wool, depending on your preference and needs. Inverted toe seam for a seam-free feel. These socks are non-constricting with a superior stretch.
This is a non-binding, extra wide mid-calf sock for people with wider feet who are tired of squeezing into tight, uncomfortable socks. These comfort fit, extra wide athletic socks are great for wide feet, swollen legs and people with medical conditions such as edema, diabetes and circulatory problems. Stretches very wide through the whole sock, will not cut off circulation.

The Fur Traders have a great selection of items that will fulfill the needs for your feet; you might even find a great pair of Mephisto shoes or sandals, the greatest walking shoe on Earth, to go along with these amazing socks. Even if you’re just puttering around at home, don’t let foot ailments slow you down. Come see our extensive selection of socks and accessories that your feet will love!


CHIRP Presents: Lyla June & MaMuse – Postponed

You are invited to attend a special Fundraiser Concert & Art Reception Event benefiting the nonprofit CHIRP – California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project whose mission is to: PRESERVE, PROTECT & PERPETUATE NISENAN CULTURE

Featuring renowned musical artists Lyla June and MaMuse! Nevada City Rancheria Tribe members will share history, stories and song. As part of Nevada County Arts Council “Spring Into Art”, there will be an art reception and gallery featuring CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art ~ Invisible No More Collection. Food available for purchase from The ham stand. All in the soon-to-be-revealed remodeled The Center for the Arts!

CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art Initiative

This project was inspired by the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe’s desire to collaborate with local artists. The goal: to create conscientious art pieces that conversate around the history and culture of the Original Peoples of this land. Our deepest hope is to bring about awareness of local historic and current issues through the medium of art. A successful project will bring together community to reflect on the future, navigating a collective conversation. This is not a simple journey, artists were asked to engage in deep listening to the stories and history shared with them by the Tribal Council and Nisenan Elders. Together each artist collaborated individually with Tribal Members on their art pieces to create respectful and reflective works.

General Admission $25

VIP Experience $75: Special seating. Hors d’oeuvres. Wine. Meet & greet with artists. Limited number of tickets!

Ticket link:

CHIRP is a 501c3 non-profit organization and funds raised by this event support Federal Recognition and Cultural Revitalization efforts. The Nisenan Tribal members of the Nevada City Rancheria are original, lineal descendants of the Nisenan, who were here before the gold rush and remain here in their ancestral homelands today.

Yuba Bus: Company Sale Proposal

Yuba Bus is a well-established charter bus company based out of Nevada City, CA. Established in 2017, over 12,000 people and roughly 2,800 locals have used the service. Weddings, Birthday parties, Concerts, Brewery Tours, Yuba River Shuttle service & Sporting events represent most of our business.

Yuba Bus was created to alleviate the parking difficulties at the South Yuba River State Park. In 2018 the Yuba River Shuttle launched with a huge local following. The service is needed but getting riders to take the shuttle was difficult without advertising the river and getting more people there. The goal is to get the people who are already going, so we’re not bringing in more people to an already overcrowded destination. The Yuba River Shuttle was ramped up and ready for 2019, but extreme water flow late into the summer prevented the shuttle from running all year. Yuba Bus has promoted the idea to the County, and they are working towards possibly subsidizing a bus service to all 3 local crossings of the Yuba. Yuba Bus is in the driver’s seat to get this service- if it’s approved.

Yuba Bus has received approval and praise from all the local, state and national government agencies including: County of Nevada County, City of Nevada City, City of Grass Valley, Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, Nevada City and Grass Valley Police Departments, California Public Utilities Commission, CA Highway Patrol & the US Department of Transportation. Yuba Bus is established Community Partners with both the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and the Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT).

Lack of working capital is preventing us from going further with this business. We would like to see our hard work continue with someone who sees our community minded vision.

Assets and Goodwill provided with sale:

  • 20 passenger shuttle bus- Ford E450 Super Duty with wheel chair ramp.
  • Established DOT & CPUC licenses to be transferred to new owner.
  • com website with established high rankings on all the major search engines
  • Phone Number & Phone: 530-517-8272 number representing Yuba Bus and dedicated iPhone 7+
  • Social Media presence:

Facebook @yubabus- all 5-star reviews- 763 followers

Instagram @yubabus- 1,026 followers

Twitter @yubabus- 60 followers

Yelp, Travelocity and Google review accounts with positive and 5-star reviews.

  • Dedicated loading zone- Robinson Plaza, Nevada City, CA
  • Banners, Marketing Material and all business-related materials provided with sale.
  • A list of contacts wanting charter bus service in the next 6 months, including the 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival shuttle service & 10 potential wedding shuttles.
  • Email contact list of almost 1,000 people.

Asking Price: $38,000

 Yuba Bus, LLC – PO Box 2003 & 208 Gold Flat Court Suite A, Nevada City, CA 95959 – 530-517-8272

Participate in the 2020 First Friday Art Walks

The First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as our wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will be open from 5pm to 9pm and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.

It really is a perfect evening event for the family or a great “date night” destination bringing a celebratory energy to Downtown Nevada City while encouraging folks to visit our wonderful businesses while enjoying the art and culture that makes Nevada City so unique.

There will be live music and theatrical performances at various locations throughout the downtown area. In addition there will be a Youth Arts Showcase featuring Artists between the ages of 4-18 with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a “Kids Zone” on York Street with some fun activities and art projects for kids of all ages.

Each month will have a different theme featuring different local music acts at the Boardwalk Stage and young acoustic musicians on York Street.

Join us in supporting our downtown businesses and our wonderfully creative arts community.

For additional info please contact Cynthia Levesque at 530-575-8846 or email Check it out on facebook!

Our 2020 First Friday Art Walk season is about to begin and we need YOU!

This year’s events will be held on May 1st, June 5th , July 3rd and August 7th, 2020. First Friday Art Walks begin at 5:00pm and continue until 9pm (sometimes 10pm, depending on the performances at The Boardwalk Stage). These events are family friendly and all ages are welcome. Now, here’s where you come in.

We are now accepting sponsor, business, advertising, artist, crafter, and musician applications for First Friday Art Walk Nevada City’s 2020 Season. Please review the instructions below for information on how to apply.

Save the date for May 1st, June 5th , July 3rd and August 7th. For all those friends and family who say they want to come up and visit?…This is the perfect way to show them how great our community is. Tell everyone to come up, have a great time, and spend their dollars with us. Life is short. Buy the art and eat the dessert!

If you’re interested in becoming a Sponsor for First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City, please contact us at Please provide us with the best time and phone number to reach you at, so that we may speak with you directly about the different sponsorship levels and benefits available. Sponsor Application

Participating Businesses:
For those businesses interesting in supporting First Friday Art Walk or hosting an artist for First Friday Art Walk, please contact us at Please provide us with the best time and phone number to reach you at, so that we may speak with you directly about the options and participation fees available to you. Business Application

Advertising: Place an ad in our program for First Friday Art Walk.

Visual, Spoken word and Musical Artists:
Please send an E-mail to with Art Walk Submission in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that your work may be considered for partnership with a local business at First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City.

Lower Commercial Street Crafters and Artists:
Please submit an e-mail to with Lower Commercial Street in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that you may submit your booth fee for First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City. Vendor Application

Boardwalk Stage Performers:
Send an e-mail to with Boardwalk Stage in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that you may be considered for one of our four 2020 Boardwalk Stage Concerts at First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City. Boardwalk Stage Musicians and Performing Artists will be paid based on a pre-determined fee structure.

Performing Artists.
We are now accepting proposals for performing artists of all kinds. If you have a wild talent, a side show act, something spectacular that you can do, email us your idea at with Performing Artists in the subject line. Include a bio, a link to your talent and your proposal for the show. Boardwalk Stage Musicians and Performing Artists will be paid based on a pre-determined fee structure.

To see photos from previous First Friday Art Walks…

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SongBird at Off Broadstreet Theatre – POSTPONED

Postponed but staying Optimistic!

In order to do our part to keep our community safe from the spread of the Corona Virus, Off Broadstreet will postpone production until
we are able to determine that it is safe to resume. We will continue to monitor ongoing recommendations from health officials
in the hope that our calendar can resume sometime this Spring or Summer.

The Off Broadstreet website, will be a good resource for schedule information. We fully expect to offer a
complete season of productions and concerts in a more compressed time frame for the second half of this year.

When we resume operation, our anticipated production will be SONGBIRD.


Jan Kopp made her OBS directorial debut in 2015 with the premier of Songbird, and the show remains one of our top ten productions of all time. Kris Stepanian stars in this story of Angela, the Songbird, a gifted singer who is now out of a job because her father has sold the bar in which she has performed for many years. Located in a small Northern California coastal town, The Songbird Nest Tavern has for forty-five years been a favorite spot for people of all walks of life who have come regularly to hear Angela touch their hearts through song. Angela’s father, Frank (John Driscoll), is ready at age seventy to move on to the new challenge of writing a book, a memoir of sorts, containing
wisdom he has accumulated over the years.

Frank’s wife, Callista (Nancy Keith), is not at all happy with this turn of events and feels that Frank is not taking care of his family. Their one “non-family” employee, Melody (Kim Wellman), a quirky cocktail waitress with literary designs of her own, finds the situation somewhat amusing.

Through flashback sequences, all four share memories of their time in the popular little tavern and reminisce about the many patrons they have gotten to know over the years. Musical selections range from pop to country to rock, echoing the sounds of The Pointer Sisters, The Shirelles, The Blues Brothers, Joan Jett, Blondie. Patsy Cline, Fleetwood Mac and many others.  SongBird is a wonderful way to herald the opening of Spring this year. Pre-show entertainment by Chris Crockett. RESERVATIONS: (530) 265-8686

Miners Foundry Upcoming Events Postponed or Cancelled

Check Miners Foundry Cultural Center for cancelled or postponed shows:

Tumbledown House – Friday, March 20 Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm $18/Adv, $25/Door

San Francisco Bay Area songwriting deviants, Tumbledown House, have never been easy to describe. Modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop, and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress are some of the terms used, but none of these successfully convey the band’s incomparable ability to fuse vintage sounds and themes from yesteryear with the modern instrumentation, refreshingly original compositions, and raw energy that we expect from today’s performers.

Tumbledown House began in the rain-soaked streets of Portland, Oregon back in 2009. Since then, the band has performed over 850 shows throughout 25 states and has recently released their third full-length studio album, “Sum and Substance”. In 2012, the band relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they teamed up with clarinet virtuoso Zac Johnson, upright bass wizard Ryan Lukas, and creative percussionist Aaron Kierbel, who provide the perfect sonic landscapes for the intricately crafted songs of sultry vocalist Gillian Wolfe and producer/guitarist Tyler Ryan Miller. The resulting group has become just as notorious for their raucous speakeasy parties as they are adored for their intimate seated events, which are oftentimes enriched by lush storytelling; their ability to charm audiences of all walks of life is making Tumbledown House a rising festival favorite throughout Northern California and beyond.

The Waifs – Sunday, April 19

Door 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm, $40/Adv, $45/Door, $60/Meet & Greet

It’s 25 years since West Australian sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson (now Vikki Thorn) joined forces with Josh Cunningham to create one of the country’s best-loved bands. That cover shot, taken near Cunningham’s home on the NSW south coast, marks The Waifs’ quarter of a century together, but it’s also a nod to Australia itself, its nature and its people, essential ingredients in the extraordinary body of work The Waifs have created in that time.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person via the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Miner Foundry 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959