Theme: “By the 9s”
Sunday July 28, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod St, Nevada City, CA
The 70-piece Nevada County Concert Band presents our annual Invitational Event with more than 50 guest musicians from all over California…and beyond! This 3rd of 4 Picnic Pops concerts will feature big band, classic, jazz, folk, film, and popular music, all centering on the theme “By the 9s.”
Songs commemorating the Gold Rush (1849) and the Golden Spike (1869)
Features for the trombone section and for a clarinet trio
Medleys from “Big Band Classics” (1939) and “South Pacific” (1949)
“Beyond the Horizon,” an inspiring tribute to the 1969 space race
Toe-tapping ragtime “Broadway One-Step” (1919)
“Evil Ways” honoring Carlos Santana at Woodstock (1969)
Movie music from 1939, 1959, 1989, and 2009
. . . and more! The band always has a good time, engaging the audience with special treats like props, costumes, and other surprises.
The concert is free, open to the public, accessible and family-friendly. Bring a lawn chair, shade, and a picnic dinner, or treat yourself to goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. Non-profit donations to support the band will be gratefully accepted.