Miners Foundry Upcoming Events for November

Upcoming Miners Foundry Cultural Center Events  325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

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.  www.minersfoundry.org

The Foundry Sings – Wednesday, November 20, Doors 6:00pm-9:00pm $10/Suggested Donation

The rafters of the 160-year-old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will ring on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.!

Rod Baggett, choral conductor at Nevada Union High School and Seven Hills Middle School, along with multi-instrumentalist and singer Jonathan Meredith, will lead voices unified in song.  This unique countywide experience aims to gather people of all ages and singing levels under one roof to share in the power of song.  The Foundry Sings is inspired by the popular Choir! Choir! Choir!, a weekly drop-in singing event based in Toronto, Canada, which has attracted professional musicians such as Rufus Wainwright to sing with the group.


Aaron Ross with Farrow and The Peach Leaves plus Special Guests

Friday, November 22 – Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm, $15/Adv, $20/Door

With a poet’s penchant for wordplay and a wide-eyed attitude toward music production, Aaron Ross has earned his place as one of Nevada County’s most gifted musicians and songwriters. Ross’ music is more than a listening experience but a poetic endeavor that explores the scope of life. Each song tells a magnificently dynamic tale, complete with a lyrical imagery reminiscent of greats like Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Patti Smith, and sung with the heartfelt resolve that makes Ross’ voice one-of-a-kind.

One of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, Ross has written and recorded hundreds of songs that have spanned his eleven solo albums, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration with Sacramento experimental rock group Hella for their 2007 album There’s No 666 in Outer Space (Ipecac), followed by the power psych project Solos with Spencer Seim of Hella, which produced Beast of Both Worlds (recorded and produced by the legendary Guy Massey), and finally the power-chords and fuzzed-out riffs of the classic-rock inspired trio El Dorado.

Equally at home with solo folk romps, melodic pop grooves, soft guitar lullaby summons featuring piano and strings, and heavy rock ballads backed by a full band and a wall of amplifiers, Ross’ remarkable vocal agility always leaves the listener with a resounding message on humanity.

Achilles Wheel – Friday, November 29

Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm  $22/Adv, $27/Door

Achilles Wheel will be performing on the Miners Foundry stage on Friday, November 29 at 8:00pm as part of a Live Recording Series for their next album!

Achilles Wheel blurs the lines between genres with a mix of infectious high energy dance beats and stark lyrical ballads. Roots Rock storytelling combined with dance hall psychedelia.

Much like life itself, their music breathes in and out with joy and pain, hurtling forward like a wheel, intent on hope and love. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. Their idealism is not diminished by the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live free and have a good time… and in the end – hopefully make a difference. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times, the here and now.

Beta Series: Hannah Jane Kile with Karen Woerner and Deidra Hall

Sunday, December 1 – Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm, $10/GA

Miners Foundry is pleased to present our next Beta Series: Hannah Jane Kile with Karen Woerner and Deidra Hall on Sunday, December 1 at 7:00pm. Join these lovely lady singer/songwriters for a cozy evening at the Foundry with the sounds of solo acoustic guitar and melodic vocals. “Beta Series,” an exploratory programming venture which utilizes our historic Cultural Center in bringing new music to Nevada City in an all-ages and accessible setting. Experience or Re-Discover Miners Foundry as a regular weekend attraction by attending the Beta Series while enjoying a beverage or a meal from our new menu!


Martinis & Mistletoe Saturday, December 7  – Doors 7:00, Show 8:00pm, Tickets $30/GA, $45/Reserved Seating

The Holidays kick off at the Miners Foundry with the 3rd Annual Martinis & Mistletoe concert. This intimate, vintage-style evening in the beautiful Stone Hall features cabaret jazz and holiday pops performed by the Swingtime Jazz Combo with Tamara Fouyer.  The evening will include a no host full bar offering holiday cocktails and sweet treats available for purchase.


Holt Ballet Conservatory and the Miners Foundry present Clara & The Nutcracker

Thursday & Friday, December 12 & 13 at 7pm, Saturday, December 14 at 1pm, Tickets $22/Adults, $16/Youth 18 and Under

Enjoy a delightful performance of holiday cheer and tradition in historical Nevada City with a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful costumes, magical sets, and the wonderful music of the holidays.  The Miners Foundry offers time-honored hospitality and H.B.C. dancers bring vibrant energy and faithful dedication to the art of ballet and this classical favorite.

“Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful version of the classic holiday tale  “The Nutcracker Suite”  by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by Royal Ballet’s famous choreographer Sir Peter Wright.  The cast runs the gamut, from youngsters making their stage debut as dancers to advanced accomplished dancers performing en pointe, and all levels in between.  Holt Ballet Conservatory’s production tells the tale of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical dream for Clara, and an opportunity for classically trained ballet dancers to showcase and share their carefully crafted talent.  Children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by this performance to remember!


Nevada City Winter Craft Fair – Sunday, December 15, 10am – 5pm $5/General Admission, 12 & Under Free

Nevada County’s premier juried craft fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Sunday, December 15, from 10am-5pm. Just in time for those seeking one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays, the 9th Annual Nevada City Winter Craft Fair features the freshest voices of the local hand-made movement and showcases their hip, sustainable, yet innovative items with a modern rustic feel.

The Nevada City Craft Fair falls on the same day as the first Victorian Christmas in Nevada City, which starts at 1:30pm. Attendees can either stop by during the annual holiday street fair or come early to get a good parking spot.


Paul Emery and the Miners Foundry present New Year’s Eve Bash – Tuesday, December 31,

Door 8:00pm, Show 9:00pm, $35/GA, $55/Reserved Cabaret Seating and a complimentary split of champagne.

Ring in the New Year Nevada City style with Love Train and special guest Elevation (feat. J Silk). Love Train is a 6-piece dance band that taps into the same gold vein of 60’s soul and R&B as the Blues Bros and the Commitments. If you attended the Miners Foundry New Year’s Eve Bash in 2018, you will remember them as the opening act. Our audience had so much fun with them, we brought them back for 2019!

Belting out soul hits from Wilson Picket, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, the O’Jays, Sam and Dave, Stevie Wonder and many more, Love Train delivers a powerfully funky vintage soul groove that WILL get you dancing! Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Lyerly, and bassist/vocalist Karel Hendee are joined by ace drummer Tim Bulkley, and backed by a stellar 3-piece horn section (Phil Kember, John DeBoer and Jerry Grant) who recently appeared with the Temptations!

Opening the show will be local funk favorite Elevation featuring J Silk, a high-energy funk/rock band from Northern California. Their original music was born in the clubs and bars of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn. They are a jam band and a dance band with an emphasis on heavy bass lines and funky grooves. The smooth vocals of front man J Silk and singer Brynn Farwell give Elevation a fresh sound that’s both old school and modern.