California WorldFest on July 13-16: Celebrating World Cultures

AMERICA IS HOME TO SOME ICONIC MUSIC festivals: Lollapalooza in Chicago, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Telluride Bluegrass in Colorado and Norfolk Folk Festival in Virginia, among others. In the West, the annual California WorldFest in historic Grass Valley has built a loyal following and is growing in stature. Last November, WorldFest received […]

Soul of Place: Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival

TO LAUNCH NATIONAL POETRY Month, the Nevada County Arts Council is hosting the inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival on April 1. Activities will include a keynote address by California’s Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, along with a plethora of local, national and international poets and performers. The group includes Al Young, Genny Lim, Molly Fisk, Maya Khosla, […]

Winter Events in Tahoe-Truckee, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Lincoln

TAHOE-TRUCKEE March 9-12 Audi FIS World Cup World Cup ski racing returns to California for the first time in 19 years. The event includes concerts, a festival village and a women’s Giant Slalom and Slalom at Squaw Valley. SquawAlpine.com/worldcup March 3-12 North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, […]

Sierra Brewfest at Nevada County Fairgrounds on August 27

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS ALLIANCE presents the 27th annual Sierra BrewFest on August 27 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. As one of the oldest, continuously running brewfests in California, it is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California. This year’s roster features over 100 hand-crafted beers from some of the nation’s best microbreweries. This […]

Celtic music & magic: KVMR’s festival turns 20

THE 20TH ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 30-October 2 in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. The fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic Village and concert venue, with eight stages and performance areas. The main stage hosts […]

Shakespeare, storytelling & serenades this summer

July 8-Aug.21 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Entertainment, food, family and friends converge under the stars this summer as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival launches its 2016 season. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of “The […]

Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Here’s a sampling of food and wine festivals in our region this summer: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 16 & SEPT. 24 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on scenic backroads in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near one another, reducing the driving time. […]

California Bluegrass Association’s Fathers Day festival is June 16-19 in Grass Valley

THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION presents its 41st Annual Fathers Day Festival June 16-19 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. With a lineup of top touring national bands and five of California’s best Bluegrass and old-time music groups, the festival offers four days of entertainment on three stages, plus nonstop jam sessions by music-playing […]

Fall Road Trips: Bierwagen’s, Machado and Otow Orchard

FALL IS THE IDEAL SEASON FOR A ROAD TRIP. The trees are ablaze in fall colors, fresh local apples are being pressed into apple cider, the fields are full of pumpkins, and the wineries are less crowded. Here are some places to go: MACHADO ORCHARDS Just off I-80 in Auburn, visit its fifth annual Apple […]

Center for the Arts receives $36,768 grant from California Arts Council

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley is receiving a $36,768 grant from the California Arts Council for WorldFest, the council announced. It is one 347 grants totaling $4.3 million. A one-time budget increase allowed the California Arts Council to award the largest number of grants provided by the state agency in 13 years, […]

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