Grass Valley: Winning Praise from Star Performers

HISTORIC GRASS VALLEY draws outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, food and wine lovers—and increasingly, huge stars in music and entertainment. Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Judy Collins and others all have performed in our foothills town, thanks to The Center for the Arts, a regional hub for performing arts. Audiences love the shows, but the feeling is […]

Attend the Foothills Celebration on March 2 for food & wine galore

THE FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION on Saturday, March 2, now in its 12th year, is an ideal time to taste the foothills’ wines while strolling the streets of historic Grass Valley. Sip from more than 30 wineries, while sampling hand-crafted delicacies from about 25 local eateries, featuring favorite nibbles from their menus. One of the more decadent […]

Grass Valley: Experience town & country

GRASS VALLEY OFFERS A TOWN and country experience wrapped in one travel adventure. Spring is the season for wildflower walks, hiking and bicycling in the countryside. The Sierra Vintners’ Wine Trail is June 2-3. The picturesque Bridgeport covered bridge and barn at South Yuba River State Park celebrate their 150th birthday this spring. On May […]

Arts with Altitude: Music, festivals and theater in Nevada County

DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, movie watching boomed as people craved escapism. In the recent recession, film, theater and festivals also are flourishing in many cities, with robust ticket sales. MUSIC Foothills’ performing arts groups also report an uptick in business. “We’re ahead of budget,” says Julie Hardin, executive director of InConcert Sierra in Grass Valley. […]