Music in the Mountains 2017: SummerFest and Amaral season

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN A pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. For its 36th year, MIM is offering an exciting SummerFest program, some new musical venues and more classical music concerts throughout the year. Some of the concerts feature the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. Here’s the lineup for MIM’s signature summer […]

Center for the Arts wins FestForums innovation award for California WorldFest

“Best of the Fests” is an annual awards ceremony recognizing industry leaders and North America’s festivals in the areas of innovation, sustainability, and charitable works. It is presented by FestForums, a festival conference in Santa Barbara for food, beverage, music and film festival industry leaders. On Monday night, FestForums presented the music festival innovation award […]

Auburn Symphony: A father & son performance

CLASSICAL MUSIC RUNS in the Jaffe family. Peter is music director of the Auburn Symphony. He has a doctorate in conducting from Stanford; was coached briefly by Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa—and even has a guitar owned by Woody Guthrie. His son James is a concert cellist, chamber musician from the San Francisco Conservatory of […]

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 […]

InConcert Sierra’s new season includes Vienna Boys Choir

INCONCERT SIERRA HAS CREATED AN EXTRAORDINARY 2016-17 season, which includes bringing the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir back to Grass Valley on November 20. The Vienna-based choir of 100 choristers from 30 different nations between the ages of 10 and 14 visited Grass Valley in 2010. Divided into four touring choirs, the group visits virtually all […]

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 […]

Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS Naggiar is offering fully guided tours of its vineyard and winery in a new electric shuttle on weekends. SIERRA STARR’S GOLD MEDALS The winery has won double-gold or gold medals for most of the wines it has entered in tasting competitions this year. Sierra Starr won a double-gold for its 2012 Cabernet Franc […]

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 […]

Jackson Browne to perform in Grass Valley on October 2

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is going to perform in Grass Valley on October 2, thanks to The Center for the Arts. “An Evening with Jackson Browne” begins at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley. Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and […]

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 […]

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